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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

one little... two little...


Happy Halloween from my two little Indians!

I have been saving this idea since last Halloween! So thankful for my awesome and talented friend Taran @ Rose Baby, who helped pull off my idea! If you ever need ANYTHING, contact her! You will not be disappointed! She is definitely my crafting savior! :-)

And even though I have been dreaming this up for a year... I never thought it would turn out so perfect!
Eeeek! Love my little Indian!
 Precious... or squatting dog as her aunt Shannan called her!
Hope you all enjoy your Halloween!
Cannot wait to see what your kids are wearing!
Stay safe! <3>

Friday, October 26, 2012

friday phone dump.

Soooo.... alot to share.... sorry for all of the pics!

We had painters come in and paint our bedroom and bathrooms. They used flat paint on all of our walls when the house was built and that stuff is just crap! It shows everything! We are slowly but surely going to paint every room in our house. I did the same color in our master as our previous house because I still loved them! It is called Coffee Bean. Our bathrooms I did Mocha from SW. This picture doesn't really look like it, but it's kind of a chocolate milk color.
We celebrated our sweet Avery's 1st birthday!
I SERIOUSLY wore this to a work lunch one day. And I had on a yellow and gray striped maxi dress. I am blaming prego brain for sure!
I was super sick on my birthday so I took a long nap at lunch. My sweet boy always knows when I need a cuddle!
Hadlea and I went to visit my BFF from high school, Jessica. We had planned to go to the pumpkin patch, but of course we would pick a day that it rained ALL day. We ended up at a jump house and the kids loved it! Afterwards, we went to eat ice cream. Hadlea still says, "I eat ice cream with Mario and Jestyn. They my best friends." And I hope they are one day!
We have spent several evenings painting pumpkins. This is alot less stressful than carving one with a 2yo!
Hadlea had her first hair cut. To say it might have been traumatizing might be an understatement. Justin brought Hadlea in during my haircut and foil. I think she thought Celeste was going to put her hair in foil and she did NOT like that thought. After we convinced her she was just getting a cut, she was fine! Thankfully Celeste had Barney on the laptop!
We had Riley and Hannah one weekend and headed to the zoo!
My babies snuggling before daycare one morning!
Gigi sent H a box of clothes and pjs! Her pjs came with matching house shoes which she thought were AWESOME! We couldn't get them to stay on her feet so I cut holes and added shoe strings! 2 points for momma! :-)
I should really write a separate post about our neighbors! They are just awesome people! We have had several cookouts together lately. It is always nice because whoever is cooking will hand their kids off and the others will watch them until dinner is ready. I mean... imagine cooking without a kid clinging to your leg! Pure heaven! :-)
Right after this picture was taken, Briggs (on the glider) got off and walked straight into Hadlea. They bumped heads and both ended up with bruised faces!
For the last 3 months, we have lived with a small black leather love seat. Imagine Justin, Hadlea Berkley and I all lounging on that little sofa. NOT fun! We FINALLY got in our new sectional! They didn't deliver it all, but the rest is on its way! So far, we are LOVING the extra room... and so does some little furry guy!
Had went to school with spiders on her shirt today! She was so proud of her momma and baby spider! :-)
My sweet boy had to take a baby to school. For some reason, he gets in Hadlea's car seat and sets when we drive back home. I swear he thinks he is human!

Happy Friday!
Gigi is in town and we have a list a mile long of things to get done! We sold our house (YEAH!) and close Nov 9. We have to work on getting everything out of there... plus making several other stops!
It will be a busy weekend!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Baby H2 {16 weeks}

This week you get the good ol' iPhone picture. I need to take a better one since this is kind of a milestone, but I haven't dressed up for anything special so maybe tomorrow?! :-)

How far along: 16 weeks

Net weight gain/loss: 4 pounds

Maternity clothes: I am just wearing workout clothes and stretch pants so I haven't had to break them out yet.

Stretch marks: none - can it happen twice?!

Belly button: innie

Sleep: up for the bathroom atleast 2-3 times a night... or 5-7 times a night! Some nights are good, others... not so much!

Baby movement: I think I am feeling some!

Gender: I am DYING to know! ...still guessing girl. {any other guesses??}

Food cravings: Mexican (given), cereal, plain blueberry Eggo's, sandwiches, chocolate milk, tea and Coke icees.

Food aversions: anything that is not listed above! :)

What I miss: Feeling 100%. I know it is for good cause, but I seriously feel like I am 100. Just tired and out of breath all of the time. I did start back to the gym, so hoping that helps.

