Friday, May 26, 2017

Everleigh's Two Month Update

We have definitely been sleep deprived around here still! Some nights she sleeps great (one night she actually slept through the night) and most nights she is up any where from one to five times a night. Even though we miss our sleep we are having the time of our life with her. She is so fun and sweet and we still can't believe she is all ours!

HEIGHT: 23 (75%)
WEIGHT: 10.2 (35%)

Her hair is coming in red

Blowing bubbles

Getting more and more vocal everyday 

Smiles all the time especially when Daddy comes home

Getting interested in what the puppies are doing

Getting better with hand control and bringing toys to her mouth. She wants to chew on everything!

For some reason she likes to poop in the bath (insert appropriate emojis here) LOL!

She is rolling from her tummy to her back

Wearing six month clothing

She's starting to like car rides! THANK GOODNESS!!!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Everleigh's One Month Update

Well I'm a little behind on Everleigh's one month update. She turned a month on the 5th. I'm about twelve days late, but better late than never right?!   I'm going to blame it on the lack of sleep...

HEIGHT: 21 (50%)
WEIGHT: 9.8 (75%)

At her one month check up she weighed a little over nine pounds! 

We are still nursing and it's going great! Hoping to introduce a bottle this week so daddy can do a night feeding and mommy can get a little more sleep! 

We love all the little sounds she makes like her growl and grunts.  No one else will probably think its cute but her face turns bright red when she poops and she has the most adorable scowl. Definitely know when we need a fresh diaper! 

She is learning about her hands and her arms. Her hands grab anything within reach including her own hair (screaming bloody murder). 

We love when we take her swaddle off and she stretches her arms up instantly.

She is also just starting to smile!

She melts our hearts constantly and we could stare at her all day. 

Her hair continues to be wild and is getting lighter and lighter. I think she will have daddy's blond hair.  When its wet it's curly but it dries straight. Oh! And it looks like she will have mommy's blue eyes. 

She loves her mamaRoo rocker, bath time and her play mat. 

She HATES car rides. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nursery Reveal

Tomorrow I will be thirty nine weeks and we finally finished the nursery this past weekend! I had a lot of fun with this room working with new items and old. Her room is filled with items from both our childhoods which make it even more special. My first bible that my Grandparents gave me, my piano from my mom, new books and old books from Colin's childhood. His stuffed sheep he has had since he was a baby. Not to mention some of the beautiful vintage and vintage inspired items that make this room so dreamy. Hope you enjoy!

She is more precious than rubies
Proverbs 3:15

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nine Years

Every year I look back and wonder how the heck we even got here today! A young couple in love defying the odds that people set for us and always overcoming (not always easy but ALWAYS worth it). Now we have celebrated nine years of marriage and are waiting the arrival of our daughter! Something we truly didn't think would ever happen for us. 

The past 8 months we have grown even more closer and in love. Having a baby really does change so much! Lost friends, made new ones, set boundaries to protect our growing family (pissed a few people off with that one), learned to love someone more than ourselves (and I have a feeling we only scratched the surface of that one), learned that someone ALWAYS has an opinion on how you should raise your child (in one ear and out the other! Or if your anything like me you tell them how you really feel. LOL!), mourning the loss of family interaction (it has been so hard knowing that our baby girl will not be a priority in some of our families life) and learning that God is ALWAYS in control despite what we think or feel.

All that said... here we are! Nine years later and seven weeks (give or take) till we meet our daughter and we start a whole another journey! 

God has perfect timing; never early, never late.
It takes a little patience and a whole lot of faith...
But it's worth the wait.
- author unknown

Friday, October 14, 2016

It's A GIRL!

After many, many years we are so excited to announce that we are having a little girl! Mommy is already spoiling her with clothes and other shopping and Daddy added black powder, gun oil, and a lifetime subscription to the NRA to his Christmas list! 

We had a blast at our photo shoot with Little Skull Photography! We wanted to announce in a fun and creative way. I mean come on! If you know us at all you know we don't just half ass it! LOL! They were great from the creative brain storming to the execution ! They took care of everything! 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Family Photos 2013

Better late than never...

This year my good friend Brookelyn Cote took our family pictures. Here are a few of our favorites :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The smell of oranges in the air

On the way to taking my hubby to work we passed the Tropicana plant like we do every morning... 

Though this morning the smell of oranges filled the air. Something that we have not encountered for many months. 

Another reminder that fall is here!

In that very moment of realizing the smell of fresh oranges was back for the season was a feeling of 'familiar' and when I feel familiar with something it makes me feel comfort and a sence of home.

Another little God wink that I am home... 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

I'm still into you...

 Six years and going strong and still into him!

That's right six years ago today Colin and I got married! We had no idea what we were 'really' getting into (I don't think anyone really knows what they are getting into when they get married) but all we knew and all that mattered was that we loved Jesus and we loved each other.

