Friday, September 27, 2013


Welcome to the world Colton William! Cody's sister and brother-in-law welcomed this precious 8lb 4oz baby boy into the world on Monday.  

We got to meet our sweet nephew and Sadie's cousin on Tuesday night!
The cousins about 4 1/2 months ago
The cousins on Tuesday

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

4 months

Only 16 days late...can you tell that I went back to work?

Our Sadiebug is 4 (and 1/2..) months old!  These pictures were from the 9th though when she actually was 4 months.

At 4 months, she
*weighs 13lb 5oz
* is 23.5 inches long
*Loves watching her puppies
*seems to be observing everything
*loves to scream for fun
*talks a lot 
*can roll from her tummy to her back and from back to her side..not quite back to tummy yet
*is sleeping a lot less consistently (I'm blaming it on me working)...we are back to waking up 2ish times a night
*Is a happy girl and smiles a lot
*will grab onto any and everything she can
*still loves to hold hands
*fans and lights are still a love
*loves kicking, talking and playing in the bathtub
*prefers sitting to laying
*Loves music
*plays with daddy's beard
*loves attention
*is still wearing her Pavlik harness full time and taking medicine for acid reflux

Sunday, September 8, 2013

How to bless a new mom

We have an amazing family and friends who loved and supported us beyond anything I could have imagined when Sadie was born.   These are just some of the ways our friends blessed us during the first few months with little girl.

1. Pray for them
Parenthood is hard.  You're tired, your body is healing from something major and you really don't know what you're doing.   Pray for patience, rest and guidance for your friends.

2. Ask them how, not if you can help
I don't like asking for help.  I would like to be able to do everything by myself, but sometimes you just can't. Offering to help by asking how you help is more likely to receive a specific might even let you snuggle with baby while they do something as simple as putting on make up.

3. Help feed them
Sometimes as a new mom you forget to eat, which may also mean that they forget to feed their family.  For weeks, friends brought food, family cooked for us or we had frozen meals brought to be cooked at another time.  This was such a big help!

4. Bring them a treat
It's scary getting out by yourself to begin with and if you have a c-section, you aren't allowed to drive for the first few weeks.  My friends would bring me decaf lattes or caffeine free cokes and I cannot tell you how excited I got.

5. Visit them
It gets lonely during the day when baby is asleep and at first baby sleeps a lot.  Your friends miss you, go see them.

6. Be patient with them
I am not known for being on time to begin with.  Throw in trying to get out of the house with everything you need for baby or trying to end a feeding so you can get out the door and I can guarantee I will be late.  Be patient with them, they are trying. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Egg Muffins

My Mamaw sent me this recipe.  Its similar to another one that I posted for make ahead meals, but I like this one becuase it lets each person personalize their breakfast. 
Ours before adding the egg mixture

Spray a muffin/cupcake pan w/ non-stick spray (Spray it generously..mine was hard to clean after, but it could just be the pan).
Fill with anything you want: ham & broccoli, chicken & carrots, spinach w/ feta & tomatoes, steak & bell peppers....whatever you have in the fridge. (Note: add all veggies RAW - they will cook during the baking process)
Mix approx 1 egg per/muffin in a blender w/ a splash of milk. Pour directly into each cup just below the rim.
Top with shredded or sliced cheeses of your choice.
Bake at 425 degrees for approx 20 min.
Let cool before removing from pan

I froze the extras and reheated them for about 2 minutes.  They're like mini omlettes!