Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Brooks and Cash at 4 months

So what do you think,do they look alike?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Good times at the Frist Center

Last week the Frist Center had a day that it was free to get in. Well we are always happy to attend free events. We went with our friends Danielle and Ava. They had so much fun in the kids art area. Then we ate lunch and then they ran around and played in the court yard. Here they are enjoying their suckers by the fountain. Brooks did eventually fall over into this fountain which is a little deeper than you might think. He rode home just in a dry diaper.

Friday, August 1, 2008

A few quiet minutes.....

Both Brooks and Cash are asleep right now!!!!!! I am so excited to come and look at blogs for a few minutes. This has only happened a couple of times since Cash has been born and I get so excited that I hardly know what to do first. It is usually stuff that is not fun. But today it is catching up on everybody else!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

We get the best smiles from Brooks when he is not doing what we are asking him to do. That seems to be what makes him happiest right now.
I have missed posting and looking at everyone's blogs. Our computer has had it so we should have a new one in a couple of days whick will make using the computer a much faster process than what it has been. I have really just quit using it bc it is so slow and freezes up all the time. Seeing how life is kind of busy right now I am really excited about having a new fast computer.

Cash 2 months

Brooks and Cash

Cash 1 month

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cause and effect?

4/12/08 8:03 p.m.

(Sound is broken and video is sketchy. Turn volume down and play twice.)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My 1 hour and 15 minute Labor and Delivery

I have to share my birth story bc it was so crazy and I am still in shock. I know it is long but it was pretty exciting.
Saturday night April 12, 2008
6:30 pm - Arrived at Reid and Franklin's house for dinner/Wii Olympic Party
We had so much fun. We had a great dinner and really enjoyed boxing and watching everyone else box. (I lost my boxing match to Pat Pickens but I think all the bouncing around might had put me right over the edge).
8:45 pm - said our good-byes bc we needed to take Brooks home and get him to bed. On they way out I felt a little funny and I told Keeley and Sara that this might be the night.
9:00 pm - We were in the car and I asked Matthew to go ahead and stop to get gas bc we were on empty.
9-9:15 - Thought I had a contraction but thinking maybe I am just sick at my stomach. Matthew wanted to start calling our family. I wanted to stay calm and wait to make sure this was not a false alarm. He told me that I was already five days late, did I really think this was a false alarm?
I called Marilyn, Matthew's aunt, to give her a heads up that this might be it bc she was going to keep Brooks for us. She did not answer. Then I had another contraction. Matthew said, "Heather those were 4 minutes apart".
9:20 pm - Arrive at our home. Matthew says okay so why don't I go ahead and call my mom. I strongly agree at this point that we need to get somebody here to watch Brooks and we need to get to the hospital. He ended up getting in touch with Martha Lynn and Zach. They said they could come right over. While we are waiting I am walking around with Brooks talking to me and I am trying to make a few phone calls to notify friends and family for prayers. Brooks is feeling some commotion going on as my contractions are strong and only 3 minutes apart. Then as Matthew is getting our stuff in the car Brooks slams into him and gets knocked back pretty hard. So now I am trying to be calm bc he is hysterical. I get Brooks in bed and am comforting him and we are saying good-night. Matthew and I are about to walk out and Brooks says time to pray. So sweet. So Matthew said a much needed prayer for us right before leaving. ML and Z arrive.
9:52-10:00 pm Home to hospital. Ran some red lights and I screamed out for the Lord to slow this process down. To be honest I screamed out a few other things too but it was mostly oh dear Lord HELP!!!!!!! My contractions are now not even 1 minute apart.
10:00- 10:14 pm- I go as fast as I can into the doors of Baptist Hospital. I tell the lady at the desk that I am about to have this baby. My contractions are not even one minute apart and I was already dilated to five at the Dr.'s office the day before. I sign two papers (I had already pre-registered, thank goodness). She walks, yes walks to get a wheelchair. This lady is clearly missing the urgency of this situation. She strolls back and says somebody has taken my wheelchair. She said can you walk? Matthew is walking up and he says yes she can walk as I am doubling over in pain on the desk. Then he said well maybe not. Then the lady walks off and about that time my contraction passed and I have about 30 seconds maybe to try and get to where I need to go and the lady is out of sight. She walks back around the corner with a wheel chair and maybe with all my moaning she realizes this is serious so she ran me down the hall to Triage where a nurse tells me she needs a urine sample. What???????? Seriously????????????? This is the last thing they need right now if you ask me. I just needed to be sitting up on a bed having this baby. I walk in the bathroom, as I am trying to cooperate and then my water busted everywhere.
The nurse helps me get everything off and into my gown. Then pushes me into a delivery room. I get up on the table and say so do I get an epidural, which of course they laugh bc the baby is crowning already. I knew I was not getting one when I asked but I was desperatly hoping for some relief from the pain. They are trying to get the shock doc into deliver me. This is the name for the Dr. that they keep on at the hospital 24/7 for emergencies like this one. There are 5 nurses all around me trying to get me to breathe and not push which is practically impossible. It was too much and I could not hold this process back any longer. I pushed and the head started coming out so they all said okay here we go we will just go ahead and deliver so about 2 minutes and 4 pushes later Cash Henry arrived at 10:14 pm. The shock doc showed up about five to seven minutes after delivery and he fixed me up. The ob on call for my doc showed up about 30 minutes after delivery. Thanks to all those nurses who delivered Cash Henry.

