Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Scariest moment of our lives.....

Saturday at 9:30, Gavan, I & the kids were all loaded up & heading to Christmas with his family in Lookeba. As we were approaching the entrance/exit to the neighborhood, we started to slide into 33rd St. on the ice. We were unable to get out of the way & there was an expedition coming down the hill going about 35-40 mph. Once they realized we weren't going to get out of the way, they locked up their brakes & began to slide as well. We were perpendicular to the road so they slammed into the left side of our Tahoe (t-boned us).......i felt like we were a sitting duck since we were hardly moving & couldn't get out of the way. We spun around 1 1/4 times & came to stop on the other side of the street going to opposite way. Somehow we came out of it with only cuts, bruises, & soreness. I just shiver when I look at this picture below because my brand new little boy was only 9 days old & was sitting on the other side of the door that took most of the hit. I know that God had his hands around us that day & especially around Rosson.

It was totalled.....

This is the metal clip holding the seat belt tight keeping Jaylen's car seat in place......it used to be flat. This shows you how important it is to install your car seats properly.
I know my body is hating me right now because within a period of 9 days, not only did I have a baby but I also was in this car accident. Thankfully I'm feeling better & better each day, getting rid of the soreness & adjusting to having 2 kids. I'm still scared to drive myself anywhere though......just not quite ready for that.
Thank you God for keeping my family safe.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Not bad for a 2 year old & a 2 day old.....

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Rosson Drew Byrd

This is Gavan posting so details will be brief. Mel can give you the full story later. We came to the hospital at 10:30pm Wed night, were admitted at 12:30am Thursday morning, Rosson was here at 4:30am. Mom and baby are doing very well. We'll come home tonight around 6:00-7:00. We think Rosson resembles Jaylen's newborn pics a lot.

Rosson was a healthy 8lb, 6oz and 21 inches long!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Jaylen's 2 year pics......

Our best bud, Brandon Haynie, took some 2 year pics of Jaylen for us last week & they turned out great. She was in a great mood & it was a fun hour of picture taking with her. She's turning into such a little girl & growing up SO fast but I love her so much more each day. She is such a blessing to our family & will be such a great big sis to Rosson......as soon as he decides to make his entrance, which I hope is sooner than later! Enjoy the pics!

Playing peek-a-boo!

Happy girl!

She loves "taking pictures"!
Doesn't look like my little 2 year old here.....
Love it!

I think this one is my favorite!

Playing in the leaves....

Friday, December 11, 2009

37 1/2 weeks......

I saw Dr. Huff this morning & I'm still about 50% effaced but have dilated to almost a 3 now. She said I'm progressing as I should & still feels like I'm going to go into labor on my own next week. If I'm still prego next Friday at my appt, we'll talk about inducing. I don't really want to be induced so hopefully Rosson is picking out his birth date for sometime next week! Gavan's birthday is on Tuesday so they might end up sharing it! I'm still having contractions everyday but nothing crazy. I think Rosson is pushing on a nerve cause I've been having pains shooting down my right hip/leg since yesterday......hopefully he'll move soon!

I've officially grown out of my above the belly band maturnity pants.....they went from above the belly to mid-belly & now they are below the belly! They just won't stay up anymore & most of my shirts aren't long enough to cover everything.....it's a bit drafty at times too! He keeps dropping & changing my belly shape but I know that this all will be done soon! I'm so thankful to have these problems & to still be pregnant, even though I have days where I'm so uncomfortable & ready to be un-pregnant! God has answered my prayers of having a "normal, smooth, full-term" pregnancy & we are so blessed because of it. I can't imagine being on 2 months of bed rest with a toddler running around this time! We are SO excited to meet Rosson & bring him into our family......what a Merry Christmas it will be!

We'll keep you posted! Here I am last week at 36 1/2 weeks with my basketball!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

36 week appointment.......

I saw Dr. Huff today for my 36 week appointment & it went great. I know Rosson doesn't have much room in my belly to move around but he was seriously doing acrobatics in there today while she was trying to listen to his heartbeat. She was amazed at how much he was "jumping around"! He sounded good, my blood pressure was great & I actually lost a pound over the last 2 weeks. I am dilated to a 1 and 50% effaced as of now. The ultrasound I had last week showed him to be around 6 lb 9 oz & it showed my due date of the 20th, according to his size. It also showed I have a "healthy" amount of amniotic fluid, which is good but might be adding to my uncomfortableness (not sure if that is a word!).

So basically, Rosson & I are both doing great & it's just a "wait and see" game. I'm just so thankful that I've made it this far & had such a smooth pregnancy. God is so good & has answered my prayers. We are getting so excited to meet him & add him to our family!