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{life interrupted}

My sweet Blake is a fussy baby. Honestly people think he is easy because he doesn’t cry a lot when we are out and about. Well…he does cry. If I am not holding him, he cries. I mean cries almost any time I’m not holding him. He has some acid reflux issues and gas and all sorts of fun things that go on in his system. He is in pain a lot, he is a light sleeper and while we are figuring some of that out he really just wants to be held. ALL. THE. TIME.

I wrote about this on Instagram a month ago. See the picture below. This adorable boy was my cool-dude shopping buddy but he was not so cool to shop with that day. This was the quick smile I got after 10 minutes of screaming in the dressing room. And I mean screaming.

This may be TMI…but I was trying on nursing bras {a super fun activity I know}. He was upset because I had the nerve to put him down after an hour of walking the mall with him in the wrap. Logic told me if I held him close in the wrap for an hour he would give me 20 minutes to try on bras. Come on buddy. Couldn’t you have worked with me? This was not a frivolous activity…I really just needed one nursing bra. I’m pretty sure I was leaking and sweating when I finally just asked the poor Nordstrom girl to give me a few minutes to feed him. She looked like a deer in the headlights. I was trying to keep my cool but there is only so much a hormonal new mom can take. Why couldn’t he have just been cool for like five minutes? But that’s the thing about babies. They don’t get it. They can’t always work with ya. They are needy {some more than others} and they are going to interrupt your life. ALL. THE. TIME.

Today was tough. We were home from vacation and needed to adjust to the time change on very little sleep. We needed to finish up homework before the kids go back to school, get laundry going, unpack, buy groceries and I was hoping to finish & post this hours ago but Blake needed me all day. All day. Aaron was back at work and life just had to go on. So I was either holding Blake and getting nothing done or listening to him scream while getting a few things done. Either way it was stressful. He was interrupting everything I wanted to do today.

But the laundry can wait. The blog can wait. The house can get messy. It’s really not that important. The great thing about a third baby is the perspective to know that in a year I will forget all about this particular day. And while he is such a needy {and adorable} human we will find our rhythm. Thank goodness his cuteness wins me over every time and being interrupted doesn’t seem so bad after all!




home on the range {our baby boy’s nursery}

So now that I know we are having a boy I have been day dreaming, nesting &  planning ahead for our baby’s little space in the world. A place where I can rock him, feed him, hold him, swaddle him, wake him up and put him to sleep. Right now I am planning for a rustic/vintage room with western elements {think Southwest, Cowboys & Indians, Horses, Navajo, Antlers, Feathers, Boots…all that fun stuff}. A place where he can dream of the wild west and where we can pray over him. My prayers for him will be for his life, his heart, his mind and that he may be a little warrior that knows how to have fun & be adventurous…and most of all BRAVE. The Lord has really put it on my heart {in the last few years} to pray for my kids to be smart and strong and BRAVE! I do not want them to be afraid of this world that is filled with so much pain, but empowered by the strength of Jesus {knowing that “God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:17} God’s word tells us in Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be STRONG and COURAGEOUS. Do not be terrified; Do not be discouraged. FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL BE WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO.” That is a verse I pray my children cling to their whole life {as I have}…I pray it will spur them on to do mighty things for God’s kingdom and for this hurting world. Be BRAVE my little one!
More on this to come as I nest and prepare for baby! In the meantime you can see what I have been up to. Check out the idea board I created below at Polyvore {see sources below} and click on over HERE to see what I have pinned on Pinterest!
vintage western nursery

Modern ceiling lamp / Currey company lighting / Cowskin rug / Chenille throw / Tartan bedding / Vintage crate / Fox home decor / Throw pillow / Feather home decor / Threshold battery wall clock / Threshold fur throw pillow / Mini jar / DaVinci Jenny Lind Cherry Changing Table / Pure Home ICS 18-5 Interior Color Sample / Stool / White Deco Deer Head with Amazing Antlers Small, $58 / wild and free quote art print 8×10 11×14 11×15 antler wreath and… / Threshold Woven Cotton and Jute Bench 28x15x17″ / Hand Knitted Toy Fox, $42 / Aden + Anais Dream Blanket Liam the Brave Flying Dogs / Wood home decor / Horse wall art / Fanfare Crib / Arrow / Feather brush / The Land of Nod: Kids Imaginary: Orange Stripe Play Teepee in New Toys… / Young and Brave 8″x10″ brave print, Tribal Nursery Art featuring…

what will baby #3 be?

Pink or Blue?

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice


Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails?

Sister or Brother?

Here is our silly string baby gender reveal!

Blue Silly String = BOY

Pink Silly String = GIRL

::watch to find out::

Well today we finally revealed to the kids what their new siblings gender will be. This is a big deal to us. We did not find out what gender we were having with Paige or Grant. They were both delightful little surprises in the hospital, upon their arrivals into the world. We loved not finding out. Hearing Aaron tell me “It’s a girl” in the hospital and then holding Paige in my arms a moment later was one of the greatest moments of my life! And my sweet Grant was 10 days early, a very quick deliver and another shock as I was sure he was a girl…hearing the words “It’s a boy” after he quickly arrived on the scene was a wonderful gift that I will always cherish forever. I know people think we are crazy but we loved it. This time around I wanted to have the other experience of finding out. I wanted to nest and prepare and get rid of things we didn’t need. So Aaron and I went to the ultrasound yesterday and sat in a tiny little room. We looked at the confusing black and white image of our baby for what seemed like ages and sat stunned as the ultra sound tech finally said: “It’s a boy”

Oh boy. I was actually shocked. Excited, of course. But shocked.We both thought it was going to be a girl. My first thought was I’m not sure I know how to be a “boy mom” to two boys! I love having a girl and want her to have a sister. What will I do with two boys?

But oh how wonderful for Grant to have a brother…and I know Paige will be a great “little mommy” to any child we bring into our family. Having a boy has been a complete JOY {as they say} so I’m sure we will be just fine and will love it!

I had hoped to do a gender-reveal party since finding out is such a big deal to us…but there just wasn’t a good time for it to come together in the next few weeks. So instead I decided to go to a park and have the kids spray silly string at each other {if it came out pink it would be a girl and if it came out blue it would be a boy}. We are a silly family and when reading through ideas on Pinterest this seemed the best fit for us. So Aaron was a good sport and went along for the ride. My sister, Mom and brother even came to the park to watch. It ended up being quick, fun and easy.

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