met my man on instagram
owner of @littlecottonwood
why is doing laundry lots more fun when things are tiny and pink? 😍
trying not to panic that i most likely have two weeks until i'll be induced, and still have so much to do!
like pick a name... when i was pregnant with oliver, we had his name picked out early on, so not having a name ready to go is new to me. so send me all your favorite girl names!
at least she has a pretty nursery that's coming together thanks to my sis @amesinteriors. can't wait to have this baby in our arms!!
I've been so bad at documenting this pregnancy. Maybe it's because it's been a rough one, and I'm always on edge of what is coming around the corner next.
I found out last week that I have a condition called Cholestasis. It's where my body can't process the bile acids in my liver well, which then leak into my bloodstream. It's not harmful for me but can be very dangerous for the baby, which could result in a having a stillborn. To reduce the risks, I will be induced a few weeks early. I am so thankful my levels are low, and praying they stay that way! Just so glad I decided to be tested, and that even though I have low levels, they are taking this very serious and are monitoring me very close. Yay for 2-3 dr appts a week!
We are confident she's a keeper and will be healthy, but send all your positive vibes our way!
Just can't wait to snuggle this girl hard in less than 4 weeks!! 💗 #34weeks
king of the best dad jokes, the fun parent and most preferred parent, always can turn ollie's tears into a laugh, and has been the best dad since day one. @jaredahl seeing you become a dad has been 😍, and i am so excited to see you with a baby girl! we are the luckiest, and love you lots!
something about a pregnant lady holding a gun is hilarious... had such a fun weekend with these ladies and our little fams at the cabin! thanks @janesly + @kaseyfeller
24 hours in moab is not enough. this boy of mine was in his element. biking all day, playing with rocks and covered in dirt... all his favorites! so fun to get away, play with the fam and be outside though. we'll be back soon for more moab!
really wanting to sneak a bite of that cake at the cutest wedding of the century! so happy for #ellyplusjake
eliminating naptime has been pretty easy. then there are those days he accidentally falls asleep, and he just looks so cute and cozy i can't possibly wake him up. so i'll just go snuggle him instead ☺️
happy easter my little one.
love this holiday and reflecting on all our savior has done for me personally. he has been my light through my darkness. he is with us always, he is risen.
life has been so crazy i almost went the whole day without realizing what today was. it finally hit me when i walked into the grocery store and saw pink balloons and loads of pink flowers. today has been a year since we said goodbye to our sweet baby girl. oh when it hit me, it hit me good. everyone in the grocery store probably thought i was crazy, with my huge sobs. we bought a few pink balloons, grabbed jared from work early and headed to the park on top of the mountain to send them off to our baby girl in heaven. this little gesture gave me the peace and comfort i needed.
i've been so thrilled to be pregnant again, but i didn't realize how many emotions i still had left in me from my loss. i gave myself a few hours to be sad, and get it out my system and now i feel like i'm fully ready to move on. i'm all in for this new baby girl, and excited to give her my whole heart.
losing a baby changed me. it rocked me to my core and i felt as though i had to rediscover who i was. this has been the longest and hardest year, but i have grown so much. i now appreciate life and little things so much more, and for that i as truly grateful. i have so my friends and family members going through a loss or infertility right now and i've been getting so emotional for them. it's something i wish no one ever had to go through. so if you are one struggling right now, here is my big warm virtual hug for you! i understand and have been there, and i'm crying for and with you. the world moves on really fast, but we feel the pain for months, or years after. i'm always here if you need someone, and i pray for those suffering daily. i wish i had a magic remedy to cure the pain, but time is really the only thing that has helped me. you'll one day be stronger and more sympathetic towards everyone that is struggling, and that itself truly is a blessing. 💗
i'm an official soccer mom, woo! i couldn't be more proud! oliver was so excited for his first practice today, and definitely needs more practice 😏, but he absolutely loved it! he was thrilled when he saw his jersey has a 3 on it! he loves wearing black and blue so he can be fast like jackson storm. *he's from the new cars movie that hasn't even come out yet. oliver watches the preview at least a dozen times a day and knows all the characters names already! someone is a little excited to see cars 3 this summer! 😂
picking flowers for baby sister today. we made it to the half way mark last week, and i'm feeling more and more grateful each milestone we get with this girl. oliver felt her move for the first time a few days ago, and got a sweet excited smile on his face (which had me 😭).
he is going to be the best big brother and we cannot wait!