Sunday, February 26, 2012


Our baby girl, Ava Kate!

She was stubborn and came twelve days late but she is finally here!

Born on February 18th.  She weighed 7lbs 13 oz.
She just melts my heart :)
She came out with lots of hair!
"Feed me!" 
One of my best friends photographed our birth.  I am so glad we decided to have it documented because now we will have those priceless images to look back on for the rest of our lives.  You can check out the sneak peak on my friend's photography blog here!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's Almost Time....

Today I am 39 weeks and 3 days pregnant.

I honestly cannot believe how quickly this pregnancy has gone by! 
Soon I will be a mommy of two!!!

This poor little guy has no idea that his whole world is about to be turned upside down...
(no worries, he was just being silly and put the band-aid on his chin ;) ...then he wanted me to take his picture...ha!

Part of me is sad for him.  I'm happy that he is getting a sibling, someone to grow up with, protect and love.  But part of me is a little sad that he will have to share mommy and daddy with someone else.  And then I wonder how I could ever love another child as much as I love him! (I know it's silly and obviously it will come natural just like it did with him, but it's just a thought that crosses my mind.) 

We have been trying to do special things with him lately to make the most of his limited time left as an only child. 
We went to Chuck E Cheese this past weekend (not a good idea to go on the weekend) and he had a blast.  The weather has been unseasonably warm here lately so I have been able to take him to the park.  He loves to slide.  I've also been enjoying as much cuddle time as I can possibly get with him lately. 
He has been a lot more affectionate lately.  I think he can sense that change is coming.  He has been more clingy and is constantly giving kisses and hugs and wanting to snuggle.  I am not complaining though, I just soak it up!
Today when I was attempting those 'selfies' of me in the nursery, Hayden was having a meltdown because he got in trouble for telling me "no."  He finally was done and asked me to hold him. 

Notice the sweaty hair (from the tantrum) mis-matched socks and pj's asnd inside out shirt ;)  As I am typing this, he has added a pair of Buzz Lightyear snowboots.  I love the age that he is at right now.  So cute, independent, smart, funny and learning new things faster than I can keep up with!  I know that I am really going to miss this age when he is older. 
Here is a funny pic.  When I took the above pic, he heard the lens focusing and said "what happened? Is it messed up?"  So I took this pic of him during that conversation.  It was funny :p

And here is my view of little Ava who is just content as can be in my belly :)

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