It's been a ride to say the least but looking back I would not change a thing! All that has happened has made us stronger and more in love each day! I am truly blessed and thankful for my husband.  I really don't know what I would do with out him. Who would I vent to when I have had a bad day? Who would fix things around the house or open jars for me? Who would love me as much as he does? Who would encourage me not to give up when I have my 'sick days' and feel like I am not going to make it? Who would make me 'Jenn safe' food?!

Can't count the years on one hand 
That we've been together
I need the other one to hold you.
Make you feel, make you feel better.
It's not a walk in the park
To love each other.
But when our fingers interlock,
Can't deny, can't deny you're worth it

Cause after all this time.
I'm still into you

I should be over all the butterflies
But i'm into you (I'm into you)
And baby even on our worst nights
I'm into you (I'm into you)
Let them wonder how we got this far
Cause I don't really need to wonder at all
Yeah after all this time
I'm still into you

Recount the night that I first
Met your mother
And on the drive back to my house
I told you that, I told you that I loved ya.
You felt the weight of the world
Fell off your shoulder
And to your favorite song
We sang along to the start of forever

And after all this time.
I'm still into you

I should be over all the butterflies
But i'm into you (I'm into you)
And baby even on our worst nights
I'm into you (I'm into you)
Let them wonder how we got this far
Cause I don't really need to wonder at all
Yeah after all this time
I'm still into you

Some things just,
Some things just make sense
And one of those is you and I
Some things just,
Some things just make sense
And even after all this time
I'm into You
Baby not a day goes by that
I'm not into you

I should be over all the butterflies
But i'm into you (I'm into you)
And baby even on our worst nights
I'm into you (I'm into you)
Let them wonder how we got this far
Cause I don't really need to wonder at all
Yeah after all this time
I'm still into you
I'm still into you
I'm still into you

Paramore - Still Into You 

Happy Anniversary Babe! I Love you!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Baby Drama - Part Two

I hope no one is offended with me calling this series “Baby Drama” because if you know me and know how much we want a baby, you know that by calling this “Baby Drama” I am laughing and this is a good thing!

In my past baby drama post I wrote about the drama month after month of finding out that I’m not pregnant.

Now the baby drama just got even more drama filled…

I have always had extremely painful periods and have a long family history of this and early hysterectomies.  In the past two years, the pain has gotten worse and twice now the pain was so bad that I passed out.  So, off to the doctor we went to make sure that everything was okay…

My family doctor said that it sounded like endometriosis and she ordered a transabdominal and tansvaginal pelvic ultrasound.  Yes, not going to lie this was a bit awkward! The findings from this were that I have two uterine Fibroids and multiple small ovarian cysts that are consistent with age.  (Way to rub it in that I will be 30 in a few days! LOL!)

What scared me the most about this was that I had no idea what any of this doctor talk meant or what was really going on in my body!  To add to it all, my family Doctor was not giving me the right answers AT ALL!  They went from “this could be causing a problem with getting pregnant” to “if you are trying to get pregnant we would not remove these” WHAT THE HECK?!?!?!?

Then it was off to the OB to get a second opinion that opened a whole other door and so many more questions…

My OB said that the uterine fibroids and cysts were not the problem, but more than likely it was endometriosis AND through talking more about the struggle with my hormone imbalance and viewing my charting for the past 9 months (thank youLeslie for sharing charting with me!) he didn’t think that I was ovulating.  Apparently, ovulating plays a HUGE part in getting pregnant... HAHAHA!

This then lead to LOTS of blood work.  I am still waiting on my final blood work to come back which will tell us if I am ovulating.  If I am not ovulating they will put me on meds to help me start and if I am then we talk about surgery and going in to clean everything up….
So there it is! Colin and I have both been struggling with this. I have had many painful days and many depressed days.  It has been frustrating to get our questions answered to only turn around and have 20 more questions to ask…

BUT we know that God has got this!!! Please pray for us and our Doctors.

Colin’s Notes:

As a husband, the desire to protect my wife from pain and hurt is very strong… although I have not had to deal with the crippling pain in my abdomen that causes vomiting and loss of conciseness; I have felt completely helpless when Jenn goes thru that pain.  In my almost six years of being a husband, nothing has bothered me more than not being able to help Jenn go a whole month without crippling physical pain or, (more recently) the emotional and reoccurring pain of not being pregnant month after month.

As a testament to how wonderful and loving Jenn is, she is almost always the one to remind me that everything is within God’s plan for our lives and that even though we don’t know every detail we have faith that he loves us and wants the best for us.  I am constantly in awe of her quiet, inner strength and even though our family has not grown in members since Winston arrived, there is absolutely more love.

Our prayer is for God’s blessing in our lives, a complete and sustained health for all members of our family, knowledge and inspiration for our doctors, strength to endure hardships, and wisdom to slow down and enjoy all the wonderful things that are already in our lives.