4 Months

My Sweet Sadiebug,

  This stage with you has been my absolute favorite thus far. Every day is filled with laughter and yours is so contagious. You start with an airy giggle but that quickly turns into a high pitched squeal when you are really excited. I just love the way you greet everyone and everything with the most beautiful smile. It is the one thing I hoped you inherited from me and you have ten fold.
  We recently discovered your absolute favorite thing to do. SWIM! From the first moment we put you in the pool until we took you out you were laughing and squealing! We knew you would like it because of how much you love to splash around in the tub but the pure joy on your face still surprised us. You have a tiny red float that you still need help sitting in but it allows you to kick your feet to you hearts content. The combination of your feet kicking under the water, your tiny fists splashing around on the surface, and your uncontrollable laughter is almost too much for my heart to handle.

  You are still incredibly talkative ( I have no idea where you get that from ;) ) and have become much more demanding in your "conversations". Your voice is louder now and your sounds have such variety. But you still use those sweet whispers from time to time.

  There is a special little spot on your neck that you love to get kisses. It makes you smile and giggle every single time. Daddy and I cannot resist kissing you there every chance we get. Your appetite is incredible. You eat every chance you get! And you reach for my food with determination even though you have had nothing but breastmilk at this point. This is part of the reason why you are still no where near sleeping through the night.

  You amaze us with all that you can do. You can almost sit by yourself, love to roll around, put everything in reach straight in your mouth, hold your feet, try to sing back to me before bed time, stand up with help and stomp your feet. You are growing so fast and I love to watch you learn new things and take in the world around you. But please don't grow too fast. Take your time being this sweet baby girl, there is no rush.

  I love you more and more every day. I am looking forward to what tomorrow brings for us. And all of the days after that...


Our week in iPhone Photos

Our week has been pretty busy. My Mam-maw was at my moms during the beginning of the week so Sadie and I drove back and forth quite a bit and stayed one night there so we could take her to the airport Wednesday morning. It was so sad to see her leave but oh so nice having her so close for a week.

Miss Sadie has been learning so many new things every single day! She reaches for things with such determination and purpose now and wants to put everything in her mouth. That probably has to do with the three little teeth I feel in there pushing on her poor little gums. We tried mulitple times taking her to our neighborhood pool but each time it was closed so we played in the tub instead :)

Baseball season is officially here and Sadiebug could not be more excited. As you can tell from her picture in her World Series onesie with Fredbird! (who is exactly the same size as her at the moment).

That coffee mug there in the center. How awesome is that? Your eyes do not deceive you, there is in fact a unicorn sharing a pot of honey with a bear under a rainbow. I may have begged my mom to let me take that home from her house.

In other news I want to say a big Happy Birthday to my Momma-in-law! We are headed to visit them this weekend and I don't know who is more excited about that out of the three of us.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend!

Me vs. The AC Repair Man

If you are a fellow Floridian than you understand the importance of a working air conditioner in April. If you are not a Floridian than you will just have to trust me on this one. A broken AC unit on an 86 degree day challenges my sanity. I think it is winning.

The little ladie and I had a nice little day planned out. A lunch out with one of friends and then a playdate for Sadie and her bestie after that. But we pushed them back so we could wait for the AC repair guy. Because we love our AC so we do what he tells us!

He was supposed to be here this morning. We have been waiting. and sweating. all. day.


Now we have officially canceled our plans and are patiently awaiting the man who speaks magic words to our air conditioning... under the ceiling fan...

Please hurry AC Repair Man. Before this heat truly takes my sanity.

Steppin' Out Saturday 3.31.12

On Momma
top: Francesca's Collection
jeans: AE
watch: Birghton
earrings: Lucky Brand
nails: Essie - turquoise & caicos 

On the Little Lady
romper: Old Navy
headband: Target

Saturday Sadie and I stepped out for brunch with some of my favorite ladies. She loved seeing all of the girls and pretty much anyone and anything in sight. She was also obsessed with trying to reach my sweet potato fries. Like I had to move them out of eyesight because she would not give up. Maybe she really likes orange? 

