Wednesday, February 27, 2013

100 things about me part 1

I just read Mandy's from a sorta fairytale's post of 100 thing part 3, and it inspired me to start this! I think it really helps to get to know people!

Ill be doing this in a 4 part series, just like her :)

1. I'm currently on my iPhone while my husband is sleeping next to me, our bulldog sleeping on top of his legs and a few feet beyond that our daughter sleeping in her swing.

2. I love making schedules but I have a hard time sticking to them.

3. I love sweat socks! I wear them with dress pants, and everyone makes fun of me.

4. I started working at my church, and I am totally loving it!

5. I never realized how hard it is to do things with a child. Wow!! Like housework.

6. I don't like the way any of my clothes fit me.

7. I can feel when I am dehydrated- and I get dehydrated if I don't drink at LEAST 40 ounces of water a day (before pregnancy and nursing.. Now I need more)

8. I cannot fully relax unless things around me are tidy.

9. I want to go skydiving

10. I got to pet a whale when I was 18 in New York. It was awesome! A bucket list item checked off!

11. I don't tan very easily. I alway burn first.

12. I'm a very understanding person.

13. I can't remember the last argument my husband and I got into or when it was.. It's been a while.

14. I love marriage classes and love learning about marriage- we've attended 3 in our 3.5 years of marriage.

15. I like to try and solve people's problems for them.

16. My insecurity in my appearance has never been so low.

17. I want new curtains in my dining room and living room.

18. It's been almost 8 weeks since I've had my daughter and I cannot remember what it's like to sleep through the night. Or go to work.

19. I love the show the first 48 on A&e.

20. I love documentaries and real life shows on drugs and gangs. I find it incredibly interesting.

21. I know someone who used to be a crack dealer... I would love to ask him what it was like... But I never can. That was made clear.

22. I knew I wanted to marry my husband after meeting him only 3 times.. I thought that was creepy... So I changed my thought to to "someone just like him, if not him.

23. I hoped our child would have his lips. And she does!!!!! And they are beautiful!!

24. Growing up I never thought I'd make it to adulthood. Yet here I am.

25. I am living my dream life. And it is because of my husband. The truth. I am.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Wednesday weigh in

I am still not comfortable posting my weight on the World Wide Web. I'm not really sure why.. I mean will I lose friends from it? No. Will people judge me, doubtful. Yet I'm scared.. I wish I could be brave enough. Maybe someday that'll come.

For now..

Total weightloss: -3 lbs
This week: -1 lbs

I've lost roughly 30 lbs since my heaviest (pregnancy) I still have 18 lbs to lose to get to pre pregnancy weight, which I wasn't even happy with that weight! I have a long road ahead of me. But I know I can do it.

I walked once last week. And hoping to walk again this week! Hey.. I'm just getting into the swing of things. ;)

Saturday, February 16, 2013


-I am breastfeeding my 6 week old daughter, and holding her hand.


-de junked my kitchen for 2 hours today.. It feels great, but I could still do another hours worth

- have a photo session that I need to finish editing.

- along with 500 other projects.

-my bedroom needs clothes dejunking badly!

- my daughter is 6 weeks old and I'm feeling like I am just getting the hang of things! I'm loving it!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Adeline is 1 month

Adeline was 1 month old on February 3rd! I cannot believe it has been a month already! I never could have dreamed how much joy she would bring to our lives. I love that she looks like me and my husband! She is such a BEAUTIFUL outcome of our love for one another. She is so precious. I could gush over her forever. :)

When I am awake I can handle about an hour of not holding her. Then I start getting antsy and lose focus and need to hold my baby girl. 

