Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I'm not sure if it is the pregnancy hormones but I have suddenly been consumed with how Harrison will be affected by the arrival of Harper. I cry anytime I think about how this will rock his little world. There is nothing in me that thinks I can not love two babies, I know I can...I was MADE to be a mom! But how can I bring this precious baby girl into our home and make sure that Harrison feels all the love his little heart needs. I am just scared that I will be so consumed with the routine of a newborn (let's face it, nursing is the most consuming job you can have) that I put Harrison on hold and I refuse to let that happen. I know that we will make our own routines, and we will figure out what works for our family, but right now the uncertainty of what that looks like has me blinking back tears on a daily basis.
One day last week I was listening to the new Taylor Swift cd. I was washing dishes as the playlist reached a song called "Never Grow Up" With everything weighing so heavy on my mind I lost it. I sat at my kitchen table and had myself a good ole sob session. Yes, you read that correctly, I bawled my eyes out to Taylor Swift. Call me whatever you want, just don't say it to my face....I will cry :) I thought I would share with you the words that I found so touching. (To all my prego/postpartum friends out there, you may want to stop reading here.)
Your little hands wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Monday, January 17, 2011
Why is there so much pressure when it comes to naming your child? To think that you are choosing a name that will stay with this person their entire life is a bit overwhelming to think about. For Matt and I, we want to give our children strong unique names, yet not so unique that people say their names with question marks at the end. The pressure really builds when you read that the name you give your child can set them up for either success or failure. Needless to say the stress to pick the perfect name had me going back and forth with a few names for several months. Finally, I believe that we have found a name we both love and can picture as our little girl. Harper Lovejoy Wade. Lovejoy obviously is very, very special to me. It was my name growing up, and a name that I loved. I loved it so much I decided to keep it as my middle name, and I hoped to have a daughter to someday share my family name.
Now that my sweet baby has a name, the quest for the perfect room has begun. Here are some ideas that I have. Enjoy!!
Shelves and Curtains
Sunday, January 16, 2011
1. Every day you seem to get smarter. You understand exactly what people are saying to you, and your little wheels are constantly turning.
3. You LOVE Sesame Street. When Murray comes on with The Word of The Day, you run to the TV and clap with excitement.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Best. Birthday. Ever. Yesterday I turned 27 (I have the gray hairs to prove it) and was hands down the best birthday ever! Matt and I watched our precious baby move on the screen as the ultrasound technician said the magic words "It's a girl!". With that, tears of joy began to run down my cheeks. I turned to look at Matt to make sure he was still conscious :) He was beaming. The rest of my day was consumed with thoughts of what my days would be like having a little girl. Braiding hair, dress up, tea parties, and cooking with mommy. I am not sure I ever stopped smiling yesterday.
I told you we were beaming :)
I could not wait to go home and tell Harrison he was going to have a little sister. We have already started working on saying "sissy" and he continues to give my belly sweet kisses. For the rest of his life he is going to be the big brother and I can not wait to see their love for each other. For now, we are practicing with a baby doll. You can judge for yourself, but I think he is going to be an amazing big brother!!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tomorrow is the big day! Baby Wade will go from an it to a he or she!!!! I will be posting tomorrow the big news with some precious photos of our newest bundle of joy.
I am leaning towards a girl only because this pregnancy has been so different from my experience with Harrison (although I did have a dream a month ago that it was a little boy with brown hair:). I honestly do not care what this sweet baby is, I just want to know!! What do you think?
Sunday, January 9, 2011
On December 15th I graduated from Bellarmine University with my Masters in elementary education. This has been a work in progress for two and a half years. Since I was a little girl I dreamed about teaching and having students of my own, but it wasn't until 2008 that I decided to make that dream a reality. Because Matt was in law school at the time, I continued to work full time and pursued my degree with classes on nights and the weekends. I was exhausted to say the least (and I was prego for more than half of my time as a student), but I never once regretted my decision to go back to school. Now that it is finished, I am enjoying my time as a mommy. My day as a teacher will come, but I have decided to teach some at home :) Here are some pictures from my big night.
*If I look exhausted in these pictures it is because I was. Graduation was the same day we left the Children's Hospital after Harrison decided to eat metal....more to come on this story!! Needless to say sleep at a hospital with nurses waking up your one year old every hour is, um...nonexistent!
We were soooo ready for our comfy beds, but my boys were there to cheer me on!
My wonderful support system minus two beautiful sisters :)
Blowing kisses to my sweet boys.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Harrison went to visit Auntie Lolo and Auntie Chelsea at Gentlemen's Cut for his FIRST HAIRCUT. He sat in daddy's lap for his haircut.
Because Auntie Lolo was the one cutting his hair, he was an angel!
How many people does it take to cut a one year old's hair? In our case 4.....hair stylist, personal assistant, photographer, and human high chair. Not to mention the many onlookers because, well let's face it, my son is adorable :)
The two most beautiful employees of Gentlemen's Cut!!
Thanks Auntie Lolo. He looks like a little boy now!!!