Friday, May 23, 2008

School is OUT!

Kaylee went to get her report card this morning and she has been promoted to the first grade! My, my...time really flies! Tuesday Kara Brooke and I went to watch big sister receive her awards at Honor's Day. She got a trophy for reading excellence and a pin for science club. She was so excited and thought it was cool that her name was engraved on her trophy. We are so very proud of her, she didn't want school to be over but is definitely glad she doesn't have to get up so early. Here are a few pictures of Honor's Day....



Gracie Beth M.

Anna B.

Savannah M.

Ashlyn B.

Kara Brooke update:

We still have had trouble with her little belly, so Dr. Bradley changed her formula again to Similac Alimentum. Everyone that I have talked to has said that it is the best stuff that has ever been created. So far so good for us too, but I'm trying not to speak too soon. It seems like it is satisfying her a lot better and she is not eating as much and her tummy seems to be getting better. Dr. Bradley also called us in some drops for gas that is supposed to be a little stronger than Mylicon and that seems to be helping too. We will just keep our fingers crossed and hope that we get it worked out soon. She is just the sweetest little thing even with her tummy ache! Hopefully we will be able to get out with her more over the weekend and next week, I know some of you are just dying to meet her!

Hope everyone has a great and safe Memorial Day weekend!!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

We are home!

Well friends, it has been 48 hours since we have returned home with our new addition and I must say, WHEWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE....boy has it been awhile! It hasn't been that bad it is just that Kara Brooke's formula is giving her a really bad stomach ache and gassing her up. The first night was really bad but then last night wasn't too bad for me but my little stinkers tummy got to bothering her. She went to sleep at about 10:30pm and then didn't wake up until 2:00am this morning, so that was great but then from about 3:30am until 5:30am her tummy was hurting so bad, I think I gave her Mylicon three times, she finally went back to sleep at 5:30 and slept until 10:00am. I called the Dr. yesterday and he said to watch her the next 24 hours and call back if the gas doesn't get any better so of course I called back this morning. I think she needs a formula a little more gentle on her stomach and also she needs to poop! Other than that we are doing good, if we can get those few hours down pat we will be doing great!

But isn't she precious!!!!?????!!!! I still can NOT get over 10lbs. 3oz. chance did anyone notice the jowls or the triple chins on this kid? If not, here are a few more pictures. Oh and thanks to everyone who has commented, called, emailed or who has come to visit us, we really appreciate it!

Going Home!

A HUGE thanks to Nana and Papaw for keeping Kaylee and getting her back and forth to school! I have the best parents in the whole wide world!
Another HUGE thanks to Susan for keeping play play updates on our blog, you did great!
Oh yeah, go to and check out Kara Brooke's hospital pictures and please feel free to give us comments there as well! (You will need her DOB which is May 12, 2008)

Monday, May 12, 2008

More Pictures

Hey everyone it's Susan again. Here are several more picture from today. I'm going back up there to tomorrow so I will post more then. I just talked to Holli ( 8:30 pm ) and KB was in the room with them. Holli said that she ate 1 ounce of food and still wanted more. lol She also said that she doesn't like to be held, she would much rather be laying by herself.

Big Sister in her " Big Sister" shirt

Kara Brooke stylin with her hair bow!! lol

Just chillin and taking it easy!!

Su Su are you ever going to stop taking pictures!! lol

Drum Roll Please!!!!

Hey this is Susan.. here is a picture of her right after she was born!!! She looks like Holli to me. Everyone is doing great. Holli looks good and seems to be fine after delivering this whopper!! lol
Isn't she just precious!!

Kara Brooke Adams
10lbs 3oz
21 inches long

Update on Kara Brooke

Hey everyone this is Susan I just wanted to update everyone on Holli. They arrived at the hospital this morning at 5:00am they started her pitocin at 6:00am then came in at around 7:30am and started her epidural and broke her water around 8:30am. She is dialated to a 4 right now ( 9:04 am ). I'll keep everyone posted as I hear from Kris!!!

Update**** At 11:20 am Holli is dialated to a 6 going on a 7.

