Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Meet Sophie Louise

 Sophie Louise made her grand appearance on December 4th at 3:32am, weighing 6 lbs 5oz, and 18 inches long. Labor couldn't have gone more smooth, and it was such a tender moment. I was able to share it with my husband, my dear friend Jill, the nurses, and my sweet Dr. Rebenack. This birth felt so different than the birth of Samuel. With Sam, I was exhausted to the point that I wasn't able to grasp the fact that I had just given birth, but with Sophie, I felt so many emotions. Maybe it was the realization that the hundreds of prayers I spent to have another child, was finally answered, or the fact that I was now a mother to a little girl, my little girl. Either way she was here, and she was absolutely perfect. I'm so overwhelmed with happiness, it's hard for me to express this journey in words, but I believe these pictures show exactly how I feel. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Baby Showers and Duck Faces

I can't believe I only have 3 more weeks until this baby is due. THREE MORE WEEKS! I've been racking my brain aimlessly trying to get everything in order, and I still feel like I have so much to do. I have cleaned every ounce of baby clothing, blankets, bedding, bottles, binkies ect. My house is decorated for Christmas! (don't judge) My Christmas cards are done. I've kept up on my weekly selfies:) You're welcome. Duck face included :() But yet, I still feel out of sorts. I want to feel completely ready, but I've finally realized that's not going to happen.  I don't think anyone can be fully prepared to have a baby join their family. Am I excited? Of course! Am I Scared! Who isn't! My life is about to change forever. But we truly can't wait to meet our little girl, 
and fill that void we have felt for too long. 

Sam surprised me with a little belly shot as well. My face was
not planned. I think I was in the middle of saying "Ha! what are you doing!"
Does he look like he's 8 years old here???

              To top off getting ready for this baby, three of my close friends threw me the most perfect baby shower. Simple, yet, beautiful. They know me all too well. The food was delicious, games were sweet memories of the past, and of course the consistent laughter never stopped. I love these women! 

5 of us are having babies within a couple of months of each other. 3 girls, 1 boy, and a mystery! My dear friend Lindley (purple shirt) and I are due the EXACT same day, both with girls. What are the chances?  I can't wait for this baby girl to have 5 little friends. My friend Steph (the one holding the baby) had her 10 lb baby a WEEK prior. Couldn't believe she came! Such a sweet surprise.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me such an incredible shower friends!
I love you all so much! 

Who knows... maybe the next time I blog, I'll have a baby. We shall see!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Meet Paul Bunyan

I have to say that my little Sam makes Halloween costumes look good. 
Flash back to the last 3 years...

Lion, Up, and Clark Kent

This Year... meet

Paul Bunyan

Can't leave out the butt pose

This was the 3rd year in a row that Sam won best costume at our ward trunk or treat. 
Not sure if we'll top this one next year...

Preschool Halloween Party
"Make a silly face"

I thoroughly enjoyed trick or treating with my two lumberjack men. I've never been into Halloween, but since having a little boy (and husband) to dress up, and watch run house to house, it has become one of my favorite holidays. Not to say I'm beyond elated when it's over. I loath all the candy we end up with, We pick through our very favorites, then find ways of dispersing it, before we consume it all. I thank my young women at church in those regards. It was indeed another successful Halloween!