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I am 27 years old and am blessed to have my husband Brady, as my partner and best friend. We have two children, Parker and Piper, our little yorkie. We are constantly amazed by the joy they bring into our lives and can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Big P

P Diddy has been such an incredible big brother.  I am so proud of how well he has handled the changes!!  Whether is he wearing his sister's bows or taking swimming lessons, he is such a blessing.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Rowan Wright Alexander

I can't believe I am watching my precious little girl sleep right now.  One week ago, we were preparing our bags and ourselves to meet our newest family member.  I was one week overdue and still hoping that I would miraculously go into labor overnight so that I wouldn't have to have a c-section...that didn't happen.  Brady and I were literally up all night because we were so anxious and left for the hospital at 4:30 AM to make our 5AM check-in time...two and a half hours later we were waiting in the operating room.

At 7:51, Brady watched the doctor pull the baby out (I still can't believe he was able to watch), and he was the one to look at me and say, 'it's a girl!'  I think we were both in shock...I had convinced myself it was a boy (both of our moms and Parker were convinced it was a boy and I figured their intuition on these things was probably pretty accurate:).  I remember looking at Brady and saying, 'really?!?'  I was so, so happy...I couldn't stop crying.  She was perfect...8 pounds, 1 ounce, 20 inches long.

We knew immediately that her name was Rowan.  We have had the name Rowan chosen since almost the first month we found out I was pregnant...it just seemed to fit.  She is also named after my great-grandmother Millie Wright.  I can't think of a better person for her to look up to.

Surgery lasted around an hour and a half and then Brady was finally able to go tell my parents that 'the baby' was here.  We wanted Parker to be the first one to know she was a girl, and he couldn't come in for another hour...I'm pretty sure they wanted to kill us for making them wait that long.  After our one-hour, no-visitors period was up, Parker came.

When Parker came in the room, he was pretty surprised that it was a girl...thank goodness that he seemed to get over it!  It probably helped that we had presents ready...Rowan gave him his present (a tractor and a plow), we gave him a present (books and a little combine).  I was so happy that he wanted to hold her and was so sweet with her.

Finally, it was time to tell the grandparents...Brady's mom, and my mom and dad were in the waiting room when P came out to tell them.  He said, 'it's a boy!'  They were all so excited until Brady said, 'wait a minute, what is it Parker?'  Parker, in his best exasperated voice...'it's a girl'...our parents were so confused.   Luckily, they were finally able to come in and see for themselves...we are so blessed they were able to be there.

Rowan is the perfect addition to our family...we are so, so blesssed!
going into surgery

SHE'S here!

Dr. Kauffman

Proud, proud papa:)

my loves all together for the first time:)

so, so happy!

Our hearts are so full...we are so very blessed with our family of four and could not feel any more complete.  God is so good.  Here is a little peek at Row's first photo session.

Every good and perfect gift is from above.  James 1:17

Photos by Serena at Bleu Hollow Photography.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

And now we grow...

I can't believe tonight is our last night as a family of three. Tomorrow we become four and we couldn't feel more blessed or excited. We spent the evening eating at P's choice (chipotle) and then taking a walk (hoping one more might get him/her to come on his/her own:).

So excited to finally meet our lil' wildcat!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

making progress...

We are making progress...in all areas...we might not have the house completely finished, and the lil' wildcat might not be here yet, but we are close...what I do know is that we could not be nearly as close as we are with the house if it weren't for the help of family and friends...my parents have been here helping with everything from unpacking to laying floors...brady's family watched P for a weekend so that we could have his room ready (not to mention beginning to unpack everything else) when he returned...our friends have been here helping in lots of different ways...I seriously cannot even begin to say thank you...this has been a stressful couple of months, but we would have been much more stressed if not for everyone's help...so, while we will for sure be bringing a baby home by Monday (I have a c section scheduled for Friday), and the house is not quite finished...we are making progress...