Baby Hillin #2 | 38 Weeks

I normally wouldn’t be doing an update this week but just in case Huck comes any time soon, I wanted one more update. No standard picture this week but I’ll throw in a mirror selfie at the bottom. 


How Far Along: 38 Weeks

Baby is the size of a(n): winter melon or a Pomeranian

Gender: It’s a Boy!

Weight Gain: I lost weight after my last update so I was actually sitting at 37 lbs at 37 weeks. 

Belly Button In or Out: Finally sticking out a tiny bit. 

Wedding Rings On or Off: Off and wearing my pink Qalo ring instead. Little bit of difference this time since with Whitlee I had to switch to a plain silver band at about 32 weeks. My normal wedding ring is a size 4.5 and the silver band was a 7 or 8 I think. I tried it on recently and it was huge! But my Qalo ring is the same size as my wedding ring just stretchy so it works well. Plus I could leave it on in a c section if it comes to that. 

Sleep: Sleeping a tiny bit better. Oddly enough I’m not up to pee maybe quite as much? Still going around 3-4 times a night but not like the 7-8 I was going. 

Best Moment The Last Few Weeks: I think just knowing everything is done, bags packed, house is cleaned and we’re basically ready for him. Well, as much as we can. Also finding out my body is naturally progressing on its own. 

Miss Anything: caffeine and carbs

Movement: Still my favorite part! I’m so going to miss it when he’s not wiggling around in there anymore. He’s still head down and getting lower. Back is over to my right and feet over to my left. Every once in a while he sticks what I feel like his heel out on my left side and it’s almost like you could just grab his foot. It’s so crazy.

Cravings/Aversions: I’ve been craving water. The more I drink, the more I want. Aversions to weird smells. 

Symptoms: The line on my belly is getting a little darker but still not quite as dark as with Whitlee. Starting to have some rear pelvic pain, like my hip area maybe? I’m not quite sure how to describe it. 

Additional Notes: It still blows my mind that I made it this far and have no signs of preeclampsia. If Huck hadn’t had a heart defect, we most likely would have all been discharged together like a normal family. But I’m so thankful he has been able to stay in this long because his development is one of the most important parts of this. If he’d been too early, it could have been very bad. 

I’m still going to my doctors appointments in Houston once a week for normal checkups, but we did relocate this week so I only have a 10 minute drive for this weeks appointment instead of 2+ hours. Whitlee and I are in an apartment in Houston while Nolan travels back and forth. Our house is being watched VERY carefully, in case you were thinking of robbing us. Plus there’s a special place in hell for you if you break into someone’s house that is away from home caring for a sick baby. (This happened in another town recently and it makes my stomach turn. The parents were with their sick child at our same hospital here in Houston and someone broke into their house.) 

So after my last update, we had a little bit of excitement happen. The afternoon I rolled over 36 weeks (that Wednesday), I suddenly got a really bad lower backache and starting feeling nauseous and just really bad. I felt sort of like I had the flu. I was also having some digestive issues. I tried to drink some water, take a bath, rest.. nothing really helped. We had plans to eat dinner at my in-laws that evening so we went ahead, thinking I’d start feeling better soon. I wasn’t contracting or anything so I just thought maybe I’d overdone something earlier that day. I’d been cleaning and organizing, nesting I guess. While we were eating (I also had very little appetite.. was basically forcing myself to eat), I suddenly had a really painful, strong contraction. I excused myself from the table and went and laid in a recliner for a bit. The contractions kept coming so I started timing them. They were definitely more painful than the Braxton Hicks I’d been having for a while but not so intense that I couldn’t talk through them. After about an hour and a half of contractions 4-5 minutes apart, I told Nolan we needed to go home so I could call my nurses line and see what they wanted me to do. So we left and ran home and I called and they said it sounded like I was in labor and needed to come to Houston. We loaded our stuff up, dropped Whitlee back off at my in laws and headed out. I timed contractions all the way there, and they got to be around 2-4 minutes apart. Once we were in triage at about 11 pm, they hooked me up and found that I was definitely contracting every 4 minutes. They left me on the monitors for about 2 hours and checked blood/urine. They finally checked me and the nurse midwife said I had no dilation, which was kind of odd since my MFM had said I was about a 1 previously. They ended up just monitoring us for a while and had me drink a huge pitcher of water, then they gave me a shot of morphine to help with the pain and sent us home. They said I was having prodromal labor and that I had the timing nailed down but they needed to be increasing in intensity. Like barely talk through them intense. But, oddly enough the next two days I ran fever and had body aches, chills, sweats, and contractions all over the place. I got checked at my appointment on Friday and they said I was about a fingertip dilated and super super soft, but no effacement. The contractions weren’t doing anything except annoying me. We chalked up the weird symptoms to possible side effects from the morphine. On Saturday, my fever broke, my digestive issues cleared up, and suddenly my contractions stopped. It was so weird. So the verdict is that I most likely had some kind of virus, and it was possibly causing my contractions. Since then I’ve had a few, but nothing too crazy. Things are basically back to normal and we’re progressing slowly at the pace we should be. I got checked at 37 weeks and I was definitely a 1, but now stretchy to a 2 and also 50% effaced! 

