Happy 2 Weeks Lane!

As of tomorrow, our sweet Benjamin Lane will be two weeks old! I can't believe how fast it's going by. I wished and wished for these days, and now I am ready to press the pause button and freeze time for a bit. Our boy has gotten bigger and better in just the two short weeks he's been in the world. First, his belly button fell off! Yay! This means no more sponge baths or folding down the diaper. Just a normal (ish) belly button that's good to go in a big boy tub! Speaking of big boy baths, we have video of his first. Let me just preface that…
Read More

Lane’s Arrival

Tuesday, January 3rd, started like any other Tuesday really. School was out and Chase was coming home from his Dad's after spending a long New Year's weekend. We spent the morning hanging out in our pajamas and watching tv. After lunch, I started having a few strong contractions. This was not much different than previous days, where my strong contractions lasted about 20 minutes then subsided. Once they got a bit stronger, and closer to an hour going strong, I texted Ben and called the nurse at my doctor's office. Still not too concerned, I told Ben to take his time coming home and decided maybe I needed to 'relieve…
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

36 weeks!!!!

Only one week away from a full term baby! We are so close to meeting this little guy and everything's coming together. One more week of work and grad school then I am DONE! Most days I feel great. I have a cold, and some days I feel like he could just fall right out, but overall I feel calm. And happy. And ready. Things are going to be so different but it's a big change I'm ready for. Chase and Ben have been amazingly helpful these past few weeks also. Here's a pic from this week. Sleepy and swollen, but happy and smiling. :)
Read More

Only a few more weeks!

We are literally counting down the weeks and before we know it, it'll be days. Lane is moving around quite a but these days, he seems to be most active when SJ is singing Adele. Maybe we'll have a little singer on our hands. Not sure if he's into Skrillex yet, but we'll see. So now we just have about 7 more weeks until there is this tiny baby in the house. Jess has had the 'joy' of carrying him around for the past several months and I can't wait to share in on that. We got some family/maternity pictures done and it'll be fun to look back on those…
Read More

Still the exception….

Some days I look around and just see sadness. Families and marriages are falling apart, health is temporary, people disappoint you and loved ones die. As I bring another little soul into this world it scares me to pieces that things won't always go the way I hope, and all I'm doing is adding another piece to the complicated puzzle. I know life's never gonna be perfect, but during times when things are rough I remember my husband's pre wedding words. "We are the exception". He said these in response to my fears about having another failed marriage and plowing through trust issues. We are not immune from heartache or…
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

Random

- we ordered a rental doppler to listen to little BLT's heartbeat. Sweet lil sound made my night. - officially back in the swing of work. never enough time in a day. always tired. always still a ton left to do. it'll balance out soon. - crazy, busy work weekend ahead of me. huge projects for grad school due (procrastination sucks) and lots of PTO and regular school work to do for bbrook. the boys are enjoying six flags while i stay home and work. i'm glad they're going out and having fun, and i'll be glad once i feel accomplished after all my work is done. - we picked…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

16 Weeks

Some days I feel like I am so far along, and things are progressing normally...other days I feel like time is standing still. Most of that comes from the fact that I'm not a very patient person. Over all I am feeling better though. Physically I am able to function and leave the house and get dress daily so that's an improvement. Emotionally I've been a bit of a roller coaster these past few days. It's an odd feeling being pregnant, again. Even though I've had Chase for 9 years now, being pregnant brings a feeling that my body is no longer mine. It's hard to explain. I have a…
Read More

Happy 2 Weeks Lane!

As of tomorrow, our sweet Benjamin Lane will be two weeks old! I can't believe how fast it's going by. I wished and wished for these days, and now I am ready to press the pause button and freeze time for a bit. Our boy has gotten bigger and better in just the two short weeks he's been in the world. First, his belly button fell off! Yay! This means no more sponge baths or folding down the diaper. Just a normal (ish) belly button that's good to go in a big boy tub! Speaking of big boy baths, we have video of his first. Let me just preface that…
Read More

Lane’s Arrival

Tuesday, January 3rd, started like any other Tuesday really. School was out and Chase was coming home from his Dad's after spending a long New Year's weekend. We spent the morning hanging out in our pajamas and watching tv. After lunch, I started having a few strong contractions. This was not much different than previous days, where my strong contractions lasted about 20 minutes then subsided. Once they got a bit stronger, and closer to an hour going strong, I texted Ben and called the nurse at my doctor's office. Still not too concerned, I told Ben to take his time coming home and decided maybe I needed to 'relieve…
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

36 weeks!!!!

