Saturday, January 31, 2009

Lucas James Whitt

our newest blessing! i am SO in love!!!

how sweet is trace? he LOVES lucas!

things have been crazy, i'll post more details when we get home... but for now, lucas is here! he was born on friday, jan 30, 2009 at 9:07 AM. 7 lbs and 20 inches. things happened so fast it was all a blur! thank god lucas is perfect in every way, healthy as can be. we are all doing great, just trying to get adjusted to things! thank you all for the prayers, they were definitely felt!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

tomorrow, tomorrow, i love ya... tomorrow

oh wee! one last kiss for lucas!!

so i kept trace home with me on wednesday and it was a bittersweet day. do you ever start thinking about your "lasts?" well i've been thinking about lots of lasts lately. and wednesday was the last "mommy and me" day that trace and i will have before lucas. i know we will still occasionally have those days once lucas is here, but it's not the same! trace is my little baby, he loves his mommy so much and the feeling is quite mutual!! so we had a wonderful wednesday and i am so thankful to have spent the day with him. today trace went to meme's where he will stay the nite and they will bring him to the hospital in the morning. it's wierd not having him here tonite, but at the same time, it gives nate and i a little bit of last minute rest! this morning i did my share of cleaning, but rewarded myself this afternoon with one last pregnancy pedicure *it was heavenly* and then ordered pizza for dinner! i can't eat after midnite so i figured i'd better eat good before then :)

so tomorrow is obviously the big day... we will finally finally finally meet lucas! seems like i've been pregnant forever, but it's only been 38 weeks (and 5 days) to be exact :) we are set to be at the hospital at 6 AM... i am hoping to get an epidural as soon as we get there, then push this little baby out (i hope he's little) and still catch a late breakfast. HA. hey, i'm trying to stay positive!!

seriously though. when i let my mind wander of course a million thoughts and worries could enter. but i've given it all over to god so i'm praying for a peaceful sleep tonite... i know it will be a good long while til i get another semi-uninterrupted sleep! ;) i remember those days of waking every 2-3 hours with a newborn. i know god gave us the strength to get thru them with trace and he will do the same for us and lucas!

please remember to say a little prayer for us, if you think about it! i know things will go great. and i will update whenever i get a minute, hopefully at least a cute lil pic sometime tomorrow! until then, here are a few pics of my sweet trace car. man, i love this boy!!!!!!!!!!!

getting ready for bed

"acting" camera shy

gotta love this sweet boy

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

i haven't posted any pics of trace lately... so i thought i would take a few of him being cute. well he was being goofy instead. so anywho. here's what we got :) he's still a cutie though, they just weren't the great pics i was hoping for.

i went to the dr again yesterday, i am still almost 4 cm dilated and now 80% effaced. overall good visit, i was just hoping to get some kind of help or be further along so that they couldn't send me home. i wanted them to hook me up to the moniter, but they wouldn't. augghh, so why am i not having contractions?? who knows?!?well here's the good news: if lucas does not come on his own before next friday, jan 30, then dr adcock will induce me! woo hoo :) so no more than 9 more days of being pregnant, i am so excited! plus i have been fighting this bronchitis and sinusitis junk again, the same thing i had before thanksgiving, but now it is worse b/c i am 37+ weeks pregnant. i feel like i might cough this baby out! but i'm on my 3rd day of strong antibiotics so i'm hoping to get well before lucas gets here!
trace reading and playing. like his new big boy haircut? good job meme!
so i told trace "say cheese" and this is what i got. so silly :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

just waiting...

My beautiful and YUMMY Cake from Edgar's

well i went to the dr again tuesday... i have made a lil more progress, i am almost 4 cm dilated and now 70% effaced. the doctor feels good about whenever lucas comes, that he should be pretty healthy. if i had any steady contractions to go with all this progress, dr adcock said i'd be having this baby! BUT no contractions, none that are steady enough to time anyways, just a few here and there. i'm still off work, and i am thankful to have the time to rest some before lucas gets here. however, my short term disability pay is not 100% of what i would be making at work, so i am trying not to stess about the income i am missing out on. i know god is faithful and will provide EVERYTHING we need, now and in the days to come! so i guess lucas could be here any day now, or as the dr reminded me... he can't help me by inducing til i'm 39 weeks so i maybe pregnant another few weeks. who knows!?! i really doubt i'll go that long, but hey, lucas will come when he's good and ready! to end on a happy note, i did get to go to my baby shower last sunday, which was so fun! thanks to aunt minda for hosting it, and shannon and rach for helping her, and meme and bitsy too for everything. and all my other family and friends, you're the best! here are a few pics of the goodies! oh, and i have another dr appt next tuesday.... if i haven't had lucas by then i'll be sure to let ya'll know what they say!
Me and my super skinny BFF Loni :)

The gorgeous flower arrangement.

