Weekend recap and big changes!

Weekend recap and big changes!

Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? I got to visit The Original Pancake House again for a delicious breakfast with the family. Michael has been such a picky eater lately, but he certainly can put away some dollar pancakes when we go to that restaurant! My nieces Ava and Brianna turned one over the weekend, so we went to their first birthday party on Sunday. They were so adorable with their little cakes, and Ava cracked me up by diving into hers face first. Who needs to use their hands or utensils anyway? It was such a fun time,...

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Life Lately: 2 Months Postpartum

Life Lately: 2 Months Postpartum

Happy Friday! It is hard to believe, but Addison turned two months old this week.  I thought that it would be a great time to do a life update to let you know how my little family is doing. How Addison is doing… Addison is a very sweet, cuddly, tolerant baby. We’re very lucky that she has such an easy-going disposition considering how her brother is always in her face and/or making tons of noise.  She did go through a collicky period for about the first 6 weeks, but thankfully, it was just for an hour or so every evening.  She...

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Part two: My daughter’s birth story

Part two: My daughter’s birth story

(Continued from part one…) Once we arrived at the hospital, I was wheeled into the maternity ward and immediately brought to the delivery room. I don’t remember things moving so quickly when I went into labor with Michael, but the nurses sure seemed eager to get the ball rolling (and the baby moving) this time around. After changing into one of those stylish and lovely hospital gowns, I made my way to the hospital bed- and to be honest, I was kind of regretting the fact that I scarfed down a big lunch beforehand.  It seemed like a...

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Part one: My daughter’s birth story

Part one: My daughter’s birth story

It feels like only yesterday that I was writing Michael’s birth story for the blog…but I guess that November of 2012 isn’t exactly considered ancient history.  I remember getting really emotional when I was typing it from my hospital bed.  I’m talking major sobbing and tears and leftover raging pregnancy hormones. (You can read parts one and two here and here.) Throughout this second pregnancy, I often wondered if I’d get as emotional after giving birth for the second time. This might sound horrible, but I just...

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Weekend recap (Family of four!)

Weekend recap (Family of four!)

Happy Monday! I haven’t done a weekend recap in a few weeks, but there was just no way that I could skip one today.  It was easily the most wonderful weekend that I’ve had in my entire life, and it is all because it was the very first weekend that my little family of four spent together. We were released from the hospital on Thursday (which technically doesn’t count as part of the weekend…unless you’re in college).  Even though we had some wonderful doctors and nurses, I was just dying to get out of there as...

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I’m a mommy…again!

I’m a mommy…again!

Good morning! I just wanted to check in to let you know that our beautiful baby girl Addison “Addie” Nicole Turner was born yesterday at 3:07 pm. We chose the name Addison just because we love it.  However, her middle name has a very special meaning, as it is a tribute to my beautiful cousin Danielle Nicole who unexpectedly passed away almost two years ago.  I’m looking forward to telling Addie just how special her middle name is one day. It might even help her forgive us for the fact that her initials spell out the word...

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