Now the plan is just to wait on him to come on his own, otherwise we have a tentative induction scheduled for 39 weeks. One. More. Week. 7 days. Maybe. They did mention possibly waiting until 40 weeks if my blood pressure was holding out, fluid levels are good and everything else seems stable. I’ve been walking as much as I can, bouncing on a yoga ball, and drinking red raspberry leaf tea, all hoping to increase my chances of spontaneous labor or at least further dilation prior to the induction. The tea will supposedly just help with making contractions more effective when they do happen. Right now my bishop score is about a 7, which indicates a fairly successful induction process. We’re just in a waiting game now! 


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Baby Hillin #2 | 36 Weeks 


How Far Along: 36 Weeks

Baby is the size of a(n): large papaya or a cabbage patch doll

Gender: It’s a Boy!

Weight Gain: up to 36 lbs. My goal each pregnancy has been to stay around 40 so I might be just that by the end. I gained 50 with Whitlee at 34 weeks. 

Belly Button In or Out: Still mostly flat

Wedding Rings On or Off: Off but I actually think I could still wear them sometimes. When I walk around a lot and my hands hang down, they swell a little so I went ahead and took them off. Wearing my pink Qalo ring instead. 

Sleep: So so so tired all the time. Huck had a slight arrhythmia at his biophysical profile ultrasound at 34 weeks so they asked me to stop all caffeine to see if it improved. I don’t drink much, usually one cup of coffee in the morning and then a Diet Coke with dinner but going 100% caffeine free has sucked any last bit of energy I ever thought about having. The arrhythmia was still there at 35 week appointment so it’s unlikely my caffeine had anything to do with it but they checked for hydrops which was the main concern of any kind of arrhythmia and he was clear there so they’re just going to keep an eye on it. I didn’t ask but they also didn’t say that I could have minimal caffeine again. 😝

Best Moment The Last Few Weeks: I think just knowing he’ll be here soon! And being so proud that I’m S T I L L pregnant! Car seat has been installed and Huck’s bag is packed. My bag is technically packed too but I still have to add the items I use on a daily basis. My MFM recommended when I come for my weekly appointments to travel with my bag packed because I could be told I’m staying any time, so every Friday I finish packing my bag and then unpack it when I get home. 

Miss Anything: caffeine and carbs

Movement: Huck still moves like crazy and I still love it. Every once in a while, he catches me right in the ribs and it takes my breath away. I don’t know if it’s because he’s bigger than Whitlee and that we’re further gestational wise but he is a lot stronger than she was! Also, he’s still in the same position, head down with his back and butt on my right, feet over to the left but he’s starting to move down some and he’s facing my back – all good signs for birthing this boy! Oh and he has a head full of hair!


Cravings/Aversions: I had been craving Mexican food but we ate that finally this past weekend. I could probably go for crawfish one more time! Nothing too specific though. 

Symptoms: My Braxton hicks have increased quite a bit and every once in a while I have a semi painful one. Also starting to ever so slightly get the dark line on my belly. I got it really early with Whitlee and I wondered if it would ever show up this time. 

Additional Notes: I’m so proud to have made it past 34 weeks! I still feel overall “better” than I did in my first pregnancy and still no signs of preeclampsia. Blood pressure is holding stable and my feet, hands, and face have resisted much swelling. I still say “much” because my face is a little bit fuller just from pregnancy in general and my hands and feet are a tiny bit swollen after a lot of activity or a long day but they seem to fluctuate and go back down some when I prop my feet up or just drink some water. 

