Saturday, April 24, 2010

15 weeks…Boy or Girl?


Here is my belly at 15 weeks!! I am enjoying every minute of this pregnancy, I am trying to respect the process and be thankful for every second we keep this baby inside me!! We had Grant so early (27 weeks) and all we want is a FULL TERM BABY! Having a baby early is no fun, we came so close to losing Grant and we are so thankful he fought to stay here on earth with us! Needless to say we want this baby over-cooked! The first 10 weeks of this pregnancy was a roller coaster, things seem to be going a lot smoother at this point, and we hope it stays that way.

Now on to the big question!! BOY>? or GIRL?

ITS A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy cow! I can’t believe we are going to have 4 boys! I could have sworn it was going to be a girl this time… but NOPE its a boy!! My pregnancy has been much different this time. I wont lie.. I was a tad bit upset but it didn’t last long!! We LOVE him so much already and are waiting patiently to meet him! The arrow is pointing at "it" YAY!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Easter Weekend

We had so much fun Easter Weekend!! We were able to celebrate up at my parents house in Heber, we haven't been there since Halloween so it was so nice to get up there with all of the family!


Grant and Maddi in Papa’s chair! IMG_5863

Jimmy sleeping with Papa and Bear…

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All the Easter baskets and lute…


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Monday, March 22, 2010

Another roller coaster pregnancy....

HOLY COW!! Can I please just have a normal pregnancy this time? Ugh! So far in the first 10 weeks of my pregnancy, ive had 2 hospital visits...1 ended up being a 3 day stay....i've bled just about every day since week 7, i've had about 6 ultrasounds to confirm miscarriage, all of which have turned out fine, with baby in tow! 9 IV's, 2 catheders..(HATE THEM) and now... bedrest, at 10 weeks, this is going to be a LONG 7 months if im on bedrest! My poor kids dont get why I was in the hospital and now that im home why I cant get up and play!!

And NO they dont really know WHY im bleeding and clotting...maybe something to do with my IUD thats still in place, but cant confirm it. My Doc says the chances of miscarriage are super low after 10 weeks, but obviously cant gauruntee that it wont happen still. We have another apt on Thursday, Im hoping that all will look good so I can get off the dang couch. PRAY FOR US!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Well…we were supposed to have our apt tomorrow, but I started to spot last night so I was worried that I may be starting to miss-carry, so we called the doc this morning and went and had another ultrasound done…sure enough IM PREGNANT! He said everything looked great and the baby’s heart was beating at 122!!! SO here goes number FOUR! Our due date is October 16th, but with all of my complications with Grant he suggests we do another c-section, so we will schedule about a week early!! Maybe we could have it on the 10th…10.10.10 would be a cool birthday! I’m kind of bummed that I cant have it vaginally but its for the best so I have to be okay with it! Here is our first picture of the new addition! ENJOY…so small you cant really see him/her but I thought it was neat anyways!

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pregnant…not Pregnant?

Well here it goes….

I may be pregnant with baby number 4…I may not be. Here is the story... It all started when I made the decision to do the HCG diet (I know, say what you want about it, but I lost 18lbs in 3 weeks and I feel great) shortly after Mike and I went down to do our tax returns and it turns out we are getting a pretty hefty return (gotta love it) so that gets the wheels spinning! I decided that I wanted to go get a boob job…and I don’t care who knows about it! Anyways…the DECISION was MADE…I went and got a consult and said lets go for it! We scheduled for Friday the 19th and had my pre-op for Monday the 15th. The pre-op went great, I signed my life away, paid for them, they took my blood and said we will see you Friday!!! The nurse that would be in on my surgery gives me a call on Tuesday the 16th and says “ Mrs. McCabe we got some interesting news from your blood work yesterday, you have high levels of HCG in your system and it looks like you may be pregnant.” I then explain to her that I had just been on the HCG diet and that’s what they were picking up and that I’m also on the 5 year “T” (IUD) and there is no way in H-E- double hockey sticks that I'm pregnant! ( just so you all are aware, the IUD is just as effective as getting your tubes tied, it is the ‘BEST’ form of birth control out there) She tells me that it is no big deal and all I would need to do is sign a form stating that I was on HCG, but she did recommend that I make sure with my gynecologist. I said no biggie! So…I call the Doc and tell him the story, since I was on HCG the only way they can tell for sure is to do an ultrasound…so we schedule for that afternoon and this is what happened!

