Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rub-a-dub Dub!

Leia got her first bath today. At first she HATED it!!

She screamed bloody murder!!

But she eventually calmed down.

She looked so cute and little in that gigantic tub!
And smelled so good when we were done!
I love clean baby smell!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Picture people

So apparently I have a sickness when it comes to pictures. I just can't help myself, I feel the need to capture every moment! And that includes our little family growing.

Before Leia was born I purchased a coupon for Picture People in the mall. So, I took the opportunity to get family pictures taken!!

Here are some of my favorites....

I love this one! 

And because I think this is completely hilarious....!!


Anyway, there is our little family!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


In a few hours Leia will met her big brother for the very first time.
And she is all ready...

She is all ready!!!

Landon and Nick finally arrived!

And it was love at first sight!

Landon LOVES to kiss and hug and touch Leia!!!
He is very protective and loves to help out and make sure she is happy.

Landon loves to talk about when Leia is older and asks how old he will be when she
is a certain age. And all the fun they will have when she is big enough to play!

I have no doubt that Leia loves her big brother back!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Today Josalyn brought Harper by so Leia could meet her new bestie!!

They instantly hit it off and they are the best of friends!

They totally love each other!!
They will be BFFs FOREVER!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Momentology by Brittany Preston

Today Leia had her first professional photo shoot!! The photography was great and really sweet.

I can't wait to get the pictures back. Should take about 3 weeks!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mini ME!!

This sweet precious face.
Puggy cheeks,
small perfect mouth,
big eyes
little button nose!

(Leia Adele 04/03/12)

But I can't help to think that I've seen this face before...

(Me 08/27/78)

I have my very own little mini ME!!

**She did get her Daddy's hands and feet**

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Bunny Love

Hoppy Easter!!

Today was a pretty low key day.

The Easter Bunny brought Leia a basket full of goodies!! (Just in the nick of time! Good thing the Easter Bunny stopped by the store after her doctor's appointment and hours before this little bunny was born! whew!)

We stopped at my parent's house,

My sister, Jude, and Nate joined us. Jude seems like a giant compared to Leia.

After dinner Jude had his very own and first Easter Egg Hunt. Leia just watched and took notes for next year!

This one ended up in Jude's mouth and he had a blue mouth for the rest of the night!

Afterwards we went to Nick's grandparent's house for a second dinner.

Hannah finally got to hold Leia, and she was smitten! Hannah didn't want to eat dinner because then she'd have to put down the baby!

So glad Leia decided to come in time for Easter so she could wear her pretty dress I got her!

Hoppy Easter!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Holy Crap! I'm a MOM!

The day started off like any normal day. I went to work and had a doctor's appointment at 8:45 am. The rest of the day I had some irregular contractions. They ranged from all around contractions and low painful contractions. They were also 20, 30, and 45 minutes apart. When I got home from work I the contractions stopped all together.

Nick got home from work around 5:30pm and finally installed the car seat in the car.  We ate dinner about 8 pm and while Nick was in the shower I took Bella for a "brisk" walk. Bella and I got home from our walk and I had Nick take a belly picture, after all it is 39 weeks.

I started getting ready for bed and BAM!! My water broke! But, I wasn't having contractions yet. (This was about 9pm). I called OB Triage as instructed by my doctor and the nurse told me to take a shower, pack a bag, eat something and head to the hospital. So, I got in the shower to rinse off and my contractions started.

I still hadn't packed a bag yet so Nick was running around like a crazy person throwing things in a bag and getting the car ready!! Good thing he already put the car seat in the car!

I got dressed and we headed to the hospital! In OB Triage my contractions were coming very quickly and extremely strong. When the nurse checked me I was at 3cm. I asked for an epidural and was told I needed a full bag of IV saline before they could give me the epidural.

At about 10:50pm I was finally moved from OB Triage to Labor and Delivery. Luckily my parents had arived and were in the waiting room.

I was moved onto the bed and with the next contractions I had the erge to PUSH! There was no time for monitors, to finish the IV saline, or to drop the bed and certainly no time for an epidural!! The nurse finally checked me again and the baby was crowning! She was coming! Epidural or not! Doctor or not! I looked at Nick and said, "Nick, she is coming NOW!" The nurse called down the hall for the on call doctor and next thing I know she was sitting at the end of the bed delivery our baby!

At 11:01pm with two pushes she was here! Her embilical cord was too short for them to put her on my chest so I had to wait to see her until Nick could cut the embilical cord.

She was the most beautiful little girl I've ever seen!!


5lbs 8oz 18 3/4" long

Our new happy family!!

VERY proud Daddy!!!

Nick was such a champ!! I pretty much had a death grip on Nick's hand the entire time! And was screaming bloody murder when it came down to it.

Seriously!!! How cute is she!?
She was worth the wait, every penny we spent, and every ache and pain during pregnancy and delivery!! 

Prego Update- 39 Weeks

**This is the shortest week EVER!!**

How far along? 39 weeks. Our baby is now the size of a wintermelon. (what ever that is)
Total weight gain/loss: 23 lbs
Sleep: Sleep? What is that?!

Best moment this week: For real contractions!

Movement: Some kicks and jabs but running out of room

Food cravings: Not really all that hungry

Gender: Beautiful baby GIRL!

Labor Signs: Oh YEAH BABY!
Belly Button in or out? Still hangin' on to an innie!


What I am looking forward to:  Holding my daughter! 

Weekly Wisdom: Run! Don't walk!

Milestones: Any day now!!!