Wednesday, November 7, 2012


i am sick.  i don't feel like using caps.  i haven't posted in a very long time.  here goes.

hazel is the most amazing baby ever.  i have been so very, very blessed with wonderful children.  every parent says that and it leaves other parents or people without children wondering how can every child be wonderful.  here is how:  God gives us children that are perfect for us.  that is how.  not every child is perfect but is perfect for you.

my three children are perfectly flawed just for me.  they are flawed in the areas that God knew i could handle.  they are flawed in the ways that God could use them to teach me.  i love that.

hazel is two months old and she got her shots today.  she was AMAZING.  she cried for about 8 seconds.  she had to be given meds orally and she took them like a champ.  she holds her head high and is just lovely.  she really, truly is.  she has always slept very, very well.  she doesn't really cry much.  she moans and whines but not cry cry.  but when she does, it is the ugly cry.

she doesn't cry when getting dressed.  she doesn't cry when she is getting a diaper change.  she doesn't cry unless she is in her carseat.  and that is quite often.  i am always on the go these days.  tristan has karate and school.  aiden has mdo.  tristan has baseball.  hazel *hates* her carseat.  oh well, she is going to need to get over that.  hopefully she will.

aiden got bit by fire ants over this past weekend.  bad.  VERY bad.  my poor baby.  he is so good about it though.  he isn't really crying but they itch him like mad.  i can tell.  but he is so good.  lately, he throws fits.  i hate them.  i will be happy when he outgrows this.  soon.  please be soon.  he also is very much a daddy's boy these days.  he even chooses to hold daddy's hand when we walk places now.  he used to only hold mine.  ah, tis life.

tristan is good.  he is in kindergarten and is doing awesome.  his teacher told me that he is very smart and that he should be in the gifted and talented class.  i am a proud momma.  he loves baseball but quite frankly he isn't very good at it.  sshhhh...don't tell him i said that.  he is great at karate, when he actually pays attention.  he has moved up in class quickly.  he has his orange belt and he got it months in advance.  he does this thing though, he puts his lips and food in weird, disgusting places.  it's awful.  all i can think about is germs.  yucky, gross germs.

i love my children and how they are perfect for me.  not perfect but perfect for me.  i am blessed beyond belief with such an amazing family God gave julian and me.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hazel AnnaLynne ~ First Two Weeks

only a couple of hours old

two days old, on our way home from the hospital

four days old

one week and one day old

ten days old

two weeks, two days old

Thursday, August 30, 2012

38 Weeks

~ I am beyond ready to have this baby
~ I can't eat anything without feeling super gross
~ Sleeping good is a thing of the past
~ I am having contractions that are doing something
but not enough to start anything
~ This little girl is stretching me BIG time
but I haven't seen any new stretch marks
~ I am extremely, EXTREMELY excited to meet her
~ I can't get enough water these days
~ I crave Dr. Pepper but can't drink any
~ I've gained my limit on weight 
~ My boys are super excited to meet their sister
~ My back is killing me
~ I have RLS terribly bad
~ My nails and hair have not grown longer like they say they should
~ I've avoided swelling this time around until now
~ I LOVE sweet things opposed to savory
~ I quit cooking this pregnancy
~ I kept shopping to a bare minimum this time
~ She is a very, very active little girl
~ I am cooking freezer meals to be prepared 
and that's about all the cooking I've done
~ I have become quite crafty these days
: I bought a sewing machine
: I made her mobile
: I've made burp cloths, a taggie blankie, and blankets
: I made labels for her clothes
~ I have negative amounts of patience

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

30 Weeks

~ Nesting has begun
~ LOVE Dr. Pepper still
~ I am craving much more fruit now
~ Heartburn is a killer
~ My emotions are all over the place
~ My scar from my sons is acting up with all the stretching going on
~ Sleeping is getting harder and harder to do
~ I have to pee every three seconds
~ I am getting super excited to meet her
~ We put her crib together
~ I washed all her clothes and organized them
~ I finished her mobile

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

27 Weeks

~ It happened, no more pre pregnancy pants for me
~ I am one cranky Momma these days
~ Sleeping is uncomfortable
~ I have ZERO patience
~ She kicks a lot, A LOT
~ I have no new stretch marks
~ Indigestion is a killer
~ I am exhausted
~ I can't wait to meet her

I know this list sounds negative, and I acknowledge this, but these are my feelings these days.  I don't like women who make pregnancy out to sound like it is just Heaven day in and day out.  That is bull.  Pregnancy IS beautiful but also messy at the same time.

