Friday, July 31, 2015


Emily Nicole graced us with her presence at 9:42pm on February 20th 2015. She's our smallest little one to date at only 7.11lbs 20 in long. Emily was born on uncle Tommy's birthday, aunt Jamie and uncle Danny's anniversary, and 6 days before big brother's 4th birthday. We have great planning skills when it comes to our kids' birthdays. :P
Meeting brother and sister for the first time!

After 18 long hours, Emily literally fell out as the midwife caught her :P Even though, she was our longest labor, she was the least painful! Baby girl's head was unfortunately the wrong way, so she wasn't able to brake my water. When we made the decision to have the midwife help out, she was finally able to join us :) Jam said they were actually waiting for a room to be available, and we were moved from triage to the room just in time :)
Tyler loves to hold baby sissy! 

Maddy loves to hold baby sissy too!
Emily is our smiley girl, and my little cuddle bug! I was telling Jam and Chris yesterday that there's a reason God gave us another one while we have two toddlers... when brother and sister are having rough days, it's nice to be able to snuggle with one good one.
5 months and almost sitting up by herself! 

Some things about Emily:
1. She's always smiling!
2. Everyone keeps asking us "is she always this good?" :P
3. She loves to sit up, and is just as social as big sister.
4. She looks just like Tyler as a baby, but reminds us of Maddy
5. She rolled in her side when they weighed her after she was born, and started doing it again 3 days before she turned 3 months.
6. She growls like a dinosaur, which she probably learned from her brother :P
7. She loves her thumb!
8. She's our first one that we can put down while she's sleeping and it not be the end of the world. She just finds her thumb, and rolls over. :)

Emily's first 4th of July! 


Madalyn Elizabeth arrived at 6:14 am on November 18th, 2012. She weighed 8.15 lbs and was 21 3/4 in long. She was so small compared to her 9.5lbs brother. :)
Maddy was fortunate enough to be born on her aunt Sissy and cousin Jericho's birthday, and she loves sharing it with them :)
Happy birthday Maddy! 

Maddy's birth was amazing and lasted about 8 hrs with probably 20 mins of pushing. Our midwife had talked Jeremy in to catching her, but she came before he could... he was very relieved :P I remember being surprised at how much my stomach hurt from contracting while nursing the first couple days. My mom said she didn't want to tell me, but that's usually how it is with the second... gee, thanks mom! :) Other than that, it was a wonderful experience, and I'd happily do it again :)
First time meeting brother! 

She's now 2.5yo, and my little cuddler! She has also recently decided she's a toddler, and a very dramatic one at that. Her lovely high pitched screams can be heard from miles away! I think our most used phrase for her is "Oh Maddy, stop. You're fine." In her defense, it's usually brought on by frustration from her brother :P
Feeding her baby and vacuuming

Some things about Maddy:
1. She's currently rolling all around the family room saying "Hi mommy! Mommy, I'm coming back! Mommy did you see me?"
2. She has a beautiful singing voice, and daddy says she has mommy's talent for making up the words :P
3. When she was a baby, she was so excited to see people that she wouldn't nurse if anyone was there, but instead would nurse all night. She would also fight going to sleep, and would have to be walked around for hours!
4. Thankfully, she was a lot easier to get to sleep in her own bed then big brother :)
5. She loves to play and nurse her baby dolls.
6. She is an amazing little sister, big sister, and daughter :)

First outing at Chipotle! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

3 years!

Wow I can't believe it's been 3 years! I'm surprised Blogger hasn't removed me for not posting :P A crazy amount of things have happened since my last post. For starters... we have 2 more kids! :) I feel like I need to write individual posts about them, because Tyler has a few of his own. So, these next few posts with be about my girs, our life now, and what I hope for the future. If you haven't fallen asleep yet, read on... :)