Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ms. McKinlee Jean Mills

Brightyn LOVES his little sister.

I woke up at 2 am with some slightly painful contractions about 10 minutes apart. The night before I had a feeling I should get in the shower and do my hair (THANKGOODNESS!!!) so I just got up and started cleaning to keep the contractions going. We live about 35 minutes from the hospital so I was going to wait for 30 minutes until they were a steady 5 minutes apart to leave. I called my mom she came over and we packed up our bags to go the hospital. On the way to the hospital at 3:30 am we got pulled over for expired tags!! YEAH I was in labor and he was talking to us about our expired tags. He even asked if we needed a ambulance....grrrr. But it was our fault they are WAY expired. But we got to the hospital and it was snowing so that made the roads fun. I got checked in and they checked me I was at a 3 and 70%. They had me walk a hour and a half then come back to find out I was still 3 and 70%. They had me stay on the monitor to look at the contractions for about 45 more minutes then walk another 30 minutes. I came back and was still at a 3 and about 75% but then my dr walked in and checked me a few minutes later and I was at a 4 and 85% so she decided to induce me. She was afraid because of the risk of c-sections with inductions. So I got to my delivery room and waited through the contractions they were really fine but after awhile I got to a 5 and I decided to get my epidural (PAINFUL THIS TIME!!). After I got my epidural my doctor came in about 40 minutes later and checked me and my water broke on her. McKinlee was still floating around and not engaged so she was going to wait to break it but couldn’t change anything. I was having a lot of pressure like I had to push but I didn’t figure I would be anywhere close to beign ready to push. My nurse came in and checked me I was at a 9 and a rim left of my cervix. At that time my doctor came in and checked me and noticed McKinlee’s heart rate kept dropping. So she turned me on my side and checked me. I guess she was sunny side up and stuck him fingers in to turn her. She then was like ohhh no we’re going to have a baby!!! Ran over to get her gown on and was going to let Ryan deliver McKinlee but with the dropping in heart rate was afraid I was going to have to go get a c-section if she didn’t come right out. My doctor turned around and told me to push and there was McKinlee. So after one push she was out at 1:53 pm. She was 6 pounds 9 ounces 18 1/2 inches long. She looks so much like Hayden!!!! She is such an AMAZING baby. She is soooooo good. The only time she cries is when you’re changing her diaper. The boys absoluetely love her especially Brightyn. He calls her his potatoes haha. It was so funny. I am trying to nurse her after I found out probably my problem that I had with nursing with the boys. So I am nursing her and then she takes some bottle after that to top her off until my milk comes in. She is a nursing pro and I am so surprised that it doesn’t hurt!!!


To Melissa for guessing closest to McKinlee's birthday. She made her grand entrance on November 18th at 1:53 pm and Melissa guessed November 14th. Melissa e-mail me what store you would like your gift card to. I will be posting her birth story and pictures of her as soon as possible.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


So I've been playing with photoshop a lot lately and I have grown to love it!!! These are two of the digital scrapbooking pages I've done lately. What do you think???

Saturday, November 8, 2008

37 Weeks

Yeah I am like way late lol.
I went to the doctors on Wednesday and I had gained 2 more pounds so I'm at 7 pounds. I am 2 cm dialated and 70% effaced. I have been having contractions like mad. In fact last night I thought we were going to be heading to the hospital at 2:30 in the morning!! YEAH RIGHT!!! I went and got in the bath tub to try to stop them since I had to work this morning and I did NOT want to deliver a baby early in the morning. Anyone that knows me knows that I HAVE to have my sleep. So luckily I got them to stop being super intense and went back to sleep as much as I could.