Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 16 & 17

A picture of someone that inspires you...
I have no picture of this person. But she inspired me so much. Sister Faye Black. Through my biggest trial she would encourage me or get up and tell about the lord giving Bro. Jerry the HG. He and Bradley went to the altar for way too many years. (Bradley went for 14 years and he was 25 when he finally received it) But she was such a inspiration to me through those times when I just wanted to stay home with him or give up on him. She is greatly missed!!
This is a picture of Bradley and I at his baptising. We were still floating along in this picture. I love how HAPPY Bradley looks in this picture.
A picture of something that made a impact on your life...
I am going with Miss Layla Grace
I am not sure if it was because she was so close to Logan's age or if it was reading her mom's blog everyday. When this little girl passed away I cried like I knew these people. Well I cried every time I read the blog. She was very sick with cancer and only 2 years old. That is awful just to think of a 2 year old dealing with cancer but I say it all the time kids are not supposed to die before their parents. I can not stand the thought of losing one of my kids. I could not even imagine how they are feeling even to this day more than a year later. I don't know how they even make it through the day.

I think the thing that made the most impact on me during that time. Was one day her mom blogged about how she would complain about how she couldn't get anything done without her girls right up under her feet. I think she said she was emptying the dishwasher and they were driving her crazy. She was saying now she wishes she would get up and get into everything. How she took that for granted. I know my boys drive me crazy sometimes and I wish they would sit still and be quiet. I think that a lot of times. Then I think of Layla Grace! I am just thankful they are able to drive me crazy. So yeah that has made a huge impact on my life. I don't think I will ever forget that little girl we never knew. Yes I am crying while typing! LOL I am still very emotional.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 15

something you want to do before you die...need i say more!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 14...

a picture of someone you could never imagine your life without!
Bradley, Lucas, Logan
and Levi!
Well not only can I not imagine my life without these 4 guys. I hope I never have to. I always tell Bradley I want to die first. I hope I never have to spend one minute on this earth without them. I love them more than words can describe.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 13...

Your favorite band or artist...
Not only was he hot but the man could sing. My dad warped me at a young age and every since I have just loved his music.
This is a picture of my favorite concert it was 1972 in Las Vegas. He sang some of my favorite songs like Never Been to Spain, Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues and Long Black Limousine. I know yall have probably never heard those songs. LOL I just love all his of music! He had so much soul when he sang. I love it I could talk about Elvis all day but I won't bore yall! LOL

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 12..

A picture of something you love..

I love days like this! Warm sprng days. Started off with baseball practice. Then me and the boys went to get their haircut and McDonald's. After that Bradley came home from working at church and we worked in the yard. Mowing, cleaning out flower beds, burning brush. After all the work was done we played a little baseball with the boys. Brandy called wanting a grilled hot dog so her mom Kelsey and Wilkins came over and we had hot dogs, slaw, and grilled corn on the cob. It was a really good day. I love this time of year!!

I have to put this in here too...My other favorite is my favorite place on earth!! Disney World!! I think I am obsessed. LOL

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 11...

A picture of something you hate...

Ok you are going to think I am crazy for this. I hate 2 things.1st and mostly people that dress their little girls like boys. I found this picture on the Internet ( I blacked out the face) and it was the best I could do sorry! I think you get the point!! You have to have 3 boys to understand this I guess. I think if you have a girl you should dress it like a girl. No blue jeans and hooded sweat shirt. Actually Bradley says that is why I do not have a girl because I complain about this all the time. Every time we see a little girl dresses like this!! LOL

Another thing is bare feet or no shoes on! I am not talking about at home or whatever. I am talking about when it is winter and the parents have 3 layers on and this poor baby has nothing. No socks or shoes. I can't stand it!! LOL

Day 10..

Align Center
The Persons you do the most messed up things with...

I am going to agree with Brandy on this one! Seriously if you know us you know this is the truth.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Love this weather!

