Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dogs are so funny

Well we have figured out what makes Gracie laugh. WOODY(our dog)! She thinks Woody is hilarious. We finally caught her laughing on video. I am playing tug of war with Woody so sorry the camera is a little shaky.
video

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Race for the Cure

This past Saturday my mom, my grandmother, my sister and I ran/walked in the 15 annual Race for the Cure to support breast cancer. There were over 6800 people in the race. Even though it rained and I was freezing for most of the day it was all worth it watching my grandmother who is a breast cancer survivor walk across the finish line.
My sister Allie and I walking across the finish line!!! Poor Mama she looks worn out!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Hard Times

So the past few weeks have been quite difficult and we have been noticing that my milk supply has been slowly decreasing. My doctor put me on a medicine to help my milk supply and it did not work :( We were having to supplement with formula maybe once or twice a day until Wednesday this week my milk completely stopped. I was very upset not only because I couldn't feed my child like I was used too, now I don't have that bonding time her. She did okay for the few times we supplemented but as soon as formula was the only thing she was getting to drink she gave us a run for our money.

As you all know she has a small figure and we were concerned that maybe she wasn't getting enough breast milk and now we know she wasn't because mom wasn't making enough to fill her little belly. But as of yesterday she is now adjusted to formula and is taking the bottle very well. I must tell you that my husband was amazing. It has been really hard on me emotionally and very upsetting when I couldn't get her to eat for 5-6 hours straight. I was at a loss for what to do next and called the doctor at least 5 times crying, stressed out and asking what do I do my baby will not eat. But Tommy continued to encourage me and tell me things are going to be fine and Gracie will eat and we can not allow ourselves to get stressed out. So I am now proud of my Gracie girl who is eating wonderfully. :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Family





My cousin Gretchen had twins about a month after I had Gracie and Gracie got to meet her cousins for the first time this past weekend. Their names are Hadley(the girl) and Finley(the boy). We think Finley and Gracie look very similar.

Edisto Beach

Well, we just returned from a three day vacation to Edisto Beach. Tommy, his dad and good friend Marcus were drawn for a deer hunt on Edisto given by DNR this past week. Tommy's mom Dawn, my good friend Katie and myself got the chance to relax at a beach house for three days and enjoy the beautiful weather. The time away was much needed and having time to lay on the beach was amazing!!! The Lord provided wonderful weather and we give him many thanks for that. And yes the guys were sucessful in their hunt. Tommy shot a ten point, Marcus shot a eight point and Tom got a seven point. Three very happy men. Here are a few pictures of Gracie and her buddy Jackson at the beach house.