I’m still going to my doctors appointments in Houston once a week for normal checkups, NSTs, and a biophysical ultrasounds. If you missed my Huck’s Heart update, we will actually be “moving” to Houston soon per the recommendation of our doctors and we’ll stay there until Huck is born and then gets to come home. Currently they are saying he will go straight to the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) while they map out the complex anatomy of his heart and then we’ll start talking about a concrete plan. There are a few situations they want to monitor over an extended period of time to be sure he’s stable before they allow him to go home. We’ll also find out if he’ll need surgery immediately or if it can wait a few months. 

I had another visit with my MFM this past week and we discussed my delivery plan a little more in depth. She said that because I’m currently an insulin dependent gestational diabetic and being “treated” for chronic hypertension, that my risk for a whole list of things go up the closer I get to 40+ weeks so she didn’t feel comfortable letting me go past 39 weeks. She was still very encouraging of the VBAC, but we did discuss the scenarios where she felt a repeat c section may be a better route. She checked me and I’m currently 1 cm dilated and starting to soften. Doesn’t mean much except that my body is starting to get ready since the week before I hadn’t had any of that. But I was so glad! I never even had a hint of dilation with Whitlee. So she said based on that, she felt comfortable scheduling an induction at 39 weeks as opposed to jumping straight to repeat c section. We’ll start a Foley catheter the night of the 17th and see what happens if he hasn’t come before then but between 38 and 39, we’re all hoping he comes on his own. So Huck will be on his way on or before May 17/18!

That means we have 3 more weeks or less. What. In. The. World. I can’t believe we made it this far!

12 weeks vs 36 weeks 

Whitlee | 8 Months

  
Funny story. The other day, a girl I work with was asking if I had started planning Whitlee’s first birthday party. I was like, “Well yeah. Cause, I’m obsessive.” Which I have. I’ve actually had a secret Pinterest board since before she was born. Crazy, I know. But then my friend was like, “Yeah I figured you did. It’s like what.. 4 months away?” UM, WHAT? How did this happen??  

  

Stats:

We don’t go back to the pediatrician until 9 months but if I had to guess I’d say somewhere in the neighborhood of 16.5 lbs. And tall! I feel like she’s gotten much longer in the last month or so. I can’t wait to get an official weight at the doctor next month!

  
 Eating:

Whitlee still gets a mixture of formula and baby food. She’s still eating anywhere from 4-6 ounces a bottle at a 22 calorie ratio. We did finally switch to a level 3 nipple and now she’ll suck down a bottle in like 6 minutes flat. She did start doing something weird that she’d dropped around 3 or 4 months. But I’m seriously not sure what to do about it because if she’s hungry – shes’s hungry. Anyway, she started waking in the middle of the night again to eat. So she’s eating a bottle at about 7:30/8 PM before bed, eating again about 1 or 2 AM, then again at usually about 6 AM. I’ve tried just rocking her back to sleep instead of feeding her, I’ve tried feeding her more at the last bottle, I’ve tried feeding her more baby food before the last bottle. Nothing works. Oh well. I guess night weaning is on our to-do list again.   

We’ve also moved up to Stage 3 foods that have little chunks and I’ve started giving her more solid solids lately and letting her self feed. I’ve given her kiwi, sweet potatoes, okra, squash, and bananas. Oh – and she likes bananas now. She used to hate them. That hate has been replaced by kiwis. She HATES kiwis. But she does really well with chewing and then swallowing. It makes me super proud and super nervous all at the same time. She’s also doing really well with puffs and the teething biscuit things that she previously choked on. Seems like she’s just really getting the hang of eating.

  
Sleep:

Oh sleep. We are still up a creek on this one. We did crying it out and it went okay. We even got one 12 hour stretch out of it, in her crib, no wakeups. But it was short lived. And then we reverted back to where she sleeps a couple of hours in her crib, then I bring her to bed with me. It’s just easier on me when I have to get up for work, to not be up fighting her every few hours. I’m hoping to give it another go and be more strict this time. No going back!

She has finally settled into a pretty consistent day routine for naps though. She normally has two naps that are one to two hours. She naps about 9:00 to 10:30/11 and again about 2 to 3:30/4. That’s a relief!

