28 November 2014

Meet Crew...

 We are over the moon with share with you our third little blonde boy, Crew.  I can't believe it has taken me almost 7 weeks to update my blog, but 3 kids 5 and under its hard to keep the fridge stocked  and the laundry some what caught up.  Crew arrived two weeks before my due date.  I was trying to wait atleast three more days but I had the feeling he would come the weekend he did.  Everyone was on fall break...including my OB:)  My water broke at a bouncy house place which makes me laugh.  I called my husband who put me straight to voicemail.  So I loaded the boys up in the van and drove home!  David called me back and then met me at home.  I attempted to finish up packing my bag and found that David had already put it in the car.  I remember I "had" to put Bennett down for his nap before we left for the hospital.  I think I cried the entire time I sang to him knowing it would be his last moments as my "baby."  He loved being the baby and I loved babying him.  I then came down stairs and hugged Ethan bye.  He kissed my tummy and said "I can't wait to meet you baby!"  Yep- more tears!  In the meantime, David is sitting in the car anxiously waiting on me.  I think knowing its your last pregnancy and last baby...I wasn't in rush.  Yes,  I was exhausted from all the steroids I had been on, but I was soaking up all the sweet kicks.  

I was shocked to have a long, slow labor but overall everything went well.  My first thought after he was born was just how blonde he looked in the open bed warmer across the room.  He was one of the blondest babies I had ever seen.  Crew had to transition in the NICU for a few hours after he was born.  David stayed with him and I found myself alone for 2 hours just sitting in the dark.  It was the strangest 2 hours of my life.  Exhausted, concerned, elated, and everyone was asleep as it was in the wee morning hours.  I was dying to tell my friends and family about our newest sweet boy.  

Later that day my mom brought the boys to meet their little brother.  That was one of the sweetest moments.  We went home the next day and life never skipped a beat.  By the third baby you have a baby and two days later are in car rider line at school and making lunches.  

We have been blessed by our friends, family, and neighbors who have shown more love for us than one could imagine.  We are still over the moon to have three little boys to love on.

8 pounds 7 ounces, 21 inches

Ethan and Bennett meet Crew

in the hospital ready to go!

23 September 2014

finally...it's Fall!

I'm not sure if it is shopping for fall clothes for the boys, the crisp days 
where everyone has a smile, or the fairy tale pumpkins...
whatever it is it makes me happy.  

Happy First Day of Autumn

15 September 2014

Hard to believe...

In a handful of weeks this little man will no longer be the littlest. I remember feeling the same way with his big brother when I was expecting Mr. Stone. Nervous about the baby not feeling "babied" anymore. My hope is I always make them feel loved and find time every day for a little one on one time. I'm so lucky to be their momma. So so lucky.

12 September 2014

Sweet September

It is 68 degrees outside...Friday...and September. This very pregnant momma is celebrating with a pedicure in my favorite fall nail color, a chi latte, and leisure walk around anthro! I've nested myself tired and today my goal is to slow down.

Tomorrow we are celebrating my sisters birthday at local vineyard...and I can't wait to watch all of our children run around while we can just sit and be.

Happy Friday!

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08 September 2014


What a weekend!  We literally kicked it off with a soccer game where Ethan scored his first two goals of the season and then I celebrated Baby Boy with a lovely shower hosted by my mother-in-law and sisters {more on that later}.  We also celebrated Grandparents Day at Wholy Crepe.  
Icecream before 10 am...yes please. 

So back to Saturday night...David and I snuck out to The Piano Guys concert.  We had bought the tickets so long ago I almost forgot exactly who and what type of group they are.  I remember David stumbled across them on youtube last winter and we spend several nights watching their clips on youtube with boys.  They played at the Ryman Auditorium and were incredible to say the least.  I have never laughed so hard at concert and also been brought to tears.  Everytime they would play it felt like the baby was dancing...guess he liked it too!  They are known for their videos where they airlift a piano and play the Cello on The Great Wall of China for instance.  Look them up on you tube because the videos are almost as amazing as their music.