12/31/13

Happy New Year's EVE!!



Wow, I can't believe it is already New's Year Eve... Where has this year gone?? 2013 has been absolutely  amazing, from celebrating 2 years of marriage to the most amazing man to the birth of our adorable baby girl. I can't wait to see what 2014 brings us :) Here is a quick video to recap... Enjoy

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12/22/13

1st Month Must Haves!!

As a new mom there are many things people told me I need for the first month, so I went out and bought a lot of stuff or registered for a lot of it. For the first month there was a lot of stuff that I did not need but there were some must haves that I could not have survived without. I will tell you though everyone's must haves are different but use what you need and get a feel for what you baby likes :)

1. Lansinoh Lanolin cream- Could have not done without this 
2. Munchkin Disposable Changing Pads- Lily Jane often uses the bathroom after we take the diaper off so this helps us not have to wash the chaining pad every time 
3. Rock'n Play Sleeper
4. Nursing Tank Tops
5. Sound Machine 
6. Miracle Blanket
7. Nursing Sport bras 


Lily Jane's Nursery!!

Man being a mom is a full time job. I never thought I would not have time to keep up with my blog, but this first month has been so hard and tiring that I hope it will get better. We are trying to get on a schedule...  So here is her nursery... better late than never :)
I wanted to stick with pink, grey and white










12/13/13

5 on Friday

My 5 on Friday is going to be a little different today. Its going to be all about the 2 weeks of motherhood..


No one prepares you for what it is going to be like bringing a newborn home. It is one of the hardest yet amazing jobs ever. Lily Jane was born 3 weeks early and I had a hard time breastfeeding at first. She was also jaundice, so we had to keep feeding her and taking her to get blood work done and the doctors. Every other day since we got home we had to take her in to get her levels check and her weight check. Monday everything looked great and we were so excited!!! We don't have to go back to the Dr. until 1 month!!!  Also, we are having to wake her up every 2.5-3 hrs to eat ( she is getting her self up to) which your body is not prepared for. It has been a lot about making adjustments to your new life. Within 24 hrs your life changes forever for the best, but at first it is hard to see when so many hormones are going on and releasing out of your body. It is ok to cry and feel the blues it is totally normal. I had a rough 1st week. The second week is getting better and I hope each week get a a little better. My best advice is that you will know what is best for your baby. Take advice and use what you think is right and toss what you don't want to use!!!! I can't wait to watch Lily Jane Grow up :)

Daddy reading to her :) 

Playing !!

I am on the good list 

My first bath 


Daddy came home to visit us for lunch 

12/6/13

Miss. Lily Jane's Delivery Post!

Wow... I feel so bad I have neglected my blog for over 2 weeks, but i have earned the best job in these past 2 months and that is becoming a mommy :) I have so much respect for all the mommies out there. This is a tough job, that no one ever prepares you for.... So here is Miss. Lily Jane's Birth Story !!


It all started Nov 22, when I really was not feeling her move at all. I called my doctor and they got me in to do an ultrasound and it took them a long time to get her to move. They said she was really low too. I did not think much of it it.
On Nov 23, I went to a friends baby shower and ran errands to get Christmas presents for everyone, because I wanted X-Mas shopping to be done. Then I came home and we went to visit a friend. I was not feeling well all day just achy and thought ok I will go home and take a nap. I have been craving chicken wings (which I never eat) so we went and got that for dinner. I went to bed early that night because I was so tired. I woke up in the middle of the night with bad back pain (which I have had back pain through out) and was having cramps. I also, was going to the bathroom a lot. I saw some blood in my underwear and a little mucus. I was unsure so I went back to bed. I woke my husband up and told him I did not feel good. I got my What to Expect When Expecting book out to look to see what was going on because I was still 3 weeks out. I then told my husband I think we need to go in to the hospital tonight just to be safe. I went ahead and took a shower and told my husband to get up. He had not packed his bag yet so he ran around throwing stuff in. When then took all the stuff and put in the car. We went to the hospital. They came in and checked me and I was 2cm and they thought my water broke. She then ran some test to see if my water did break. They came back and told me my water had broke, and I started to cry. I looked at my husband and we were just very overwhelmed because we were not expecting her to come early. We were having a baby!!!! They admitted us at 3:30 am and I had to call my mom and my dad as they both live out of town... We were in our room and I wanted to walk the halls to get everything going. They came in at like 10 and I was 4 cm, and started to get in a lot of pain. I asked for an epidural and they came and put it in and I then fell asleep for 3 hours when I woke up I was not making progress. They gave me poticin to get my contractions going. It took about an hour or so and I was at 9 cm :) Then i had to push for about an hour and a half and I met my sweet baby girl :) I have never been so in love, she was adorable and she was all ours :)
She was born Nov 24 at 6:25 5 lbs 14 oz.  Then she was jaundice and we had to take her to get blood every other day it was so sad and broke my heart. Finally a week later her jaundice went down and her weight went back up. I am starting to breastfeed and it has been one of the hardest things. She was under weight so I had to give formula and go back and forth and my milk did not come in so we are trying to do the best we can. No one ever tells you what it is going to be like. Every day I feel like it gets better and better.

Jeff and I waiting to meet our princess 

Welcome to the world Miss. Lily Jane 



On our way home :) 

4 generations!!! 

My first Thanksgiving 

Me and my LULU

Daddy reading to me 









11/28/13

Happy Thanksgiving/ Announcement

Happy Thanksgiving all!! I have some really exciting news...  Lily Jane came 3 weeks early. She was born on November 24 at 6:25 pm. Mommy and Daddy are doing well. More to come......