All the good stuff for baby Lucas!

We racked up!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

belly pics

so i had decided to have some professional belly pics taken this pregnancy. well i have not gotten a chance to have them done yet, and when i got put on bedrest, i was so sad that it just wasn't gonna happen. sooo today i sweet talked nate into playing the part of my at-home photographer! we def. don't have the best lighting or set-up here at the house for a photo shoot, but we made the most of it! i took a small break from my bedrest and we had a mini photo shoot. i think he did great! i don't always feel very photogenic these days, but i was happy with the way most of them turned out. here are just a few of them. watch out, i'm warning you, my belly is getting big! according to the books i'm reading, lucas should be about 5 1/2 pounds right now. it's hard to believe he will be here so soon. i'm really starting to wonder, what will he look like? will he look just like trace did when he was so tiny or will he be totally different? will he have dark hair or no hair? dimples or not? i can't wait to see him for the first time, i know he will be just perfect. we are praying for god's perfect timing and until then... just trying to be patient til we meet baby lucas.

getting big!

love the tiny little shoes

we love you lucas!

just waiting...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


ok... is he cute or what? i took these pics on christmas day, i was just playing around with my new camera. trace was about to take a shower but i couldn't wait to try out the black and white settings. so here's the cute pics i took. i think i meant to post them a week or so ago but i forgot! anyways... trace is just so fuuny, posing all the time! he is precious and he means the world to us. i could take a picture of him butt naked and it still would be cute. SEE BELOW :-)ok. enough embarassing pics of trace. but you gotta love them!!!!!

SO onto lucas news: i went to the dr today, i am 35 weeks prego. i have made a lil more progress, i am dialated to "a good 3 cm" the dr said, and still 60% effaced. wow!! i was able to ask a lot of questions about bedrest, mine and the baby's health, pre-term labor, etc. and i was happy with all the answers i got. dr ross thinks that lucas will be here by next weekend. wow, so hard to believe! but so far everything looks good, even if i have him next week the dr thinks he should be ready to face the world and will be a healthy little guy. so praise the lord for another good report. i'm still supposed to take it easy this next week, and then i'll go back next tuesday for another check up. will keep you posted!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


So let me make a long story short... with just a few details. When I went to my OB for my regular 34 week visit on Tuesday I got some surprising news. I told the nurse I had been feeling a lot of pelvic pain and pressure the past few days, and I was supposed to be traveling to Huntsville on Wednesday (for Nate's grandmother's funeral) and I wanted the nurse/dr's opinion if it was safe to travel. The nurse said they normally wouldn't check me til 35-36 weeks, but if I wanted the dr to do a pelvic exam then he would, for my peace of mind. I guess it's a mother's intution, and I kind of knew something had been going on the past 2 weeks, so I said Yes Please. Everything was checking up good- my blood pressure was normal, the baby's heartbeat was good, and he is head down already. Everything looking GREAT. Until the dr checks me and says- Uh-oh. (That's never good coming from your dr!!!) At 34 wks and 2 days I was already 2 cm and 60% effaced! So the dr ordered me off work and on bedrest for the next 2 weeks. I will go back to the dr this Tuesday for a check-up at 35 weeks. PLEASE join me in prayer that bedrest helps my progress to slow down, because Lucas is not quite full term yet... and the longer I can hold him in the better chance of his lungs developing and the healthier he will be. I am finding it very hard to rest. It's hard to not get up and do the dishes, and the laundry, and just straighten up the house. It's hard not going thru Lucas' tiny little clothes and getting them sorted and organized. It's even harder not picking up Trace and holding him. But I know I have exhausted myself the past month... I've been going non-stop at work 40 hours a week, then doing the same when I get home and on the weekends. So I know bedrest is probably a good thing at this point, I'm just having to get adjusted to it. I know that God is in control of everything, and I am praying for His peace of mind over the next few weeks until Lucas is born. I am praying that Lucas continues to grow strong and healthy and that I do not do anything to cause him to be born pre-mature. God is Good and I Know His will for my life is much better than I could ever imagine. I am thankful for such a wonderful family to help me during this time, Nate has already been so good to me, making sure I rest. I also have a wonderful group of doctors I am thankful for and that I trust 100% so I know Lucas and I will be taken great care of no matter what happens. I will update again on Tuesday after my next dr appt. Until then... I'm gonna try and rest!
Hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year's... I am so excited to see what 2009 has in store for all of us. Praying God's blessings on all of you. So did you do anything fun for New Year's Eve? Guess where I rung in the New Year- YEP, in the bed, asleep! :)