Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mallory Pauline Caldwell

Well I stoped by the house for a second and I thought I would post a few pics of our beautiful little girl Malli. She came yesterday, all 6 lbs 7 oz of her. Everything didn't go quite as well as planed and the delivery ended in a C-Section. But all is well. Both Domini and Mallory are doing Great. I'll let Domini explain the details later.
I would have to say that I have never been prouder than the moment I saw that black hair beauty. The sound of her cry was the most precious i've heard, but I assume it won't be for long. I love you Mallory and I love you Domini for all your strength during the pregnacy,
She is Here!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Here she comes!

Well, today I finished my last day of work since my Dr. scheduled for me to be induced at 5:00 AM Monday morning (due to the darn PUPPPs thing). Now that the weekend is here and our family is starting to roll in to town for the her big debute it is starting to feel really real! Porter and I are starting to get so giddy/nervous/excited! We can't wait to meet our little baby and get to know her personality. We are praying that I will go into labor on my own anytime now rather than having to get induce on Monday but either way I am sure everything will be fine. Surprisingly, I have felt really calm about everything that is soon to come but I think partially that is due to being so busy with work and getting ready for her. Now that it is time to enjoy family and get ready for her birthday in 2 1/2 days we are starting to realize what an amazing and huge change this will be for us! Next post will probably be of our sweet baby! Can't wait!!! ...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Baby Update / Fathers Day

Well, my body has taken a turn for the worst. The past few weeks I have had this rash on my belly and of course I thought it was normal because everyone says, "oh yeah, your belly itches when you are pregnant". Mine was EXTREMELY itchy but I thought I was just being wimpy. Then on Friday I woke up with the rash covering my feet and ankles. While I was at work I noticed it spreading up my legs and on my hands. This rash is the most itchy thing I have ever felt in my life! It hurts and burns it itches so bad. So, I told Porter about it on my way home he did some research on the Internet and we decided to call the Dr. He told me I probably have a pregnancy rash that 1 in 200 to 300 women get. He said it is so unbearable that they often times induce babies early because that is the only way to make it go away and benedryl and other meds don't really help. I told him I am in so much pain could you please induce me. He said since I was only just about 38 weeks he needed to find some reason to justify inducing me so he sent us to the hospital with our bags packed (just in case we had her!) to have a "non stress test" done to make sure the rash was not stressing the baby. The good news is that she is doing fine, but the bad news is that they decided to have us wait a little bit longer before having her. He said if I don't go in to labor soon he will induce me when I am 39 weeks (6 more days!). But, I don't think I can make it that long. The past 2 nights I have hardly slept. My hands, legs, and stomach hurt sooooo bad. Poor Porter hears me moaning and wimpering all night. I can't wait to get her out of me. This rash is called Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) and it is one humdinger of a rash! I have the most awful pictures of it but they are too embarrassing to post. I really don't know know how much longer I can handle it and might call to be induced soon. I don't know how I am going to keep going to work feeling like this and not sleeping, besides, we would love to have our little girl!!! Oh, they say this PUPPP rash is very rare and most women that get it are having a very large baby, a multiple birth, or a boy (70%). Haha. We have so many pink things, if we have a boy he is just going to have to wear girly clothes I guess.
Anyway, enough about me, I can't believe it is Porter's first Fathers Day! Happy Fathers Day Babe! I know you will be such a good Daddy to our little girl. You already are! I was sure you would be able to hold her by today but I guess I was wrong! I can't wait to see you two together. I love you so much and hope you have a great day!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


We love you Mark! (And Marsha, I couldn't find a pic with just Porter and Mark)
We love you Lynn!!!
Porter and I watched this video this morning and it brought tears to our eyes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhqRMP9meMc (of course, I cried being pregnant but I don't know what Porter's excuse was) We are so blessed to have been raised by wonderful Fathers and for all they have done for us and taught us. We love you Dad!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Can't wait...

Well, we are getting soooo anxious for our little girl to arrive! Everyday we wonder if today is the day. I love how every time I call Porter he has this excited tone in his voice and sounds all panicked until he realizes nothing is happening. We just can't wait to meet our little angel! Today we had another Dr.'s appointment. We were a little let down because the Dr. was in a hurry and we didn't get too much info but he did say I am thinning and getting closer and he says I am probably contracting when I described what I have been feeling! Sometimes we have a hard time realizing this is real and really going to happen, but when I look down at my gigantic belly I am reminded that here is definitly something in there ;). We truly are so excited to be parents.. Any day now! Hurry Mallory(????) ! :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Can't wait for you to arrive baby girl ;)