Breastfeeding is going great!! I use the nipple shield, and have learned to LOVE LOVE LOVE it! No pain, nothing, but awesomeness with breastfeeding! I pump about once a day, and I am slowly building a supply (some weeks I didn't pump at all) 

We have had one "awful" night where I cried, she cried, and we were both just frustrated. But other than that she naps until about 11 pm and is awake from 11 pm until 1:30 AM. And from 11pm-1:30 AM you have to hold her, and pat her and pay attention to her, and hold her the way she wants or she will let you know! :)  This week she has been sleeping until 4 or 5 am! and then awake until about 5:30 eating, and then back down until about 7 or 8 AM! She is out cold for around 3 or 4 hours starting at 9 or 9:30 AM. I used to go back to sleep during this time, but now that she is giving me a little more solid sleep time at night, today I stayed up at 7:45 and I got so much done! I feel great! Now we are spending the afternoon snuggling. 

ADELINE LOVES TO SNUGGLE!!!! She loves being held and snuggled. It is so sweet! 

Cloth diapering is going great! I definitely don't feel like a pro, but we are developing a great routine that works for us! 

This past week Adeline has been spitting up more. Not sure why..

ADELINE SMILED AT ME PURPOSEFULLY 4 TIMES SINCE SHE HAS BEEN 4 WEEKS OLD!!!!! It was so beautiful!!! It just melts my heart!! 

She is a tall baby! she is out of almost all newborn things! I can squeeze some stretch pants and onesies on her still! But it mainly is because she is so tall that they don't fit! 

I can't get enough of your feet! They are your fathers, and oh so adorable on you! 

When you are awake you are awake for about 2 hours at a time. 

You love staring at lights. 

When grandpa sticks his tongue out at you, you copy him and do it back- HOW ADORABLE!! 

You have been to church twice now (3.5 weeks old and 4.5 weeks old) you slept through the entire thing both times! :) 

You were quite the pooper at first!! Now you have slowed down a bit! And mamma is thankful to open your diaper and not see poop every time! :) It is a welcomed break! You still go about 4 times a day, but much better than 8-10 time a day

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Oh it has been WAY too long since I have done a scavenger hunt! I am so excited to be back at it!!  I have missed it! :) I love Ashley and her blog and I have missed her while I have been gone! and I can't wait to participate more in her link ups! :)

So here we go!

1. Hidden

The rest of my little girl is hidden behind all those ruffles! :)

2. Plain

OK there is nothing "plain" about my baby girl except that she is "plain" naked! :)

3. Left

she is on my left shoulder)

A selfie while hanging out in her nursery

4. Fast

She is 1 month old on Sunday! Seriously she is growing up WAY TO FAST! :)

5. Peace

She is so peaceful here. :)

Ok so I had to stretch for these. but I just love taking pictures of my beautiful baby girl! :)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Im going to be an aunt in a few weeks!

I'm not sure how much I have talked about my sister, Randi, on the blog, but she is my best friend. Her and I are super close! She struggled with infertility for 5 years, and I struggled for 2 years. I got pregnant, and about 5 weeks later my sister found out she was pregnant!! It was AMAZING!! Something we knew was 10000% God!! Only God could have planned something so perfect! Well my sister is now 2 weeks away from giving birth (well roughly-she is 38 weeks!) I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! 1. that means Adeline is 4 weeks old (OMG!!) and 2. I GET TO MEET MY NIECE SOON!!! I CAN"T WAIT!!! I know I am going to love my niece so much and I cant wait to hold her and to see what she looks like! (PS right now I am bouncing my daughter in my lap, typing and trying to "shhhh" TRY IT! IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO TYPE WORDS AND SAY "SHHHHH" HAHA)

Anyways last Sunday I took her maternity pictures at my house, and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out!! It was perfect! It started snowing! We couldn't ask for anything better!!

Here are a couple of my favorites!

I am going to be updating and actually uploading my work to my professional TGBphotography blog soon, where I will post more of her session! So you guys should totally follow if you like to see my photography work! :) I am really hoping to grow my photography business and make it a great source of income for my family! Wish me luck!

PS- on a totally random note, I really struggle with title names!! man!!