Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Baby Suits 3

Audrey Anna Suits
Thursday August 24, 2017
@ 8:53 PM

6 pounds 10 ounces
19.5 inches
@ 40 & 4 days gestation
For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made
psalm 139

Sunday, August 20, 2017

3 Screenshots

Here's how we're wasting time these days...

Caris found A Child is Born, a book inherited by my hippie birthing center au natural mom. Although she didn't comment on her reading, I'm pretty sure my simple explanation of, "Mommy's belly will hurt and then I'll push the baby out" was brought to life with some uh, intense photography from the book. 
One night near midnight we sent this text to my dad and Anna, but we worded it wrong and it wasn't clear that the picture was my joke baby and Charles gave us a hard time. Sorry, Pops! 

When you wake up before 5AM hungry and restless. 

(Sung to the tune of Alive, Alive

Awake, awake, awake forevermore
This pregnant chick is awake forevermore

Awake, awake, awake forevermore
This pregnant chick is awake

Sing c'mon baby! Sing c'mon baby! 
This pregnant chick is awake forevermore
Sing c'mon baby! Sing c'mon baby! 
This pregnant chick is awake 
...and then I realized that I still had snowy mountains as my background. 
Time flies! 

Friday, August 18, 2017

5 on Friday

2 Pictures I took this week
{and 3 I didn't}

Comparing sizes at Winn Dixie 
 Self dressed up for a tea party 
(Where pumpkin bread sweetened with Splenda instead of sugar was served. Moment of silence for the potential goodness that could have been consumed)
 My Disney bracelet 
 Walking, walking, walking. True love is agreeing to walk waddle around the neighborhood with your pregnant wife in the middle of August
 Selfies on your phone are free game! Everyone say Hiiiii Shellyyyyy!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Making: Plans for the girls for when it's GO TIME
Cooking: Not a thing. Thanks, mom! 
Drinking: Diet Dr. Pepper
Reading: Finished The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels A love story that was an easy read and made me laugh out loud
Wanting: An easy labor
Looking: Forward to watching Caris and Liza with their new sister 
Eating: Everything in sight 
Wishing: Moving trucks came in bigger sizes 
Enjoying: The last days of kicks and jabs in my belly
Thinking: About furniture I can get rid of
Celebrating: We had a girls only tea party this morning 
Loving: Tiny clothes cleaned and folded in drawers   
Hoping: To have a baby soon 
Needing: To have a baby soon (ha) 
Listening: To Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Feeling: Large 
Wearing: Jammie pants and a tank top 
Watching: HGTV shows with my mom every night
Texting: Baby updates to friends and family

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Final Days

do you hear that ticking sound? its ME. i'm a TICKING TIME BOMB

As we wait for the baby to make her debut, we've taken on the easy task of entertaining my mom. We took her to the science center (where Caris practiced her silly face for the camera) We've played Candy Land, Uno, Spot It and with Play Dough. We've written a letter to Pops and watched two movies.  
 In exchange, she's given us a date night (Chiptole + buying newborn diaperseeeek!)
 flowers and 
dessert under the guise winkyface of supporting the MOPS ministry at church 

Monday, August 7, 2017

A Tribute to a Sandwich

Over the weekend I had two of what I will call "cafeteria sandwiches" because they're what your ma might have packed you for lunch in the second grade. Or maybe what you packed yourself for work today if you're living life right. We're talking about 97 cent white bread, questionable ham and cheese, a heaping pile of pickles, a hearty scoop of mayo followed by a generous squirt of mustard. 

If loving you is wrong, I don't wanna be right. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Baby Shower

In mid-June a handful of ladies from our former church threw a baby shower for us. I brought Caris along (which felt SURREAL) She watched a muted version of Alice in Wonderland (the cute theme of the shower) and ate too many sweets. Each person gave us a picture book and we took home a small fortune in gift cards. much money. They blessed our socks off and it was humbling and overwhelming. Diapers for life!

Disney Passes

Our passes include black out dates (around major holidays and then most of the summer). Our black out time was set to end on August 14, but we got an email telling us that it was bumped up to August 1st because two rides were closing forever. Kent and the girls are at Epcot today and it's a much needed distraction for all of us. The only rule is Kent has to keep his phone on him and turned up at all times. We're close to my due date and the drive home from Disney is almost an hour. Living on the edge, baby. winkyface


Money to buy splurgy-groceries (ice cream! oreos!), gas for our cars and to set the air conditioning on a comfortable 75 degrees (instead of 80 like these crazy Floridians WHAT?) We lack nothing.

Honorable mentions... Three car seats that fit in my car, Kent's hard work in looking for a job, Reef flip flops, freedom to plop my kids in front of the TV, friends who check in on us, a care package from my BFF, a book that brings laughter and distraction, the excitement of adding a baby girl to our family, a new diaper bag en route right now, our girls are awesome sleepers, a clean kitchen, my ma is coming soon!
bedtime storytime