Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Newborn pics

There are so many that I love...How am I ever going to choose??!

Barrett's Nursery

PattiCake (Grant's mom) hand painted the wall monogram...she is sooo talented!!

His closet...Marmie (my mom) made the curtains

This is the changing table that I had as a dad made it for me!
And PattiCake also did the paintings above the changing table, they are scenes from his bedding...they are amazing.

William Barrett McKelvey

Most of you have heard the story by now, but here it is again:
My water broke at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 at school while I was eating lunch. The 6 girls that I was sitting with took charge and did an awesome job taking care of me and getting me to the hospital (Grant was in Decatur)! I have the most wonderful friends!! Barrett was born 18 hours later on September 11, 2009 at 6:21 a.m. weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long :)

The Worst Blogger Ever...

I am so sorry that this is my first post in well over a month...Everything is going well here at the McKelvey household! After I had Barrett, I got a 2 week break, then back to school again! I am off for Fall break right now so I'm trying to catch up on a couple of things! I will follow this with some posts on Barrett! :)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Pregnancy Update

Well I am 39 weeks today and Finally dilated 1 cm! The doctor said that I was also effaced 50%. We had a slight scare on Friday night which put me in the hospital until 4:30 Saturday morning...but no baby yet! :) I have been feeling fine since then...but here in the last couple of hours been feeling looots of pressure! Whatever that means! The doctor won't let me go until 41 weeks like I was hoping (just because I need to finish some rotations at school), so if little Barrett hasn't come on his own by next Friday, then his birthday will be September 18th, 2009! Mac has a huge ballgame that night against Russellville and Lizzie has 2 tests that not the most convenient day for everyone, but we will make it work! :) Please continue to pray for a healthy baby boy and a very safe and easy delivery!! :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Maternity Pics :)

Leigh Ann Hall from LA Photography took these pictures a while back when I was 30 weeks...she is awesome! She is going to do Barrett's newborn pics as well. I can't wait!!

Its been a while!!!

Here are my weekly pictures that I have failed to show everyone!

37 weeks 2 days

36 weeks 5 days

35 weeks

34 weeks

33 weeks

32 weeks

31 weeks

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Stroller and Carseat

Per the request of a couple of friends, here is the stroller and carseat that we got for Baby McKelvey!

This is the BOB Revolution stroller. Before I decided on a stroller and carseat, I read literally hundreds of reviews about every stroller and carseat that is available. For several reasons, these are my favorites and I cannot wait to put them to good use!! Oh, and when we went to Chicago, we probably saw 15 BOB strollers around the city! I hope that means I will like it as much as everyone else!! We also got the Combi umbrella stroller, I hear that it is awesome as well!
Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30/30

29 Weeks!!

Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. To meet his increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because his bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day

2 YEARS :)

On June 30, Grant and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary :) I can truly say that they have been two of the most wonderful years of our lives, and not to be cheesy but we fall more and more in love each day! If you know both of us, you know that we are both very stubborn and passionate people to say the without the Lord being the absolute center of our relationship, before marriage and to this day, we would be no where near the people we have become and would not at all have a very strong marriage. I know that we have so far to go, but I feel as though we are on the right track!!
This picture wasn't taken on the actual day we got married, I don't have any of the professional ones on my computer, but this is a picture that a good friend of ours, David Higginbotham, took a couple of months later. On the day we got married, we decided to wait until after the ceremony to see each other so needless to say we didn't get as many pictures of the two of us as we would have liked. Thats why we had more taken!

This WAS taken the day we got married :)

The night before we got married, another one of David's pictures...not sure what we are laughing about!

Baby Shower!!!

Last Friday night 9 of my best friends threw me a baby shower in Birmingham. It could not have been more perfect!! They did such a wonderful job on the food, decorating, and making sure everyone had a good time! I had so, so much fun!! I got to see some people that I haven't seen in a while so that made it all the more special.
One of the most wonderful people in the world, Mollie, drove from Atlanta to come see me. We cheered together in college and have remained the best of friends. I couldn't have gotten through it without her, really!! Unfortunately, she had to leave before I could get a picture with her :(. This was the first time I had seen her since my wedding, which she drove all the way from Charleston for!!! Wow!!
Also, two other of my best friends from high school drove in to see me as well, Katie Hill (from North Carolina!) and Rachel McAbee (also from Atlanta). I am so blessed with amazing friends!!
All of the hostesses, minus Nichla! :) Don't I have the most beautiful friends!!? I realize my dress is a tad short...I honestly didn't notice it was THAT short until I looked at all the pictures. This is actually not a maternity dress, so when I put a belt with it, it had a tendency to ride up a bit!! :) Haha, oh well!!

I thought these were soo neat and cute!! I am so going to use this idea!!

AMAZING food!!!

An attempt of a group picture...some people had already gone so unfortunately I didn't get everyone :(