Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Finish This #1

My last growing pain was…




Physical growing pain: This sweet baby bump. Can't believe That little girl hidden in there is now coming up on 10 months & trying to walk!!

Emotional growing pain: Stepping out of my comfort zone as much as I can. Growing up and even now I'm pretty shy and honestly pretty uncomfortable in most situations. For the past few months I've really, really, been trying to just grow up and do it. Just talk to people, be myself and not worry about what they are thinking. Ah it hurts. It's hard, it gives me hives and all sorts of problems but I'm doing it. 






I grow and nurture… 




These three little goobers. Miss M, Miss A & Cousin. It's a learning experience for us all, adding an extra body to the mix during the day, but we love having Cousin here. 



The guilt-free snack I enjoy most… Chocolate. Ice cream, candy bars, Starbucks drinks, cookies, just anything chocolate. 

The best reason to stay up all night… lately we stay up because of this... 


we're loving it so far....


If I were stranded on a desert island, I’d… probably freak out. Just a bit- for a while. Ha. Then why not just sit back and relax, maybe it was just a much needed vacation.





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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Like, Love, Loathe


Like. 

All of this clean eating we're trying to do. I mean, I'm not perfect with my food choices but We're trying and that's all that matters right? Do you have any awesome clean eating recipes for us to try? 

Love.
That our front yard DOES NOT look like this anymore!!! Before & Afters coming soon!!!


Loathe.

My sister visited for about 3 weeks in March for my daughter's 3rd birthday with her 2 1/2 year old daughter. Ever since they had to go back home to Vegas my daughter's heart has been broken. It's been a few weeks and she still asks every day if she can please see her cousin LeeLee. Breaks my heart a little every day when she gives me that excited look like she's going to get a different answer today. Make her move back please!



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Monday, April 14, 2014

Revisiting Miss M's Birth.

Lately I've been thinking about March. This March my little girl turned 3. It seems like just yesterday I was listening to her heartbeat at the doctors office. Feeling her squirm around in my belly in the middle of the night. Feels like we just met. Yesterday. All that thinking made me realize that I haven't finished up Miss M's birth story. Reading through it, I felt like it wasn't quite right. It needed to be written again. Exactly how I remember it. Exactly how I want it to be remembered


It's funny thinking back, I kept wanting to meet my sweet little girl, but I also had a to-do list that wasn't quite finished yet. It was July 2nd, I finished picking up around the house, double checked the bags that had been packed for a little over 2 weeks. The last thing that needed to be done: clean and install the infant carrier in my car. So I went to work. I was the seat cover, hung it to dry. installed the base, and double checked that my car was nice and neat. And just like that, my list was complete. 



I crawled into bed that night knowing I was completely prepared. Hoping she would join our family the next day. It would be perfect. My sweet husband would have the 4th off, and could take the Friday off and the weekend would be ours. It would be perfect. I shut my eyes knowing that Monday would come and still no baby, and we would make our way to the hospital where I would be induced and we'd have our sweet girl with us on Tuesday. 







As usual, I woke around 3:45 am for a quick bathroom trip, it had become a routine. It seemed to take a while to fall back asleep, the minutes clicked by on the clock. 4:30, somewhere in the last 45 minutes I had fallen asleep only to be woken up by a pop. That's right a pop. My water broke. I wasn't quite positive so I decided to wait and make sure. Well sure enough, there was no stepping without knowing for sure it had broken. A quick shower, and a 6 am phone call to my mom and we were on our way to the hospital. 


At 8 am I was started on Pitocin and still measured at 3cm and 60%.  At 8:28, a 4 & 65%, that's when my doctor felt the need to break my water more and to move her head. At this point there was no epidural, I was still hardly feeling contractions. After he moved her head, boy did things change. I was told the nurse would be back in shortly with the epidural. Well an hour passed and I couldn't take it anymore. Still no nurse. I sent the hubs out to find someone. At 9:30 my epidural was in and I was starting to feel more relaxed.

By 10 I was at a 5 and and 10:50 I was 8. They called my doctor, after 3 pushes, Miss M joined our family, 6 pounds 6 ounces and 20 inches of absolute perfection. Loud perfection. That sweet girl has some lungs on her! 



I couldn't wait for her sister to come and meet her. She didn't seem interested. Was still taking it in and was having such a fun time at Grandma's house that it was until the morning of the 5th that I was released and we ventured to pick up our not so little anymore toddler. 



That afternoon we climbed into bed as a family of 4. A girl on each side of me. Absolute perfection.





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Friday, April 11, 2014

High Five For Friday!!!

So excited to have finally found a fun link up for today! I've been looking for at least an hour! Then again, I have had a break from blogging for a minute!


1. Lazy pajama day with the kids, watching The Voice with this sweet girl while her sister & nephew nap. Oh and you can't forget a nice yummy snack. 



2. Face masks with my sister, even though our nephew did not approve. 


3. A trip to the nail salon made our day great. This sweet little girl loves to wear her heels and carry around her purple baby.  So maybe this was last week but still. (We have lots to catch up on!)


4. Silly faces. Oh how I love that she learned how to do this. She laughs when she does it, she knows she's being funny. 



5. Guys, I get a yard in this weekend. Just the front yard, but seriously grass is going in right as I type this. So super excited!!!


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