The McBride's

The McBride's

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Finally a blog post of David!!  After having contractions and thinking I was going to go into labor for 2 whole days we finally went in for my induction on Sunday morning.  I was just anxious to get it going!!  We got there about 6:30 and got all settled in.  They checked me and I was almost a 4 already and contracting like crazy but not feeling anything more than a little tightening... :)  They started the pitocin and pretty soon I was feeling the contractions.  The doctor wanted me to get an ephidural before they broke my water b/c he thought for sure it was going to go fast once we did that.  I got the ephidural and then he broke my water.  I was not feeling a thing! :)  That was about 1 pm.  At about 1830 they checked me and said I was an 8 and it should be just a couple hours.  By 1900 I told Travis it was NOT going to be a couple hours.  I told them I think they needed to check me again.  The nurse looked down and said OH don't sneeze I'm getting the doc! :) After getting the doc and pushing through 2 contractions sweet David Wayde was HERE! His birthday is June 17, 2012 at 19:33.  He weighed 9 lbs 1 oz, 21 inches and absolutely perfect!  I am so thankful for three beautiful wonderful children! 

The girls are in absolute LOVE.  They both switch off who wants to hold him.  They always want to touch him or kiss him or love on him.  They are being great big sisters.  We have no shortage of help, love, and support from all those that are here in GA and those that are far away! :(  My dad comes into town tomorrow night and we're looking forward to visiting with him and Ruth!  There are a TON of pics but let's be honest you all knew that was coming.  And some of them are sideways and I can NOT figure out how to flip them...

Heading into the hospital VERY pregnant!  I told Trav today I know my belly is still big but I FEEL so skinny! :)
Right on to my chest.  Loved him from the first second.
In my opinion he looks JUST like Lexi when she was born.  Ry looks like them a little too but I think we have another miniTravis!
Sweet snuggle bug
Just to prove I had a 9 pound baby!
First "bath" at the hospital.
So handsome!
Happy Father's Day you got a son!
First glimpses of baby brother.
They did not like the pricks on his foot!
She doesn't looky happy at all right?
Ryan's turn!
Hanging out waiting for me to be discharged.  They were snuggling while watching cartoons!
David is already to go home!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


This is not a normal blog post but I decided I wanted to write it down for people to see and for myself b/c I realized I should do my homework a little more often when it comes to my health.  For those who don't know I have something called Factor V Leiden Mutation. Yes it sounds super odd but is actually more common that people realize.  It's a blood clotting disorder which basically just means I am more prone to blood clots.  It's also hereditary meaning either my mom or dad HAVE to have it.  Neither of them have been tested but I'm fairly sure it's my dad b/c he has blood clotting stuff in his family... 

Back in 2006 I had a PE (pulminary embolism which is a blood clot in my lung.)  I was on coumadin (blood thinner) for about 6 months and then was taken off.  As long as I don't have any other clots I won't have to worry about it but if I do I more than likely will be on coumadin for the rest of my life.  However, I also can not be on any sort of birth control which is has a risk of blood clotting as does pregnancy...  So with both my pregnancy with Ryan and now David I have been on Lovenox (also a blood thinner but this one is a shot that I have to give myself every day.)  It's a pain really and it makes me considered "high risk" for pregnancy but as long as I do my shots I'm pretty much fine. 

With Ryan my doctor induced me about 10 days early so that I was sure to be off the Lovenox for 24 hours (because that's how long it stays in your system.)  I thought that this was due to bleeding.  If I had to have a C-Section or anything my blood is thinner so I could have complications.  While this is true it's actually not the reason I was induced.  This doctor told me if I go into labor while on the lovenox I can't have an ephidural ( all you natural people are great but I want the drugs!)  I finally asked Trav to help me research this and he found out that if I have an ephidural it could cause bruising in my spine (makes sense b/c thinner blood means more bruising you should see my stomach from all the shots!)  BUT that could cause paralysis!! 

Needless to say I am hoping to wait till Sunday so I can just be induced but if I start to go into labor naturally before then I will not be having an ephidural unless it's been 24 hours since my last shot!!!  This has all been super interesting to me... Maybe not to you but that's okay it's my blog.


I really wanted to get a session of swim lessons in before David came but on post was already full!  Luckily the YMCA had lessons for 2 weeks the exact weeks I needed them!  Alexis can already swim but we wanted her to start working on the strokes.  Ryan is fairly comfortable in the water but she's definitely not quite swimming yet.  She's still not swimming but she's definitely improved and Lex can now do the breast stroke, free style and she swims well on her back as well (not exactly back stroke but she's getting there! :) ) Here are a lot of pics! :)