Medical Issues (?):

No medical issues this month. Although we did have one day where her ear swelled up and turned red and was warm to the touch, but I couldn’t figure it out. It was gone the very next day though. I’m gonna say probably a mosquito bite? 

Milestones:

Not many new milestones this month. She’s just really getting good at everything she was previously doing, like sitting unassisted and is getting really good at standing holding onto something. She is trying SO hard to crawl right now and it’s amusing watching her try. I’m also expecting new teeth any day. She’s mostly wearing 6 month clothing now and can fit into some 6-9 and the occasional 9 month outfit. And we’re finally in size 3 diapers. 

  
Likes:

-Still only has eyes for her daddy 

-Her momma – she reaches for me all the time now

-Bath Time – especially now that she can sit up on her own in the tub! And because, ducks!

     
 -Dogs

-Being Outside 

Dislikes:

-Waiting for a bottle

-Diaper Changes

-Clothing Changes

-Getting her face wiped after eating

 Nicknames:

-Whitlee Bug

-Momma’s Girl

-Daddy’s Girl

-Doodle Bug

-Shuga-boog

-little alligator (because diaper changes have become akin to alligator wrestling)

   

   
Whew, another month down. And as I mentioned above, it’s only 4 months until her first birthday. Cue the tears now! She is such a happy child and we absolutely love her to death. Can’t wait to see how much more she grows and learns in such a short amount of time. We love you, Whitlee Bug!

  

Worst Habits

Day 19 of the 31 day blogging challenge is my “worst habits”.

I like to think I’ve broken a lot of bad habits over the years. I used to bite my fingernails and I don’t anymore, I used to drink quite a bit and I don’t do that much anymore either.

I’d say my worst habits these days are:

-I procrastinate folding laundry. I don’t have any problem washing and drying but I loathe folding and putting away. A lot of times, my clothes never make it to the dresser or closet before I wear them again. I try to at least get Nolan’s to the closet, so he’s not digging for jeans in the mornings before work.

-I eat a lot of junk sometimes. I try to eat healthy and clean for the most part, and about to start counting macros, but occasionally I fall off the wagon and I just eat junk – butterfingers, chips, processed food, fast food… just junk.

-I don’t drink nearly enough water since I stopped pumping. I was so worried about production, I was drinking a TON of water and now, it’s just occasionally.

-I don’t mop my floors very often. In my defense, they’re laminate wood floors so I get worried about damaging them so I sweep just about every day, but only mop like once a month. Oops. I’ll prob get better about that once Whitlee is mobile!

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Kendra at One Day At A Time. We’ve  “met” through being pregnant at the same time and our baby girls not only being due so close to each other but also arriving early close to each other. She and I compare notes on our growing preemie girls and gain some peace of mind knowing they’re right on track! I’ve been enjoying getting to know her lately and I’m so happy she and her family are doing well.

The Rules:

-Link to the person who nominated you.
-Add the award logo.  *Not sure what the logo is*
-Answer the questions your nominator asked.
-Nominate 7 other blogs.
-Ask your nominees 10 questions.

My Nominations:

I’m only nominating 6, because Kendra would have been my 7th, but she’s already been nominated and I didn’t want her to have to answer more questions and go through the process all over again on top of the 31 day blogging challenge we’re doing. These are all ladies due around the same time as I was with Whitlee and all but one also had baby girls! It’s so neat to read all of their stories and see their babies growing!

Booze, Boobs, and Babies
Our Happily Ever After
Confessions of a Southern Mama
Owls + Oaks
Baby Steps – Adventures of a First Time Mom
The Nettles Nest
Oops, I lied! Adding one more!
Making a Baby V

My Questions and Answers:

Is there any animal you hate, and why? Well I’ll be honest, I have a serious hate for our neighbors Labrador. I usually love all dogs and I’ve always liked Labs especially, but this one likes to visit our house and run off with muddy shoes we leave outside our door sometimes. He’s taken one of my husband’s work boots, one of his Crocs, one of my flip flops, one of my Crocs, and another work boot. Thankfully our neighbor found the second work boot because they were the pair we bought to replace the first boot the dog took. I mean this dog has taken like $300 worth of shoes! It makes me angry that I can’t leave shoes on my own porch because of a dog that doesn’t belong to us!

