Letters to you: 3 months old

Here’s my letters to you… Hannah, You’re 3 months old now.  I guess that makes you not a newborn anymore, huh?  I don’t want to think about that too much because I’ll sit here and have a moment.  Don’t grow so fast! You have started to smile more, belly giggle, coo and even wiggle yourself […]

Letters to you: 2 months

Here’s my letter to you… I cannot believe that time has passed this quickly. You are already 23 1/2″ and 11 lbs 14 oz. The little baby coos have begun. The smiles too! Your siblings have all warmed up to you and love to hold you!  It absolutely warms my heart seeing them with you. […]

Letters to you: 1 month

Here’s my letter to you… Hannah, You have been in our arms for a month now.  I can never tell you how amazed Daddy and I are with you.  You have made our lives and our family complete. I plead for a natural induced labor and you gave that to me.  We had the experience […]

Meet Little Miss Hannah

Meet Miss Hannah! She was born on September 23 at 2:58 pm. On Sunday, my water began to leak and by Monday morning I was in labor.  My husband and I headed to the hospital.  I was admitted by 11:40 am and everything else happened really fast.  By 3 pm, my husband was holding her […]

Nesting: Crocheted chevron blanket with flowers

I have never been a crochet person. I find knitting to be much easier, but I also do not like to feel defeated by something. When I was poking around on Pinterest, I found this pattern http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/rickrack-rainbow-baby-blanket and started asking my mom (the master crochet woman in my life) how difficult she thought it’d be. To […]

Fit Prego: Pain & Gain

Baby bellies! I’m sure going to miss this but I may be too busy enjoying some new baby smell. The weight though…I won’t miss monitoring the gain!  It hasn’t been easy for me. Never has been. I’ve always stepped into a pregnancy already obese or overweight. I’ve never been allowed to gain a lot. I […]

Letters to you: 39 weeks

Here’s my letter to you… Well baby girl here we are.  We are all hanging tight waiting for your debut.  I have finished up the last pieces to my class.  All of the freezer meals are ready.  Your bubby keeps trying to tell you to come out.  He just really wants to see your face […]

Menu Planning: Baby Prep Week 2

  My favorite freezer meal I have prepared EVER…  Chicken & Gnocchi Soup http://crockingirls.com/recipes/chicken-gnocchi-soup/ Shepard’s Pie – Lightened Up! http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/03/shepards-pie-lightened-up.html Turkey Burgers with Zucchini http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/05/turkey-burgers-with-zucchini.html Nifty kitchen trick?  http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/2011/10/did-you-know.html Healthy baked chicken nuggets http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/04/healthy-baked-chicken-nuggets.html Spinach stuffed shells http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/01/spinach-stuffed-shells-with-meat-sauce.html

Fit Prego: You might wonder…

You might be asking…why this picture?  Well these jeans are the very same ones I continue to talk about.  They are my Vera Wang size 14 capris.  Of course, they no longer go over any part of the belly but the rest of my body has remained the same!  I did it!  I did it […]