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Him sleeping doesn’t bother me at all, but this did make me laugh out loud! 
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(“You can milk anything with nipples.” - Name that movie 😬)
😂😂😂 ___ Him sleeping doesn’t bother me at all, but this did make me laugh out loud! ___ (“You can milk anything with nipples.” - Name that movie 😬)
It’s already been over 2 weeks since we took this, and this little boy has doubled in size 😢
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But these shirts from my friend Ginny are perfect! I couldn’t stand even the smell of coffee for most of my pregnancy, then I just couldn’t stand the thought of drinking it 😬 but the morning after we delivered, I already wanted coffee again! And baby boy definitely doesn’t miss any meals 😂
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Did you have any aversions during pregnancy that immediately went away?!
It’s already been over 2 weeks since we took this, and this little boy has doubled in size 😢 ___ But these shirts from my friend Ginny are perfect! I couldn’t stand even the smell of coffee for most of my pregnancy, then I just couldn’t stand the thought of drinking it 😬 but the morning after we delivered, I already wanted coffee again! And baby boy definitely doesn’t miss any meals 😂 ___ Did you have any aversions during pregnancy that immediately went away?!
Note to self: when taking several days to make your online grocery order, always make sure you double check your basket before submitting.
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Or you’ll end up with ALL the grapes 😑
#mombrain 🤷🏼‍♀️
Note to self: when taking several days to make your online grocery order, always make sure you double check your basket before submitting. ___ Or you’ll end up with ALL the grapes 😑 #mombrain  🤷🏼‍♀️
This is about as home-cooked as I’ve been these days 😬🤷🏼‍♀️
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We’ve got some protein, carbs AND veggies 💁🏼‍♀️ ___
And if I’m lucky, the baby is sleeping and I’ll put him down just long enough to eat with 2 hands. But then I’m right back to the snuggles ☺️
This is about as home-cooked as I’ve been these days 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ ___ We’ve got some protein, carbs AND veggies 💁🏼‍♀️ ___ And if I’m lucky, the baby is sleeping and I’ll put him down just long enough to eat with 2 hands. But then I’m right back to the snuggles ☺️
One day, these moments will be memories.
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And I’ll miss them.
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So for now, I snuggle when I should shower. I cuddle when I need to vacuum. I rock when the clothes need to be put away. 
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Because babies don’t keep, and I plan to take in every one of these moments that I can ☺️
One day, these moments will be memories. ___ And I’ll miss them. ___ So for now, I snuggle when I should shower. I cuddle when I need to vacuum. I rock when the clothes need to be put away. ___ Because babies don’t keep, and I plan to take in every one of these moments that I can ☺️
When you think you’re finally getting the hang of things... then realize you’re not.
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I was so proud of myself for getting myself ready, baby ready, AND making it to the doctor on time. Then I realized on the way there that I never brushed my teeth 🤦🏼‍♀️ #momfail
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So now I have gum in the diaper bag just in case 😬 
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Anyone else have some major mom fails?! I hope the LipSense distracted from the dirty mouth 😂
When you think you’re finally getting the hang of things... then realize you’re not. ___ I was so proud of myself for getting myself ready, baby ready, AND making it to the doctor on time. Then I realized on the way there that I never brushed my teeth 🤦🏼‍♀️ #momfail  ___ So now I have gum in the diaper bag just in case 😬 ___ Anyone else have some major mom fails?! I hope the LipSense distracted from the dirty mouth 😂
Still MIA over here because these days are flying by way too fast and I’m trying to soak up every single snuggle and sweet second that I can ☺️
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But we DID go on our first mom and baby outing yesterday without dad or grandma (nowhere full of germs - don’t worry 😉) which meant I washed my face AND brushed my teeth. Huge accomplishment 💁🏼‍♀️
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Finally letting myself get some sleep, but I’m in no hurry to do much else other than enjoy this stage while it lasts! Everything else can wait. They’re only this little for a little while.