Only one week away from a full term baby! We are so close to meeting this little guy and everything's coming together. One more week of work and grad school then I am DONE! Most days I feel great. I have a cold, and some days I feel like he could just fall right out, but overall I feel calm. And happy. And ready. Things are going to be so different but it's a big change I'm ready for. Chase and Ben have been amazingly helpful these past few weeks also. Here's a pic from this week. Sleepy and swollen, but happy and smiling. :)
Read More

Only a few more weeks!

We are literally counting down the weeks and before we know it, it'll be days. Lane is moving around quite a but these days, he seems to be most active when SJ is singing Adele. Maybe we'll have a little singer on our hands. Not sure if he's into Skrillex yet, but we'll see. So now we just have about 7 more weeks until there is this tiny baby in the house. Jess has had the 'joy' of carrying him around for the past several months and I can't wait to share in on that. We got some family/maternity pictures done and it'll be fun to look back on those…
Read More

Still the exception….

Some days I look around and just see sadness. Families and marriages are falling apart, health is temporary, people disappoint you and loved ones die. As I bring another little soul into this world it scares me to pieces that things won't always go the way I hope, and all I'm doing is adding another piece to the complicated puzzle. I know life's never gonna be perfect, but during times when things are rough I remember my husband's pre wedding words. "We are the exception". He said these in response to my fears about having another failed marriage and plowing through trust issues. We are not immune from heartache or…
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

Random

- we ordered a rental doppler to listen to little BLT's heartbeat. Sweet lil sound made my night. - officially back in the swing of work. never enough time in a day. always tired. always still a ton left to do. it'll balance out soon. - crazy, busy work weekend ahead of me. huge projects for grad school due (procrastination sucks) and lots of PTO and regular school work to do for bbrook. the boys are enjoying six flags while i stay home and work. i'm glad they're going out and having fun, and i'll be glad once i feel accomplished after all my work is done. - we picked…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

16 Weeks

Some days I feel like I am so far along, and things are progressing normally...other days I feel like time is standing still. Most of that comes from the fact that I'm not a very patient person. Over all I am feeling better though. Physically I am able to function and leave the house and get dress daily so that's an improvement. Emotionally I've been a bit of a roller coaster these past few days. It's an odd feeling being pregnant, again. Even though I've had Chase for 9 years now, being pregnant brings a feeling that my body is no longer mine. It's hard to explain. I have a…
Read More

Happy 2 Weeks Lane!

As of tomorrow, our sweet Benjamin Lane will be two weeks old! I can't believe how fast it's going by. I wished and wished for these days, and now I am ready to press the pause button and freeze time for a bit. Our boy has gotten bigger and better in just the two short weeks he's been in the world. First, his belly button fell off! Yay! This means no more sponge baths or folding down the diaper. Just a normal (ish) belly button that's good to go in a big boy tub! Speaking of big boy baths, we have video of his first. Let me just preface that…
Read More

Lane’s Arrival

Tuesday, January 3rd, started like any other Tuesday really. School was out and Chase was coming home from his Dad's after spending a long New Year's weekend. We spent the morning hanging out in our pajamas and watching tv. After lunch, I started having a few strong contractions. This was not much different than previous days, where my strong contractions lasted about 20 minutes then subsided. Once they got a bit stronger, and closer to an hour going strong, I texted Ben and called the nurse at my doctor's office. Still not too concerned, I told Ben to take his time coming home and decided maybe I needed to 'relieve…
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

36 weeks!!!!

Only one week away from a full term baby! We are so close to meeting this little guy and everything's coming together. One more week of work and grad school then I am DONE! Most days I feel great. I have a cold, and some days I feel like he could just fall right out, but overall I feel calm. And happy. And ready. Things are going to be so different but it's a big change I'm ready for. Chase and Ben have been amazingly helpful these past few weeks also. Here's a pic from this week. Sleepy and swollen, but happy and smiling. :)
Read More

Only a few more weeks!

We are literally counting down the weeks and before we know it, it'll be days. Lane is moving around quite a but these days, he seems to be most active when SJ is singing Adele. Maybe we'll have a little singer on our hands. Not sure if he's into Skrillex yet, but we'll see. So now we just have about 7 more weeks until there is this tiny baby in the house. Jess has had the 'joy' of carrying him around for the past several months and I can't wait to share in on that. We got some family/maternity pictures done and it'll be fun to look back on those…
Read More

Still the exception….

