Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Let the countdown begin...

34 weeks today! If Brady comes a week early like Logan did, we've only got 5 weeks to go. It's nuts how quickly this pregnancy has gone. We're so thankful! I'm crossing items off of my to-do list and gearing up for my mom and sisters to come for the shower this weekend. I'm so thankful for friends and family who want to celebrate the blessing of Brady with me! Very soon, our house will be baby ready! These 2 lovies are already ready for their brother! Seems as though his daddy is ready for him, too! I'm also doing my part to fatten him up...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Diapers. Wipes. Cozy newborn pants to match with onesies. A baby bathtub. Carseat and stroller. Deep clean carpets and floorboards. Clean windows and blinds. Iron everything in Ryan's closet. Make a weeks worth of frozen meals. These are some of the things on my list.
 My heart has another list. Snuggle with Leah and Logan as much as they'll let me. Make it to
Lunch with Leah every Friday from now till delivery. Play cars outside with Logan. Take L and L on bike rides. Watch movies with iced tea and cookies with Ryan a lot. Have a real date night with just Ryan and give him my full attention. Keep the windows open so the house is fresh and bright. Enjoy eating food that's not great for me or Brady. Don't feel guilty taking my afternoon naps. Remember how incredible it feels and looks to see Brady roll around inside.
 This morning, Leah and Logan crawled in bed with me and Ryan. We all snuggled and I loved it. But Brady was missing! My new favorite thought is imagining all 5 of us on a sunny Sunday morning, warm and cozy and all together. Lord willing, that dream will come true in about 6 weeks! Until then, I'll work on my not so important list of stuff and things. The good stuff will be here before I know it!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

31 Week Catch Up

31 weeks...

Sweet Leah

Leah turned 7 last month. I haven't figured out yet how to get pictures from Facebook onto my blog yet... So I'm going ghetto on this post!
A few memories from Leah's last year. You love school, are a voracious reader and writer and love gym class. You started playing soccer and are enjoying it very much. You love to run and appreciate the strategy and organization of the game. You and Logan are still the best of friends. You're thrilled to be having another brother and are turning into quite the servant and helper I'm going to really need! You're still growing your hair, like to paint your nails, and would rather read than watch tv. You still love tent camping, riding your bike, swimming, and shopping with your GG. You have a quiet personality, very introverted and one tracked mind. Soccer is forcing you to multitask...we're hoping you begin to spill things less! You have a silly streak that cracks Logan up and the older you get, the more animated you are. We are so thankful for your gentle spirit, Leah. You are a quiet leader and we are excited to see how God will use you this year in our lives and for His glory! We pray that He will draw you closer to Him and give you a heart for His will. We love you, sweet Leah!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Blog won't let me post pictures. So sad that I can't put up my Leah's 7 year old pics. Not sure why it's happening but i'm bummed. Anyone else having the same issue?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

30 Weeks

It's 8:54 pm, we're somewhere north of Kansas City, Missouri, and the kids are singing lullabies to Elmer about his infection. The drive to our hotel room cannot be finished quickly enough! Brady is wearin me out and for the first time, I'm really struggling. I haven't posted in 2 weeks but I feel like I've grown about 4 weeks worth! I'll post pictures from Christmas visits once e're home. For now, just lift up a little prayer for my attitude and patience.