Then we picked up the hubs and headed to my Momma's house to hang out and have dinner. Have I mentioned that my Mam-maw is in town and that she is wonderful? I wish she lived closer, I just love seeing her with Sadie.

Although lugging a 3 1/2 month old all over the place the whole day is exhausting, it is also a lot of fun. Sadie loves being out and about and I love watching her take in new places and people. She is developing such a personality and quite the attitude, I should probably be scared for what is to come with this little one!

I will leave you with one last adorable and goofy picture. It pretty much sums up Sadie. Beauty, silliness, her loves: Sophie and her paci, and lots and lots of drool!
Try not to want to eat her. Just try.  

Birthday Week :)

What this week entailed: Sadie smiles, date night on my birthday with the hubs (first one since Miss Sadie), trading in my badge for my super momma cape, spring polish, ruffle butt + baby legwarmers, nap time, and some baby love for Mommy and Daddy.

It has been a wonderful week! I have been working on setting a better schedule for myself now that I am staying home full time. I am no where near figuring that out yet but I will get there. I got to celebrate my birthday with my wonderful family. I am so in love with being a stay at home mom.

Have a great weekend!

Twenty Six

Yesterday we celebrated my 26th birthday. Last year on this day I blew out my candles, wishing to get pregnant again and for a healthy baby. I was just a few short days away from finding out that baby girl up there was in my belly. This year I have her in my arms. Life is full of miracles and this happens to be my favorite one.

Sadie and I spent most of the day in our jammies, lounging around. We took a nice long nap together, which I don't usually allow myself time for. Then Grammy and Mam-maw (my mom and grandma) took over and I took my time getting ready for my hot date. You really learn what a luxury it is to take a real shower after having a baby. I was able to shave my legs and everything!

When the hubs got home from work we took off. Just the two of us. For a date. 

He took me shopping for some cute clothes that actually fit me and then we went for dinner and drinks. It was really nice reconnecting over something other than baby drool (although we missed that baby drool terribly!). 

Of course the little miss decided she didn't want to go to sleep without Mommy and Daddy there so when we got home we changed into our pj's and had some cake. She loved the candles and wasn't too thrilled with me blowing them out. 

I am so happy to have spent my birthday with my wonderful family. Having my Mam-maw in town and meeting Sadie for the first time has been incredible. They are so in love with each other. What a lucky girl I am :)

This week...

What you see from our week: new shoes from a shopping trip with Mommy & Daddy since someone is quickly outgrowing all of her clothes, a sleeping baby that I only have to leave one more morning before I am a stay at home momma, morning necessities, big flowers for Mommy and wittle flowers for baby (the hubs rocks!), crunchy roll, and cuteness all around.

This is my last working week and I have to say I am not sad to see it end! Don't get me wrong, I will miss all of the ladies I work with. They provided so much help throughout trying to conceive, being pregnant, and becoming a new mommy. Their words of wisdom and support will always stay with me. Plus, they are a hilarious and awesome bunch of women so of course it stinks not being able to see them on a regular basis. BUT! And this is a huge BUT. Nothing beats hanging out with my little lady.

Tomorrow is my last day!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

I love technology

Technology has allowed me capture some amazing moments of Sadie's first few months on video. And then I was able to share those moments with the people who couldn't be there for them. My grandma in Arkansas was able to see Sadie's first laugh....

And my in-laws got to see her rolling over at just 3 months old...
Don't mind my obnoxious baby voice. The girl loves it so I do it. And I do it over and over again :)

I love that I will be able to relive these moments as often as I like <3

Big decisions...

If you have been reading along lately I am sure you can tell that going back to work has been very hard on me. I sob every morning on the car ride to work and again while I pump (4 times during my 12 hour shift). I even cry on the car ride home. I know she is in great hands while away from me but it still just does not feel right. 

