Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Baby Feet

Happy Tuesday!

Eventually, I will get better at posting pictures in order. BUT, until then you will have to just deal with me and reminisce on how he has grown so much in only 4 weeks!


July 25th

He was only 3 days old in these pictures.
Trying to cover his face, so mommy wouldn't bug him while he slept so peacefully in his rock-n-play sleeper. He will soon learn that the camera never leaves the room. It is always only feet away, just in case I feel the need to capture a moment. (Which is ALWAYS) 





Baby feet are the best.
So tiny and so cute.


And people said that, you are more likely not to take as many photos with your second, like you did with your first. Boy, were they wrong! ;)

Have an awesome day!
Much Love,


Monday, August 18, 2014

Where Is The Time going?

Why do they grow so fast?! 
Time is just flying by, and all I wanna do is freeze it. Just for a little while.




How do they go from this fuzzy little baby and grow so much in just two weeks?
I can't believe how much he has grown within the last few weeks!





Tomorrow this little guy will be a whole 4 weeks old! 
Why does it feel like, I just left the hospital with this guy?!

The last few weeks we have learned so much about this precious guy. How he loves white noise and how its the only way he will get into a deep sleep at night,  how the vacuum can calm him down, how he likes to sleep on his side, how to even make him smile, and a few other amazing little things. 

We learned recently how much he adores his big brother, Chance. When Chance calls his name, he goes looking for him. The moment he sees his big brother, his eyes get big and he smirks. Seeing these two interact with each other, makes my heart melt.

I was worried about how Chance would take to his little brother, but he has proven to be the bestest big brother in the world. Now he does let this whole big brother thing get to his head, but for the most part he is doing really well with the transition.

Today, he came up to me and asked, "Mom, may I go talk to Chase, please?"
How cute is that?! Of course, I said yes. After a few moments, I peeked in on him, and he was telling Chase all about his "snow truck", showing him how the plow works and all the buttons it has. 

He also loves to take pictures of Chase with his lead pad. I am going to have to buy this little guy a little kids camera for Christmas. Could he have a love for photography like mommy? 
Oh, I love being a mom!

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend!
More pictures to come, I will soon catch up, I promise!

Much Love,












Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Welcome, Baby Chase!


Welcome, Baby Chase!

I am still in awe of this new bundle of joy that God has blessed us with.
I have taken so many pictures the last 3 weeks of our little family of four, I am sure my friends are getting sick of me blowing up their news feed.
I can't believe it has been 3 whole weeks since Chase was born.






I never thought I could love two boys so much!


Chance has been the sweetest big brother the last few weeks. If little brother is crying, he will come up to him and say, "It is okay, Chase. It okay", in the most sweetest tone. He loves to give him his paci and help out in any way he can.

We were very blessed to have GiGi come and help Chance with the transition!

The hospital is doing some work and so all Chance wanted to do when he came to visit was check out the construction site! It was like a live show of Mighty Machine's for him! If you have never watched Mighty Machine's, go to Netflix and put it on for your boys! Chance loves it!




Welcome, to the newest member of our family!
I love being a family of four.


Thanks GiGi for getting a picture of us all before leaving the hospital!
Chase, clearly, was not in the best mood leaving.
Once we stepped outside he calmed down immediately. I think I have another lover of the outdoors.

Sorry it has taken me so long to post this. I have been working on it for 4 days! Chase has been quite the eater the last week, which means not much time to do anything. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
Much Love,




Thursday, August 7, 2014

Someone Listened To That Eviction Notice...


I am so sorry to all the friends and family that have been patiently waiting for me to post on here! Today, was the first day in the last 2 weeks that we have nothing planned, no appointments or places to go.

Well, someone listened to the EVICTION NOTICE, and decided that the next day after posting the "EVICTION NOTICE" post, was the day to come!

As most of you know, my blood pressure was crazy high at my previous appointment. I had to get some blood work done and do a fun 24 hour urine sample test. I didn't hear from my midwife, so we thought everything was in the good. So...we went in Tuesday July 22, 2014, to my 3:40 pm appointment, secretly knowing that we were probably not leaving the hospital without a little bundle of joy in our arms. Sure enough, my blood pressure reached its all time high and my midwife sent me straight to the second floor (L&D) to get monitored. The doctor on duty saw that I was 39 weeks and decided to just go on ahead and start prepping me for induction. I was all prepped and ready by 5:30 pm.