Looking forward to: Finding out the sex...

Best moment this week: I am starting to have some good day in between the horrible all day morning sickness days! Could it almost be over?!

Milestones: the baby is 3 1/2 ounces and the size of an avocado! the baby will double the weight and add inches to its length in the next few weeks.

I feel alot bigger than the first pictures displays so here is a peek at my view looking down!
I still feel alot bigger than this too! :-)

Friday, October 19, 2012

expecting baby H2...

Soooo... this is the post that should have been first, but since you already know the 'NEWS', here is a recap of how it all came together!

H is going to be a BIG SISTER and Berkley a BIG BROTHER!
I honestly cannot believe this is happening!

I found out on August 17th! This was all during the madness of me trying to go to Indianapolis and my family falling apart... {I added some details to THIS post.} I kind of feel like I have referred back to that one post a good 20+ times, but it is almost crazy how so many things happened in just a VERY short couple of weeks! I am so thankful I have two healthy grandmas, a healthy uncle on his way to a full recovery and a growing baby that we cannot wait to meet!

Leading up to August 17th, I hadn't been feeling very well. For a few days I felt like I was starting to get a cold. In the previous few months my 'monthly girl stuff' had been messed up so since it was 'really' light in July, I didn't really think much about it. {sorry TMI}. Since I was leaving on a girls trip on August 18th, and I knew that alcohol would be consumed, I decided that I should take a test. I got up that Friday morning and took it... and took another... and took another.

To say I was freaking would be an understatement!

Justin and I had started trying earlier in the year, but in June, my brother and SIL told us they were expecting. I have waited SOOOO long for my brother to be a dad that I did not want to 'rain on their parade' during this time! That night I told Justin that I wanted to wait a year. I am not sure why I put a year on it, but I thought it would just work for us.

So when the test turned positive that morning, I was happy, sad, excited, scared... I really didn't know how to feel. I called my friend Shannan... who wouldn't answer her freaking phone. Why does that always happen when you need someone?! I went back to working and soon enough she called. We talked it out... I was happy. Excited. But I did NOT know how I was going to tell my brother. I just felt so guilty.

I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that my brother and SIL would be nothing but excited. They are two of the most caring people. I knew that they wouldn't be anything but happy. But I still felt guilty.

After finding out, going on my trip and before telling anyone else, I started spotting. Since we have been down this road before, I pretty much knew the outcome. I was scared. Many times I called Justin crying at work. He would call me 100 times a day. I knew there wasn't anything we could do but pray. And that we did. After two days of it, it stopped. I am pretty sure I cried for another 2 days just thanking Him for His answered prayers.

Justin and I {and Shannan and Julie} kept it between ourselves until Labor Day weekend. We then shared it with my parents, granny, aunt becky and nana. I was SO sick Labor Day weekend. Nana came to the rescue and took H one day so I could sleep while Justin went fishing. I ended up losing 5 pounds over that weekend.

The Monday after Labor Day was my first doctor's appointment. My mom, Nana, Justin and Hadlea went to the ultrasound with me. I was so excited for H to see the baby... and wouldn't you know she didn't care one bit! She wanted to leave and get a sucker! :-)

When we went to my doctor's appointment, they were telling me I was around 8 weeks along... but wouldn't you know I was 11!! :-) I will take the extra weeks anytime! Ha!

I waited until after Alan and Amanda's Gender Reveal Party and told them that next week. And like I thought, they were nothing but excited! I actually told Alan first when I was talking to him on the phone one day. We were talking and all of the sudden I started crying. When he asked what was wrong, I just told him. I just couldn't hold it in any long. And wouldn't you know he started laughing. I apologized and told him how guilty I felt, but he assured me he was SUPER happy. We went over to their house that night to share the news with Amanda. I felt so much relief telling them.
We got to tell my other SIL, Riley and Hannah when they were at the house one night! I was so excited to tell the kids. Riley and Hannah are like my babies... I know I will get ALOT of help in the coming months from those two!
And after that... the word just started spreading {much like my hips! ha! Just Kidding!}

I loved sharing the news with everyone! I am just so thankful for our friends and family that we get to share this experience with! I know this will be the perfect timing for an addition to our family. After all, we go by His timing and not our own... something I need to remember! :-)

{And these pictures were supposed to include H in a 'Big Sis' shirt, but I was too lazy to put it on her! And... this just totally fits her personally! My little Lover!}

Thursday, October 18, 2012

best birthday present, EVER!

