Your Three Words

We celebrated Landon’s second Christmas in December 2009. At that point I was at the half-way point in my pregnancy with Brigham. I remember going to Toys R Us right before Christmas and scouring the aisles of toys looking for just the right gift for our 16-month-old toddler.

Suddenly, Naaman and I found ourselves in the bike aisle and right in front of us were the radio flyer wagons! I knew right then it was the perfect gift not only for Landon but also for our unborn son who would soon join us in the world. A double-seater it was!



You know that question, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

Well, here’s my question. “If something you don’t want to happen is taking place and you don’t blog about it, is it really happening?”

I thought if I didn’t blog about this and kept it a secret then I could save myself the agony of actually admitting that it is.

But I can’t not blog about it.

It’s my story and it’s important to me. So here it goes.


Answers to Questions: Part 4

Okay, I really didn’t think it was going to take this long to finish answering these questions but ya know, that’s life. I’ve got pneumonia and am still not 100%. Brigham is working on his second ear infection and has decided that sleep is not on the schedule. Like ever. Sigh. The life of a mom with two babes.

1. Did you have another baby shower when pregnant with Brigham? Do you think you would have if he would have been a girl?

No, I didn’t really have what I would consider a real baby shower when I was pregnant with Brigham. I specifically told my mom and sisters that I DID NOT WANT a big baby shower. Honestly, I thought people would think I was greedy because I had just been pregnant and had three huge baby showers. What, like five minutes ago? I didn’t really think it would be fair to ask all my family and friends to give again.


Baby "B" Has Arrived!!!

With much pride and joy, Naaman and I welcomed our second beautiful son, Brigham Douglas, to our family.  Brigham was born on Sunday, May 2nd at 2:22 a.m. weighing 7 lbs, 3 oz and 20 inches long. He is just as perfect and precious as can be. We are truly blessed.

Minutes after birth . . .

Happy Daddy . . .

10 hours old . . . looking just like his cool big brother!

Landon meeting baby brother Brigham for the very first time . . .

 He was a little timid at first but definitely warming up to the idea now that we’re home. And we have the best photos to prove it ;)


38 Weeks Pregnant – Progress

The bump:

I don’t really think my belly is changing much at this point. I read that sometimes with second pregnancies you don’t fully “drop” until you are in active labor. But I can tell that B has officially run out of room in there. He is lopsided most of the time with his feet pushing the right side of my belly as far as it will stretch. Looks freaky!

Just a quick update today to keep everyone in the loop. I came down with a bad head cold this week and I have been miserable. Itchy and watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose and now it’s moving down to my throat and chest. Can I just say that sneezing and coughing while 38 weeks pregnant does not mix. I’m sure you can figure out what I mean!