full circle.

November is an extremely hard month around here.While it's the beginning of the holiday season and pretty much the beginning of my favorite time of year, it's also the month that we suffered the most heart ache in.It's the month that three of our pregnancies left us. The one where we found out about the other one that left us at Christmas. It's a hard, hard month.When I found out Cooper was due in November, my heart sank ....more

3 months.

Oh Coop a loop these months are flying by.You are just such a joy to us sweet boy. We are far more tired than we ever imagined we would be but you are beyond worth it. You are just the best little guy.You are currently in 3-6 and some 6 month clothes ....more

my girl.

Oh this girl.I love my child. Dearly. But to say she and I, no, she and EVERYBODY and having a time, would be putting it mildly.I honestly have to brag on her for a second though ....more

2 months

It's cruel how fast time goes. You need to slow this growing up thing down. You hear me?Coop you are two months old ....more

the last few weeks...

So somehow my maternity leave is already over. I literally blinked and 6 weeks were gone. I had all these big plans on what I would get done while I was on "break" ....more

it's only a season....

You'll sleep again one day..This is the mantra I'm repeating to myself over and over these days. I am tired.There is so much I want to catch up on. So much I want to blog ....more

1 month.

Sweet boy, you are one month old! I cannot even wrap my head around that fact. Fastest month ever.You are such a good baby ....more

the birth story.

It's been just three weeks since our sweet little guy entered this world and completed our little family.I'll admit it, by the end of my pregnancy, I was flat over it. I had in my head from the very beginning that I would be induced at 39 weeks. This was thanks to my doctor at the very beginning of my pregnancy telling me "we won't let you go past 39 weeks" ....more

thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving again.This year, there is so, so much to be thankful for. This year, I woke up to my newest little buddy on one side and my sweet girl on the other. My husband was up cooking dinner for all the family we have in town ....more

40 weeks

That's right. He's here!!On Tuesday, November 18th, Cooper Smith joined, and completed, our little family. He was born at 12:49 pm after only 7 hours of active labor ....more