Still MIA over here because these days are flying by way too fast and I’m trying to soak up every single snuggle and sweet second that I can ☺️ ___ But we DID go on our first mom and baby outing yesterday without dad or grandma (nowhere full of germs - don’t worry 😉) which meant I washed my face AND brushed my teeth. Huge accomplishment 💁🏼‍♀️ ___ Finally letting myself get some sleep, but I’m in no hurry to do much else other than enjoy this stage while it lasts! Everything else can wait. They’re only this little for a little while.
Throwback Thursday {Friday 🤷🏼‍♀️} to last week when we were having a baby 😍😍😍
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Still can’t believe it’s been a whole week! It seems like we were just headed to the hospital yesterday! The last 7 days have been filled with kissing that sweet face, staring at that sweet face, and crying because that sweet face is OURS 😭
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So thankful my husband has been able to take off work or I wouldn’t have gotten any sleep this past week. And thankful my mom lives across town and has fed us daily. 
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So serious question - at what point did you finally start sleeping? 😬 or is it never 🤷🏼‍♀️
*baby is sleeping like a champ! It’s just me that constantly has one eye open 😉
Throwback Thursday {Friday 🤷🏼‍♀️} to last week when we were having a baby 😍😍😍 ___ Still can’t believe it’s been a whole week! It seems like we were just headed to the hospital yesterday! The last 7 days have been filled with kissing that sweet face, staring at that sweet face, and crying because that sweet face is OURS 😭 ___ So thankful my husband has been able to take off work or I wouldn’t have gotten any sleep this past week. And thankful my mom lives across town and has fed us daily. ___ So serious question - at what point did you finally start sleeping? 😬 or is it never 🤷🏼‍♀️ *baby is sleeping like a champ! It’s just me that constantly has one eye open 😉
At 10 days past his due date (August 16th), this little guy entered the world and changed ours forever.
He is the sweetest, snuggliest, most perfect little baby and we still can’t believe God chose us to be his parents!
At 10 days past his due date (August 16th), this little guy entered the world and changed ours forever. He is the sweetest, snuggliest, most perfect little baby and we still can’t believe God chose us to be his parents!
Did anyone else’s belly button pop when they were pregnant?! 🙋🏼‍♀️
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Y’all - I knew this baby would be late, but 41 weeks and 2 days makes me think this babe is trying to hold out for their daddy’s birthday on Friday!
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Yesterday I was having 50 million thoughts going through my head, then the neatest thing happened... while I was walking, I had 2 ladies stop me and ask if they could pray for me.
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I’m glad they did. It gave me a sense of peace when I was needing it!
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Be kind to others. You never know when they need it 😉
Did anyone else’s belly button pop when they were pregnant?! 🙋🏼‍♀️ ___ Y’all - I knew this baby would be late, but 41 weeks and 2 days makes me think this babe is trying to hold out for their daddy’s birthday on Friday! ___ Yesterday I was having 50 million thoughts going through my head, then the neatest thing happened... while I was walking, I had 2 ladies stop me and ask if they could pray for me. ___ I’m glad they did. It gave me a sense of peace when I was needing it! ___ Be kind to others. You never know when they need it 😉
Kinda sad that the days of having a big ol belly being considered “cute” are coming to an end. 🤷🏼‍♀️
Kinda sad that the days of having a big ol belly being considered “cute” are coming to an end. 🤷🏼‍♀️
41 weeks and I think this belly has reached its limit 😳
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But let me tell you that walking does NOT induce labor.
Neither does:
Spicy food
Pizza
Pineapple
Dates
Bouncing on a yoga ball
Etc.
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But I’ll keep walking anyway because I believe moving has made all the difference this pregnancy.
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Plus, I love the look on people’s faces when they ask when I’m due and I tell them a week ago 😂
41 weeks and I think this belly has reached its limit 😳 ___ But let me tell you that walking does NOT induce labor. Neither does: Spicy food Pizza Pineapple Dates Bouncing on a yoga ball Etc. ___ But I’ll keep walking anyway because I believe moving has made all the difference this pregnancy. ___ Plus, I love the look on people’s faces when they ask when I’m due and I tell them a week ago 😂
Yep, still pregnant 😃🤰🏼
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But one thing is for sure... this baby will be worth every second we’ve had to wait. Just like his/her daddy was. 
