I remember like it was yesterday.
The first time I felt you on my chest and in my arms. I knew my life would never be the same. You’ve brought so much joy and laughter to our lives and we don’t know where we’d be without you. You complete our family, Harry booboosh.
Happy first birthday, baby boy. You’ll never know how much I love you 💙🎉
Finish reading the second part of Harry’s birth story via the #linkinbio
Thursday: Lounging on the floor with my tiny love pretending that the list of things I need to get done just doesn’t exist🙈. I’m pretty sure I’m in denial about A turning 1 ...which would explain why I’ve become quite the procrastinator these days😅. ·
The faster A’s birthday creeps up on me, the more I think about my pregnancy, her birth, and the last 365 days spent loving on and really getting to know this tiny human. Motherhood has brought me so much joy —but as fulfilling and beautiful as it’s been for me, it hasn’t been easy. You know how they say it takes a village? Well they couldn’t be more right. Have you heard of the @thenavyjamesfoundation ? Navy James has become an important part of this village. They are creating a community of love and support, with a goal of growing conversations around pregnancy, infant loss and postpartum mood disorders — something I think is so important! A portion of every purchase from their site is donated to help fund doula and counselling support for families. So, not only can you find some cute items in their shop, you can buy them and know that you too are an integral part of building this village 💙. PS: right now you can use code PAULINA20 for 20% off.
S I X • M O N T H S
Not sure how it happened, but we’ve been halfway around the sun with this cherub!
Joanna loves her mom and dad and loves to smile and talk with us. Her fave new tricks are blowing raspberries and putting her feet in her mouth. She’s healthy and growing like a champ! She’s sitting up on her own and ALMOST crawling! We’re all very excited to start trying some solid foods this month!
You are such a treasure, Joanna. You bring joy to all who have the pleasure of encountering you. I love being your mama. ♡
✨ “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19 ESV✨
We all have needs, right? Sometimes our life seems to just be made up of needs 😂
We often can only see our physical, immediate needs. But, the last part about our needs being supplied by the glorious riches of Christ- that goes above and beyond anything we could ever think to ask.
As we often know what our kids really truly need regardless of what they are asking, so does our Heavenly Father 💜
Telling myself this as I currently feel like I need my boys to be a little less destructive to make my life good😉😂
The other day, I had an older gentleman come up to Maddox and I and say, “well aren’t you a big boy! A little to old to be carried, huh?”.
I just smiled and said, “oh, there’s nothing better than being in mama’s arms.”
He laughed and said, “ain’t that the truth” and walked away.
See, if there’s one thing I know I won’t regret, it’ll be carrying my son.
For 9 months, I carried him inside of me, and now, 14 months later, I’m still lucky enough to do the same.
It’s a tiny chapter of his life, and even though he won’t remember it when he is older, I will 🖤
It's Giveaway day!!! Today is Opal's first birthday and we are celebrating by giving away 1 custom made Bonnet! The winner will get to choose color and size. Size ranges between NB-2T.
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Good luck friends! Winner will be announced on Tuesday the 20th.
I got that baby fever 🤒
This is Phoenix at 2 months old.
I can almost 0% believe this was only two years ago 🥺😍 He was the sweetest little turkey of a baby to ever be born ❤️
If you’ve got a squishy right now, soak up those snuggles for me pleaseeeee.
They just don't stop growing. I loved allowing them to pick out food for their school's food drive. Mommin Ain't Easy and these boys keep me on my toes, but their hearts are the sweetest.
My daily prayer: Lord please mold them and shape them to love and follow you. I control so little. Hold them tightly! Help them to see your way is the only way and to be strong, bold, and courageous for you. Guide them along your narrow path and keep their eyes fixed on you!
FEAST your eyes on this adorable 9 month old. We are GOBBLING up all the precious moments and this girl has us STUFFED with joy. Anniston Ruth, we are having a butterBALL watching you grow! 🦃💚 9️⃣😘 #workofART#objectsforoutfits
🎶 oh the weather outside is frightful 🎶
Actually it's super nice for mid-November! But we're still dreaming of warmer weather, picnics, and lots of sun bathing!