My stomach remains in knots throughout the day, no matter how busy I keep myself. It just feels wrong to be away from her. Everyone has been telling me it gets easier. And maybe it does but it didn't take long for me to realize that being a working mom isn't right for me. 

After talking it over with the hubs we were able to work it out so that I am able to stay home with Sadie full-time for at least the first year of her life. I cannot explain how much this means to me. The hubs did not even question it when I kept coming home in tears and told him that I just couldn't do it. I couldn't be away from her like that. Instead he supported me and told me we would make it work. And that is exactly what we are going to do.

I am so thankful to have such an amazing husband that makes it possible for me to hang out with that beautiful girl every day. 

After next weekend I will officially be a stay at home momma :)

What a week!

It has been a great week! Very early Wednesday morning our best friends welcomed their sweet baby girl into the world. I was at work all day Wednesday so I got to hang out with the new family a lot! The hubs brought Sadie up and she got to meet her new bestie for the first time. It was wonderful :)

My brother came to visit this week and my heart melted a few times watching him be an amazing Uncle. We celebrated Sadie turning another month old (yikes! where is the time going?) and as usual I took a million photos of that little beauty. Including one of her adorable denim booty.

I am afraid this will be her last week in 3 month clothes. It looks like a little shopping trip may be on our weekend agenda.

Three Months

This month has brought so many changes. I went back to work, meaning Sadie has been spending more time with her Daddy and Grammy and I think she really enjoys it (even though I absolutely hate being away from her!). 

Sadie is getting more curious and independent by the minute. As you see with her bear up there she is very into her toys now. She loves holding onto to things and if we don't give her something to hang on to she will practically rip her onesie off trying to pull in into her mouth! She also prefers to be sitting on her own as much as possible. She doesn't like having to lean against anything.

She has learned to roll from tummy to back! We are so proud! I couldn't believe it the first time she did it. In fact I thought "Oh man I just put her on her tummy, she's trying to get out of tummy time" so I put her back on her tummy and she did it again and then it clicked, "OMG she's rolling over!" Blame it on the lack of sleep ;)

Another wonderful new development this month has been her laugh! It is the most adorable thing I have ever heard! The hubs and I make complete fools of ourselves trying to get her to do so too. But it is totally worth it for even a second of that amazing laugh. 

This month hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows, there has been little sleep and some cranky days but I barely remember any of that as I look back over the month. The things that stick out are not waking up in the middle of the night to retrieve a paci. Instead I see all of the smiles and baby babblings, the laughs and milestones, the baby snuggles and the way she looks at me with so much love in her eyes, the way she takes in the world, every sight and sound something new and amazing. 

It's all about the little lady :)

This week is full of nothing but my baby girl. When I am at work I use these pictures help get me through the day and when I am at home I am spending every second soaking her up. Some of my favorite pictures of her came this week.

The top left? That silly girl cracks me up already! The one in the very center there makes me tear up a bit. My dad (who we lost 3 years ago) was a huge Peanuts fan so I naturally gravitate towards anything that has to do with those classic characters. Seeing Sadie her Lucy onesie with her little Snoopy makes my heart happy. Then there is the picture to the right of that one. Even her eyes are smiling!

In case you couldn't tell, I am just a little obsessed with Sadie. Everything she does fascinates me. I mean like everything. She smiles about 100 times a day but each time I light up and get super excited like it's the first time. I am proud when she burps after eating and every time she lifts her head during tummy time (which is every single time). She's growing so fast.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Not my favorite weekend

As I have mentioned in just about every post recently, I went back to work on Saturday. And it was terrible.

Thank goodness she was still asleep when it was time for me to leave because I don't think anyone would have been able to get her out of my arms otherwise. The tears started as I leaned over her crib rails to kiss her sweet cheek goodbye and did not stop until I arrived in the parking lot at work. It wasn't just about being away from her, it was about being away from her for so long (I work 12 hour shifts).

