Avery is 1 Month Old

IMG_5834I’m not sure how this happened, but little Avery is already 1 month old!  This month has already gone by so fast…I can only imagine how the next months and years are going to be.

Avery loves:  being held, rocked, being feed, bath time, mornings and the GATORS!

Avery doesn’t like:  being gassy, dirty diapers and naps during the day.

Her favorite song/lullaby is her prayer time at night with mom, dad or nana.

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1 month favorites

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I know this is a little early, but we will be out of town this weekend and I wanted to go ahead and get this post up.  Enjoy! 🙂

When I was pregnant, I was constantly searching the web for monthly baby favorites from YouTube vloggers and bloggers.  I don’t know how long I will be able to keep up with these types of posts, but I am going to try and do one at least once a month.  Justin and I have a month under our belt with our little one and I have been loving some great products.
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my story: Avery’s Birthday

**warning: this is a really long post and may get too graphic for some readers**

designI’ve already shared my story about my struggle with breastfeeding, so I only think it’s right that I share my birth story.  Avery was born at 5:46pm on September 11, 2015.  But, let me back up a few days and start this story.

The previous Monday was Labor Day, so Justin and I both had the day off and went up to his parents’ house to enjoy a little Bar-b-Que and some pool time with my parents as well as they were already in town.  I started noticing a little something, and they were little contractions.  After leaving Justin’s parents’ house, we decided to go to the mall and walk.  And, we walked a lot.  The entire mall, both the first and second floor.  The little contractions kept coming, and I felt like they were intensifying a little as the day went on.Read More »

God knows what we Need

image1-300x300I’ve been reminded multiple times over the last few days that God knows what we need.  I think that can be a hard task for some of us to grasp…myself included.

I’m getting ready to go on maternity leave at work.  I haven’t worked for such a long time period since high school, over 10 years ago.  I am planning to take 9 weeks off once little Avery makes her appearance, but with taking maternity leave comes the responsibility of writing out everything I do.  And, oh my…what a task.  I have definitely taken for granted all that I do.  But, I keep catching myself saying that it would be so much easier if I could just do everything from home.  Now, before you close your browser tab and switch over to another site, I know that it is a absurd thought to try and work from home with a newborn…so, don’t close out the tab just yet.
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Ecclesiastes 4:11

ecc411croppedEcclesiastes 4:11.  This verse first appeared to me when I was in college and had a great friendship with two other amazing women in Christ.

It grew more meaningful when I moved back home, and I had two women pouring into me during a time of transition.  I had just graduated college, ended up getting engaged and was in a long distance relationship with Justin while planning our wedding (well, Justin planned our wedding, but that’s for another blog post).  And now, I am married and we are expecting our first child.
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