I'm on a kick getting items off the 'before baby comes checklist'. I've had some rest time, well as much as possible with a toddler. And time off from work. It's been great crossing off to do's. I feel better prepared for the baby to arrive. I even had time to make Addison's 'Two Year Book"!
Holidays have kept me busy, though a good busy. Plenty of cookies, food, and family time. It doesn't get better than that. Addison loved Christmas this year. It was so fun to see the excitement in her face, and teach her about this Holiday. We read Christmas books, watched shows, and sang songs all month long.
Addison was spoiled by her grandparents. A powered car, ride on car, doll house, barbies, and lots of other toys! All of which have been hits.
Baby is now 38 weeks cooked; and seemingly ready. I am 2cm and her head is way low as of a few days ago. Being that Addison came on her own a few days early I'm crossing my fingers for the same for this baby! Except not 19 hours, please? Addison's birth story is here!
A New Years Eve baby? Come on Harper. I love feeling you push around my belly, but momma is ready to kiss your sweet face.
Hopefully my next post will be of our new additions arrival!
Since the day I found out I was pregnant I was on the search for a maternity photographer. I knew what I was looking for but it was not easy to pick. I came across Natalie Franke Photography. She does mostly engagements and weddings, but I knew she would be great at anything after browsing through her photos. It was a chilly day on the water but we had such an awesome time. Natalie is super sweet and outgoing, easy to be comfortable around. Addison loved her too. I was so happy when she sent over our photos to view. I am in love with them, and so happy we had them done for this moment in our lives. I only hope that my families feel the same with me when they leave a session and receive their photos. I was different being on the other side this time, but fun :) I love our girl, and the one of the way. Hope this isn't photo overload, I tried to narrow down some of my favorites!!
I really wanted to get up another blog post of my sweet toddler before the birth of her baby sister. Addison is full of personality. These were a quick few snaps a month ago. I grabbed my camera when I saw beautiful soft morning light. I haven't had the time to even upload them. I noticed they were sitting on my card and started grinning browsing through them. Time always makes the heart grow fonder. I didn't realize I had captured her so greatly that day. This is HER, every bit of silliness- this child has it. Yet she calls ME "silly girl" ;)
Addison is still blowing me away with smarts. She has all her letters of the alphabet down packed now, majority of colors, and most 1-10 numbers. Her vocabulary increases daily, as well as her proper grammar and sentences.
The way she holds and kisses the ones she loves melts me. And how she sings Twinkle Twinkle to her baby dolls as she rocks them and holds them close. How she says "here you go baby girl" or "so sweet baby".
Tonight she said something about baby brother (since her cousins just welcomed a brother) and I said no you will have a baby sister... her response... "yes, baby Harper". Ah, she has been listening! I am so nervous and anxious about their being another baby in the house so I have tried my best to continue talking about it. I know it's just impossible for her to fully understand- and even if she does, she still would not be prepared. But, maybe it will help, some. I just hope she continues to know how much I love her.