Some days I look around and just see sadness. Families and marriages are falling apart, health is temporary, people disappoint you and loved ones die. As I bring another little soul into this world it scares me to pieces that things won't always go the way I hope, and all I'm doing is adding another piece to the complicated puzzle. I know life's never gonna be perfect, but during times when things are rough I remember my husband's pre wedding words. "We are the exception". He said these in response to my fears about having another failed marriage and plowing through trust issues. We are not immune from heartache or…
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

Random

- we ordered a rental doppler to listen to little BLT's heartbeat. Sweet lil sound made my night. - officially back in the swing of work. never enough time in a day. always tired. always still a ton left to do. it'll balance out soon. - crazy, busy work weekend ahead of me. huge projects for grad school due (procrastination sucks) and lots of PTO and regular school work to do for bbrook. the boys are enjoying six flags while i stay home and work. i'm glad they're going out and having fun, and i'll be glad once i feel accomplished after all my work is done. - we picked…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

16 Weeks

Some days I feel like I am so far along, and things are progressing normally...other days I feel like time is standing still. Most of that comes from the fact that I'm not a very patient person. Over all I am feeling better though. Physically I am able to function and leave the house and get dress daily so that's an improvement. Emotionally I've been a bit of a roller coaster these past few days. It's an odd feeling being pregnant, again. Even though I've had Chase for 9 years now, being pregnant brings a feeling that my body is no longer mine. It's hard to explain. I have a…
Read More

Happy 2 Weeks Lane!

As of tomorrow, our sweet Benjamin Lane will be two weeks old! I can't believe how fast it's going by. I wished and wished for these days, and now I am ready to press the pause button and freeze time for a bit. Our boy has gotten bigger and better in just the two short weeks he's been in the world. First, his belly button fell off! Yay! This means no more sponge baths or folding down the diaper. Just a normal (ish) belly button that's good to go in a big boy tub! Speaking of big boy baths, we have video of his first. Let me just preface that…
Read More

Lane’s Arrival

Tuesday, January 3rd, started like any other Tuesday really. School was out and Chase was coming home from his Dad's after spending a long New Year's weekend. We spent the morning hanging out in our pajamas and watching tv. After lunch, I started having a few strong contractions. This was not much different than previous days, where my strong contractions lasted about 20 minutes then subsided. Once they got a bit stronger, and closer to an hour going strong, I texted Ben and called the nurse at my doctor's office. Still not too concerned, I told Ben to take his time coming home and decided maybe I needed to 'relieve…
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

36 weeks!!!!

Only one week away from a full term baby! We are so close to meeting this little guy and everything's coming together. One more week of work and grad school then I am DONE! Most days I feel great. I have a cold, and some days I feel like he could just fall right out, but overall I feel calm. And happy. And ready. Things are going to be so different but it's a big change I'm ready for. Chase and Ben have been amazingly helpful these past few weeks also. Here's a pic from this week. Sleepy and swollen, but happy and smiling. :)
Read More

Only a few more weeks!

We are literally counting down the weeks and before we know it, it'll be days. Lane is moving around quite a but these days, he seems to be most active when SJ is singing Adele. Maybe we'll have a little singer on our hands. Not sure if he's into Skrillex yet, but we'll see. So now we just have about 7 more weeks until there is this tiny baby in the house. Jess has had the 'joy' of carrying him around for the past several months and I can't wait to share in on that. We got some family/maternity pictures done and it'll be fun to look back on those…
Read More

Still the exception….

Some days I look around and just see sadness. Families and marriages are falling apart, health is temporary, people disappoint you and loved ones die. As I bring another little soul into this world it scares me to pieces that things won't always go the way I hope, and all I'm doing is adding another piece to the complicated puzzle. I know life's never gonna be perfect, but during times when things are rough I remember my husband's pre wedding words. "We are the exception". He said these in response to my fears about having another failed marriage and plowing through trust issues. We are not immune from heartache or…
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

Random

- we ordered a rental doppler to listen to little BLT's heartbeat. Sweet lil sound made my night. - officially back in the swing of work. never enough time in a day. always tired. always still a ton left to do. it'll balance out soon. - crazy, busy work weekend ahead of me. huge projects for grad school due (procrastination sucks) and lots of PTO and regular school work to do for bbrook. the boys are enjoying six flags while i stay home and work. i'm glad they're going out and having fun, and i'll be glad once i feel accomplished after all my work is done. - we picked…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

16 Weeks

Some days I feel like I am so far along, and things are progressing normally...other days I feel like time is standing still. Most of that comes from the fact that I'm not a very patient person. Over all I am feeling better though. Physically I am able to function and leave the house and get dress daily so that's an improvement. Emotionally I've been a bit of a roller coaster these past few days. It's an odd feeling being pregnant, again. Even though I've had Chase for 9 years now, being pregnant brings a feeling that my body is no longer mine. It's hard to explain. I have a…
Read More

Happy 2 Weeks Lane!