LET'S DO THIS!






That darn blood pressure just wasn't giving in. 


5 hours and 45 minutes later, I gave birth to a beautiful 7 lbs 3 oz and 20 inch long baby boy!


Whoopsies, forgot to blur out something, but little man is stirring so no time to fix.

We had one awesome staff as well! This lady reminded us a whole lot of the hubs, Aunt Bren! Such a sweet woman. I can say that both my pregnancies were spent in laughter, and that is the best way to bring in a beautiful baby into the world.






Daddy and Chase first picture together!



Psalm 127:3

"Children are a gift from the Lord; they are reward from him."

Thank you Lord, for another beautiful baby boy!
I am so incredibly blessed. He is perfect in every way, just like his big brother!

I have more pictures to come no worries! To those that follow on Instagram and Facebook, I apologize for blowing up your newsfeed. I posted a lot with just having one kid, now that I have two, I just can't help myself!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Much Love,






















Monday, July 21, 2014

EVICTION NOTICE!

--EVICTION NOTICE--

"Dear Baby Chase,
You have 1 week to leave the premises.
Love,
Mom, Dad, and Big Brother"

I am so sorry I have not been doing a good job with doing my weekly bump update! I don't remember why I didn't do a 37 week update, and 38 weeks was just a very long yet nerve wrecking week for us. I had an appointment and though baby seemed fine, my blood pressure was high and just wouldn't get any lower then 145. It was like a flash back to when I was pregnant with Chance. My blood pressure always runs a little higher and is always border line, but after checking it 3 times, I had to get blood work done and was sent home with a 24 hour pee test to return the following day. If you don't know, high blood pressure is one of the few signs for preeclampsia or developing preeclampsia. It was a nerve wrecking week, waiting by the phone. The doc told me, no news is a good news. Well, after waiting all week, we got no call! Thank goodness! I was not ready for Chase to come just yet. 38 weeks is still a week too early for me. Now I am 39 weeks and he is now allowed to come any day now! :)


How far along? 39 weeks! 7 days till due date. When do you think this little guy is going to make his debut?????

Size of baby? He is roughly 20 inches long from head to toe, and weighs 7.25 lbs <-- 7="" am="" enough="" find="" guess="" guessing="" guy="" how="" i="" is.="" is="" lbs.="" little="" not="" out="" p="" round="" since="" smaller="" so="" soon="" still="" sure="" that="" this="" true="" under="" will="">

What's happening in that tummy? He is still growing layers of fat to help control his little body temperature at birth. Most of the vernix and the lanugo that covered his body has disappeared. He is ready to brace us with his presence!

Any movement? A lot of rib cage kicking and pushing. Also a lot of pressure on my poor hips. Definitely making it quite tough to even sit comfortably.

Total weight gain? I have gained only a pound or so since a few weeks ago. I think the weight gaining has calmed down from here on. 30-32 lbs gained thus far. 

Gender? BOUNCING BABY BOY!

Cravings? Sonic's half priced shakes after 5 pm. Why must they do that to me? It has taken everything in me not to drive up to sonic every night the last few days. Then there is Dr. Pepper. Ya thought I had an addiction when I wasn't pregnant, you have no idea! Thank fully we don't go out to eat or anything much or I'd be a goner!

Missing anything? Being able to walk without any pains. I will elaborate more in the next question.

Symptoms? HIP PAINS WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME! This is a new pain, that I am not familiar with. My first pregnancy, I did not deal with this. I have to watch how I walk or this random spasm will hit me full force. Almost making me drop to the floor right there in the middle of Target and just chilling there for a bit. It sucks. I do not like to complain much but I can't help it when it comes to this crap. I am okay if I walk straight and don't do any side steps or sudden turns. I almost have to march like a soldier in order to avoid these pains. So much fun.

Sleep?  I wake up every 2 hours to pee. I just keep thinking, this is preparing me for late night feedings. I can do this!

Maternity clothes? All the time! I am actually quite sad that I won't be able to pull this shirt off in the picture after I have little man. It is my favorite!

Belly button in or out? Slightly pushing out on the side. How is that possible you ask? No idea, but my poor belly button is lopsided. 

Wedding rings on or off? Still on, for the most part. I can't fall asleep with them on or I will not be able to take them off or feel my finger for that matter.

Bought anything for baby? We actually went out a couple days ago and got one important thing for our little guy.