Do you have any sports rivalries in your house? We’re not really into sports at all, so I’ll have to say no here.

What is your favorite feature about your significant other? How hard he works. I tell him all the time he was born in the wrong time era, and I mean that in the most complimentary way possible. He works like people worked back in the day.. sun up to sun down, and then some. As a result, our property has transformed into something amazing in just a year. Oh and bonus, he still finds time to be a legit husband and daddy!

Where is your ideal place to live and why? I love our place right now, but if we were to ever move, it’d probably be to the lake or somewhere warm year round. Nolan and I both hate cold weather.

Have you ever seen a tornado in person? From a long distance. Thankfully, never up close.

What is your favorite show on TV currently? Currently on TV, Revenge.

What was your favorite vacation? Mine and Nolan’s honeymoon in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Alabama was SO much fun. Our anniversary trip back the next year was also a blast, but I was newly pregnant and still fighting all day sickness so I’d put it a close second. I talk about both here and here. I think were going back in the early fall for Whitlee’s first real vacation. Just seems right.

Is your current career what you imagined you would be doing or something completely different? Where we live the most common industry is oil and gas related, so I figured I’d end up doing something in that field. I’m extremely meticulous so it’s not surprising that I ended up in Quality Control.

If there is one thing you could change about your house (or current living establishment), what is it and why? Our house is tinyyyy and poorly insulated. We’re planning to build a new home this year, so if I could change anything about our house, it’d be to get rid of it completely! We’re keeping our land but selling the house “to be moved” and I think it’ll be so cute when Whitlee says, “Bye Bye, House!”

What is your biggest pet peeve?
I’d have to say lack of common sense. I’m not sure what the deal is these days but people are so incredibly dumb! Like I’ve said about too many people, “I think he/she just has a low IQ”.

Your Questions:

1. How did you and your significant other meet?

2. Were you named after anyone?

3. How many children do you want?

4. Do you have any hidden talents?

5. What is your favorite physical feature about yourself?

6. What is your dream vehicle?

7. What kind of phone do you use? (iPhone, Motorola, Samsung, etc.)

8. If you had to pick one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

9. Do you put your toilet paper on the roll over or under? (So random, I know. We have had this conversation in our family so any times, though.)

10. What is your favorite beverage?

Ready, set, go!

Our Breastfeeding Journey

While I was pregnant, I googled everything I could about breastfeeding and increasing/maintaining supply and pumping to build a stash for when I go back to work. I had a secret pinterest board (so I didn’t bombard anyone’s feed) dedicated to all things breastfeeding related. I asked questions and watched tons of YouTube videos. I thought I had it under control. I was ready.

When Whitlee was born unexpectedly at 34 weeks and we were facing a NICU stay, I never even flinched. I had my friend Kaitlin bring me my breast pump from home (she and her husband came all the way to the hospital to get our house key, went 45 minutes back to our house and back to the hospital again, on her husband’s birthday no less… so blessed to have good friends!) and I started pumping the night she was born. I pumped almost an ounce of colostrum instantly, which was amazing and the nurses told me not to get my hopes up, that an ounce that early was highly unusual. They were right though, the next couple of days I pumped round the clock, every 2 hours and would get anywhere from 10 to 30 ml. On Day 3, my milk came in with force. I was suddenly pumping several ounces every couple of hours. But I was thrilled because while I couldn’t be with my baby all day, every day, and I couldn’t even hold her until she was 6 days old, my body was doing what it could to feed her. I was proud! The more my supply increased and our freezer began to fill up, the more proud I was. We figured out later that an average supply is about 25-30 ounces per day – I was pumping nearly 60!

When she got a little bigger in the NICU, they finally allowed me to try breastfeeding her. She latched the very first try but was a little lazy. She’d fall asleep after not eating very much. But she eventually got the hang of it and she was breastfeeding twice a day when they’d let me and getting pumped breast milk the rest of her feedings. At discharge, they told me I could continue to breastfeed every other feeding but that the rest needed to be breast milk bottles fortified with Similac Neosure to bump it up to 24 calories. (Most breast milk is about 20 calories.) At home, she fought the type of bottles we were using (Avent Naturals) but was still nursing well. Unfortunately, she wasn’t eating enough to empty me because I apparently am part dairy cow. So I was feeding her every 2-3 hours, either by breastfeeding or bottle (that she fought), plus pumping after each breastfeeding session to empty and prevent pain, plus pumping on schedule to keep up my supply. I felt like I was feeding three babies!

