39 Weeks

39 weeks and waiting for Little One to arrive…

This pregnancy has been similar to my first in many ways. I’ve had it pretty good and apparently I make a cozy home for my children in my belly, so much so they don’t want to come out 🙂

I vaguely remember the “waiting” towards the end my first time around. With my daughter I was induced at 41 weeks 1 day. And here I am at the end of the another pregnancy wondering when this Little One will arrive. We are as ready and prepared as we can be.

I’m pretty nervous about having another baby. We have just seemed to settle into a rhythm as a family of three and now everything will change again. Many people keep telling me that it won’t be long until we adjust as a family of four and I think deep down I know that but only time will allow me to believe it.

I’ve read some other blog posts about moms feeling stressed about how they will love their second child. And is it possible to love the second as much as the first? Is there enough love to go around?

My best friend told me today to take it all one day at a time and that love will get us all through this anxious time! I need to have faith and believe that! 

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Family// Honoring My Husband (not just on Father’s Day)

I don’t know if I can come up with the right words to tell my husband just how much I really appreciate him. 

He works hard for our family, he loves us unconditionally, and he is an excellent Dad… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Over the past 2.5 years I’ve seen a side of him that amazes me everyday! He is a wonderful Dad to our daughter and is already prepping to be a wonderful Dad of two children. 

The way he interacts with our daughter is so cool to watch. She has his personality and for that I am even more grateful. They are both so easy going with life and take most things in stride… I am learning so much from both of them. 

I think we are a great team in this challenging part of life called parenthood and I wouldn’t want to go through life with anyone else! He helps keep me balanced and knows exactly when to step in when I am having a tough time.  

To you my awesome husband, until I find the words to express how I feel deep down… I say a simple THANK YOU! Thank you for being you and for loving me and our family! You truly are one of a kind and I am so grateful to have found you! 

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#28daysoflove

With all the division going on around the country and the world lately I keep hearing “all we need is love”. And I agree! I can do my part in my own life and hope that it transfers to the world around me. 

I decided to challenge myself in the month of February to take a picture (all with my iphone 6), at least one each day and then post them to my Instagram account. 

I’m happy that I did it and it’s fun to look back on the month!

Each picture I took was of a moment in my day that made my heart feel happy! 

Enjoy! 

January 2017 Here and Gone

I can’t believe it’s already the last day of January?! I feel like we were just Christmas shopping and here we are heading into the second month of 2017. 

We celebrated “Squirt’s” 2nd birthday this month also.

HOLY COW I have a TWO YEAR OLD?!?!?! 

*pt* and I were just reminiscing about when I was pregnant with her and now we are having full conversations with her. She is so smart and learning more each day! 

Favorite things of our beautiful 2 year old: 

-singing

-dancing

-spinning in circles

-playing with her kitchen making “nom nom”

-Minnie Mouse, Daniel Tiger, Curious George 

So proud of our little girl and who she is becoming! She is so polite and says “please” and “thank you” all the time and uses her signs for them too. 

Thanks for being so amazing Sweet girl! Can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the year ahead! 

xoxo

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Keeping it Simple

I am sad that I haven’t been writing lately… there are so many days that I think of things I could be jotting down and I just don’t make time or I don’t get around to it.

I came onto my site and I saw that I had drafts from a year or two ago that I never finished and that made me really disappointed in myself.
When I was young, I used to love to keep a diary or journal. I found some of them when we cleaned out my parents house recently and most of the days I just wrote simple things that happened or how I felt about something. I think that is how I need to get back into this. Keep it simple…

I am envious of friends and other people who have blogs and write all the time and I make time to read them, but neglect my own thoughts swirling around in my head.

I don’t need a million people to read or follow what I write, so I need to just focus on me and my writing… or better yet for now just jotting down my thoughts.

Thought for the my day:

Keep it simple!

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18 Months Young

It is so incredibly hard to believe that our little girl was 18 Months yesterday!

She is the most amazing human I have ever met!

I am elated that she chose me to be her Momma and I can’t wait for each day with her to see what she will learn and do!

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March 2016

It’s March 2016 already… time and life gets away from me so quickly since our little Squirt officially made us a family of three. The last time I wrote a post she was 100 days old and now she’s something like 420 days!

In the last year *pt* and I have enjoyed watching her learn new things and we in turn are learning new things right along side her.

She is a perfect blend of *pt* and me! Her personality most of the time is very low-key, like her father, thank goodness for that! I have enough trouble dealing with myself let alone a little me too 🙂

I have been around many children in my life but her being my own is unique. It’s fun watching her learn to do things and reach milestones. She is so smart and funny at just barely 14 months old.

She loves to say “Hi!” She blows kisses and is slowly learning some animal sounds! It’s really cool to watch her brain absorb all that life throws at her. She loves to play with balls that we have, small, plastic, even a soccer ball!

I am fascinated when she plays with her larger Lego blocks and can figure out how to turn them to click them together. She loves when I build a tower really high so she can knock it over.

Her giggle is the most infectious thing and we love to have “tickle time” just to hear it.

She has a toy piggy bank that has plastic coins that help her learn how to count. She is so smart and has figured out that she has to hold the coins a certain way to fit in the slot.

Within the last week she started playing with her stuffed animals too. She likes to carry them from her room around the house and most of the time she gets bored rather quickly with them but for the few moments she’s hugging them it’s adorable.

She LOVES to dance! Whenever she hears music of any kind she bounces back and forth! I wonder if she’ll be a dancer? Or a musician?

Her favorite game is to go behind the couch and let us “catch” her! She makes full circles around the couch and just giggles when we play as if we are going to get her.

She is almost walking… we keep thinking any day now she will just get up and go. She walks with her toys that have wheels and along the furniture and while holding our hands but doesn’t quite want to take those steps on her own. We know she will in her own time and that will be so great to see! She is standing a lot more independently and able to balance for longer each time.
In the mean time she has this cute little scoot, always on her left knee. This mode of transportation is quick for her but makes holes in her pants. We’ve tried to use a wristband to help pad that knee.

Her teething has not been too bad, I hope I didn’t jinx it?! She has 4 teeth completely in, 2 on top and 2 on bottom with the 2 more on the top coming through!

She really is am amazing little girl and *pt* and I are so proud of who she is and know she will continue to brighten our worlds in every way!

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Our Squirt Through Her First Year!