As of tomorrow, our sweet Benjamin Lane will be two weeks old! I can't believe how fast it's going by. I wished and wished for these days, and now I am ready to press the pause button and freeze time for a bit. Our boy has gotten bigger and better in just the two short weeks he's been in the world. First, his belly button fell off! Yay! This means no more sponge baths or folding down the diaper. Just a normal (ish) belly button that's good to go in a big boy tub! Speaking of big boy baths, we have video of his first. Let me just preface that…
Read More

Lane’s Arrival

Tuesday, January 3rd, started like any other Tuesday really. School was out and Chase was coming home from his Dad's after spending a long New Year's weekend. We spent the morning hanging out in our pajamas and watching tv. After lunch, I started having a few strong contractions. This was not much different than previous days, where my strong contractions lasted about 20 minutes then subsided. Once they got a bit stronger, and closer to an hour going strong, I texted Ben and called the nurse at my doctor's office. Still not too concerned, I told Ben to take his time coming home and decided maybe I needed to 'relieve…
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

36 weeks!!!!

Only one week away from a full term baby! We are so close to meeting this little guy and everything's coming together. One more week of work and grad school then I am DONE! Most days I feel great. I have a cold, and some days I feel like he could just fall right out, but overall I feel calm. And happy. And ready. Things are going to be so different but it's a big change I'm ready for. Chase and Ben have been amazingly helpful these past few weeks also. Here's a pic from this week. Sleepy and swollen, but happy and smiling. :)
Read More

Only a few more weeks!

We are literally counting down the weeks and before we know it, it'll be days. Lane is moving around quite a but these days, he seems to be most active when SJ is singing Adele. Maybe we'll have a little singer on our hands. Not sure if he's into Skrillex yet, but we'll see. So now we just have about 7 more weeks until there is this tiny baby in the house. Jess has had the 'joy' of carrying him around for the past several months and I can't wait to share in on that. We got some family/maternity pictures done and it'll be fun to look back on those…
Read More

Still the exception….

Some days I look around and just see sadness. Families and marriages are falling apart, health is temporary, people disappoint you and loved ones die. As I bring another little soul into this world it scares me to pieces that things won't always go the way I hope, and all I'm doing is adding another piece to the complicated puzzle. I know life's never gonna be perfect, but during times when things are rough I remember my husband's pre wedding words. "We are the exception". He said these in response to my fears about having another failed marriage and plowing through trust issues. We are not immune from heartache or…
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

Random

- we ordered a rental doppler to listen to little BLT's heartbeat. Sweet lil sound made my night. - officially back in the swing of work. never enough time in a day. always tired. always still a ton left to do. it'll balance out soon. - crazy, busy work weekend ahead of me. huge projects for grad school due (procrastination sucks) and lots of PTO and regular school work to do for bbrook. the boys are enjoying six flags while i stay home and work. i'm glad they're going out and having fun, and i'll be glad once i feel accomplished after all my work is done. - we picked…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

16 Weeks

Some days I feel like I am so far along, and things are progressing normally...other days I feel like time is standing still. Most of that comes from the fact that I'm not a very patient person. Over all I am feeling better though. Physically I am able to function and leave the house and get dress daily so that's an improvement. Emotionally I've been a bit of a roller coaster these past few days. It's an odd feeling being pregnant, again. Even though I've had Chase for 9 years now, being pregnant brings a feeling that my body is no longer mine. It's hard to explain. I have a…
Read More

Happy 2 Weeks Lane!

As of tomorrow, our sweet Benjamin Lane will be two weeks old! I can't believe how fast it's going by. I wished and wished for these days, and now I am ready to press the pause button and freeze time for a bit. Our boy has gotten bigger and better in just the two short weeks he's been in the world. First, his belly button fell off! Yay! This means no more sponge baths or folding down the diaper. Just a normal (ish) belly button that's good to go in a big boy tub! Speaking of big boy baths, we have video of his first. Let me just preface that…
Read More

Lane’s Arrival

Tuesday, January 3rd, started like any other Tuesday really. School was out and Chase was coming home from his Dad's after spending a long New Year's weekend. We spent the morning hanging out in our pajamas and watching tv. After lunch, I started having a few strong contractions. This was not much different than previous days, where my strong contractions lasted about 20 minutes then subsided. Once they got a bit stronger, and closer to an hour going strong, I texted Ben and called the nurse at my doctor's office. Still not too concerned, I told Ben to take his time coming home and decided maybe I needed to 'relieve…
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

36 weeks!!!!