11/22/13

5 on Friday!!!



1) It's starting to look a lot like Christmas in my house!!! I told Jeff that we have to get the tree up and start decorating because it will be Lily Jane's first Christmas and who knows when she will come!!!! So excited to be on the countdown!!



2) This week I packed Lily Janes, her Daddies, and my hospital bag. It is getting so real and close... I have 3 weeks left :) She can come anytime. I also ordered this adorable door hanger that I am going to put on the hospital..I can't wait to teach Lily Jane to love god and take her to church. Going to Church on Sundays and worshiping god is one of the many things I cherish each and every week!!! 


3) My amazing husband bought me another prenatal massage because I have been in so much back and foot pain, so I can't wait to get that this weekend!! He is the best 

4) This morning I am having a Thanksgiving Break"feast" in my classroom for the kids and their parents. They are going to read what they are thankful for and have breakfast with their parents. I will post pictures from it later this weekend :) 

5) 


11/20/13

36 Weeks!!


This week Jeff and I celebrated 2 years. I love this man with everything I have. He is going to be an amazing daddy to Lily Jane. She is going to be one spoiled little girl by her daddy. It has been the best 2 years of my life. 






How far along? 36 Weeks, 
Total weight gain/loss:  almost 30 pounds  I am just trying to stay active but it is getting harder and harder. My feet are starting to hurt 
Maternity Clothes? Yes, a lot of leggins and sweaters 
Stretch marks? NO!!!!!
Sleep?  I am having to sleep on the couch now because I can't get comfortable :( 
Best moment this week: I went in for my 36 week check up and I asked if I could see her in an ultrasound and they let me :) This week was also mine and Jeff's 2 year anniversary 
Have you told family and friends? YES!!!!
Miss Anything? Having a nice ice cold beer at the tailgates 
Movement:Yes very little though, I feel her through out the day but they are getting fewer as she is getting bigger 
Food craving: Chocolate :) 
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope 
Have you stated to show yet: Yes... I feel like everyday I am getting bigger and bigger 
Gender prediction: ITS A GIRL
Labor Signs: No not yet, but getting cramping and a lot of Braxton hicks 
Belly Button in or out:  It's getting big and about to pop
Wedding Ring on or off? On :) but my fingers are started to swell 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Weekly Wisdom:   REST, REST !!! 
Looking forward to: Next week is Thanksgiving!!!! 

11/15/13

5 On Friday!!!

So glad it is Friday!!!

1) I am starting to pack my bag for the hospital...AHHH on Monday I will be 4 weeks out!!!! I have been thinking since I will be home and it will still be cold, I need some cute Pajamas.. So I have been looking for some cute ones and these are my top pick!!!
From target
From Gap 

2) I have my last Shower on Saturday and its with my wonderful Bible Study girls and ladies from church... I can't wait to get all her stuff ready to go.. Getting more and more excited as it gets closer and closer to meet our sweet baby girl 

3) Where I live they are having a Coton Color Warehouse sale.. They only do it 1 time a year and it is always such good deals. My husband says I don't need to go but I am going to try and sneak over there and look around. I get all my Holiday serving dishes there, because they are so cute.. Here are some items that I picked up 







4) So is it to early to start listening to Christmas music.. Well this morning I was bringing it old school and was listening to this CD :) It made my day


5) I am looking for a newborn first Christmas out for Lily Jane. Does anyone have any suggestions where I can find a cute one? I have looked everywhere ;)


11/12/13

Baby Shower!

This past weekend we drove down to West Palm Beach for a baby shower. My dad and step mom wanted to throw us a shower with all family and their close friends. It was a 7 hour drive so I started to get really uncomfortable.  I was having a lot of Braxton Hicks and I was starting to get really worried. Even though I am only at 35 weeks I was scared something could happen. I was glad to get home and be in my little safe spot incase she decides to come early.  Overall, the shower was amazing and my Step mom spent many many hours and a lot of hard work for this adorable baby shower. Lily Jane is already so spoiled :) 
Cute Diaper Cake 

Love all the PINK!!!




Jeff was so excited about onesie :) His first shower

My Step Mom 

Hubby and I 


34 weeks for the shower!!!!  35 weeks now...............Counting down 

11/8/13

It's FRIDAY :)

One of my favorite days of the week is FRIDAY!!! I love doing this link up party and the fact that it is the weekend!!!


I am so happy that Stanford beat Oregon... It's looking like FSU might be going to the BCS National Championship!!!!!!!!!




1) We are heading out of town to visit my dad in West Palm for a baby shower for Lily Jane. I hope that I make it 7 hours...I am starting to get very uncomfortable and huge :( I use to be a great car rider and would just go to bed but not these days I am all over the place and we have to stop a lot.......

2) One of my best friends that lives in Boston booked a plane ticket to come visit me and meet Lily Jane in January so we are very excited.. I can't wait to see her. The last time I saw her was for our wedding 2 years ago :(


3) Since it is football and fall and all my friends and husband are always having a nice cold beer or wine I thought I needed to find something, so lately I have been loving Apple Cider. I will drink it cold in a wine glass, hot and Sparking Apple Cider :)  It is so yummy!!!



4) Last weekend we went to the FSU vs. Miami Game and it was so much fun expect I was exhausted. The game did not start until 8 and thats normally when I am getting my PJs on and laying in bed, but some how I made it. Was so excited that FSU won :) 




5) This week I also bought Lily Jane a coming home outfit and I can't wait for it to come in :) You will have to wait to see pics when she comes home!!!!