Expecting::

Hello! It is finally time to let our secret out! We are expecting baby number 2 this July! After a rocky and very nauseous first three months, with weight loss, exhaustion and food aversions, I am finally getting into my second trimester and thank goodness! I am in the process of potty training Lydia, mean while visiting the doctor and still trying to overcome the sickness from the end of December with no medication. I heard baby’s heartbeat at 11 weeks and 3 days a strong 160’s! Saw the baby at week 8 and am anxiously awaiting my next appointment at 16 weeks! We decided to not find out the gender of our first born (Lydia), but have decided that this time around we will find out and have a small family gender reveal! Word’s cannot express how excited I am to be fortunate enough to have another, but a part of me will still be nervous and scared to take on two babes. We plan to take thing’s one day at a time and adjust accordingly, we are already getting Lydia comfortable with “baby in my belly.” She even points at my belly and say’s baby and after every nap, every morning she kisses baby while standing in her crib!! We love both of these little one’s so much and after having a previous miscarriage before Lydia and having some family history of miscarriage, I am feeling extremely blessed to have already made it to the second trimester with this one! I will be posting more pregnancy, toddler updates soon! Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!

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12 Day’s of Christmas::

Hello, Thought I would pop on again real quick and wish everyone a safe and wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We have soo much jam packed into the next 2 weeks and it all starts tomorrow! I am so excited! This year is going to be even more amazing than last with Lydia running around and actually unwrapping her own presents with wonder and excitement! I thought I would share just a few photos from my 12 day’s of Christmas series I did on Facebook and Instagram. Head over to my Instagram darlingbeebeautiful or Lydibug Photography on Facebook to see the rest! IMG_62751IMG_93081IMG_29392IMG_27381

Yearly Tradition::

Hello! I thought I would stop over and share a few quick photo’s with you! Every year my mother and I take a girl’s holiday shopping trip to Milwaukee. We started this year’s ago and it has evolved to Lydia of course joining us! The last three year’s we have taken a similar photo in the hotel, watching the changes is amazing year to year! We started back when I was 16 weeks pregnant with Lydia, she was the size of an Avocado and we never did find out her gender, until birth! The following year she was 6 month’s old and starting to eat more solids, sleeping all through the night and sleeping like a champ in her stroller! This year Lydia was 18 month’s old and running around all over the place! She enjoyed exploring all the stores and eating ALL the yummy foods! We even did room service and watched a movie all snuggled in our Christmas jammies! Each year is a new exciting adventure, excited to see what the next year brings! Screenshot_20161120-093407.pngIMG_0290.jpgIMG_48271

Holiday Cheer

Hello, I know I know it has been wayyy too long! Day’s have been flying by and the blog got lost in the dust! I have every intention to continue again! I miss posting and most of all I can’t seem to remember thing’s as well “mom brain forever?” so this is a great place to write thoughts and stories that I can look back on when my sweetie is all grown up! I have tried to keep a journal… I did really well writing each week of pregnancy and the first month after Lydia was born, continuing once a month until she turned one year. Also I did a entry when she first really started to walk and a 18 month entry. However what about all the day to day things I don’t want to forget?! I have Instagram for little pieces of daily life and Facebook… but is there such a thing as oversharing? The blog is a place that people can come if they care enough to read, if not… well it will be here for me to look back on and see how much my life has already changed! That being said Lydia is 19 months old and such a joy! I am an obsessive mama photographer that wants to capture her every move and see seems to enjoy being in front of the camera! With the holiday’s starting up and Christmas right around the corner I am taking so many holiday photo’s it made ordering our Christmas cards super hard! Could not make up my mind… too many cute photo options! I am hoping to start some new (for us) Christmas traditions now that Lydia is getting older. We are hoping to enjoy the Garden of Lights at the Botanical Garden this year, also I have never and am actually very excited to make our first ginger bread house! The house is all decorated and the tree is trimmed, stockings are hung waiting for St. Nick to come tonight! We have parties planned every weekend until the end of January and I am loving it! This is one of the most magical times of the year! We plan to keep Christmas gift’s simple. Cory and I prefer to put the money toward traveling.. (planning a family road trip for new years) and I really don’t want to overwhelm Lydia with a bunch of thing’s she will play with for a day and then forget. That being said the whole something they Want, Need, Wear, Read and something from Santa is where we are at! Thank’s to a friend I came across Usborne Book’s about 9 months ago and since then have hosted a party and gotten about 30 books to grow her Library. I set aside a few to wrap as her Read. Want/Santa is a little people princess castle that we are sure will be a huge hit! Need is a new potty and potty watch for potty training in January! Wear is some new jammies and a new pretty cotton dress for church! I really want to teach her to joy’s of giving and spreading kindness as she continues to grow! What are some of your favorite Holiday Traditions?!

Catch Up::

Hi Darling’s… I know I know, it has been a few months! Lydia is 6 months old and I am way behind… I need to do a little catch up before the crazy holiday’s start up tomorrow! Lydia is our greatest adventure she is an amazing baby.. we are so lucky! She eats 3 “solid” meals a day, sleeps 8pm-8am and hardly ever cries. She naps once in the morning and then just little 20 min cat naps through out the rest of the day. She smiles all the time, loves the camera and enjoys watching her fur brother roam the house. She is sitting up on her own and learning to roll from her back to her tummy (she rolled stomach to back at 8 weeks, and has rolled from her back to her stomach.. but were still working on that one.) She isn’t quite ready to crawl yet, but that is alright, she will get there soon enough. Lydia also has 2 bottom middle teeth and enjoys playing with her toes, and putting them in her mouth. She does the most amazing belly laughs, and “talks” all the time! We love our sweet pea more than words can say!! Here are a few monthly photos, to get you caught up!

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