Only one week away from a full term baby! We are so close to meeting this little guy and everything's coming together. One more week of work and grad school then I am DONE! Most days I feel great. I have a cold, and some days I feel like he could just fall right out, but overall I feel calm. And happy. And ready. Things are going to be so different but it's a big change I'm ready for. Chase and Ben have been amazingly helpful these past few weeks also. Here's a pic from this week. Sleepy and swollen, but happy and smiling. :)
Read More

Only a few more weeks!

We are literally counting down the weeks and before we know it, it'll be days. Lane is moving around quite a but these days, he seems to be most active when SJ is singing Adele. Maybe we'll have a little singer on our hands. Not sure if he's into Skrillex yet, but we'll see. So now we just have about 7 more weeks until there is this tiny baby in the house. Jess has had the 'joy' of carrying him around for the past several months and I can't wait to share in on that. We got some family/maternity pictures done and it'll be fun to look back on those…
Read More

Still the exception….

Some days I look around and just see sadness. Families and marriages are falling apart, health is temporary, people disappoint you and loved ones die. As I bring another little soul into this world it scares me to pieces that things won't always go the way I hope, and all I'm doing is adding another piece to the complicated puzzle. I know life's never gonna be perfect, but during times when things are rough I remember my husband's pre wedding words. "We are the exception". He said these in response to my fears about having another failed marriage and plowing through trust issues. We are not immune from heartache or…
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

Random

- we ordered a rental doppler to listen to little BLT's heartbeat. Sweet lil sound made my night. - officially back in the swing of work. never enough time in a day. always tired. always still a ton left to do. it'll balance out soon. - crazy, busy work weekend ahead of me. huge projects for grad school due (procrastination sucks) and lots of PTO and regular school work to do for bbrook. the boys are enjoying six flags while i stay home and work. i'm glad they're going out and having fun, and i'll be glad once i feel accomplished after all my work is done. - we picked…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

16 Weeks

Some days I feel like I am so far along, and things are progressing normally...other days I feel like time is standing still. Most of that comes from the fact that I'm not a very patient person. Over all I am feeling better though. Physically I am able to function and leave the house and get dress daily so that's an improvement. Emotionally I've been a bit of a roller coaster these past few days. It's an odd feeling being pregnant, again. Even though I've had Chase for 9 years now, being pregnant brings a feeling that my body is no longer mine. It's hard to explain. I have a…
Read More

Happy 2 Weeks Lane!

As of tomorrow, our sweet Benjamin Lane will be two weeks old! I can't believe how fast it's going by. I wished and wished for these days, and now I am ready to press the pause button and freeze time for a bit. Our boy has gotten bigger and better in just the two short weeks he's been in the world. First, his belly button fell off! Yay! This means no more sponge baths or folding down the diaper. Just a normal (ish) belly button that's good to go in a big boy tub! Speaking of big boy baths, we have video of his first. Let me just preface that…
Read More

Lane’s Arrival

Tuesday, January 3rd, started like any other Tuesday really. School was out and Chase was coming home from his Dad's after spending a long New Year's weekend. We spent the morning hanging out in our pajamas and watching tv. After lunch, I started having a few strong contractions. This was not much different than previous days, where my strong contractions lasted about 20 minutes then subsided. Once they got a bit stronger, and closer to an hour going strong, I texted Ben and called the nurse at my doctor's office. Still not too concerned, I told Ben to take his time coming home and decided maybe I needed to 'relieve…
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

36 weeks!!!!

Only one week away from a full term baby! We are so close to meeting this little guy and everything's coming together. One more week of work and grad school then I am DONE! Most days I feel great. I have a cold, and some days I feel like he could just fall right out, but overall I feel calm. And happy. And ready. Things are going to be so different but it's a big change I'm ready for. Chase and Ben have been amazingly helpful these past few weeks also. Here's a pic from this week. Sleepy and swollen, but happy and smiling. :)
Read More

Only a few more weeks!

We are literally counting down the weeks and before we know it, it'll be days. Lane is moving around quite a but these days, he seems to be most active when SJ is singing Adele. Maybe we'll have a little singer on our hands. Not sure if he's into Skrillex yet, but we'll see. So now we just have about 7 more weeks until there is this tiny baby in the house. Jess has had the 'joy' of carrying him around for the past several months and I can't wait to share in on that. We got some family/maternity pictures done and it'll be fun to look back on those…
Read More

Still the exception….