The tears came again whenever someone would ask about Sadie. I was able to hold it together pretty well most of the day right up until the very end of my shift. I was pumping and thinking that I only had an hour left and then I would be on my way home to my baby girl and then I remembered... I have to do this all over again in a couple of days... and then again after that. That's when those pesky tears made a reappearance.

I knew she was in great hands (with Grammy in the morning and Daddy the rest of the day) but my heart hurt so much being away from her. Everyone says it will get better and I hope that they are right.

Getting pictures like this one throughout the day sure helped though:

Friday Already??

This has been a really great week. I am so sad to see it come to an end. Mostly because I go back to work tomorrow.... But let me live in denial for just a bit longer?

Back to the good stuff.

Our little family ventured over to Tampa earlier this week to meet up with the in-laws. The hubs and his dad went to a college basketball game while my mother-in-law, Sadie, and I ventured to the Florida Aquarium. Sadie loved looking at all of the fish! She was so alert the whole time, staring at the various water creatures, following them with her eyes, and then finally napping as we rocked in a couple of rocking chairs in front of one of the tanks.

The hubs and I also left Sadie with her Grammy (my momma) for the very first time for a couple of hours. We went to celebrate some of our good friends getting engaged (hence the champagne punch & chocolate covered strawberries...yum!).

What else you see up there are some luxurious lashes, an adorable pup, one cute kiddo, and someone finally enjoying her tummy time!

As you all enjoy your beautiful Saturday, send some positive thoughts our way as I attempt to leave my baby girl for twelve hours. I hope they go by fast :(

4 am Ramblings

Since a certain someone ::cough cough Sadie:: was determined not to let me get any sleep, I found myself perusing the internets. After reading Mandy's "10 Things" post I figured why not? Other than watching some dvr'd Bachelor there is not a whole lot to do at 4 am.

So the deal is you post a picture of yourself, 10 random facts, and then answer the 10 questions Mandy picked. Here we go....

This photo is the epitome of me. Baby, yoga pants, no time for hair or make-up because we are too busy with play time and house work 

10 Randoms

1. I have very vivid dreams and I can usually remember them in great detail when I wake up. They are always in color and occasionally in cartoon form. I always thought that was normal but the hubs has informed me that it is, in fact, not.

2. In college I ate half a package of oreos every night before bed. and never gained a pound. Oh how I miss that. 

3. I have an irrational fear of birds. However, some my favorite animals are penguins and owls. 

4. I have an issue with plans and lists. I love them. Everything from what to pack for a trip to what needs to be cleaned in the house and when, they all get lists! And it is possible that I may have already started mentally planning Sadie's birthdays for the next 5 years. It's a problem.

5. I still love Disney movies. I know the words to all of the songs and sing along every time. I cannot wait until I can share all of that with Sadie :)

6. When I was little I was extremely shy. My parents had to bribe me with Barbie dolls to get me to read out loud in class. 

7. I could spend all day and night just staring at Sadie. Her existence alone amazes me to no end.

8. In elementary school I decided to cut my own hair... with my dad's clippers... it was not a pretty sight.

9. I smile a lot. Sometimes people even ask why I smile so much which seems like a very odd question to me. 

10. Thanks to the hubs and my sweet baby girl, all of my dreams are becoming realities. 

Questions from Mandy

1. have you ever met someone famous?  Oddly enough, I met more famous people while I was pregnant than the rest of my 25 years. I wrote about meeting Cameron Mathison here and I never got the chance to post about it but a week or so later I met Dwight Howard (of the Orlando Magic for you non sports friends). My all time favorite though was meeting Albert Pujols (former St. Louis Cardinal), I could not find my words. 
 2. what is your happiest childhood memory?  All my favorite memories are the simple things. Wrestling and singing in the car with my dad, Christmas at my Mam-maw's house, family vacations.

