November 18, 2017

BB3 Bumpdate {18 Weeks}

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What's going on this week...


What's New: We've begun the name search. I have realized just how picky I am!

What's Old: Fatigue is almost gone...I'm ready to actually feel this second trimester bliss!

Baby: The size of an artichoke (about 5.6 inches long and 6.7 ounces)
         
        Heart Rate: 150's... I love the perks of working in a women's center- that doppler is always     
                                      handy!

Cravings: Give me alllll the cheese balls!




November 11, 2017

BB3 Bumpdate {17 Weeks}

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Here we are- ready to document this exciting time!


What's New: This belly! I don't know if it's because we finally spilled the beans, but the bump has arrived. Feeling more pronounced "kicks", rather than twitched and flutters.

What's Old: Fatigue...it's improving, so I'm hoping it's on the way out!

Baby: The size of a pomegranate (about 5.1 inches long and 5.9 ounces)
       Heart Rate: 140's

Cravings: melon fruit, especially cantaloupe



November 01, 2017

Ready or Not...

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We are super excited to announce that our family is growing!


We thought Halloween was a perfect time to reveal our big news because it's such a special and fun time for us!

Due Date: April 21, 2018

Gender: You should know me better by now...of course we aren't finding out!

Nickname: BB3

So far, I've been exhausted and slightly queasy, but I definitely blame this on being busy with 2 other kiddos! We are out of the first trimester, so hopefully I will be feeling better soon :)
The kiddos are super excited, and starting to ask lots of questions. 

13 week ultrasound

Ready or not...!!


September 07, 2017

Eliza goes to School

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It's little sister's turn to head off to school!
Eliza is attending the same church preschool that Peyton went to- we just love the program and all of the teachers!

 Meeting Miss Kila at Open House!


Because Eliza still has some separation anxiety, I was totally prepared for a dramatic first day of school. E totally surprised us as she hopped out of the car and ran inside! I sure hope it stays that way this year!

Off she goes!

I hope her teachers are ready for this sass ;)

It's hard to believe my baby is big enough for school! Reach high, Boo!

August 14, 2017

Boot Camp for New Moms

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Hey y'all!

I am so excited to announce the launch of our new perinatal education class: Boot Camp for New Moms! This class was inspired by its "brother" class Boot Camp for New Dads, facilitated by my very own hubs :)

Boot Camp is not an exercise class, or a course on infant care; it is a discussion-based workshop for parents-to-be to join experienced parents and their babies to learn about life as a new family.

In Mommy Boot Camp, we focus on topics like breastfeeding, comforting techniques, male bonding timeline, and going back to work. The workshop is a judgement-free zone where rookie moms can ask veteran moms about their experiences as a new Mom.

My co-facilitator... I just adore this lady!

One of our vets in action

Here are some upcoming classes at my hospital- let your Mom-to-be friends know!


August 07, 2017

Kindergarten: Here We Come

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Oh... I have been so naive in thinking this day would never come. My sweet P is off to Kindergarten and this Momma is a complete wreck. Why is it that we have such trouble letting go? I know P is more than ready, but it's hard to imagine her navigating through her day ALL by herself!

Of course, we read "The Night Before Kindergarten" at bedtime. And I could barely make it through.






I hosted a "Mommies and Mimosas" gathering afterwards so we could all cry together...and have an excuse to drink at 7:30am! I think it's going to be a GREAT year for Peyton. I can't wait to see her blossom. Go Colts!


June 11, 2017

Peyton's 5th Birthday

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I cannot even believe my first baby is already 5 years old! It truly seems like yesterday that Ben and I found out we were going to be parents. The last five years has been a most rewarding, challenging, and precious time!

Peyton woke up to balloons and streamers decorating her room, then we headed to Dunkin Donuts for our traditional birthday donut.

Happy Birthday Junebug!


Four years of birthday donuts!

 Afterwards, we spent the day at The Georgia Aquarium! Did you know admission is free on your birthday?!








Wiped out!

So excited to open her birthday present- a bounce house!




We continued the celebration that weekend with a ballerina birthday party for our girl. The local Rec Center and Miss Sandy did a fantastic job! The party guests enjoyed dress up, games, and a little dance lesson. And of course, a fancy "tea party" because this Momma just needed a hand in something.










We just love our friends!

Peyton, you are the most generous, caring, strong-willed, and intelligent child I know! Every day with you is a blessing, and I am so lucky to be your Mother. You were born a true leader...Shine on, my girl!