Some days I look around and just see sadness. Families and marriages are falling apart, health is temporary, people disappoint you and loved ones die. As I bring another little soul into this world it scares me to pieces that things won't always go the way I hope, and all I'm doing is adding another piece to the complicated puzzle. I know life's never gonna be perfect, but during times when things are rough I remember my husband's pre wedding words. "We are the exception". He said these in response to my fears about having another failed marriage and plowing through trust issues. We are not immune from heartache or…
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

Random

- we ordered a rental doppler to listen to little BLT's heartbeat. Sweet lil sound made my night. - officially back in the swing of work. never enough time in a day. always tired. always still a ton left to do. it'll balance out soon. - crazy, busy work weekend ahead of me. huge projects for grad school due (procrastination sucks) and lots of PTO and regular school work to do for bbrook. the boys are enjoying six flags while i stay home and work. i'm glad they're going out and having fun, and i'll be glad once i feel accomplished after all my work is done. - we picked…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

16 Weeks

Some days I feel like I am so far along, and things are progressing normally...other days I feel like time is standing still. Most of that comes from the fact that I'm not a very patient person. Over all I am feeling better though. Physically I am able to function and leave the house and get dress daily so that's an improvement. Emotionally I've been a bit of a roller coaster these past few days. It's an odd feeling being pregnant, again. Even though I've had Chase for 9 years now, being pregnant brings a feeling that my body is no longer mine. It's hard to explain. I have a…
Read More

Happy 2 Weeks Lane!

As of tomorrow, our sweet Benjamin Lane will be two weeks old! I can't believe how fast it's going by. I wished and wished for these days, and now I am ready to press the pause button and freeze time for a bit. Our boy has gotten bigger and better in just the two short weeks he's been in the world. First, his belly button fell off! Yay! This means no more sponge baths or folding down the diaper. Just a normal (ish) belly button that's good to go in a big boy tub! Speaking of big boy baths, we have video of his first. Let me just preface that…
Read More

Lane’s Arrival

Tuesday, January 3rd, started like any other Tuesday really. School was out and Chase was coming home from his Dad's after spending a long New Year's weekend. We spent the morning hanging out in our pajamas and watching tv. After lunch, I started having a few strong contractions. This was not much different than previous days, where my strong contractions lasted about 20 minutes then subsided. Once they got a bit stronger, and closer to an hour going strong, I texted Ben and called the nurse at my doctor's office. Still not too concerned, I told Ben to take his time coming home and decided maybe I needed to 'relieve…
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

36 weeks!!!!

Only one week away from a full term baby! We are so close to meeting this little guy and everything's coming together. One more week of work and grad school then I am DONE! Most days I feel great. I have a cold, and some days I feel like he could just fall right out, but overall I feel calm. And happy. And ready. Things are going to be so different but it's a big change I'm ready for. Chase and Ben have been amazingly helpful these past few weeks also. Here's a pic from this week. Sleepy and swollen, but happy and smiling. :)
Read More

Only a few more weeks!

We are literally counting down the weeks and before we know it, it'll be days. Lane is moving around quite a but these days, he seems to be most active when SJ is singing Adele. Maybe we'll have a little singer on our hands. Not sure if he's into Skrillex yet, but we'll see. So now we just have about 7 more weeks until there is this tiny baby in the house. Jess has had the 'joy' of carrying him around for the past several months and I can't wait to share in on that. We got some family/maternity pictures done and it'll be fun to look back on those…
Read More

Still the exception….

Some days I look around and just see sadness. Families and marriages are falling apart, health is temporary, people disappoint you and loved ones die. As I bring another little soul into this world it scares me to pieces that things won't always go the way I hope, and all I'm doing is adding another piece to the complicated puzzle. I know life's never gonna be perfect, but during times when things are rough I remember my husband's pre wedding words. "We are the exception". He said these in response to my fears about having another failed marriage and plowing through trust issues. We are not immune from heartache or…
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

Random

- we ordered a rental doppler to listen to little BLT's heartbeat. Sweet lil sound made my night. - officially back in the swing of work. never enough time in a day. always tired. always still a ton left to do. it'll balance out soon. - crazy, busy work weekend ahead of me. huge projects for grad school due (procrastination sucks) and lots of PTO and regular school work to do for bbrook. the boys are enjoying six flags while i stay home and work. i'm glad they're going out and having fun, and i'll be glad once i feel accomplished after all my work is done. - we picked…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

16 Weeks

Some days I feel like I am so far along, and things are progressing normally...other days I feel like time is standing still. Most of that comes from the fact that I'm not a very patient person. Over all I am feeling better though. Physically I am able to function and leave the house and get dress daily so that's an improvement. Emotionally I've been a bit of a roller coaster these past few days. It's an odd feeling being pregnant, again. Even though I've had Chase for 9 years now, being pregnant brings a feeling that my body is no longer mine. It's hard to explain. I have a…
Read More

Happy 2 Weeks Lane!

