Category Archive: Baby

Jun 27

Maternity Photos

Well, we decided not to hire a maternity photographer this time around. We’ve just been taking random photos when we get the chance or having a friend snap some of us as a family. They’re not professional quality by any means, but they work for the few photos we’ll frame around the house. Luckily, we’ve had good luck with them and have a great way to remember this second pregnancy (which has absolutely flown by)! Here are some of our favorites…


(the first couple are from 3 months ago…the belly is just a taaaad bigger now. And by a tad I mean a TON, eek) Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity PhotosMaternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Photos Maternity PhotosSo there ya have it! DIY maternity pictures. That’s how we roll around here. We’ll see how that goes for newborn photos…

Mar 18

We’re Still Alive!

Wow! Please pardon the (3 month) interruption. Life sure has a way of keeping us busy, am I right?

In December, we found out that we are expecting another little! For the 14 weeks following that incredible news, I was pretty much a walking zombie. Morning sickness really kicked my behind this time around, but yet again, I survived! And really, it’s the best reason in the world to be sick, so I’m not complaining 🙂

Were Still Alive!Charlotte went with us to our first sonogram and picked up the new word “baby”. It has, since then, been her FAVORITE word. When she hears a baby crying in the store, she looks at me and says “baby!”. When she sees a kid on TV, she points and tell us “baby!”. It’s pretty adorable. She shares her binky and blankets with her baby doll. When the baby doll “cries’, she gives her the binky, puts her little finger up to her mouth and says “sshhh”. She’s got this mommy thing down! Little does she know she will be LIVING with a baby in 5 short months. I’m convinced she’s going to be a really great big sister.Were Still Alive!

I go between feeling SO excited, to really terrified to have 2 kids. Then I remind myself…people do this all the time, we can do it! No matter what, though, I feel a constant sense of gratefulness that God is giving me another child to love. I know it will become our “new normal”, but it’s just very hard to imagine splitting my time between a newborn, my first born (who has been, up to this point our favorite!!) and my husband. It will take some adjusting, and then it will just be life. And I’m excited for that 🙂 Eric is just plain excited, so it helps to hear his perspective when I’m doubting my mothering capabilities. He’s the rock, forever the rock in this family.

Were Still Alive!Despite the tiredness, “nesting” has officially kicked in. This is serious, people. Eric’s list of honey-dos is out.of.control. Luckily for me, he’s super handy, efficient, and very motivated. I hope to share some of the exciting DIY projects we’ve (and by we I mean I get the idea and the hubby makes it happen) been up to!

Were Still Alive!

Although I’ve been seriously neglecting this space, I think about it all the time and really enjoy sharing our life. So, thanks for hanging in there! Hopefully I’ll be back soon!

Dec 07

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Decorating for Christmas this year was so much different than other years. Different in a REALLY, really good way. I threw out any ideas of having a perfect, beautiful tree. We let Charlotte put ornaments on, and of course we couldn’t use the glass ornaments with a toddler around. But that’s OK, there are plenty more holidays seasons for those! She was ridiculously proud of herself when she put an ornament on. We all clapped and cheered for her, which sounds hilarious, but is true.
Eric’s brother and soon-to-be-sister-in-law (that’s a mouthful) were there Sunday morning when we started decorating. Charlotte was napping when we put up the tree. When she woke up, she was in awe! Best. Reaction. Ever!

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And just for fun, this is last year. What an eventful year it’s been!

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Nov 12

Miss Independent

Miss IndependentHello! I thought I’d do a little photo update of our little munchkin. I want to remember every stage of this sweet girl’s life, so this is my place to do just that!

“On the move” is putting it lightly these days. She’s RUNNING for gosh sakes. Her personality is really starting to develop, so it’s been fun to watch her grow into a little person. She definitely likes to be independent- everything from sitting at the bar to eat (who needs highchairs anyway?) to cleaning the floors herself. As shown in the pictures above, when she wants to wear her winter hat for snack, that she does. Getting myself ready for work in the mornings is proving to be quiet difficult with a mobile one. She entertains herself by taking EVERY. single. thing out of the drawers as I rush to put myself together.

She is very determined and persistent, which are two traits I had as a little one. I’m hoping to really harness those characteristics and encourage her to use it them to motivate, rather than label her as being “stubborn” or “hard headed”. It’s all about the positive re-frame, people! She is SUPER smiley these days and likes to laugh when everyone else is. She is shy around new people, but LOVES visitors. We have a driveway alarm that alerts us when people drive down our lane. When she hears it, she seriously loses her mind!

She is obsessed with animals…of all kinds. I took her to the petstore the other day, which by the way is the best free winter activity! She loved watching the guinea pigs run around, and even liked the snakes….I guess it’s in her blood or something (ie. DAD! not Mom :)) When she saw the room of cats, she went bonkers. It was only fitting to buy her the cat beanie for this winter. It’s no secret around our house that I’m a cat gal, and Eric’s more of a dog kinda guy. Charlotte may or may not be persuaded by her Mama on this one. However, she is becoming very affectionate toward Barkley as of late. Her Dad might be rubbing off on her too 🙂

Everyday is exciting with a toddler. We just love seeing her excitement with every new thing she’s discovering, and learning who this little person is!

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