Dr. Hale: “Hmmm…that's interesting, your IUD is perfectly in place, but it looks like I see a sack.”

Me: “a sack? a sack of what? I know you’re not telling me im pregnant right Dr. Hale?

Dr Hale: “well if you were, it would be too early to see a fetus and too early to pick up a heart beat, with that said I can’t clear you for your surgery and cant quite tell you that you're pregnant.”

Me: “well if it’s not a baby, then what else could the “sack” be?”

Dr. Hale: “it could be a cluster of blood, (meaning I was about to start my period) or I could be pregnant and having a miscarriage, or… I’m pregnant and we just cant hear the heart beat because it is too early!”

Me: “if you had to choose one, what would it be, shoot me straight doc! I can take it…I think.”

Dr. Hale: “I would say that you are about 5 weeks and 3 days along…”

So…I may be pregnant…I may not be.

I in NO way was expecting to go in there and hear this news. I in NO way was ready for another baby, having just got over major hurdles with Grant, I in NO way want to experience anything like that again! I in NO way thought that at the age of 22 I would be on my way to having FOUR kids…I in NO way am prepared to have a miscarriage! BUT…. I KNOW that having children is such a blessing, and I should be thankful that it happens easily for me. I do KNOW that I will love this baby as much as my others. I KNOW that no matter what everything will be okay… I guess my boobs can wait ;)

We have scheduled another appointment for next Friday, by that time, if I am pregnant, we should be able to hear the heart beat!   


Wednesday, December 23, 2009



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We have had such a great holiday so far. Kingston is so into Christmas this year. Some of his highlights have been going to North Pole Experience in Greer (I highly recommend if you have little ones) we got to see Santa’s Workshop! He helped build toys, drink special hot chocolate, have story time with Mrs. Claus and of course sit on Santa’s lap to tell him his LONG list! My side of the family did the polar express in Williams and all of the kids had a great time! We are so excited for the boys to open gifts! Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Update...What we've been upto in the past 4 months!!!

Wow- What can I say, life is hectic with my three kiddos!! We have had a lot happen to us in the time we have been away to the blogging world!! Here are some of the highlights from these past months....

James (aka Jimmy) TURNED 1!!! Our crazy little j man had his 1st b-day on August 2nd! As you can see, he had a BLAST eating his very own cake! (family tradition) He loved being in the spot-light for his special day and had a great time at pops and amma's!

Kingston (aka King) also had a b-day, on August 21st! He turned the BIG 3! We had a great party for him and he got some great gifts! Just to name a few... REAL golf clubs, REAL bow and arrows ( from papa of course ) REAL binoculars, spider man scooter with ALL of the appropriate gear and much much more!

We kissed that tiny 2 bedroom condo good-bye and moved into a new house in October and couldn't be happier!! We now have enough breathing room for the 5 of us! The boys have a great backyard to play in and enough space for their very own play room! We love our new home and will update with pics soon!

Grant is doing so amazing! He is such a miracle and a blessing to our family, we couldn't imagine life with out him. He has GAINED 7.5 lbs since our last post, and now weighs 12.6 lbs! I know that is still tiny for an almost 7 month old but for him, it is HUGE! (the other boys weighed that at 2 months) Not only has he gained weight but he has out grown his hormone deficiency and no longer has to be on meds for the rest of his life...that's right-NO MEDS!! Here is a picture of our perfectly healthy little boy!

Mike and I have been lucky enough to have a couple of date nights. We are so thankful to our family for being brave enough to take on all the kids so we can have a few hours to ourselves!

Mike is also THAT much closer to being done with school! I'm so proud of him... and also can't wait for him to be done!!
Glad I was able to take an hour and update! Kids are now awake, so duty calls.