As of tomorrow, our sweet Benjamin Lane will be two weeks old! I can't believe how fast it's going by. I wished and wished for these days, and now I am ready to press the pause button and freeze time for a bit. Our boy has gotten bigger and better in just the two short weeks he's been in the world. First, his belly button fell off! Yay! This means no more sponge baths or folding down the diaper. Just a normal (ish) belly button that's good to go in a big boy tub! Speaking of big boy baths, we have video of his first. Let me just preface that…
Read More

Lane’s Arrival

Tuesday, January 3rd, started like any other Tuesday really. School was out and Chase was coming home from his Dad's after spending a long New Year's weekend. We spent the morning hanging out in our pajamas and watching tv. After lunch, I started having a few strong contractions. This was not much different than previous days, where my strong contractions lasted about 20 minutes then subsided. Once they got a bit stronger, and closer to an hour going strong, I texted Ben and called the nurse at my doctor's office. Still not too concerned, I told Ben to take his time coming home and decided maybe I needed to 'relieve…
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

36 weeks!!!!

Only one week away from a full term baby! We are so close to meeting this little guy and everything's coming together. One more week of work and grad school then I am DONE! Most days I feel great. I have a cold, and some days I feel like he could just fall right out, but overall I feel calm. And happy. And ready. Things are going to be so different but it's a big change I'm ready for. Chase and Ben have been amazingly helpful these past few weeks also. Here's a pic from this week. Sleepy and swollen, but happy and smiling. :)
Read More

Only a few more weeks!

We are literally counting down the weeks and before we know it, it'll be days. Lane is moving around quite a but these days, he seems to be most active when SJ is singing Adele. Maybe we'll have a little singer on our hands. Not sure if he's into Skrillex yet, but we'll see. So now we just have about 7 more weeks until there is this tiny baby in the house. Jess has had the 'joy' of carrying him around for the past several months and I can't wait to share in on that. We got some family/maternity pictures done and it'll be fun to look back on those…
Read More

Still the exception….

Some days I look around and just see sadness. Families and marriages are falling apart, health is temporary, people disappoint you and loved ones die. As I bring another little soul into this world it scares me to pieces that things won't always go the way I hope, and all I'm doing is adding another piece to the complicated puzzle. I know life's never gonna be perfect, but during times when things are rough I remember my husband's pre wedding words. "We are the exception". He said these in response to my fears about having another failed marriage and plowing through trust issues. We are not immune from heartache or…
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

Random

- we ordered a rental doppler to listen to little BLT's heartbeat. Sweet lil sound made my night. - officially back in the swing of work. never enough time in a day. always tired. always still a ton left to do. it'll balance out soon. - crazy, busy work weekend ahead of me. huge projects for grad school due (procrastination sucks) and lots of PTO and regular school work to do for bbrook. the boys are enjoying six flags while i stay home and work. i'm glad they're going out and having fun, and i'll be glad once i feel accomplished after all my work is done. - we picked…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

16 Weeks

Some days I feel like I am so far along, and things are progressing normally...other days I feel like time is standing still. Most of that comes from the fact that I'm not a very patient person. Over all I am feeling better though. Physically I am able to function and leave the house and get dress daily so that's an improvement. Emotionally I've been a bit of a roller coaster these past few days. It's an odd feeling being pregnant, again. Even though I've had Chase for 9 years now, being pregnant brings a feeling that my body is no longer mine. It's hard to explain. I have a…
Read More

Happy 2 Weeks Lane!