Ok so was yesterday not just beautiful?! Lucas went to school and Logan was at Nana's. So Levi and I went to Play it Again Sports to get Lucas a ball bag and batting gloves. Then off to Dillard's to get Mommy a new bra. LOL... I think it fits me better than any bra I have ever had. It is amazing how it can make you look 10lbs lighter when everything fits right! I know yall all just had to know that! So after I ran got the kids from school we went back and bought Lucas a bat because Yaya couldn't find the one she thought she had. So when Bradley got home we played a little baseball with Lucas before practice. Then Bradley Lucas Levi and I went to practice and after we made quick stop at Taco Bell before I ran to get Logan and Publix. It was so beautiful but it was one of those busy days. So tonight Bradley is taking me to Red Lobster. It will be our first time out since Levi was born. (except church) Of course when we go out we lug all the the kids with us. So it isn't exactly the same as going alone. LOL

Anyway Levi is 3 weeks old today. I can not believe that in 1 week he will be a month old. On another note I have been having some headaches again and checked my Blood Pressure last night and it was 154/97. So I am a little nervous about going back to the doctor Tuesday. She was going to try to start lowering my dose. So I hope all goes well.

We are super excited about this beautiful weekend ahead! Between Bradley working at the church ( we are completely remodeling our kitchen) Monday Tuesday and Saturday and Baseball practice Thursday and Saturday morning. It has been busy around here. He is gone all the time. I think we are going to relax this weekend. Bro Pat is going to Alabama Saturday night so don't tell anyone but I think we might stay home. LOL

Have a great weekend...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 9..The Person who has gotten you through the most

My mom... She has been there for me in everything. We have been through so much and she has always been so strong. She is goofy and I think there are blonde roots under that red but she always knows what to say to calm me down. I am more like her than I admit sometimes. Things have not always been easy for her but she always put on a good front. She is there for me no matter what I need. You got to love her!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Busy Tuesday!

I know I posted already today with my pictures but just felt like blogging again. Well we had a very busy weekend. A lot of company here at home and at Nana and Papaw's. It was fun but with the time change and all the stuff going on. It left me very tired Monday. Luckily Lucas and Logan spent the night with Nana and Papaw Sunday night so it was just me and Levi Monday. So we rested pretty much all day.

Yesterday I had to take Lucas to school. Which I was worried about. I knew I wasn't coming back home for a while after I took him so I was trying to remember everything I needed to do before I left. It is a lot more work to get a baby ready with the two other ones. Seriously you would think one more kid can not be that much more. I already have two! I seriously spend more time getting ready to go to church than I spend at church. LOL Sunday afternoon we got home at 2:30 from Bradley's parents house and it took me the whole afternoon getting ready. Seriously we left at 4:30 and I was rushing out the door.

Anyway we had to go to the doctor yesterday afternoon with Levi. So after spending the whole day at mom's sewing then I rushed home to get Levi ready, then to school to get Lucas and then straight to the doctor. They told me absolutely nothing and I was out of there in like 15 minutes. Then straight to mom's again to get Logan and sew some more because Bradley was working at the church. So about 6 pm I ran the two big boys home to meet Bradley then mom Levi and I were off to the church for the annual women's meeting about revival. I can not believe it is only 3 months until revival. OML!! Anyway after the meeting mom, Levi and I went to Mi Tearra's then to Publix. By the time I got home last night I was pooped!

So today me and the boys have been cleaning out closets. Getting summer clothes because I am so looking forward to this beautiful weekend. Lucas has baseball practice Thursday and Saturday. Then his first scrimmage game Monday night and the weather is supposed to be perfect. I love this time of year!

Oh yea Levi has been sleeping all night 6 or 7 hours straight. Then he usually goes back to sleep for another 3-4. He is such a good baby! Have a good week...

Day 8... A picture that makes you laugh

I love this picture. Bradley in a Spiderman mask and cape. Not to mention his cute ski bunny pj's he has on. He is such a dork but he loves playing with the kids. He is a over grown kid himself.

Day 7..A picture of your most treasured item

I am going with my wedding rings too. I don't have a great story behind mine like Drea (which I loved Drea). Mom Brandy and I were at the mall one day and we just went in Zales to look. I saw this ring and I loved it. Little did I know Bradley called Brandy to go ring shopping for me a few days later. She showed him this ring and he bought it. So I guess i picked out my own ring without even knowing it.

Actually when he did propose I called mom and Brandy in the car to tell them. They already knew because not only did Brandy go with him when he bought the ring he called and told them he was going to propose that night!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 6...A picture of someone you would love to trade places with for a day..

This is a hard one for me! I do not know who I would want to trade places with for a day. So I am skipping this one..

Day 5..Your Favorite Memory

This was a hard one because I have so many. This is a picture of us in Savannah Ga on our honeymoon. It was the most relaxing week of my life. Now when we go on vacation it is so much fun but with all these kids they are not really relaxing. LOL

day 4..Picture of your night..