This is the truth folks.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Preggo Pictures

How we told the World it was a GIRL
I tried to take pictures every week but that didn't last
Self Portrait
Another Self Portrait (this pic isn't so clear or light)
Hello Feet!
GoodBye Feet!
26 Weeks
26 Weeks...Hello Baby Girl

Friday, May 25, 2012

25 weeks

~ I still LOVE me some Dr. Pepper
~ The heartburn is now in full swing
~ I can still wear all of my pre-preggo clothes
~ I get super tired at about 4 p.m. and then get cranky at 5...weird
~ I'm getting hot all the time now
~ I can feel my tummy stretching but haven't noticed any new stretch marks
~ Aiden wanted to make Baby #3 laugh and made funny noises into my belly button for her to hear him
~ I have officially gained all the weight I wanted to gain
and I am only at 25 weeks
   with 15 more to go
~ It is hard to sleep now with my big belly sticking out
~ She is an active little girl who kicks a lot

Bonus *Pregnant Pictures*

Monday, May 14, 2012

23 Weeks

I want to remember these things always...

~ I can *still* wear my pre pregnancy clothes, with the help of
   rubber bands of course
~ I crave chocolate like you wouldn't believe
~ And Dr. Pepper (but I love DP anyways)
~ Baby 3 kicks a lot
~ I have not had heart burn like I did with the my first two
~ Aiden is super worried about me being "cut open" and hurting
~ Honey says I look super cute this pregnancy
~ Baby 3 sits super low like Tristan did
~ I've started to like shopping for girly clothes but I still hate ruffles
~ I love little hats for accessorizing her...I hope she wears them
~ I started leaking colostrum last week (awesome)
~ Honey says this is the smoothest pregnancy I've had
   ie: (mood swings, cravings, uncomfortableness)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Week 20

I am 20 weeks and got to find out what we are having.  A GIRL!

I don't want to forget some things about this pregnancy, so here I go with stuff:

~ I actually am enjoying this pregnancy
~ It started out really rough (basically the first 12 weeks)
~ I am smaller with this pregnancy than my previous two
~ I LOVE spicy food this time
~ I am exercising this time which I certainly did not do the first two times
~ I gained a lot in 20 weeks and that has me worried about the next 20
~ I am smaller even though I have gained a lot = I think that's weird
~ Tristan has said the whole time he wanted a little sister
~ He knew before we did that it was a girl
~ Aiden keeps saying "baby brover/sister"; It's both to him, not one or the other
~ Tristan and Aiden LOVE to sit on my lap and feel their baby
~ Honey felt her for the first time when I was about 17 weeks
~ I felt her much earlier than that and didn't write it down :-(
~ This pregnancy is right in front and not all over
~ I have gotten numerous compliments this pregnancy about looking cute or small (which is nice)
~ Tristan got to tell our families that he was going to be a big brother
~ This pregnancy is going by super fast...SUPER FAST
~ I have a different OB/GYN this time
~ My due date is Sept 10
~ Everybody thought this was a girl
~ I love Dr. Pepper (I always have) but REALLY love it now
~ I can't get enough of sweet stuff: candy, cake, cookies
~ She sits low like Tristan did
~ Honey can hear her heartbeat in my tummy with his own ears

Friday, April 13, 2012

I Need to Remember

Aiden's Hair

My Son's Smiles

Rodeo Day


Boys Being Boys

My SuperHeroes

Their SuperHeroes

Brotherly Love

Mommy Love

Overall Cuteness

and so I don't forget how I actually enjoyed my 3rd pregnancy