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Because years ago, I was praying for BOTH of them. And I’m so glad I trusted God’s plan. He got it way better than I ever could have.
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📷: @betsyelizabethphotography
Yep, still pregnant 😃🤰🏼 ___ But one thing is for sure... this baby will be worth every second we’ve had to wait. Just like his/her daddy was. ___ Because years ago, I was praying for BOTH of them. And I’m so glad I trusted God’s plan. He got it way better than I ever could have. ___ 📷: @betsyelizabethphotography
Me: Feel right here!
*John places ice cold hand on my belly*
Me: well now the baby isn’t going to move because your hand is freezing!
John: The baby can’t feel that. It’s protected by the... what’s the thing that people make brownies out of?!
😂😂😂😂 PLACENTA! 😂😂😂😂
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(No, we won’t be making brownies out of the placenta, but some people do 🤷🏼‍♀️ You do you, boo boo.)
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📷: @betsyelizabethphotography
Me: Feel right here! *John places ice cold hand on my belly* Me: well now the baby isn’t going to move because your hand is freezing! John: The baby can’t feel that. It’s protected by the... what’s the thing that people make brownies out of?! 😂😂😂😂 PLACENTA! 😂😂😂😂 ___ (No, we won’t be making brownies out of the placenta, but some people do 🤷🏼‍♀️ You do you, boo boo.) ___ 📷: @betsyelizabethphotography
When you’ve re-cleaned the house and done all you know to do, you use the ripe bananas you were saving for some after-baby treats and make some before-baby treats 🤷🏼‍♀️
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These definitely aren’t healthy, but they ARE delicious. And they have bananas in them, so I’d say they’re not TERRIBLE for you 😉😬 ___
•1 1/2 cups flour
•1 tsp baking soda
•1 tsp baking powder
•1/2 tsp salt
•3 bananas, mashed
•3/4 cup sugar
•1 egg
•1/3 cup butter, melted
•1 tsp vanilla •1/3 cup packed brown sugar
•2 Tbsp flour
•1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
•1 Tbsp butter
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Preheat oven to 375. 
Lightly grease muffin cups, or line with muffin papers. 
Mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg, melted butter and vanilla. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. 
In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon and butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins. 
Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. 🤰🏼😋🤰🏼😋
When you’ve re-cleaned the house and done all you know to do, you use the ripe bananas you were saving for some after-baby treats and make some before-baby treats 🤷🏼‍♀️ ___ These definitely aren’t healthy, but they ARE delicious. And they have bananas in them, so I’d say they’re not TERRIBLE for you 😉😬 ___ •1 1/2 cups flour •1 tsp baking soda •1 tsp baking powder •1/2 tsp salt •3 bananas, mashed •3/4 cup sugar •1 egg •1/3 cup butter, melted •1 tsp vanilla •1/3 cup packed brown sugar •2 Tbsp flour •1/8 tsp ground cinnamon •1 Tbsp butter ___ Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease muffin cups, or line with muffin papers. Mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg, melted butter and vanilla. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon and butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. 🤰🏼😋🤰🏼😋
When you’re 40 weeks pregnant and really need to move, but you really just don’t wanna, recruit a good lookin walking partner and get to steppin!
When you’re 40 weeks pregnant and really need to move, but you really just don’t wanna, recruit a good lookin walking partner and get to steppin!
Yesterday was our due date!!
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I’m not saying I was right, I’ll just say that I predicted baby would be in no hurry 😬
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But I’m feeling good and even though the house is clean, food is ready and the gas tank is full, we want baby to come when baby is ready! 👶🏼
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What about y’all?? Who went past their due date?!
Yesterday was our due date!! ___ I’m not saying I was right, I’ll just say that I predicted baby would be in no hurry 😬 ___ But I’m feeling good and even though the house is clean, food is ready and the gas tank is full, we want baby to come when baby is ready! 👶🏼 ___ What about y’all?? Who went past their due date?!
Just when you think you know love, something little comes along and reminds you just how big it really is. 📷: @betsyelizabethphotography
Just when you think you know love, something little comes along and reminds you just how big it really is. 📷: @betsyelizabethphotography