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Grayson's Birth Story

Our little Grayson was born January 3, 2019. He is the sweetest little baby and LOVES TO BE HELD! Tony and I may or may not cater to that. Tony and I weren’t sure about a third baby. After much prayer we both had that desire in our hearts. Some of you know our story as far as kids go! We don’t accidentally get pregnant EVER! I knew my last wedding was Dec 1, 2018 and figured it would take several months… well God blessed very quickly (sooo thankful) and our due date was January 5, 2019.

Owen and Tony really wanted a boy; I didn’t care either way. We were planning on waiting until he was born to find out the gender, but had a small scare when I was about 16 weeks and decided to pray for our little baby by name specifically. We found out we were having a boy and, picked up some super hero onesies and surprised my parents and Owen with them! Owen was so excited to share a room with his little brother (at least he will be until he can walk!)

The rest of the pregnancy went smooth! I was super ready to have this baby at about 37 weeks. I expected this little man was going to come earlier than he did from my track record with Owen & Leighton. He didn’t ha ha. I asked my doctor about being induced and was on the schedule for an elective induction at about 39 weeks. Well she was incredibly busy with other mommas in labor. I had my 40 week appointment on a Thursday and we set a plan in motion of medically “needing” to be induced in a week and hoping to get on the schedule in the next couple of days… well I was at a 6 and having regular contractions (thought they were Braxton hicks). I cried tears of joy and relief! My Doctor had been at the hospital delivering babies for about 3 days and she stayed another 7 hours to deliver our little Grayson! So thankful for her!

I was admitted at about noon January 3 and he was born at about 7pm that night! He is perfect and we are so blessed and thankful for his precious little life!

Here are a few images from his birth!

Rainbow baby: Leighton Turns 1

Leigh Leigh girl where do I begin. We prayed and prayed for you.  God sure helped healed some of that whole in our hearts with your existence.  After two years of trying and two sweet babies in heaven we found out on Fathers day weekend that our little miracle  was in route.  God has something great in store for you and we can't wait to see how you will be used for Him.  HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY LEIGH LEIGH GIRL.  

A piece of my heart: Owen Turns 5

This precious soul made me a momma.  I have learned so much from him and for him.  This time five years ago I was laboring in the hospital.  My water had broken at about 1:30am and he was born at about 3:31 pm.  He was 7 lbs 9 oz and 21 inches long.  He had no hair but he was the most beautiful baby boy.  

Owen has always been a tenderhearted little man.  He has been very teachable (minus naps & bedtimes - we had a few rough ones with that).  Owen asked Jesus to come into his heart on October 29 of this past year.  One of the sweetest moments is being able to be a part of your children's salvation.  He was struggling with being a happy boy because he was quite tired from the day.  I had asked what he needed to do (thinking he would apologize); he followed it up with "I need to ask Jesus into my heart".  Tony and I dropped what we were doing and slowly (rushing) went over to him and asked a few questions to be sure he understood it.  He bowed his head and Tony was able to help him ask Jesus into his heart.  We had prayed for that since before he was born, and are so thankful God answered that prayer.  

Here are a few photos from Owen's first 5 years of life.  I am wishing it would slow down or that he would just stay 5 forever, but I know God has an amazing plan for this sweet boy.  I pray we guide and teach him the best we can so someday he fulfills this plan.  We love you little buddy.  Thanks for being our best friend and the best son anyone could ask for.  We pray we are our best for you and your baby sister.  Owen is the sweetest big brother ever!!!!

PS: my photography career started as a result of Owen and wanted to capture his moments growing up, so no judgement on the first few years's photos.  ha ha ha ha ha 

I LOVE SNOW

We had these two over for a movie on Friday evening and I looked outside when the movie was over and IT WAS SNOWING like.... snow globe snowing :-D They had no choice but to come outside so I could take these pictures :-D did I mention that I LOVE SNOW?