Archive for April 2013

Sweet, Sweet Baby Goodness


Our little family is growing...

Little Sweet Pea is due Thanksgiving Day!
Once upon a time, I wasn't sure what God had in mind for us. I wanted a baby, I had a plan. 2 years between our kids, that's it. 2 years is all we ever wanted, because they would be close in age, close in friendship and we wouldn't have enough time in between to think twice about our plan. But sometimes our plans just don't go the way we think they should, and usually God has other plans bigger and better than our little plans ever could have been. Turns out, 3 years between our Sweeties is feeling pretty much perfect. 

Aden is ready for a baby, he is ready to be a brother!! 

Which is good, because I don't think he has any idea of the chaos a tiny baby can really bring into his little world of complete, 100%, Aden-all-the-time, Mama-Daddy attention. But maybe it's best to let him enjoy his 'New Promotion' before Baby comes, because once Baby is here...I think it's going to be quite the game changer for our Little Man. And maybe it won't...maybe it will be bliss...I could be...right??


Babies are hard work! And I can honestly say that I had truly forgotten just how difficult this pregnancy thing can be. But now, it's here. Baby is on the way and Harold and I couldn't be happier! It's an amazing thing to experience this gift...again!! I am so thankful for another chance to better my parenting skills, to take another turn at raising a human. Here's to hoping we will be welcoming a sweet little girl Baby to our Thanksgiving table this year...!

**I really have no preference, but I'm just feelin' it this time around. I'm feelin' GIRL...Harold's convinced...BOY. Only time will tell...and a Mother's intuition, perhaps? ;) ** 
Of course, since we've been planning on another baby for quite some time, I've been scouring Pinterest for cute ways to announce the new baby. THIS was a difficult task, and as I searched and searched and continued to see friends and family snag the cute ideas one after another, I had to just keep scratching them off the list. I wanted something to just click, something to just feel right. And it wasn't happening! But then, I found out I was pregnant...and then I had the ultrasound. 

Our original plan was to wait, for as long as we possibly could, to tell anyone and everyone about our new gift. But something happened while I was in that little room, looking at the sweet little blob on the screen, watching the tiniest heart just beat, beat, beating away. 

I fell in love...

I felt a connection and I just knew that this was going to be a good, good thing. Our lives will never be the same now, because this little Baby is coming, and this little person has something huge in store for me, for Harold, for Aden and for the world. I just know it, I can feel it. This Baby is alive and well, and I love them.

So how does one keep that secret? How do you hide that kind of love? The love you want to share with anyone who will listen...
...or anyone who likes to look at cute pictures of baby shoes...

It's a tough thing, knowing when to share this kind of news...but HOW became my biggest issue real quick once I had made up my mind that the world needed to know now. I wanted unique, I wanted fresh and I wanted something nobody else had! But I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the idea of using sweet little baby shoes paired up with the family shoes...and chalkboards...they are EVERYWHERE, and I'm not ashamed to say I've jumped on that bandwagon, but I just didn't want to copy anyone. And then, I got an an angel touched my shoulder and whispered in my ear...

"Dear Allison, obsessed with can pin your pins and use them too..."
"But I don't want what everyone else has. I need something divine, like, I need some intervention...can you do that for me? Something glowing would be nice..."
"Negative. Use your pins, but give them a twist. Play with the angles...and be blessed, my child."
"...boom. Done."

And so I did. And it was was DIVINE!! Seriously, I'm so happy with how the photos turned out!! The angles thing only really mattered for the shoes, but once those turned out so amazing, my mind just started ticking, as it does when the creative juices start flowing, and things just started happening. I don't know how it happens, or why, or how to control it...but when things start to just click I usually don't bother questioning it. I just shut my thinking mind off and just let my creative mind take over. 

...did I just leak a little of my crazy? Forgive me...let's move on...quickly... 

Are these not the sweetest photos ever?? Oh my word...