As of tomorrow, our sweet Benjamin Lane will be two weeks old! I can't believe how fast it's going by. I wished and wished for these days, and now I am ready to press the pause button and freeze time for a bit. Our boy has gotten bigger and better in just the two short weeks he's been in the world. First, his belly button fell off! Yay! This means no more sponge baths or folding down the diaper. Just a normal (ish) belly button that's good to go in a big boy tub! Speaking of big boy baths, we have video of his first. Let me just preface that…
Read More

Lane’s Arrival

Tuesday, January 3rd, started like any other Tuesday really. School was out and Chase was coming home from his Dad's after spending a long New Year's weekend. We spent the morning hanging out in our pajamas and watching tv. After lunch, I started having a few strong contractions. This was not much different than previous days, where my strong contractions lasted about 20 minutes then subsided. Once they got a bit stronger, and closer to an hour going strong, I texted Ben and called the nurse at my doctor's office. Still not too concerned, I told Ben to take his time coming home and decided maybe I needed to 'relieve…
Read More

2011 – Let’s review

2011 started off like any other year, with a wicked ice storm that pretty much shut down the whole state of Georgia. We made the best of it and actually had a really great time. We wouldn't get that kind of ice/snow again for the rest of the year. I'm actually hoping that we get one again, only this time we'll have a lil' baby with us. February brought us Gracie. A Great Dane that would put us to the test. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFR6LzQ2rM[/youtube] Neither one of us had ever owned such a beast. She was one of the sweetest and happy dogs ever, but damn was she a handful. After many…
Read More

36 weeks!!!!

Only one week away from a full term baby! We are so close to meeting this little guy and everything's coming together. One more week of work and grad school then I am DONE! Most days I feel great. I have a cold, and some days I feel like he could just fall right out, but overall I feel calm. And happy. And ready. Things are going to be so different but it's a big change I'm ready for. Chase and Ben have been amazingly helpful these past few weeks also. Here's a pic from this week. Sleepy and swollen, but happy and smiling. :)
Read More

Only a few more weeks!

We are literally counting down the weeks and before we know it, it'll be days. Lane is moving around quite a but these days, he seems to be most active when SJ is singing Adele. Maybe we'll have a little singer on our hands. Not sure if he's into Skrillex yet, but we'll see. So now we just have about 7 more weeks until there is this tiny baby in the house. Jess has had the 'joy' of carrying him around for the past several months and I can't wait to share in on that. We got some family/maternity pictures done and it'll be fun to look back on those…
Read More

Still the exception….

Some days I look around and just see sadness. Families and marriages are falling apart, health is temporary, people disappoint you and loved ones die. As I bring another little soul into this world it scares me to pieces that things won't always go the way I hope, and all I'm doing is adding another piece to the complicated puzzle. I know life's never gonna be perfect, but during times when things are rough I remember my husband's pre wedding words. "We are the exception". He said these in response to my fears about having another failed marriage and plowing through trust issues. We are not immune from heartache or…
Read More

Lane’s Shower!

Somehow I am already 31 weeks! Where has the time gone?? The holidays will be here soon and I am so ready to enjoy some great food, family, and finish getting ready for little Lane's arrival. Of course I'm already prepared....just need a few last minute things. We are already pretty stocked, thanks to an awesome baby shower thrown by my bff Heather this weekend. It was co-ed and ended with chili and football. I need to get some final shots of the nursery posted. I went with an owl theme and it's turning out SO cute. I've been feeling really, really great lately and I can't wait to meet…
Read More

Random

- we ordered a rental doppler to listen to little BLT's heartbeat. Sweet lil sound made my night. - officially back in the swing of work. never enough time in a day. always tired. always still a ton left to do. it'll balance out soon. - crazy, busy work weekend ahead of me. huge projects for grad school due (procrastination sucks) and lots of PTO and regular school work to do for bbrook. the boys are enjoying six flags while i stay home and work. i'm glad they're going out and having fun, and i'll be glad once i feel accomplished after all my work is done. - we picked…
Read More

It’s a Boy!!!

We had our 3D ultrasound Saturday and I could tell as soon as the picture showed up on the screen that we had ourselves a little boy! The pictures are adorable and he's just a tiny, bashful little thing. He hid his face from us a lot but also did a LOT of dancing. He gets that honest from a family of people who love dancing and music. Still no names picked out yet, but I'm starting to daydream of his nursery and mostly just our life together with a house full of boys! I feel like I am able to picture him here and create a bond now that…
Read More

16 Weeks

Some days I feel like I am so far along, and things are progressing normally...other days I feel like time is standing still. Most of that comes from the fact that I'm not a very patient person. Over all I am feeling better though. Physically I am able to function and leave the house and get dress daily so that's an improvement. Emotionally I've been a bit of a roller coaster these past few days. It's an odd feeling being pregnant, again. Even though I've had Chase for 9 years now, being pregnant brings a feeling that my body is no longer mine. It's hard to explain. I have a…
Read More