My night usually consist of these two in some costume acting crazy. Usually wrestling with Bradley (who is usually in costume too) lol Me and Levi sitting wishing they would chill out..

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mystery solved!!

I know I have already blogged today but I just had to share this. Every since I have been in the hospital my head has been itching. I had about determined that I may need to have a lice check. just because it wouldn't stop itching. So today I was getting really frustrated with it! Well I forgot to take my blood pressure medicine on time so i thought I would goggle it. just to make sure what I should do. So I saw side effects....Scalp tingling or itching...So I guess there is no cure for it as long as I am on these meds. Oh well I will take scalp itching over that head ache and being in the hospital! Also, I think if I had lice Bradley might kick me out!! He is a clean freak! Those of you who know him know exactly what I mean.LOL

Well I just found out that Douglas and April are coming up this weekend. I was already planning on grilling out tomorrow because I was having some of my family and Danielle and Kasie were gonna be here. So this might make for a exciting weekend!

Have a good weekend!!! It is supposed to be beautiful outside so enjoy it!!

Day 3 of 30 day photo challenge!

Favorite TV Show

Ok So I know Dawson's Creek is not on TV anymore but it was my favorite show of all time. I could watch the reruns over and over. These days I mainly just watch HGTV or Food Network. When I am not watching cartoons that is.

This has nothing to do with the 30 photo thingy but Levi slept from 11:30pm until 6 am this morning. Then he didn't wake up until about 9. He is such a good baby!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dr Appointment

All tuckered out after seeing the doctor. He almost looks like he is smiling in this picture. You can't really see his little gown but I love it. Yes Amanda this is the gown you and Bethany got him!! He looks so cute in it.

Today was Levi's first dr appt. He done really good! Yaya came got me, him and Logan after she took Addy and Lucas to school. We made a quick run to cracker barrel for breakfast first. Then off to see the doctor. He has lost 2 ounces but that is ok. He is a perfectly healthy baby and I am so thankful.

Day 2 of 30 day photo challenge

Person(s) You have been closest to the longest...

Yes for those of you that read Brandy's blog we have the same picture. Really who else could I say here. They are my support system.

My mom who is the strongest person I know. She hasn't always had it easy but she always put us first. Running us all over the country. The said part is the past few weeks I feel like she is my personal driver. Which is scary cause as many talents as she has driving isn't one of them. LOL!! Really she is the person I can tell anything. I know she will not judge me. She has taught me so much. I do not know what I would do with out her. I find myself always getting her opinion. Not always agreeing with it but I have to know what she thinks. I hope I can be half the mother to my boys she was to us.

Brandy...Is the one person you can go to that will give you the honest truth. She is pretty tough on the outside but a big softy on the inside. If I need her she is always there. Family is the most important thing in the world to here. Trust me you do not want to be on her bad list!!! Things in her life didn't go like the storybook she had visioned as a kid. But she has one of the cutest little girls that you have ever seen. I am so proud she is my sister and one my best friends. She always has my back no matter how many times we disagree.

LeAnne...God love her! I always say I don't know where she came from? She has different ways than we do but she is always there when you need her. Last week when I sent to the hospital so quick. She was right there until Bradley got there. Then straight to my house cleaning and doing my laundry. She is a worker! A great follower!! She does whatever you tell her. LOL.. We love doing flowers. I always say her and I make a great designer. I tell her what to do and what looks good. She can put it all together. Yaya loves babies but kids drive her crazy...LOL All in all she is also one of my best friends and I love her to death!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I got to go to Church!!

So I finally got to go to church tonight!! I have not been in almost a month. I was so ready to get back. I was on bed rest for two weeks before Mr. Levi got here and Friday he will be 2 weeks old. I can not believe that. Anyway church was really good. Brother Shirley was here and he annointed me. I can not tell you how much I needed that. He preached and did so good. I felt so much better just being there. Anyway tomorrow we have to take Levi for his first check up. I am curious if he has gained any weight. He looks so tiny to me. I am sure it is just because the boys are so big. I am not used to a little baby.

