Wednesday, January 30, 2013

m&m cookie

I had a drs appt yesterday, so we were out of the house early. All went well at the appt. so thankful I switched offices. I am so happy with the switch in so many ways. Thankful too for the good heartbeat of this growing baby. Since we were out I figured we'd venture to a few stores. Our middle stop was panera, for a cookie for callen. And maybe a cinnamon chip scone and caramel latte for me;) callen enjoyed his big cookie! ....I have to say he is such a handful. I am still really working hard on discipline, consistency and getting to the point where he obeys, right away, and he is not the one controlling me. Which so often i feel like he has alot of the control. I admit that so many days I am at the end of my rope with him. This morning? yes. i love him more than words could ever say. And am so thankful for him. It's just these days have been rough. Terrific twos?? I was taught to call them that instead of the terrible twos. But yet he can be the sweetest, cutest boy ever!! So I'm glad for that balance. But really need a lot of prayer with this. And he hasn't been doing very good sleeping...and I know that makes a world of difference as far as everything and everyone is concerned. Feel free to pray for us, as you enjoy the cute picture of callen and his cookie.

Monday, January 28, 2013

15 wks

now the bellys starting to pop:) the baby has gone from the size of a the size of an orange. callen talks to the baby, the other day he tried giving his banana to it :) saying, here baby!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bubbly bath

It's been a long week. Chads been sick in bed for days. Night time baths for callen have been so nice and so necessary. It relaxes him and keeps him busy for a while. Then it's bed time! Last night we added lots of bubbles. Callen loved that. He had lots of fun!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

14 wks

we're now starting our 14th week! week 12 brought some nausea relief...but brought lots of headaches. so when im not nauseous, i have a headache. and when i dont have a headache, im nauseous! but im hoping to be feeling better soon. as we welcomed the second trimester, with open arms:) just starting to pop out a little bit. the baby is now as long as a lemon! thankful for our little growing lemon:)

Thursday, January 17, 2013


We brought some snow inside to the sink yesterday. Callen had fun playing with it. His hands were freezing after. He played here about 40 minutes!


Callen helped me make a birthday cake for jj. He had so much fun helping add all the ingredients. When it was in the oven he went out and got his Elmo chair and sat down in front of the oven saying, watch. cake. He needed his blanket, puppy and pacifier too. He was back and forth, but I thought it was funny:) and a pic of our finished product! It turned out good! Homemade chocolate bundt cake with mini chocolate chips...with a homemade fudge frosting. Yum. Callen was a good helper!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

good news

 callen has some good news to share...
 ...that he is going to be a big brother!!
 the end of july! :)
 we are pretty excited about this!!!

12 weeks

12 weeks- 
due july 22nd 2013
 11 weeks
i recently switched drs and offices so for my first appt there, they do first appt i got to have another ultrasound. i was so excited. it was so fun to see the baby again!
 8 weeks
my now -old- dr sends there patients for a due date ultrasound. so this was our first ultrasound.
there was nothing quite like seeing that little 8 week developing baby with a heart beat at that first ultrasound. as i thought i was pregnant, but would not be sure until i heard the heartbeat or saw the baby on the ultrasound.

this news and this pregnancy brings a whole set of new emotions and a whole new appreciation for life and for the heartbeat that God gives. he is the giver of life. this baby is really baby number three to me and chad, as we miscarried over the summer. one of the hardest things ive ever gone through. but God was and is faithful. he carried me through it. and he chose to bless us with another baby. (that looks so cute in those ultrasound pictures.) 

psalm 54:4 has been one of the biggest helps to me..."Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me." God was my help and God was the one who sustained me through that hard time. and now here i am months later, pregnant! and i am due in the same month that i found out i was miscarrying with baby number 2. God is faithful. Isaiah 61 "The spirit of the sovereign Lord is on comfort all who mourn and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor." 

we will not always understand why certain things happen in life. but it is our job to trust that God knows best. during the hard times you might not always be where you know you need to be... spirituality or in your mind or thoughts. but God is always there. and once you are out of the depths of be able to look back and see Gods hand. i know that my shield of faith slipped alot over the summer...but God held me close. he never let me get to the point where i was defeated or where i slipped too far. he was there and has brought me through it.

this post wasnt supposed to be sad. just not wanting to forget where i was. and where God has brought me. and this new appreciation of this healthy pregnancy.

we are excited for july 2013! :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Taking a break

It's been a rough week. But it has been filled with little moments like these. Which I'm thankful for. Callen being a little snuggle bug, wanting me to lay down with my pillow and na na next to him:)


I took callen to dunkin donuts for a doughnut treat this week. It was a fun little date. He didnt want to leave. He enjoyed watching all the trucks go by out the window. All he does with these kinds of donuts is eats the frosting and sprinkles part and leaves the rest. Silly boy. I love these moments with my callen.

Monday, January 7, 2013


we finally got to meet olivia! she was born on thanksgiving day, and i have been waiting and waiting to get my hands on her!!! she is such a sweet little girl. so happy and smiley already. callen enjoyed her too! when she gets bigger they'll be able to play and have fun during our visits:) it was so good to see steve and ashley again. it had been a while!

callen wanted to rock with ashley and olivia
she is such a precious little bundle!


2013 is here!
happy boy on his lap top
funny face
these pictures arent great quality, but callen has been my little buddy. he is at such a fun age. love him so much!

project 52:51

Project 52:51
A glimpse into Motherhood
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hershey kisses
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ending this picture project with a bang. we were at my parents, for Christmas...and me, chad and my parents were out in the kitchen eating dinner. (shell adam and aj were at basketball.) and ry was in the living room on the ipad, and callen was in the living room on the floor watching charlie browns Christmas. or so we thought. all of a sudden ry yells in, "aiyah, come in here now!" i go find this, laying next a huge pile of mostly unwrapped hershey kisses! i didnt even count the wrappers....but it was alot! no wonder he was so quiet in there. he got into the chocolate and was quietly unwrapping them all and eating them. to his hearts content. thanks ry for getting me! or he wouldve eaten the whole bowl of them!!!

christmas 2012

there was an extreme lack of picture taking for Christmas 2012, the whole visit there actually. so heres the few that i got....
Christmas eve~ 

opening pajamas!

callen, saying his bible verse from sunday school.
Glory to God, in the HIGHEST!!

cousins in their new pajamas on Christmas eve
ending the night with a movie~the grinch

Christmas morn. 

dr callen
a bike!

drinking from his snowman cup. he wasnt thrilled with this gift at first;) at least it was just from me and chad.

it was a fun Christmas visit in NH!!