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breastfeeding in the nicu

At Whitlee’s first pediatrician appt, 2 days post NICU, she hadn’t gained any weight since her discharge. I was working so hard, had an abundant supply, but still no weight gain at a time when it was extremely important. I was so upset.. and exhausted. So the pediatrician and I talked about it and decided I’d stop breastfeeding, but continue pumping and giving her breast milk bottles so that I could take one thing off my plate and also be able to measure everything she was eating. I also visited the NICU and got some of the bottles and nipples she was used to. (A week later, she thankfully had gained more than the appropriate amount of weight. So weight gaining is under control now.)

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growing baby!

The same day of that pediatrician appt, I also had a postpartum appt with my OB. I planned the appts so that they were back to back, and Whitlee would only need to eat once while we were out, and I could breastfeed her, meaning I wouldn’t have to pump while we were gone. I have pumped in the car, but it’s a pain to do and keeping milk cold and whatnot is additionally annoying. Well, my OB got called out for a delivery and they rescheduled me for later in the day. I didnt have enough time to go all the way home and pump, so I decided I’d breastfeed her twice while we were out and hope for the best. Keep in mind, I was used to pumping every 2-3 hours with the occasional stretch to 4 hours, but it was nearly 7 hours before I got back to my pump that day. One nightmarish word came of that – Mastitis.

If you’ve ever experienced it, you know the hell I was feeling. If you haven’t, I pray that you don’t. It basically feels like you have the flu with body aches, chills, fever, and nausea plus it felt like I had huge sharp rocks in my boobs where the clogs were, due to not pumping. I was miserable for about 24 hours and it finally eased up. I’d put it on the same hellacious level of being on magnesium sulfate, and you all know I hated that.

Then, for some unfortunate reason, I ended up getting mastitis 3 more times and began battling constant clogs. There have been times when I can feel the knot and can’t work it out. There have been times when holding Whitlee physically hurts because of a clogged duct where she’s laying. Hugging people hurt, laying on anything but my back hurt, sometimes even raising my arms above my head to change shirts hurt. Each round of mastitis came with fever, chills, body aches, and straight misery. I decided to take the advice of all the pregnancy/parenting forums, and go with “happy momma = happy baby” over forcing myself to continue down a painful road. I had an awesome stash built up and due to my oversupply and being prone to mastitis I knew I’d have to wean slowly from pumping and it would probably gain me another month of feeding exclusive breast milk plus the stash would get us another month or more.

So after a roller-coaster of breastfeeding, breast pumping, fortifying bottles, mastitis and exhaustion, I threw in the towel. I feel like all gave it a lot of effort, especially when it mattered most. But Whitlee is growing and gaining weight like crazy (7 lbs 9 oz now!) and our lives are much better with a happy and healthy momma to match her happy and healthy baby girl.

It took me about 2 full weeks start to finish to wean completely but I haven’t pumped in almost a week now. I’m still leaking occasionally, usually when she cries, but I’ve finally put my pump away and started venturing into the freezer stash. We’ve gotten the approval from the pediatrician to make the switch when we run out of breastmilk and we’ll be starting on Enfamil Gentlease. We’ll probably do half breastmilk, half formula at the end to help make sure the transition is as smooth as possible. We’ll still be bumping the calories up to 24 every other bottle. The pediatrician wants us to continue that until 9 months.

So it was a rough road for a little while but I’m happy that I was able to provide breastmilk while she was in the NICU when it mattered most. I’m also happy I was able to stockpile such a good stash to get us another month or so. She should end up getting 3 months of breastmilk before we run out. And I’m mostly happy that she’s growing, she’s healthy, and I’m no longer in pain and can snuggle with her anytime I want without hurting.

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happy baby & happy momma

Official Birth Announcement

Now that Whitlee’s birth announcements have been mailed to the immediate family (I have another shipment going out soon!) I wanted to share it here with everyone. I love how they turned out!

On the back we put this:

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart ” -Winnie the Pooh

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Announcement by Shutterfly
Picture by Me

I’ve dabbled a little in photography and I decided to do her newborn photos myself. I’m actually pretty pleased with how they turned out. Here are a few more just for fun. 🙂

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