3. favorite album of all time?  Dr. Hook Greatest Hits. I love every single song and it reminds me of my dad :)

4. are you a salty or sweet lover?  both. together or separate.

5. what is favorite guilty pleasure tv show or movie?  The Challenged on MTV. I started watching them in high school and can't seem to quit them. 

6. describe your favorite sandwich. can't go wrong with a classic pb&j

7. what was your first pet?  a black cat named Figaro 

8. what is your biggest accomplishment thus far in life?  Bringing Sadie into the world. Nothing will ever be able to top that. 

9. what is the first blog you started reading?  Heir to Blair. I stumbled across it before I even knew what a blog was. 

10. if you had to choose one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?  orange cake made by my mother-in-law. but let's hope this never has to happen! 

I am too tired to think of 10 new questions right now... maybe later :)

Steppin' Out Saturday 2.25.12

top & cardigan: Lauren Conrad @ Kohls
jeans: Aerie
boots: Steve Madden
necklace: Francesca's Collection

On Saturday the hubs and I stepped out without Sadie for the first time! I only made it a couple of hours but I'm trying, ok? Some good friends of ours had a party to celebrate their recent engagement and we were so happy to be able to celebrate that with them. 

My mom was happy to watch Miss Sadie and the hubs managed to drag me out of the house. Thank goodness she knows me so well and sent texts and pictures so I didn't even have to check in. I really do not know how I am going to handle going back to work... but let's not think about that right now.

Despite my anxiety over leaving Sadie, we had a great time with our friends. I even had a little yummy champagne punch :)

A very sleepy Friday

This week has been a bit exhausting. Sadie had been sleeping like a champ up to this point and decided to switch things up this week. And by switch things up I mean go back to waking up every 2-3 hours at night. And wanting to be up for the day at 5:30am. So this Momma is tired! Last night was better though so I am hoping ::fingers tightly crossed:: that we get back to some kind of normalcy soon.

Other than some sleep deprivation, it has been another great week with my little angel. Sadie got to spend some time with her Uncle Jordan, received lots of kisses from the hubs and I, drooled all over her Sophie, wore adorable bear slippers, and killed the world with cuteness.

This weekend is full of celebrations for some wonderful friends. Which means the hubs and I will be leaving Sadie with her Grammy (my momma) for a few hours for the first time. Eeek!

The countdown begins...

Nine days left of my maternity leave. Only nine more days. And then life as a working momma begins.

I have really enjoyed the past eleven weeks, where I could fit all of my responsibilities neatly in my arms. I would love to continue on as a stay at home mom but that is just not what is best for our family right now and I only want what is best for us all. However, I am fortunate to be returning to a job I really like where I get to work with my bestie and some other really awesome women. Also? I get to do so part time.

When you work 12 hour shifts at the hospital, part time = two days a week. Not too bad right? Although it gives me extreme anxiety to even think about being away from my baby girl for twelve plus hours I know she will be in good hands with her Daddy and Grammy while I am gone.

Some of my concerns are ridiculous and others completely rational, but I think they are all pretty normal. Will Sadie know I'm gone? Will she miss me? Will she be sad? I really don't want her to be sad... And then there are my concerns about breast feeding/pumping. Sadie has had nothing but breast milk since day one and I will miss being the one who feeds her while I am at work. What if I don't pump enough while at work and it messes up my supply? What I haven't left enough of a supply for her at home? Will she be crying for her milk because she isn't used to waiting for the bottle to warm up?

All of those worries for being away just two days a week. And not even two consecutive days. Yikes.

Mostly though, I will just miss her. A lot. But I know it will get easier and it will be good for the both us. For now I am just going to enjoy our uninterrupted time together and not think about this again until I have to :)

Steppin' Out Saturday 2.17.12

On Momma
top, belt, & undershirt: Target
shorts: Old Navy
shoes: AE (which you cannot see. oops)

On Sadie Baby
outfit: Carters
bow: Target

Today Miss Sadie and I took our first long drive, just the two of us, to watch her Uncle Jordan play some baseball. Sadie was an angel in the car! Thank goodness too because I was nervous driving that far by myself. 

