Monday, August 29, 2016

Mommy & Me

As we bring this summer to a close, I always want to remember what it was like when it was just me and her. I know she will never remember life as an only child but if I can share anything from this time with her it would be our unbreakable bond. I love her much more than words can describe. She has taught me so many things. Patience, understanding, and love on a whole other level just to name a few. I'm sure there will be things I miss about this stage in our lives and most likely remembering back on how easy it was with just one but both of our lives are sure to be made richer with the arrival of her sister. I thank God for choosing me as her mother!

We met our amazing photographer Natalie Elizabeth at our favorite neighborhood ice cream shop to shoot. Inside Scoop Creamery is located on Platte St. in LoHi Denver. They have two locations and the handmade ice cream is incredible. My dress was provided by Pink Blush Maternity where they have a large selection of cute maternity clothes. The material is very breathable and so soft. I could probably live in this maternity dress.  

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Week 35

So I figured I would start updating you guys weekly because things are changing fast around here. Week 35 was a very interesting one. I'll start with the fact that my hands are swelling at a pretty ridiculous rate. Every morning my fingers feel like sausages primed and ready for mustard and a bun. My ring finger on my right hand feels broken and putting my hand in a fist is basically impossible in the first couple hours after waking.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hot Springs & A Moose Hunt

It was on the to do list to make it to the mountains at least once this summer before the baby came and we finally did it. We made our way to Steamboat Springs for first time and got to enjoy one of the hot springs. I of course couldn't stay submerged above the waist for long but it was still amazing. Besides all the bees, it was the knees. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Weeks 33 & 34

Holy moly donut shop, things are moving right along and though I feel like the thirties have been creeping by, the truth is we're moving closer to an "any day now scenario". And let me just say, I'M NOT READY!!!!! Like seriously, how are we about to have two children? Noelle has been having more and more days as a typical two year old with being quite defiant, crying for no apparent reason, and refusing to stay in her big girl bed. She's killing me slowly and just in time for another BIG change. Not only am I not ready mentally but we have only bought a few diapers and wipes. Granted it's another girl so things should be a lot less stressful when we decide to kick things into gear. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Baby #2 Name Reveal

Baby Hazley #2 has a name!!! It was easier than I thought it would be. I think I should give us more credit because I was concerned we wouldn't agree on anything up until the delivery room. We decided that while on our anniversary trip in Toronto we wouldn't come home without a name. We waited to tell everyone until we were altogether for my birthday celebration in Key West. This time we went old school (biblical old), very uncommon AND named her after two VERY loved people in our lives. Our grandparents both sadly passed months apart from each other in 2001 and shared the same name. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016


You may have seen on my snap or instagram that we recently got a Jeep Wrangler Sahara. Well we are in love with it and finally got a chance to take it out for a spin with our Jeep owning friends. Their invite was right on time and we couldn't wait to join them. Riding with no front doors was definitely a new experience and really had me wondering why it's legal.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Weeks 31 & 32

 HALLELU!!!!! I passed my 3 hour glucose test! I'd heard it was pretty awful and they were not lying. The four needle sticks alone were enough for me to say the hell with it and walk out. Not much has changed in these last two weeks, other than my reflux being on TEN!!! But I have started to feel pregnant. Things like tiring easier and just feeling heavy. I am surprised that I haven't had any round ligament or hip pain this time around. I've had maybe two days of sciatica but nothing major. I made my last plane ride to Orlando and we have no more plans for travel until after baby arrives. Which means we're on operation get Noelle potty trained!! We've got lots of plans for the rest of the summer and lots of fun and exciting things coming up for the blog that I can't wait to share with you guys. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Cousin Love

Our last trip to Orlando for awhile was short but as sweet as ever! My brother and his wife welcomed my new nephew a few days before we got there and we were overjoyed to meet him. It was going to be Noelle's first time around a baby and she did so great with him! She wanted to hold, kiss and hug him as much as we allowed her. She argued with his big brothers to get in a turn. I was so relieved that she could care less when I was holding him. It was our first glimpse at how she is going to be with her sister. Let's just say, we'll have to keep an close eye on her. By the end of the first day, she told me that she loved him! Javon is my brother and wife's 4th boy, he's got the deepest dimples and sweetest temperament. We are so excited he is finally here!