Monday, October 8, 2012

Hello World!

Wes Fischer Harughty our newest addition of the family came a little early at 38 weeks 4 days.  Perfectly healthy.  I started having contractions on September 4th, and they got stronger through the night so we started timing them... The doctor told us to follow the 4-1-1 rule which is if they are 4- minutes apart for 1- minute each for 1- hour that we should go to the hospital.  So, we did that for an hour, I was definetly having them so we waited again a second hour, packed our bags and checked again in the third hour... Ok, ok, i guess we should go.  So, all three of us loaded up in the car at 2 am, Hank popped up wide eyed and bushy tailed in hopes that he was going to meet his little brother soon.  We told him that we were just going to go and talk to the doctor about him, that we may not get to have him come out of Mommy's tummy just yet, but we were going to check and see.  When we got there they hooked me up to the monitor, I was definetly having contractions, and then they spaced out, then they got stronger, then they spaced out... and the nurse said we would call the doctor at 7, so she did and he said we are having a c-section at 11am.  We were kind of shocked, but thank goodness we did because he was 7 lbs and 13 oz.  I was scheduled to have him the following Monday on the 10th, but 5 more days would have been an even bigger baby, Lord help me, haha! Wes was born absolutely perfect at 11:50, he cried louder than his brother ever has within the first 2 minutes of his life.  He actually came out peeing, he peed again as they cleaned him up and weighed him, and after his bath.  He was a little tinkle monster! Wes was a little janudice so we stayed until Saturday morning when they thought his billirubin levels had gone down.  Hank was sooooo proud of his baby brother.  He is the best helper and we are just crazy about this bond that they already share.  It's too sweet for words.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I'm baaaaaack.....with child,,,,wait child-ren!!!!

Okay so I feel like a horrible mommy and BLOG friend.... Here goes, Hank's birthday was putting my mind into overdrive... finding just the right amount of pictures to paint a beautiful story.  I kept putting it off and putting off so far as to just QUIT my blog all together, becasue it just seemed like way too much work. 

This is how we announced to our fmaily we were having a baby took them to a PIZZA restaurant and this was on the specials menu at the counter and I made these sweet little
Wes is too sweet not to get his own post so you will just have to read the next post too!

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012:Pray Specifically, BE STILL, Scatter JOY!

I absolutely love this!  I know I am kind of dancing around and haven't blogged in a while, but I promise I will. I need to post Hank's birthday party first (it was FABULOUS), then Christmas "Baby Jesus" birthday, it was even more FABULOUS! But... I didn't want to miss sharing this precious work of art.

I am praying to make better decisions about my health, and my families health this 2012.  I have decided for my New Years Resolution to cut out all soda and fast food.  On the go is the way of life I am accustomed to, and more frequently than not, we drive through because we are just so busy.  But, I have really felt convicted about making better choices not only for my momma body, but for my families' as well.  I am choosing to lead by example and set the bar for the rest of my boys to follow. 
 I hope Hank starts asking to drink "Momma's Water" not "Momma Coke". 

Happy New Year!

(Hank and Taylor Mae)

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Little Taste of Walt Disney

Well, the past 4 weeks has been pretty poor for the ole' Harughty clan.  I got the first stomach bug, Hank got the next 2, Derric got the 4th one, and Hank got the last one.... So we thought we were on the clear, so excited to jump back into small group, Hank was missing out on MDO and momma hadn't worked hardly at all, until we got the dreaful fever Hank spiked during out Christmas photo shoot Wednesday night.  We went back to the doctor and he now has what they think.... is RSV!  Oh my, my, my! So, Cars 2 was on the news that they were going to be in town for a couple of hours and it was outdoors!   So, I asked Hank's doctor if I could take him.  He said as long as it wasn't touching other kids, or playing on toys others would touch he was able to go.  I was so excited he was actually going to do something fun!   So we went and saw them, got a big bag full of Cars goodies it was great!  Since we can't exactly afford Disney just yet, this will have to do!

This was Mack!  Lightning, Mater, and Finn McMissile were stationed in here until the event started.  The online time was wrong so we were there way too early.  It wasn't bad because we had a bite to eat, walked around the park, chased bubbles, and even got to chase a few new friends, but we did not touch a thing, we will have to come back another time when he can play on the playground.