The coming home outfit!!! We had such a hard time finding the perfect outfit. Boys are tough. I can pick out a million cute outfits for a girl but a boy is a little harder. Then I saw this last week when I went out with some friends to Target, and I about died! Call me a nerd but suspenders and bow ties are just so stinkin' cute! Thanks to my parents for giving us the money to go get this cute outfit.

Then last night I went out and enjoyed an evening with some awesome friends for a little Baby Fiesta at Guacamole ( A Mexican restaurant, with the best cheese sauce in the world!)
The adorable Kelsea made placement cards for us, because a party isn't a party without a little decoration! Haha I just love it!

I got some awesome gifts from these awesome ladies. A robe to rock in the hospital, a huge box of diapers, baby wipes, gift card, baby bath essentials, teething rings, the famous keys that kids love so much, and this stress relief sugar scrub from Bath & Body Works! I cannot express how thankful I am for these ladies! I was so worried that I would never find really great friends being in this military life, especially friends that our husbands all get along well with! I can't wait for Chase to join this crazy group of friends!


How are we feeling? I am seriously so excited! All my worries the last couple weeks have faded into just pure excitement! Of course, I am still kinda freaked out that I will be having a baby any day now, but having the support from friends and family makes it all ten times easier! All arrangements for Chance are taken care of. Bags are all almost packed. Well the baby's bag is done and taken care of. I just gotta get mine, the husband's together, and of course a cool sleepover bag for Chance! I want him to be super comfortable for his first sleepover with his friends, equipped with all is favorite things and snacks to share! The husband and I were sitting in the nursery when the hubs says, "Man, I am excited!" Call me a sap, but that just melted my heart! I get so caught up in my own emotions, that sometimes I have no idea what is going on in my husband's mind. I think once I heard him say that, all the nervousness floated away!

What does big brother think of baby brother? He has been asking when Baby Chase is coming out. I think he is excited to meet this little guy. I am still a little nervous for them to meet, but I know he will be the very best big brother. Come on, Baby Chase! I know many people that are all so eager to meet you!


7 days till due date! Tomorrow I have an appointment, so pray that my blood pressure is normal and everything looks good! Hope everyone has one amazing day!

Love,



Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July Fun!

Monday, you came way to fast!
Even though it was a long weekend, I feel like we all deserved another day or two to enjoy it, don't you?

I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day and got to spend time with friends and family! This 4th of July will not be forgotten.

We got together with some great friends, had a cookout, ate smores, and set off some fireworks! I plugged my SD card in this morning and was amazed to see that I had taken over 600 photos. CRAZY! I somehow managed to boil down all the funky or unwanted photos to about 30. On to the picture dump load :) I still have photos to get from the husband's phone as well, so I will be posting some of those this week too!

I got a bunch of fun stuff for the kiddos to have a blast!


A little prepping before the cookout!


I, of course, had to take a selfie!


Happy Birthday America!





We started the holiday with a little pool fun!




Partners in crime!


Just as happy as can be!





They sat like this while they ate their dino chicken, just talking away. The bestest buds!



Of course, we had to get a group shot of us girls! 


He jst looked so cute sitting in the little lawn chair, minding his own business.




Finally, it started getting a little darker out, so we decided to let the kids have some fun with pop its, sparklers, snakes, little color bombs, and a few other not so dangerous firework fun!




POP ITS! My most favorite part of 4th of July!



I think this one was Chance's favorite!


The guys may have been having more fun then the kids. 



The boys enjoyed watching the guys have their fun.

Chance wasn't too keen on the sparklers at first, so I didn't get any of him with one on my camera before it became to dark. Luckily, this fella let me snap a photo!! 

I was able to sneak a photo of Mrs. Kelsea with the flag :)


I made the kids run around the yard with the flag, attempting to get a few good ones! Man, kids are so tough photographing sometimes! I was able to get a few cute ones though.







Muddy jeans and John Deer boots.



A little photoshop fun with this little guy!


Mr. Hank!


These two were so intrigued by the fireworks. I had fun just watching them!


We had a great night full of laughter and good food!
I am glad we had some awesome friends to enjoy this holiday with! There may be an incident of a rogue firework trying to chase a couple of the guys that night. I still laugh every time I watch the video clip we were able to capture!

More pictures later this week to come involving sparklers. I am not to great with night photography so they are all on the husband's phone. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that their Monday goes pretty fast!

Much Love,





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