Although she slept through most of the game she did manage to keep her eyes open for Uncle Jordans first hit. He had a great game and we were so happy to be there to see it. I foresee many baseball games in Sadie's future.

ps- she has a baseball paci in :)

Happy Friday!

What you see here: lots of Valentines Day fun, puppy snuggles, tutu's, lunch and hand holding with my  two favorite people, and mostly just lots and lots of love!

Have a great weekend everyone! I will be taking Sadie to her first baseball game so she can cheer on her Uncle Jordan! Wish us luck :)

This Body.

I barely recognize it. I loved my pregnant body. My growing bump that contained the most precious thing in the world to me. I would rub my belly, talk to it, sing songs to it. The hubs would kiss it and my pups loved resting their heads there. I didn't mind my cheeks getting fuller, I always knew they would. And as my legs got thicker and hips got wider I told myself they would be back to normal after I had the baby.

And now? I'm all flabby and don't fit into my clothes and just want to eat all of the time.

Don't get me wrong, I still love my body. This body made an incredibly beautiful little girl. This body endured over 24 hours of labor without failing me. And I in no way expect it to be exactly the way it was before I had a baby. But now that I have gotten the okay to exercise again I'm jumping right in.

Only it's not that easy. Finding time to exercise when you're taking care of a newborn and two dogs, trying to keep the house clean, laundry washed, and dishes put away is no easy task. Then you add in the lack of sleep and many times I find myself in the great debate of "nap or workout". I guess the important thing is that I am trying.

Usually I stick to the workout videos that I have been doing since college. They can be done while Sadie plays on her mat next to me or naps in her swing. I also received a baby & me workout video from my brother-in-law and his wife and have done that a few times with Sadie and she loves it! The only problem with it is that there is zero cardio involved.

The current goal is to lose 15 more pounds (5 pounds less than pre-Sadie weight, what I weighed before the miscarriages) and be ready for a half marathon come January. I went for my first run last night and it felt amazing. Painful but incredible. I am excited to get back into shape but worried about my wavering motivation. 

Other momma's out there do you have any tips? How do you find time to workout? What are you doing to get back in shape?

Two Months

As I type this I can hear Sadie in her room with her Daddy having the most adorable "coo"ing conversation. She was not doing this a month ago. It is amazing how much she changes and learns in just a matter of weeks.days.moments.

She has definitely gotten her talkativeness from her Momma! I had no idea that two month olds talked so much. It's awesome! And her smile? Oh my goodness, her SMILE! It is big and silly and beautiful and is used during most awake hours.
This big girl can hold on to her toys now and reaches for the ones that hang from her play mat. She loves feeling stuffed animals and tries to eat most of their noses if they come anywhere near her mouth.

If you whistle at her, your heart will explode. Her eyes get big as she gasps really loud and shakes her whole body back and forth while smiling. We got this on video so as soon as I figure out how to put that on here I will.
Sadie also had her first Valentines Day but I'm afraid she's not going to be a big fan of the heart filled day since she had to get her two month shots that morning. She did really well with her shots though and is growing so big!! I love this little girl more and more every day.

Our week in iPhone photos

I'm going to try to start doing a weekly update via iPhone photos. It is embarrassing how many pictures I take every day on my phone so every Friday I will pick out my favorites and share them. A lot of my favorite bloggers do this and I love catching up with them this way.

What you see: a cute ballerina, my niece, mommy & baby love, Sadie's beer (yes my daughter has a beer named after her, brewed by one of the hubs best friends. awesomeness), cake, Sadie listening to records with Grandpa, and a lot of Sadie just being adorable.