The playground, we will play on next time!
Stretching our legs!
 Hank watching the other kids run around.

And for the finale......

 CA-CHOW!! Lightning McQueen
 Finn McMissile

Mr. Tow-Mater himself...

We had to wait in about an hour line to get close enough to have our picture taken with the CARS.

This event was put on by State Farm so here are the pictures I got off their website of me and Hank.

This was so cool, I wish we had a Disneyworld closer to us. Hanks just loved it, so glad we went.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Zoo Boo and Two!

On Taylor's 2nd Birthday we were invited to go with the Machann girls to Zoo Boo!
The kids had so much finding the animals and making all the sounds, we had a great lunch in a cafe, right outside an outside giraffe habitat.  It was a great day. 
Katlyn, Hank, and Taylor
Precious Elephants

Picking their special pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch

It's a hat for Taylor!

Not two silly boy, just one.

Everytime we heard life light Hank was excited to see the helicopter.

The Zoo Train

Hank's very favorite part was riding the choo choo train.
He didn't talk much just soaking up every single second.

We will ALWAYS remember the sick children at the hospital when we visit the Zoo and pray for them while we are there.  Every time I hear the life light I pray silently for the family who has just been notified that their child is needing transportation. I get a knot in my throat every time I think of the time we were told in the hospital that Hank was going to be transported and it sends chills up by spine. 
What a wonderful way to spend a fun day at the zoo, but not forget how we got to this point, and the overflowing blessings we were given.  What an amazing place we live in to be so close to such talented doctors and nurses.  Praise be to God most high! 

We ended Taylor's birthday with a trip to Build-A-Bear with a few friends and dinner at Red Robin...YUMMMMMM!  Also, Colten joined us and then came over for the evening, he was so excited to play with Hank's toys it was really cute, we love him so very much.  It was an all around great day.

 Hank decided to get a Longhorn, Derric likes to call it a BULL and Hank named it Moo!

Colten was set on getting a DQ Blizzard Bear, I tried to sway him but he was not budging, haha!

Colten showed him the ropes on his bear he named "cheet-o" he gave him a bath and got him all ready for purchasing, it was so much fun to see the kiddos so excited about animals.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Two of a Kind

Hank and Hayes are growing up so fast, it's crazy!  They absolutely adore each other and constantly ask for one another.  It's such a sweet relationship, we are truly blessed to have them so close in age.  I can't wait to see them grow up together over the years.  They are too cute!

This was the boys being silly while we went shopping for Derric a suit.  We had a wedding to go to and Derric has been needing a new suit for quite some time, he look so good in it.  Here a picture of the handsome man with his bride, oh that's me! 

 Having fun with the photo booth!

Me and my bestie Gabi!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cutest Pumpkin I Know

Hank and I went to the P-6 Farms Corn Maize and pumpkin patch with a group of friends a few weeks ago.  We had a great time playing in the pumpkin patch, going on a hayride with a BIG TRACTOR, and then attempting to get through the humongous maize.   Here are a few great pictures my sweet friend Loretta caught of Hank, hope you enjoy our trip half as much as we did.

 Me and Hank in the Pumpkin Patch
Hank and Tay-Tee (Taylor Mae)

Hank has had not one but 2 stomach bugs in the past 2 weeks.  I actually got it on Sunday night was sick as a dog for the entire day, had to go to the doctor, Derric had to stay home and take care of Hank, then low and behold he really had to start taking care of Hank when he got sick at 4 o'clock that afternoon.  I was given some great drugs and felt like a different person by Tuesday.  Hank started to feel better on Tuesday and returned back to school Thursday to come down with it again by Saturday! UGH!!!

This is day #5 of the second bug, and he is much better today.  So, needless to say, our pumpkin carving this year is pretty easy, so easy a toddler could do it.  But it is AMAZING because of course it is  Mr. Mrs. Potato Head and he she is from Toy Story which makes her sooo cool to Hank.  I thought this was pretty cute, so we picked this up at Walmart to have a little fall fun today since we had to miss our Wednesday Toddler story time at the library wiht our friends.

Hank excited about her "errrs".
 "Hank errs Momma"

She is pretty cute with her broom and cauldron.

Happy Halloween!!!