Six months

Six months with the happiest, cutest, rolly polliest, sweetest, most delightful peanut! I love you Hatcher and had the best month with you…

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We had our 6 month well check on Thursday and the doctor was a little concerned about his weight gain. He spits up a lot and always has, but it has recently started effecting his weight…. He dropped from the 45th percentile to the 12th. So it’s looking like he’s going to have to start on some medicine for acid reflux. We’re hoping and praying that the meds help and he’s able to gain the weight he needs 😊

6 month stats:
Weight: 15lbs 4oz {12th percentile}
Height: 25.5inches {20th percentile}
Head: 17inches {35th percentile}

Love you Hatcher… Now let’s go fatten up!


Beach life

Living the beach life over here and looving it! Maddox absolutely loves the beach! He doesn’t want to go in the water by himself {like at all!} but he has the best time when Justin takes him out into the “big waves” and loves playing on the sand. Soccer and baseball being his top two fav beach sports 😊 He’s like the best two year old ever… And no I’m not biased :)
Hatcher’s been doing great too. He seems to like the water the little bit he’s been in, and other than that enjoys chillin in the stroller chewing on his lovie…. Six monthers are so easy to please!
I have been loving the extra time I’ve had with Justin and am wishing really bad I could surf… Unfortunately I don’t even really like swimming in the ocean so that dreams a little far fetched…
Just give me the surfer clothes and a permanent sun kissed face and I’ll be good ☀️
We’ve done some really fun stuff so far and I’m excited about more family time this coming week. We have some friends that are down here too so that’s fun!! Here are a few photos of our trip so far… More to come later!

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Two and a half

Dear Maddox,

I cannot believe you are already two and a half! I love you so much and am so so thankful for the little person you are.
You are hilarious and make daddy and I laugh all the time! You love to sing, love to play outside, love when you have an audience {you didn’t get that from me or your daddy!!!} and love Hatcher! It’s so cute to me when you play with Hatcher or ask about him when he’s not with us. Your heart is tender and sweet and getting to know you, and hear your thoughts as you talk more and more is so great. Just last night you were telling me about the button on the garage and using your little hands to explain yourself and it was one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Daddy and I were both just grinning ear to ear.

I thank God so much for the time we’ve had with you and pray we get many more years to watch you grow! I pray for you all the time, that you grow up to be a man of God and share Christ with others!

We went on a little celebratory date today, just you and me, for your half birthday. A bike ride to eat frozen yogurt and play on a play ground 😊 I really have so much fun being your mom and am thankful that you’re the one that made me a mom. I love you x a million and hope you alllllllways remember that!

Happy half birthday Maddox!!!

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**apparently Maddox only has one go to silly face……. 😚


Five.

Happy FIVE months Hatcher!!!
You are the best.. Seriously, you are the easiest going, happiest little guy… Thank you for brightening every single day with your gummy little grin 😊 I look forward to seeing more and more of your personality develop… Right now you are rolling front to back (you’re soo close to getting both ways!), working on sitting up, smiling all the time, still sleeping like a champ, & and putting everything in your mouth… Your favorites are a burp cloth, lovie, or Sofie. These last five months have been so great adding you to our family and I can’t wait to see what the future holds! Here are a few fav photos from this month.

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Happy day Hatcher! Love you x a million and am so thankful for the last 5 months I’ve had with you!

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He was much more interested in chewing the basket than smiling for the photos 😊


So my sister got married..

The wedding was a few weeks ago and it was seriously such a fun weekend! I have the best siblings and loved every minute I got with them! Not to mention celebrating Gordon and Hannah… It’s really cool to see someone you love, be so in love, and that girl is in l-o-v-e!! I could honestly probably write all day about the weekend and all the things I felt, but I only have a few minutes before a little Hatcher wakes up and needs to eat 😊 sooo… I’ll just share a few photos, a HAPPY video, and tell Hannah & Gordon congrats and thanks for getting married! Love you guys, and wish you 100 happy years together ❤️❤️❤️

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The photos are not in any kind of order…. Sorry! Still blogging from my phone over here 😝..
Last, but not least, we made Hannah and Gordon this video and played it at their rehearsal dinner… Enjoy!


Four months

I’m just going to go ahead and get this out of the way…. It feels impossible that Hatcher is FOUR months old. Impossible! I said it every month with Maddox and thought maybe I wouldn’t be so surprised this time around, but I am. Every month!

Anyways it’s been a great month! Hatcher has stretched out to eating every 4 hours now and it’s amazing how much that changes things.. It’s only one hour, but i feel like i have so much more time! He eats at 8, 12, 4, and 7:30 and is in bed by 8pm. He takes two solid naps.. about 1-2 hours in the morning, 3 hours in the afternoons, and then usually about a 30-45 minuter in the evening. He is smiling and laughing a ton, and sucking his thumb/fingers all the time. He’s the cutest thing and we are really enjoying seeing him get a little personality. So far, from what we can tell he is a laid back, happy little four month old that we are all crazy about. He had his well check this morning and weighed in at 14lbs 8oz, and 24 inches tall… 45th percentile for both :) Doctor said he looked great and was a healthy little peanut. So thankful!

I love you Hatcher. Happy four months old 😘 here are a few of my fav photos from this month..

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Mother’s Day

I have dreamed about being a mom for as long as I can remember.. I played “house” all day every day as a little girl, and wanted to hold any and all babies I came in contact with..
That dream becoming a reality has been one of the greatest privileges of my whole life. I pray that I can be the best mom to my boys and am so incredibly thankful for the title “mama”. It has changed me for the better and painted a clearer picture of the gospel. I can’t fathom a stronger love than I have in my heart for Maddox & Hatcher, yet God loves me exponentially more.. Pretty cool.

Motherhood so far has been the hardest and best thing I’ve ever experienced.. It has stretched and taught me more about myself than I ever anticipated. I can honestly say though that I love it… Even the hard days {or weeks}… Like when you take your two year olds passie away and he screams, “I WANT MY BASEBALL PASSIE IN MY MOUTH RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!”for 45 minutes straight. Yeah. Rough! Anyways I have a pretty great partner in all of this and am forever thankful for his support and encouragement 😍 Thanks babe.

I love you Maddox & Hatcher… You are both such blessings to me and I hope you always know how much I love you!!

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