So you know how most woman people start getting anxiety the closer they get to turning 30?! Well... I was one of them. I went back and forth about it, and at the end, realized there wasn't really a darn thing I could do about it but own it... so I did! And surprisingly, 30 has been awesome! I really have no major complaints about the last year!

If you read my post from last year HERE, then you know Justin, my brothers and SIL totally delivered in the presents department! I wasn't expecting anything this year since they totally rocked last year, but to my surprise, they even trumped an LV bag! Meet my new prized possession {after H & Berk, of course!}

An autographed poster of Troy Aikman

Yall.... my brothers HATE the Dallas Cowboys! I have LOVED them my entire life! ...even convincing my mom into letting me paint my bedroom gray in elementary, getting a Dallas bedspread AND buying several Dallas posters that she had framed for me and hung on my wall! I received CRAP daily from my dad and brothers! So how do I know my brothers TOTALLY love me?! They go to a charity event and spend their hard earned money on a Troy Aikman signed poster JUST. FOR. ME! {jake did let me know it was only because the Michael Jordan stuff went too high. but that is neither here nor there! :-)}

So a special thank you to my brothers and SIL for just being awesome! I think this gift will be totally hard to trump... unless it is a face to face with the man himself! :-)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Baby H2 {15 weeks}

{just look at my belly. this was late in the evening! :-)}

How far along: 15 weeks

Net weight gain/loss: 4 pounds

Maternity clothes: I haven't even tried putting on my jeans lately. I am just wearing workout clothes and stretch pants.... makes me feel better about myself! :)

Stretch marks: none - can it happen twice?!

Belly button: innie

Sleep: up for the bathroom atleast 2-3 times a night... or 5-7 times a night! Some nights are good, others... not so much!

Baby movement: i think I am feeling some!

Gender: I am DYING to know! ...still guessing girl. {any other guesses??}

Food cravings: Mexican (given), cereal, plain blueberry Eggo's, sandwiches, chocolate milk, tea.

Food aversions: anything that is not listed above! :)

What I miss: working out! I hope to start back up tomorrow!

Looking forward to: finding out the sex. Can I wait until my 20 week appointment?! We will see!!

Best moment this week: I am starting to have some good day in between the horrible all day morning sickness days! Could it almost be over?!

Milestones: the baby is 2 1/2 ounces and the size of an apple! its legs are growing longer than the arms and it can now move all of the joints and limbs! the eyelids are fused shut, but they can sense light.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Homecoming 2012

I went back to my home town for homecoming this year. Last year was my 10 year, and this year was the 10 year of the class below me. Since I have several friends in that class, I was glad I was able to go back and see them!!
H, Berk and I headed out Friday after work! Hadlea was chatty the entire way, and my sweet boy just chewed and slept on his blanket! Sure wish kids were as great to travel with as Berkley! :-)
Friday night, I went up to the 'pool hall' as we call it to meet friends. It is really just the local bar... only bar for that matter! Ha! My town is VERY small! I know when I was there, the population was around 1200... could be less now. And I only graduated with like 25 kids! Small towns are THE best! :-)

Saturday morning was the parade and turtle races. We spent the morning prepping Hadlea's turtle for the big race! Ha! We painted it so she would know which was once hers, and then we let it run around as she chased it yelling, "go choo-choo go!"... no idea why she thought it went like a train?! Berkley on the other hand thought the thing was the devil... he hated it and even tried biting the poor things head off one time!

The parade was super fun! I loved watching the kids! I remember doing this every. single. year as a child so it is special to be able to take Hadlea back!

All of my friends kids were able to play together!
There are 10 babies in this picture!!! ...3 still in progress!
Alea (+1 in Feb), Catherine (with Kate and Hayden), Jennifer (with Ady and Logan), Hadlea (with Hadlea and +1 in April) and Amanda (with Ivan, Jake and +1 in April).
After the parade and lunch, it was time to race "choo-choo"!
He got 2nd in his class and made H a whopping $2!!
Later, we went to church and dinner. Hadlea decided she wanted to try on Gigi's ring! Now, she has asked for one several times....
Calling Poppa!!!!!! :-)
Alan brought Avery by to stay the night with us while he was hunting!
So I got the pleasure of sleeping with Berkley and Avery! Avery definitely puts off more heat than my little 11 lber!
Sunday, we went to Grandma's for a visit and got to see Uncle Gary again!!
We finally made it home to daddy, and it was painting pumpkins time!
Gigi bought H some pumpkins and she was DYING to paint them!
Just another full, fun weekend!
So thankful for family, friends and awesome memories!
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