I am definitely a summer person! I would gladly skip all of the other seasons for warm weather all the time, even if that meant it was always uncomfortably hot 😜
What's your favorite season? Summer, winter, fall, or spring??
Time is such a funny thing. I love watching her discover and do new things and say new words and grow into this sweet, sassy, and oh so loving girl. But when I realize she’s but a short 6 months from 2 years old, 😭😭😭 Happy 18 Months to OUR GIRL 💗 #babiesdontkeep
He’s made one whole trip around the sun and I’m sitting here for what has to be the billionth time wondering how we ever lived without him. Happy birthday to our sweet baby bird, Forrest Aaron! 🌞🕊#lifewithforrestaaron#babiesdontkeep
Up at 4:53am to crush some serious goals && I’m not even mad about it!
Do you ever get SOOOOO excited about what you’re doing that you can barely sleep? I’m talking like the kind of excited where you feel like a kid before Disney!? Whelp, that’s me right now! Anxious & beyond ecstatic for what God’s doing in my life.
After brainstorming ALL DAY yesterday it’s become clear that I need to spend more time with Him & less time trying to please others or seeking out things that don’t fill my cup.
He’s called me to OFFICIALLY LAUNCH something HUGE and I can barely contain myself. Time to harvest! Time to take action and time to use my skills to take off!
If you want to be apart of something bigger ASK! Don’t sit and wait for it to happen TO YOU. Instead seek wise counsel, pray, pray, and pray more & ask for clarity!
Stay tuned for the BIGGEST LAUNCH of my life!!!! I can’t flipping wait!
She has started singing songs and it is the sweetest little thing. Today, we walked outside and I said “It’s raining” and she ran forward, started dancing, and sang “Go away, go away”. I love her little (big) personality so much.
Days of Gratitude: Day 9 🍬💝🍌
You know what I’ve learned, since becoming a parent? Grandparents love to fill your kid up with food. My husband’s grandmother was this way, and he explained how precious it is to see that my mother, Big Mama, is that way with his children.
We are thankful to have been given the past two years, since mom came back to life. There is still much to glean from her experiences with the Trinity. xo
I like to challenge myself during November, in the spirit of a pilgrim's Thanksgiving, to observe simple things in my everyday lifestyle that I don't always acknowledge as blessings. I like to pair these observations/blessings with an image.
Let me tell you something about these girls... I’m blessed to know both of them. And this little girl is beyond rich in the momma department. Olga, you inspire and encourage me, and I’m so grateful to have your friendship!
In 40 minutes it’s tour birthday, sweet girl. 💕 okay, not really 40 minutes because let’s face it; your stubbornness and ‘I do it when I want to’ attitude started before you even made your debut, taking nearly 2 full days for us to meet you. Here I am a year later, up at 11:20, not because I am a normal 20-something and can’t sleep or sitting on my phone or what have you, but because I’m washing a load of itty bitty clothes (okay, not super tiny because let’s face it, you’re our chunk😂) on delicate and waiting for the washer to stop so I can hang all your clothes. Because of you’re existence, I chose staying up to do laundry because baby clothes get special treatment. I laugh every day at the strong willed, better sense of humor than me having little girl you’ve come from. In 20 hours and 26 minutes a year ago, my life changed forever. My life changed for the better. You’ll never know how much you have truly saved me; and how you teach me something new daily, just as I teach you. 🥰 I love you Kinsleigh Nicole. Here’s to your mom being a crying mess for the next however many hours, but more importantly here’s to you growing and learning and seeing the world with an innocence that I stopped noticing, until you came along. 💕 #shopsmall#momssupportingmoms#slowclothing#slowclothingmovement#jamiekay#monpetitshoes#condor#condortights#supportsmallbusiness#mybabyisone#mybabyisgrowingup#babiesdontkeep#hellotoddleryears#nicuawareness