Well today was the first day that I was home alone with all three boys by myself. Everyone survived the day. So I will call it a a success!!! LOL I even washed and put away a load of clothes, fixed dinner (chicken tacos and they were so good), got everyone clothes ready for church, and cut Bradley's hair. Thankfully Bradley cleaned the kitchen up before we left for church. I can not tell you how much you forget. I mean good grief this is my 3rd child. You would think I was a pro at this. I forgot how much goes into getting a baby ready. Fixing bottles and all that good stuff. I am used to just grabbing my purse and running out the door. I started getting things ready for church at about 4 o'clock.

The ride to church was a adventure itself! We have a car! Tonight proved how much sooner we are going to need a van. Everyone fits in the back seat but 3 kids should not sit that close. We put Logan and Levi by the doors with Lucas in the middle. Thinking that would work best because you just never know what Logan will try to do to the baby. LOL He loves to help me and does help me a lot. It is the ideas he gets when he thinks he is helping that causes the problems. He is a nut. Anyway we are going to have to put the baby in the middle. If not Lucas and Logan will not make it to the next destination because I might throw them out or tape their hands together. LOL

Have a good Thursday!!!

30 day photo challenge

15 facts about me...
1.My name is Haley Brooke Cardin Pritchett
2. I am married to my best friend and the biggest kid you will ever meet.. Bradley
3. I have 3 beautiful little boys and they are my life! Lucas, Logan, and Levi
4. I am the baby of 3 girls
5. My mom and my sisters are the closest thing outside my kids and Bradley
6. I love to be on the go all the time
7. I usually drag my kids wherever I go. Most of the time.
8 I am absolutely obsessed with Disney World.!!!
9. I laugh at myself all the time.
10. I could eat Mexican or Italian food everyday of the week
11. I am a SAHM
12. I love to be the center of attention
13. I hate cleaning house
14. I received the HG 7/1/98
15. I have made some huge mistakes in my life...That I am still learning from...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Doctors Visit

Levi after his first outing with Mommy, Mammy, Aunt B and Wilkins

So I went to doctor today and my blood pressure was 134/72. Which was awesome!!! She is keeping me on the blood pressure medicine for a while. I go back in 2 weeks for a bp check. Then she will start gradually taking me off medicine. I do not want to be on these pills for ever but I sure do not want to ever have to go through that again. My highlight for today was that I have lost 24 lbs since the morning they put me in the hospital. I am only 7 lbs away from what I weighed when I go pregnant. I am super happy especially since I worked hard to lose all this weight before I got pregnant. I was afraid I would have a hard time losing it again. So I am feeling really good today. After we went to the doctor mom Brandy Wilkins Levi and I went to Demo's for lunch. It was so good!!! I feel really good today but now I am really tired. Bradley finally went and got Logan. He dropped him off and left to go work at the church with his dad. By the way if anyone thinks of Bradley's dad say a prayer he hasn't been doing good. Well that is my exciting day so far!

Monday, March 7, 2011

They finally let me out...

Today was a little more exciting for me. Levi actually slept really good last night. He only woke up at 3am to eat then right back to sleep. I am so thankful for that!! Yaya and Addy May came by for a visit today. Lucas and Addy played outside for a little bit. Levi took a nap and me and Lucas hung out and watched TV for a bit. Then tonight they let me out of this house!!! Leanne came got me and Lucas and we met Mom, Kelsey, Aunt B and Wilkins at Cozumel. I was gone for a hour and 15 minutes but you do not know what it did for my sanity. Bradley was on baby duty. Logan is still at Nana and Papaw's. Bradley is going to get him tomorrow. I miss him so bad!!! He is a wild child but definitely makes things interesting around here.

Well on a exciting note I have a doctors appointment tomorrow. I am hoping I pass inspection. I sure do not want to be on blood pressure medicine for the rest of my life but I sure do not want another episode like last week. I truly think that is the worst I have ever felt in my life. It honestly scares me not to take my medicine. Oh well yall have a good week!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I am soooo tired of being trapped!!

Levi napping on the couch! Glad mommy and daddy are home!!
Logan loves to hold him. He is a very proud BIG brother!

The BIGGEST brother!! They are so proud of him!!

