Monday, April 26, 2010

One monther...

Yep...little buddy is officially one month old today!!! It's pretty insane how different Addison looks from even just a week ago. I wanted to do something creative to commemorate each month of Addison's life, so I've decided to make him a t-shirt for each month birthday. The plan is to take a picture of him each month wearing the different numbered shirt to show his growth throughout his first year of life!

So here we go with his one month birthday!

(This is the first official picture of Addi's amazing smile!)

I'm super excited about this if you can't tell. ha. Can't wait to see what next month's picture will look like compared to today!!

So, I have another baby bootie design to share with you guys...the crossover Mary Janes!

Yes...Addison is wearing girl shoes, but only so you could see how CUTE these little shoes look on baby feet! I promise I am not turning him into a cross dresser ;)

This weekend was the Country Music Marathon here in Nashville, TN. Sadly due to bad storms, they cut the full marathon short to a half marathon. I couldn't help but feel sorry for those who were attempting a full marathon for the first time, only to be cut short due to weather...ugh. Regardless though, I'm so proud of all of my friends who went for it this year. I'm definitely extra motivated to get goin on loosing this extra baby weight as soon as I'm able to...2 more weeks! Who knows...maybe I'll attempt the marathon next year?!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Lazy Saturday...

It's 11:30am...and all my boys are still asleep. Addi is rocking away in his swing, making noises I've never hear him make cute! Pups are curled up on the couch, and Russ is catching up on some much needed sleep...poor thing has been rocked hard this month with allergies. So I'm catching up on my blog reading, and thought I'd pop in and say hello to everyone for a bit this morning.

I recently got the Hipstamatic app for my iphone and am loving it! Poor Addison has had to put up with all my mini photo shoots.

He does make the cutest model...does he not?

I cannot believe he's 4 weeks old already!! Every day gets better and better as he continues to grow and little pieces of his personality start to shine through...I love it!!

I've re-caught the crafting bug and am planning out what I'll work on during naps...I can't wait to get back into creating. As a matter of fact, I think I'll take what time I have left right now before mr. man awakes to work on some goods.

Happy last weekend of's to a beautiful May!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hello my long lost blog

It's been awhile!

We're in our 4th week of life with Addison, and I cannot believe it! It feels like just yesterday that we brought our sweet, tiny, fragile baby home with us. This morning I decided to play dress up with the little guy, and try on his sweater I made him. I had to roll the sleeves up a touch...but it's so close to fitting!! Too bad he probably won't get a whole lot of use out of it...guess I'll just have to make him a bigger one for the Fall :)

It's kind of late to be giving you the stats from him 2 week appointment (now that we're almost at 4weeks), but as of April 9th he was 10lb 2.5 oz, and 22 1/4", in the 90 - 95th percentile for height and weight! I think we have a biggin!

Let's see...what else has Mr. Addison been up to lately...his umbilical cord fell off yesterday. How silly is it that that was the hi-light of my day?! Ha. I was beyond giddy. I think I also caught a glimmer of a smile from him this morning when I rescued him from his bassinet :) It's truly been such a treat seeing this little guy grow and learn how to do new things.

Oh yea...I have a new style of baby booties to share with you! Though spare time has been limited, during naps I've managed to whip up a pair of these new booties. The pattern says their moccasins, but I think they look more like Clarks. What do you think?

Well...unfortunately that's all the time I have for now. The little mister beckons :)

I hope you're getting a chance to enjoy the beautiful spring weather!!
Lots of Love!

Monday, April 12, 2010

2 years of wedded bliss :)

I married my very best friend 2 years ago today! I cannot believe how these past 2 years have flown by, but I have a feeling it's about to get faster.

I was browsing through wedding photos today, thinking back on that rather cold April day, 2 years ago. Though cold, it was the perfect day, cause I married my perfect man!

My shnooks Russell,

There are no words to describe how much I love you. God knew what He was doing when He put you in my life. You are that piece in my life that I could not do without. My best friend, and the best Daddy! I can't believe it's already been 2 years, and at the same time, I cannot remember what life was like without you. I cannot wait to see where life continues to take us.


Monday, April 5, 2010

10 day old shmunkin...

Dear Addison...

You are 10 days old today, and I really cannot remember what life was like without you. You have been such an incredible source of joy to your Daddy and I. I hope you know how incredibly special you are. I think your pup brothers know how incredibly special you are too. To our complete surprise, they seemed to welcome you into this house, somehow knowing that you belong. Bodhi checks in almost constantly making sure you're ok (sometimes to the point where it annoys mommy...ha), and Jake although not quite as interested, has been seen standing guard while in your bouncy seat. You LOVE your bouncy seat, and are perfectly content looking at the animals on the seat for a couple hours at a time. Have I mentioned how peaceful and content you are?! God truly answered our prayers for a calm baby when He gave you to us. You have been a champion at sleeping at night. Thanks for letting me get 7+ hours of sleep a night (not consecutive just yet, but still...I'll take it). We try to swaddle you real tight, but somehow you magically get your right arm out...every time. You are such a strong boy at 10 days old. You've also started to find your voice. All last night you made the cutest little cooing sounds. I love hearing the sounds you make. Your faces while sleeping are absolutely priceless as well.

Yesterday was your first Easter! We weren't able to make it to church (too many germies for a 9 day old), but we did have a picnic at Shelby park with Aunt Sandy, Uncle Dave, and cousin Coda (who are in town to visit for a week!), and Uncle Nathan and Aunt Katie.

I love you so much my little shmunkin. We are so blessed to have you in our lives, and are loving this new journey!!

Happy 10 days old my little love!

Friday, April 2, 2010

A little somethin...

Just wanted to share this little video we've been in the process of making for the last 9 months. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Guess the cocktail worked...

So as you may have guessed...our handsome baby Addi finally made his way into our world, Friday, March 26th at 5:15am...weighing in at 9.7lbs and 21.5"!! It was a long process, and unfortunately the birth plan didn't go how we wanted at all really, but that's all over now, and totally worth having our sweet little man here! I want to share our "birth story", but seeing as how my days are currently measured in 2-3 hr increments, that'll have to wait for another break...ha.

Being a mother has been the most natural, amazing thing I've experienced so far. And to go along with that, Russ has seriously been the most amazing Dad. There is nothing more amazing and heart warming, then seeing your best friend and husband, holding your son. Seriously...words cannot explain.

Just wanted to share a couple of my favorite pictures so far of little mister...

...There's plenty more where that came from :)

Hope you're enjoying your day!!