Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Wesley's Birth Story


crazy to think wesley is already over two months old.
i better recap this while it's still fresh in my mind.
but let's be honest do we ever forget childbirth.
besides it being so amazing and mind blowing that we can grow a human.
there's usually something that happens that'll always make you remember.
in this case, my son better go pro with the shoulders i had to deliver.....
anyways....

per the typical my kids know exactly what momma likes.
everything planned.
and everything to go exactly as planned.
i HATE surprises.
everyone kept saying i was going to go on my own.
i said nope, my kids know better.
i had a planned scheduled induction on his due date.
and that's what we did.
we got the call around 6:30 to let us know that we could head in.
i told the nurse we lived over an hour away.
(another reason my kids know better than to spring labor on me)
i also told her i would be taking the kids to school that morning and then we would be in.
so expect us around 9:00.

so we did just that.
once we got there we got all checked in and they wasted NO time.
they hooked me up and broke my water all before 10:30.
and wow - that crochet hook - whew!
she went in for it.
my cervix was really far back.
or so she tells me.
i was pretty sure she was just waving that thing around in there like harry potter.
finally she broke it.
and it took FOREVER for me to dilate.
while we waited jon had the show Wicked Tuna on TV.
ha - every time i see it on TV now i think, wow i never thought Wicked Tuna would be playing in the background while i'm up in the stirrups giving birth.
ha!
once my water was broke jon called my mom to give her an update.
she made it up to the hospital around noon.

we chilled for a bit and then it was time for the epidural.
remember with stella i thought i was super woman and didn't want an epidural.
bahahaha - i got to a nine and pretty much screamed "GIVE ME THE DRUGS!"
oh to be young and so naive again.....
with henry i got to like a 4/5 and said, i'm ready.
same song and dance here.  when i finally got to about a 5 i was ready.
dude no joke the anesthesiologist was totally into wicked tuna while he was fixing me up.
like dude hey, pay attention.  lol.
before i knew it i couldn't feel my legs.
after then it was nigh nigh time.

while jon continued watching wicked tuna.

by this time it was about 3:30 - 4:00
jon and my mom decided to head down and get some coffee while i slept.
when they left i was maybe at like a 7.
i slept for what felt like five minutes.
next thing i knew i had pressure.
so much pressure.
i hit the button for the nurse and asked her to come in because i was feeling a lot of pressure.
as jon and my mom were getting off the elevator they heard the nurse say my room number and that i was feeling a lot of pressure.
jon freaked and took off darting to the room.
pretty sure he beat the nurse in the room.
lol.
i had this like ball shaped like a peanut between my legs and man that must have done the trick.
when she came in she pulled that baby out and said "oh yeah, you're ready!"
they went and called the doc.
of course they're like he will be here in 10 minutes.
and 10 minutes feels like 45.
oh i was feeling it.
whew.

my doc is so chill.
he just comes strolling in like - you ready to have a baby.
all while i'm looking at him like "no time for jokes here doc!"
but seriously i love him.

they got all set up, and before i knew it we were pushing.
one push.
wow look at all that hair.
two pushes.
come on cassie one more big push.
three pushes.
that's when the shoulders came out.....
AT THE SAME TIME.
yeah usually it's one shoulder than the other.
nope, not this broad shouldered baby.
and he ripped me right up the front.
pretty sure jon's face was priceless.
he honestly kept saying it tore so fast.
ha - thanks babe!

but that's it, three pushes and this most perfect baby boy was laid on my chest.
all 7 pounds and 13 ounces of him.

with wicked tuna still playing in the background.

jon did all the cool dad things, cut the cord, got the cool footprint on his hand.
he was glowing.
wes was taking it all like a champ.

so many things change from year to year.
they don't clean the babies anymore until they are 12 hours old.
isn't that crazy!
we didn't care, he was too cute to put down.
before we knew it brother and sister were there and we were complete.
ahhhh - it was so awesome.
all three of my babies together for the first time.
it just felt complete.
it felt so good.
life is good.
welcome wesley.
and thank you, thank you for letting me be your momma.
thank you for joining our family.
thank you for giving me all these amazing feelings.
i love you so much.

Monday, March 26, 2018

And Then There Were Five



we did it!
the love of my life and i created a perfect little human.
he is so good!
so, so good.
he's the best little baby and seriously, we are complete.
stella is the most AMAZING big sister.
henry is the strong and protective brother.
and jon, ugh, seeing your husband holding your baby.
it's indescribable.
he is awesome.  he is helpful.  he is putting up with so much.
i am so lucky and thank god for that man every.single.day.

so - wow, it's been quite awhile.
instagram is my jam lately.
you can find me posting all my outfits, talking about how jon and i did a DIY project two weeks postpatrum, sharing allllll the cute baby photos and getting real in my stories.
besides that - we are HERMITS and i love it.
you guys i was never a home body, ever.
i love being on the go, i love being busy.
but ever since i turned 30 i am loving this chill life.
i mean don't get me wrong my kids are still in 238 sports and we have something on our calendar just about every day, but when we aren't, we are LOVING the sit at home and do absolutely nothing life.
it's so good!
wow - is this what happens when you get old?
if so, AWESOME!

anyways, i am going to really try to keep up with this whole blogging, instagraming, diy-ing, working, mom-ing thing.
whew i just said we weren't busy, right?
sounds like it......

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up


i feel like this weekend was long.
i mean it was just a normal weekend.
but it was slow, well, for us.
and relaxing.
which we all needed.
friday night henry had a small mini camp with the high school football team.
it was so cute seeing the little guys out there with the big guys.
we were home and chilling after camp for the rest of the evening.
saturday henry and jon were back at the field for football practice.
man oh man it got hot quick.
stella and i ran some errands and we were all in the pool by the afternoon.
it felt great!
we went out to dinner that night and chilled again that evening.
sunday stella and i had planned to do a 5k but she was starting to get a sore throat so we got some extra rest.
which no one was complaining about.
boys headed out for football pictures and the girls got set up for henry's birthday party.
by 3:00 we had all of our family and henry's friends over.
i had NO IDEA six boys could be so loud.
i thought girls were loud.  lol.
they had SO much fun.
thanks again to everyone who helped him celebrate.
he has a few more days until his real birthday but he is loving the early celebrations.

today i am working from home due to the solar eclipse.
it's insane the traffic that is coming through our town to get to a town about 25 minutes away.
it's been none stop.
our house has like a little "cut through" that people are quickly finding out about and traffic is starting to pick up.
pretty wild.
i am going to volunteer at my kid's school to help when the kids go outside.
pretty excited to be able to be there with them during the historical event.
hope you get to enjoy it as well!
have a great week.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Back To School 2017 - 2018


it's here, back to school week!
i am honestly lucky when it comes to school with my kids.
they love school.
which makes things much easier.
i mean come like march-ish, it's a different story.
but 90% of the time they LOVE school.
this year both kids are in school full time.
how in the world?  already.
a full time kindergartner and a full time 2nd grader.
wild!
i am so excited for both of them.
and so nervous.
same school, new year.
same faces, new friends.
but as a mom we still are nervous for them.
are they prepared?
how will they handle situations?
i can't be there to protect them.
to help them.
it's so hard.
they are great kids, smart.
and i know that they whole heartedly know to do the right thing.
and all we can do is trust that they will.
dear god watch over my babies this school year.
keep them safe.
help them make good choices.
guide them safely.

i took off today to be there for them.
they of course handled it like pros and didn't "need" me.
i am sitting at home now in a quite house.
and man, i need them.
i can't wait to pick them up and hear all about their first day.