Lyla Jeane::

Hello! We have our newest baby girl and we are all settled in at home as a family of four! Lyla Jeane was born Friday July 20th at 11:55am weighing 7lbs 6oz and 20 inches long. We are so blessed with another beautiful baby girl! Lydia is already the best big sister, holding her, hugs, kisses and lots of sharing and singing! We are so relieved to see how much she adores her and keeps watch over her already. Lyla is already 1 week old and it seems impossible! Time really does go faster as you get older and it seems the more children you have as well! I am still in baby bliss and I have to remind myself she is actually here in our arms! She is such a good baby, a little colic at night but were hoping its just an adjustment to being home. One day at a time, we may be tired, but I know these day’s don’t last long so I want to soak them in while I can! IMG_26161IMG_29471IMG_29771IMG_28531

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38 Weeks:: Final Countdown::

Hello! I am still in shock we can have another baby girl in just a few more days! Time of my second pregnancy sure went fast! Chasing a toddler and being ready to pop is exhausting and no joke! Looking forward to finally getting to snuggle both my girls! I am so excited to finally meet our newest addition, yet terrified of going from 1 to 2. Lydia has  been our world for the last 2 year’s and she is still a total mama’s girl so I have a feeling the adjustment is going to be big. I know she is excited for sister and kisses my belly, but the reality is she doesn’t know what is going to happen once baby is actually here! One day at a time is all we can expect at this point. I am trying to clean the house slowly each day and trying to get in as much sleep at night as possible to prepare myself for what is to come. Give us all the strength! We are feeling so blessed to have made it full term on yet another healthy pregnancy and wish all who are struggling all our love and support! Here are our family maternity photos at week 34 into my weekly 35-38 photos! IMG_92662IMG_93312IMG_92951IMG_93821IMG_97572IMG_13761IMG_14101IMG_18861IMG_23844IMG_24014

33 Week’s::

Happy Weekend Everyone I am currently 33 weeks prego, baby girl is the size of a pineapple! I am getting more and more uncomfortable, harder to carry Lydia around and sit on the floor with her playing. Braxton hicks are getting stronger but still far apart. Just hoping we get at least 6 more weeks before she arrives. I am trying to soak in as much of Lydia as I can before we become a family of 4 next month! This pregnancy is going by so fast, chasing a toddler around sure makes things interesting! I am gaining weight on track or so my doctor says. Every time we hear her heartbeat she is happy and excited and usually right around 156-160 bpm! I will get to hear her heartbeat again next week, it is one of the best sounds! Lydia helped me finalize the nursery this week, I drew and painted a bunny and made a homemade heart for above her crib. We also found some artwork at Hobby Lobby for above the diaper changing table/dresser. These next 6/7 weeks are going to fly by! Enjoy your weekend! Lydia is giving sister kisses daily and loves to talk and read to sister! Just melts my heart every time! 

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8 Month’s:: 5 Year’s::

Hello Lovelies! Hope everyone is enjoying some time outside in the beautiful weather we have been having! Seriously I blinked and its been another two weeks, 32 weeks today! Went to the doctor this morning to check on baby girl and she was moving around like crazy! All day everyday this baby is on the move! Heard the heartbeat and all is measuring right on track! We are so anxious to meet our newest addition next month! Today also happens to be our 5 year wedding anniversary! Wow seems like just yesterday we were walking down the isle. How do we have a two year old and another one expected in 8 weeks or less! Feeling very blessed and thankful! Today I was given a great gift, the gift of freedom. Being a stay at home mom is amazing and I wouldn’t trade it for the world! However sometimes it is just easier to run into a place or have a lunch without trying to keep a toddler entertained, especially at 8 month’s pregnant! My mother in law offered to take Lydia for the day so I could go to the doctor, meet my mom for a nice grownup lunch and get a pedicure! I just got home with happy feet and started to pack, we are leaving tomorrow to take a trip with my parent’s to the Milwaukee Zoo. One last little family getaway before baby girl arrives and I get too big to move! Cory and I plan to head out to eat just the two of us this evening to celebrate before picking up Lydia! Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Ill post another update very soon!

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30 Weeks::

Hello! It is finally warm most day’s and Lydia and I have been outside as much as possible! It is so hard to believe this weekend is already memorial day! Where did the month of May go?? Well I am officially 7.5 months or 30 weeks pregnant. Up until yesterday I was feeling pretty darn good. I now am having sciatica in my right leg to the point that it hurts me to walk. Hoping some at home stretches and some added heat and relaxation will help settle the pain. We have a busy summer planned and it starts this weekend! I feel like we have something going on almost every weekend right up until my due date. I honestly have a hard time not being busy… especially when its warm outside! We did another mother daughter(s) photo session last week to mark 30 weeks! I still am in awe of how sweet Lydia already is to her sister (my belly) she loves to cover her with blankets, sing and read to her and shower her with kisses! I am just hoping this affection will continue once she is actually here with us!