Update**** At 12:15 pm They cleared everyone out of the room. she was dialated to a 9

Update**** She is dialated to a 10 at 12:30

Update*** Kara Brooke arrived at 1:15!! She weighs 10 pounds 3 ounces and is 21 inches long!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008


you are only a few hours away......the hospital just called, I have to be there at 5am!!!! I am so excited, I just can't wait to see her and I can't believe the time is here, seems like we just found out. I just pray that all goes well......
Remember to stay tuned all day tomorrow as Susan will be updating. I'll be back in a few you guys!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Monday it is...

....unless she decides to come over the weekend! Yeah right, I have come to the conclusion she ain't coming till they make her come!!!! ;) BP was up today in the high range but it was just a few points into the high range, Dr. Moss said she thinks that is probably from the baby dropping some and the lower back pain and pressure that I have had and also the heat and walking up to her office. I am dilated to a "loose" 3 and 60% thinned out. Kara Brooke is still doing fine she was not at all stressed with my BP being up, I'm telling ya she is just living it up in there! We will be going in early Monday morning probably around 6 or 6:30am, the hospital is supposed to call Sunday afternoon to let me know exactly! Stay tuned Monday as Susan will be signing in to give you an update on this baby girl!

Happy Mothers Day!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

38 weeks

First of all tell me what you think of the pictures to the left, are they not adorable? Kris took them but of course then I "played" with them to get them just right! I kept telling myself that I wanted to take some pictures like that but swollen as I am....not really up for picture taking but I am SO glad I did!

Anyway, here is the lovely 38 week picture...........


to the following people on Kara Brooke's DOB:
Ali Beard, Rebecca Webb, Amanda McCullough, Karen Watt, Betty Baker, Shelley Adams, and Andrea McCullough. Stay tuned for more updates, as I believe the day is drawing very near!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

Any day now..

So we had our ultrasound this morning....and everything was great! Kara Brooke is very healthy and very BIG! Are you ready for this.....she already weighs 8lbs. 15oz. Oh yeah ladies you read it correctly one more ounce and she will be 9 lbs! Everything about her was huge but thank God she is very healthy. Her legs are so long that she has her big foot tucked up by her chin. The ultrasound tech never said how long she is except, "whew this baby girl has got some arms and legs on her!" Also she had one hand on her forehead and one hand on her belly, it was soooo sweet! So with all that said Kris and I just knew that Dr. Moss would do something today....after all they are supposed to gain half a pound to a pound a week and I still like two weeks...whewhooooo.....I think NOT! But after talking with Dr. Moss for awhile today we decided that our best option is to still try to make it to at least 38 1/2 weeks. There is a chemical that develops inside the babies lungs that when she comes out it will allow the lungs to pop open and function on their on. On the ultrasound her lungs are functioning very good but of course that is with my help. If that chemical is not present when she comes out her lungs will be like a wet balloon and stick together and she will have to be on a ventilator, which we for sure do not want! The only way to tell if that chemical is present is with an amio test, which Dr. Moss said that was an option today but we decided against that, I mean what is another week versus that risky test. If Kara Brooke doesn't come on her on by May 12 then she will induce me then. But Dr. Moss seems to think she will come on her on. My fear has been that she would be so big that I would be in labor FOREVER and then have to have a C-section. Dr. Moss said that when I go in labor either by myself or induction that if at any point I feel like I can't get her out or if they think I can't get her out they would stop immediately and we would go for a C-section. As Dr. Moss said a lot of times the first child "paves" the way for the second and it is easier to have a bigger baby the second time around. She was going to have a meeting with all the Dr.'s at noon today and let them know what we have decided on since she will be out of town until Wednesday. She doesn't want them to "force" the baby. With Kaylee that is exactly what happened, I pushed for two solid hours and she was stuck and then Dr. LaRoche used forceps which at that point I was so tired and flustered that I didn't care. Then that night I couldn't even hold her because I had been in labor for nine hours and was just so tired. Even as scary as it seems to me that she is only getting bigger by the day, I really appreciate Dr. Moss sitting down and weighing the pros and cons with us. As she said some Dr.'s would just say oh she is big enough lets go ahead and take her but babies will come on there on when THEY are ready and it always goes much smoother! With all that said as we where leaving Dr. Moss says, "Any day now...we could have a little one......"
That was all the exciting part the regular stuff was that I had lost 4 pounds, BP was up slightly more than usual (but as I told Dr. Moss' nurse yours would be too if you had just found out that you already have nine pounder in there)Kara Brooke's HB was 154, still dilated to a full 3 and no more thinned out than I was Monday. Whewwwww what a day!