Well i am officially tired of sitting at home while everyone else gets to do whatever they want. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't already been on bed rest for two weeks. I have been stuck for 3 weeks. I am actually excited about going to the doctor this week. How sad is that!! Yesterday was like the longest day ever. We sat around all day and night. Levi slept most of the day but did really good sleeping last night too. Today we got up and sat around some more. Nana and Papaw brought some lunch over after church. (Captain D's) Well of course Logan had to go home with them. After they left we dozed on the couch until grandaddy came by for a while. Now Bradley is at church and it is just me Lucas and Levi sitting on the couch watching Max and Ruby's Christmas. Lucas is such a big boy and likes all the big kid shows but he loves this movie. LOL I am sure he doesn't want everyone to know that but he does.
Well its about 5 weeks until the boys are going to Disney with Aunt B and Mammie. They are so excited. I only wish I were going with them. Bradley says I am obsessed with Disney. Maybe I am. There is just something magical about walking into the Magic Kingdom. The kids love it so much. I love seeing their faces when they get to meet all the characters or see the fireworks. Oh well we are all going in October and I can not wait. I have never been in October but I think I will love it. Oh well that is enough of my ramblings for the day!! Have a good week!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Recap of my week!!

Well last Friday I went into the doctor for my check up for the second time that week. My blood pressure was 150 something over 100 I think. The doctor came in and said she wanted to send me over to the hospital so they could watch me for a few hours. Well my blood pressure didn't go down. Actually it got a little higher. Mom and I sat there from like 10:30 until my doctor came in at about 2. I knew what she was thinking when she asked where my husband worked. Her next question was how soon can he be here. So for the next hour and a half we sat and waited on Bradley to get there. As soon he got in the room they took us back.

Everything went pretty good except for the epidural. It took them about 30 or 40 minutes. I don't know how many time she stuck me but I know I was really bruised. She had to call another doctor in to actually get it in. They took me back at 3:30 and Levi was born at 4:40pm. I can not tell you how much he looks like Lucas. I mean it is almost unreal. I think he was the prettiest too!! He was defiantly the biggest. Lucas was 6lb 5oz and Logan was 6lb 10oz. So for Levi to be 7lb 9 oz and still be almost 3 weeks early he was a big baby for me. Everything went pretty good. My blood pressure was good. the sent me home at about 7pm Sunday night. Monday was pretty good. Bradley was home from work. Logan of course was still at Papaw's but Lucas was here.
I woke up at about 4am to feed the baby and I had the worst headache I have ever had. All day Tuesday my head hurt like I can not even tell you. I laid in bed or on the couch all day. Not sleeping just laying with my eyes closed. I took Tylenol prescription ibuprofen and percocet nothing helped. Bradley was still home Tuesday also. Lucas was at school. So thankfully it was quiet.

Well Tuesday night I had to get up with the baby all night because Bradley was going to work Wednesday. I woke up at 1am to feed him and my head was still hurting. It honestly scared me so bad I woke up Bradley because I was scared. I can not even tell you how I felt. I was thinking it was my blood pressure. I thought maybe I was going to have a stroke or a seizure. I went back to sleep finally. When I woke I felt the same. So I called my doctor they wanted me to come in of course to check my bp. LeAnne came got me and took me. My blood pressure was 168/108. So they sent me back to the hospital. The nurse was asking me questions and somehow thought to ask me if they had a hard time with my epidural. Of course I told her yes. They put me on Magnesium for 24 hours. Which is awful I just have to tell you. I had to pee in the potty chair by my bed. (which Bradley So Thursday finally they sent another doctor in to talk to me about a spinal blood patch. Apparently because I had been stuck so many times I had spinal fluid leaking. They say it is the worst headache you can have and I believe them. It was horrible! So they took me down did the procedure. My head started immediately feeling better but my blood pressure was still extremely high. I think the highest I saw it was 192/118. Thursday night they gave some blood pressure medicine,Demerol, and percocet. To say the least I slept really good. So they finally let me go home Friday about 12:30. I was so ready. It was horrible to be away from my kids that long. Especially leaving my 5 day old baby at home. I can't tell you how much I cried. I know I have some major hormones going on too.

So today I am feeling much better. It is the first time we have all been home together. It is nice and rainy outside. A good day to just sit around and relax. Levi is sleeping good. He likes to stay awake from about 11pm-1am. He doesn't cry he is just wide awake. So far he has been a really good baby and I hope he stays that way.

On another note Bradley and I are so ready to go some where and do something. I was on bed rest for 2 weeks and then in the hospital pretty much for a week. We are about to go stir crazy! hopefully by next week we will be able to go again like normal. I know that was a really long post but that was my week in review. I know way too much excitement. Next week will be full of doctors appointments! Have a good week!