Friday, May 19, 2017

The end of a {boob} era

Just like that.

After 21 months Hazel up and decided to be done with nursing. Which I wasn't expecting. Clingy is an understatement with this girl so I thought we'd be well into the 2's before I had to kick her off the boob.



And just like that these puppies have fed their last baby (maybe 😂). Almost 7 years I've been feeding babies with a few months break here and there. I feel like my whole life for the past 7 years have been filled with full boobs, sore nipples and my beloved Medela pump. And to my most precious Honest balm. I will never be able to thank you enough!

And just like that it's over.

Am I sad? More than you know. Which is hilarious considering how many times I've complained about being the only one responsible for sustaining the life of three little girls. When I think back to all my newborn babies I think of the quiet times spent nursing, those sweet little sounds. And after Quinny, I think of how excited the older ones were to help with bottle feeding. Those are some sure ways to get the tears flowing, is thinking of those times.


I am so beyond grateful that I was able to nurse all three babies for as long as I did. I had no idea I would fall in love with nursing as much as I did. And I am so thankful I had three easy babies who loved it as much as I did. 

Hazel a little too much lol

So now I guess I'll go buy a real bra, with no nursing straps and try to hoist these puppies as far up as they'll go :) Good job, ladies. You've done well!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

This Mother's Day

I've spent the last good part of 6 years raising little babies. Diapers, breastfeeding, solids and baby food making I've got down like a pro. Potty training? No problem. Sleep deprivation? I wouldn't know what to do with more sleep.

 What I had no idea would be so challenging was having a full time school kid with one more enrolling in the fall (HOW?!) So these past two years have been kind of a huge learning curve for me in terms of this new world of school and birthday parties and activities and Christmas pageants and all the things  that I want to be a part of but have a very hard time thanks to a certain almost 2 year old and sometimes difficult 4 year old.

The simple fact is that I wasn't expecting to make such awesome mom friends at Quinn's school. I've been spoiled with my circle and being one of the most distrusting people I know, I didn't think I would be where I am today. As in trusting these amazing women with my kids.

Because HOLY SHIT you guys. I literally couldn't adult and be a parent without them. So this Mother's Day I am most thankful for all the moms in my life. The ones who bring me my baby at pickup when she's fallen and skinned her knee because I was too busy having an adult conversation with other moms. The moms who shuffle my kids around to gymnastics gladly even though they are already have a car full of kids just so I don't have to wake my babies to be there at pick up .  The mom at the playground who always helps Hazel climb those damn ladder things. All my mom friends who feed my kids snacks in church when we're trying to get through the student led prayer service. The moms who crack open a bottle of rosé at 10:30 with you just because it's a day off of school.

Thank you.

Thank you.

THANK YOU.

I love that we're all in this together. I love that my kids love you all so much. And I love that we all have each other.

 This Mother's Day I promise not to think about 8th grade graduation and how much I'm going to cry thinking about them all growing up.

And thank you to all the moms who I don't even know who simply pull a cart out for you in Target with a warm smile and an "I've been there." It's those little moments that snap me back to reality and make me take a breath. (Ps. That Breathe function on the Apple Watch?! USE it y'all!)

And to my three little girls who gave me a reason to celebrate today.

Mommy loves you more than words.

To the moon and out ❤️



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter | 2017


Easter has become one of my most looked forward to holidays! The girls are getting older and just so much more enjoyable around the holidays that this year they didn't kip a beat!

"Are we going to Papa Grubb's for an egg hunt?!" 




We are so lucky to have our Aunt Tessa who invites us every year to spend the holiday with her dad (Papa Grubb) and her sister, Alaina. Who seriously puts on the best Easter ever. We all walk away super full and super thankful!


We made it to church on time, Hazel only lost her crap once and I would say it was one of the best we've had yet! The little girls took a nap and then we headed over for some fun and food!



I snapped way too many pictures and loved every second of our babies running around the yard and having the best time together. Lots of trampoline time too and these three were done-zo and all slept in until 8:30 the next morning.




Our sweet Maddie wasn't feeling too great but that didn't at all take away from her cuteness!

The most accurate photograph of "Hazel face" ever taken. 




We found our these two will probably be the best of friends when they get older, haha!





Our Nolan! The sweetest boy to ever be born. 




"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay."

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

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