Summer Nights

Friday, July 21, 2017

A little over a month ago we moved back to the country to live with my parents for a year or so until we can figure out some other living arrangements, whether it be build a house or find one we actually want to purchase. More on that for another post.

Ever since moving back home it has been so nice because we have found ourselves spending so much more time outside. We eat our dinners on the back porch, sit on the hammock swing in the front yard, or take long walks around the corn field to visit the pond. I has been great! Rowan has been loving her exersaucer and she has really grown into it so much in the last 2-3 weeks. It is amazing to see her learning all the bells and whistles. She can also touch the ground now while she is in it. The other night we decided to take it out into the yard for her so she could put her toes in the grass. She loved it!

That doggy of hers is enjoying the country life too. At our other house he had the neighbor dogs that chased him so we could never let him out in the yard outside his fence. At Mom and Dad's he has free range to go wherever he pleases. He typically chooses the dirt pile in the yard where we are working on some landscaping. 

Four Months of Rowan Christine

Thursday, June 22, 2017

4 Months!?!!! Say what!!! 
We are just as surprised too baby girl! 

As much as I want time to slow down we are having so much fun watching you change daily and grow into your own little self. Four months really was a game changer in the activity department. You are a rolling fool and are talking up a storm. We love you so much!

Here are Rowan's 4 Month Photos and Updates....


  • She has finally passed 16 lbs. She loves her Mama Milk!
  • She is able to sit in her bumbo seat, loves her entertainment center (bouncer) and is a rolling fool! This girl loves being on her belly and looking around!
  • She is still sleeping through the night. Amen.
  • She is so close to sitting up on her own and really wants to start crawling. I have a feeling she will be mobile very soon.
  • She is quite the talker and is still constantly smiling
  • We moved in with my parents this month and Rowan is adjusting very well.
  • She is still in size 2 diapers and loves her wubbanub. 


We don't go back to the doctor for another 2 months and we have been super healthy so we haven't had any surprise visits. Daddy weighed her and she is 16.3 lbs now!


Miss Row's hair is really lightening up. Sometimes in the sun it has almost a red tint to it too but I think it is going to be more dirty blonde than red or brown. Her eyes are still a really pretty blue and we have been finding so many tickle spots. Sunday I found that her armpits are actually ticklish and she has the most contagious laugh

We have been going to sleep for the night around 10:45-11 and sleeping until 4:30/5 AM. It is glorious!


Little Miss is still not sticking to a consistent schedule. Her lack of an eating schedule caught up with me this past weekend. I actually ended up with a clogged duct because she nurses here and there, gets distracted and then wants more later. She also goes hours without eating which is not helping my supply. Here soon we might be switching to exclusively pumping and feeding her by bottles other than at night.


In my opinion Rowan has been a fantastic eater other than her schedule. She has been gaining like a champ though and pumping isn't absolutely terrible.

May Favorites of Rowan

Friday, June 9, 2017

Three Months of Rowan Christine

Friday, June 9, 2017

Rowan's third month has been a blast! She has changed so much and we are just loving her sweet, happy go lucky personality. Being her parents has been such a blessing!

Here are Rowan's Month 3 Photos and Updates…


  • She is up to 15 lbs now!
  • She is still sleeping through the night. Next month we might be transitioning her to her crib because she is starting to out grow her bassinet
  • She takes naps pretty much anywhere, just like her Mama!
  • She is officially able to hold her own head up and is so alert. She has been nicknamed Nosey Rosey because she is so easily distracted.
  • She is definitely talking more and more now. 
  • We graduated to size 2 diapers and we can pretty much use any brand diapers and wipes without a reaction which is pretty awesome!


We don't go back to the Dr until she is 6 months old so no update here


Miss Rowan's hair is really starting to lighten up and her eyes are official a beautiful blue. They are so big and bright. Rowan also has the biggest smile which she flashes around pretty often! My cousin Molly finally got a real laugh out of her by tickling her collar bone. It was the best thing ever and we have been tickling her all the time now because it is so cute. 


Her naps throughout the day are not as routine but so far (knock on wood) every night she is asleep by 10:45 and then she sleeps until 4AM. Even then she ends up getting in bed with us and we dream nurse the rest of the morning. I love these moments together so much!


Breastfeeding is still going amazing! I am starting to have a love hate relationship with my pump but I know that pumping is the only way we are going to make it through this first year.

All American Baby

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Rowan celebrated her first All American holiday by doing all the Americana festivities that we all love to take part in. We had a nice little cookout at my Aunt and Uncles yesterday. Sweet baby girl was sporting all her red, white and blue. And to top it off she went swimming for the first time and my day was made. The pool was a little chilly so she enjoyed the chilled down hot tub. She was not real sure of it at first but she had also just woken up from a nap. We cannot wait to spend our summer pool side with our adorable little water baby!

My First Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017

As I woke up early on this Sunday morning which also happens to be my first Mother's Day I am overcome with thankfulness. Thankful to God for choosing me to be Rowan's momma. I have never been more proud of being something than I am to be her mom. I always knew I would want to have children one day and we prayed very hard for this sweet child. The last three months have been the most amazing and challenging times of my life.

On February 22nd when they laid her on my chest my life was changed forever. I don't think my heart has quit smiling since that moment, at times it feels as if it could just explode. Becoming a momma has given my life a greater meaning and purpose. I hope to shape you into a loving, compassionate, God loving, adventurous seeking, brave little lady as the years go by. However, all the plans I have for you will never amount to what you are going to change us into. I thank God for blessing me to be your momma and you my daughter 

Baby Cameryn's Shower

Friday, May 12, 2017

Last weekend we went to Rowan's future bff's baby shower. My friend Julie will be having Cameryn in July and her sister, mother-in-law and sister-in-laws threw the most beautiful baby shower for Julie and Cameryn. It was held at the Greens at Vista here in town and they had an amazing spread of breakfast food for everyone. It was great catching up with all our friends and watching Julie open  all her amazing gifts. We cannot wait for July to get here and for Cameryn to make her debut!
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