Monday, February 27, 2012

False Alarm Numero Uno...

You would think by baby #3 I would know true labor when it happens. Turns out, not so much.

I have been having daily contractions since probably around week 30, but I've been able to control them by drinking water and resting. Last night, though, something just felt off. So, after an hour and a half of contractions coming every 5-9 minutes, and then continuously coming every 2-3 minutes...we thought it was go time. Although I'm about 4 weeks early, Rylan was 2 weeks early and Kohen was 8, we are on constant pins and needles around here. Needless to say...we loaded up the bags and the kiddos, dropped them off at my brother's, and headed down to the hospital.

Only to turn back around about 2.5 hours later.

Oh well. I got a sweet little gift from Kohen while we were gone, so that pretty much makes up for it in my book.

I got pretty excited, because I thought that was a nice little superhero emblem on my shirt.

Apparently, my night was full of wishful thinking.

Mom the Superwoman? Nope. That would be plain old Mom.

Plain old Mom with a big old belly....and an even bigger belly button.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

And the baby's name is.....

What an amazing birthday present. I woke up this morning to find Denise Steim with White Linen Photography had put together an AMAZING little video of some pictures we had taken recently during a family photo session. Needless to say, I'm bawling. Sweet, sappy music mixed with pregnancy hormones, all on top of a 35th birthday (gulp), make for one emotional mama. For all you local people, SHE IS AMAZING. Not only does she donate a considerable amount of her time and talents to charities, but she is excellent with kids. My kids absolutely adore her and have asked multiple times when we get to go back to her house....because apparently I don't draw pink castles quite like Denise does :)

Hope you enjoy....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Vday 2012...

My sweet Valentines. Thank you for making even the silliest of holidays magical. I could never put into words how my heart swells seeing happiness on your faces and excitement in your eyes....even over something as simple as a heart-shaped chocolate bar. You are the best parts of me and everything I strive to be, all rolled into 2 perfect packages. I love you both so very much.

My B. I love you. Thank you for making my life perfectly imperfect. I can't imagine going through any day without you by my side. "You're pretty much my most favorite of all time in the history of ever."

Happy Valentine's Day.