Brooks singing to Cash

First Family pic with our Cash

Sunday, April 13, 2008


April 12, 2008 - 10:14 p.m.
8 lbs., 5 oz., 21 in.

Watch this space for more details.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Picnics and Playgrounds

It was so beautiful Wednesday that some of us met to play and have a picnic at the playground. I think the moms had just as much fun as the kids. This outing definitely rejuvenated me and got us very excited about more outings to come this spring and summer.

My mom, brother, neice, and nephew came up from chattanooga to visit on sunday. The weather was great so we all got to play ball in the yard for a lot of the afternoon.

Saturday Fun

I never get these in the order I want them. Anyway this was Brooks in the snow last year.

After breakfast we went to Phillips toy mart to see the little easter bunny farm. They have it every year. We went a little earlier this year than last so the bunnies were still really cute and small. Brooks wanted to climb and play with them. Since he could not do that he did get one of the bunnies to come eat some grass.

Brooks does not really love the snow yet. Luckily he did not cry the way he did last year when we sat him down in it. He actually left his gloves on for about 10 minutes which is the longest period of time yet. He liked opening up his mouth and trying to catch the snowflakes. He was cold and hungry after about 10 minutes out in it so we left and went to Cracker Barrel which in my 36th week was perfect for me.

My "Cheese" pose

Brooks loves taking a bath. He does insist on having the water running the entire time, several cups, and animal squirt toys. It is great for me when I actually want to put on makeup and fix my hair before going somewhere.

Monday, February 4, 2008

31 weeks pregnant

Really I'm smiling!!!!!!!!!
Only 9 weeks left. HOPEFULLY!!!! I carried Brooks for 41 weeks and 1 day. I am hoping for 40 weeks with this nameless boy. Being pregnant the second time has been so different. Pro is that it has gone by faster which is nice and the biggest con is just not being as excited to be pregnant as I was the first time. I loved being pregnant and thought it was great the first time. I suppose the lack of excitement can be contributed to the lack of newness. I do feel so blessed that thus far both my pregnacies have gone well with no complications. We are praying for nine (or eight) more weeks of a healthy pregnancy resulting in a healthy baby boy!!!!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

8 Things about Brooks

1. I love being read to. My favorite books are about Noah's Ark and any other animal book.
2. I would watch Elmo, Pooh, and Baby Einstein all day long if my momma would let me.
3. When someone ask me if I want anything I say, "CooCoos (cookies)"? The response is usually, "No, we can not eat cookies all of the time." So then I pause and think hmmmmm, "Icescream (ice-cream)"?
4. Bingo Bells, Fosty, and Reindeer should be listened to and sung year round. Not just during December.
5. Screaming is a lot of fun until I have to go sit in time out for it.
6. I like my hands to be very clean so since I just learned how to wash my hands I do it constantly.
7. I will talk to just about anyone and love being the center of attention. The more you laugh the more I perform.
8. We can probably get along as long as you do not tell me no, never rinse the shampoo out of my hair, never change my clothes, never ever make me wear gloves or a hat, definitely do not cut my hair, and please please do not interrupt me while I am watching TV.