The Sweetest Dream

Sunday, December 22, 2013

...I can't believe she will be here in a few weeks!

maternity pictures

Monday, November 18, 2013






Check-Up Day

Monday, October 14, 2013

My OB is the kindest man and I genuinely like him. I know what a blessing that is because I have had many doctors that I did not feel this way about. I knew there was no way I could deliver at the Med Center in BG, even though it is closer than Springfield which is where I am going. There are too many memories from miscarriages and Brooklyn to be there. My OB also delivered Novaleigh and we really liked him so that is another reason we chose to come here. But,Vanderbilt has purchased the hospital he delivers at and gave him a really short notice to vacate his practice, as they intend to staff it with their own OBs & Midwives. I am not at all happy about this, but the hospital he is transferring to is farther away and isn't feasible to deliver at. I fully support homebirth & midwifery, but these are not those kinds of midwives. These are trained at Vanderbilt and are very clinical. I hope I can connect with them and feel easier during this transition. I wish this wasn't happening but it is what it is. Trying to remain positive!!


Her Home From The Hospital Outfit

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The sweater and pink denim overall dress was Brooklyn's. We planned to bring her home from the hospital in it too. I packed all of Brooklyn's things in a big tote for many years, many moves. A few years ago, I gave almost all of them to a friend who was expecting a girl. But, I kept the sweater and dress folded up in Brooklyn's little box. And, I am so thankful that I did. Now she can share it with her little sister. What I would give to have been able to put it on both my girls... I can't wait to dress Kindred in this adorable outfit. I am sure it will be emotional. Get here safely, Kindred. I love you so!


And her first little gown I picked up from customer/friend/fellow shop on the square, Karen, at Pistols ‘N Petticoats. I am so sad to say she is closing her store. I will miss her!

Man Cub

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Sunny Skies & Cutie Pies

Saturday, September 28, 2013

It was a beautiful drive into work today. 
I'm so glad Saturday shifts are only 4 hours because it gives me the rest of the day to see my 
ADORABLE niece!!



She has the sweetest temperament.
I love you so much, Novaleigh!!

The view from here

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Little K

Monday, September 02, 2013

I can't wait to meet you!!

Welcome to Earth, Novaleigh!!

Friday, June 28, 2013





I am the happiest aunt in the world today!

Me & Kindred

Saturday, June 15, 2013

She's a Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Obviously, this entire pregnancy has been the biggest surprise of my life. And, of course, I wanted the baby to be healthy, primarily...but I would be lying if I said I didn't hope she was a girl. I was so nervous as the ultrasound tech scanned me. Everything looked great, the baby was healthy, and then came the question of if we wanted to know the sex. I said yes...and time just stood still for a moment...and then she told us we were having another daughter. Berg & I both laughed and cried and could not believe this new journey life is taking us on! She's a girl! And, Novaleigh will be here in a couple of weeks and there will be two little girl cousins to grow up together!

So, we celebrated with mexican food even though I am nauseous all the time and nothing sounds good to eat!!


Obviously, Bergen does not share in this problem.


Dear future daughter, this is your mama's face today. 
I cannot wait to meet you. 
Get here safely. 
We love you so much!!

Two Strong Little Pink Lines

Monday, May 27, 2013

This is absolute bananas...

I am a really regular gal, cycle wise. So, I knew when I was late. We were not trying to conceive at all. But, we did get a little lax with the birth control one time, so I know exactly when this happened. With my balanced translocation and being in my thirties, I thought I was looking at an inconvenient D&C in my future. Honestly, I was just hoping that I wouldn't miscarry one day at work or until after Kat's babyshower in a few weeks was over. I didn't even take a test. I did tell the family, but just as a "Whoops, this has happened and I'll let you know when I'm getting the D&C." I never ever imagined that the faint blood I'm used to seeing around 6 weeks gestation would never show up. After at least 7 losses and the odds against a BT carrier who can blame me? I wasn't being pessimistic, I was being realistic.

I kept planning the shower and going to work and nothing happened. Then, we had the shower and nothing happened. My sisters kept telling me to take a test and I kept saying it was a waste of money. They kept telling me to make an appointment and I said I would when I started to bleed. Finally, we picked up a Dollar Store test down the road in Auburn and I looked down expecting to see the faint lines I am used to seeing (low HCG = faint test lines = BT pregnancy = inevitable miscarriage) but this is what I saw instead. Two strong little pink lines.

So, I have an appointment and we will see what comes next.

Kat's Babyshower

Saturday, May 18, 2013










Mama, Ash, and I came together with our individual unique talents to throw Kat an adorable babyshower today. So happy to celebrate our sister and niece-to-be! Can't wait to meet you, Novaleigh Wren!!

Dylan Hill

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rainbow!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I hope I am always the kind of person who sees and rainbow and says "RAINBOW!!!"

Quick Trip to Savannah & St Simon's

Sunday, April 21, 2013





No trip to the island is complete without Dylan climbing up the trees!







Spent some time with our fave little buddies!


And our fave neighborhood buddies!


And, a afternoon in Savannah...which I could do literally every single day and always love it!



Bumpin'

Sunday, March 31, 2013

She's Having A Girl!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I'm getting a niece this summer!!