This has been a pretty great week. We took Sadie on her first long car ride to visit the inlaws and she did wonderfully. She got to meet her cousin for the first time and love on her grandparents a whole bunch.

Also this week I started a workout routine and have been trying to eat better. My entire body is sore... but more on that later.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend :)

Birth Announcement

After browsing all of my favorite sites searching for birth announcements I came to the conclusion that while adorable, they were so expensive! To be able to send them to everyone we wanted to it was going to cost well over $100 and that didn't even include postage. And with a new baby in the mix we just couldn't do it. Instead I decided to give it a shot myself and I have to say I am pretty happy with how they turned out:

$30 to print plus postage. Not too bad right? Next up I am going to attempt a new blog header/design. There is someone very important missing from the current one plus this little blog needs some change!

Getting to know Sadie

I realized just the other day that I haven't really shared anything about Sadie. Sure I have posted pictures and while she is the most adorable creature on Earth (don't tell my pups I said that), there is so much more to her than that.
We have been blessed with a good sleeper. She doesn't sleep through the night or anything but we do get a solid 4-6 hour stretch every night and then two more 3-4 hour periods after that in between nursing. The girl loves her sleep and will do so absolutely anywhere and in any position.
Sadie is the most smiley baby I have ever met. Most likely if she is awake, she is smiling. And if you talk to her in a sing-songy voice she "talks" back to you in those same tones. If you walk too close to our during the day you would probably think we are a safe house for Disney princesses. The best part is that I sometimes forget who I am talking to and carry on that voice to the hubs and even once at the grocery store to the cashier...
Now don't get me wrong, she is a pretty easy going baby but she definitely has her moments. Like her obsession with her paci. Don't get in the way of that. She may be all smiley so you take her paci out to talk to her, which is fine until the smile is gone and then you better get that thing back into her mouth asap. Even if she spits it out five times and puts her hands in front of her mouth and shakes her head back and forth while you're trying to give it back to her.
Sadie has developed a love for classic rock, especially Aerosmith (my dad would be so proud). And if you play it during bath time she kicks her feet all around splashing water everywhere. So worth getting soaked for! She enjoys dance parties in her room and coo's a lot when I play "A Whole New World" (I hope you know what that's from).
She absolutely loves when you touch her head. If you run your fingers from the top of her head down her face she gets all giddy. It's safe to say that she will always find ways to amaze me and challenge me at the same time. She is already her own person. And I love everything about that person.

Newborn Photos taken by the talented Shannon Smith of SNS Photography.

Awaiting baby Addison

Have I mentioned that one of my very best friends is having a baby girl? Only a few times, right? Well it's only because I am so excited to meet her!
On Saturday we held a baby shower at my house to celebrate. She did such an amazing with my shower and I tried to make hers just as special. I had so much fun making decorations and getting things ready. The Momma-to-be looked absolutely gorgeous and Sadie could not get enough of her.
She's a natural, am I right? The shower was full of love, baby gifts, potted flowers, owls, chalk board mason jars, delicious desserts and punch, lots of friends and a few dirty jokes :)
Now that the shower is done, Miss Addison can go ahead and make her way out into the world because I know a lady and a baby who are ready to meet her. Sadie has already started planning play dates for her future bestie.

I will leave you with one more photo of my beautiful baby girl because I just can't resist. But I must warn you that this face tends to bring on baby fever so get your ovaries in check before looking at it....

Steppin' Out Saturday 1.28.12

On Momma
top: LC @ Kohls
tank: Motherhood
jeans: Old Navy

On Daddy
boring weekend bank clothes

On Sadie
(pre-party outfit)
sweater & jeans: Children's Place
bow: Target

(party outfit)
dress & bloomers: Janie & Jack
bow: Target

Ok so technically we didn't step out but I did host a baby shower at our house. And I may have forgotten to take a picture for steppin' out but this family photo works.

The shower was a lot fun and I will be sure share pictures from it later! For now, I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!


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