Tuesday, April 23, 2013

where we've been & where we're going.

You know those rides at amusement parks that spin 'round & 'round with loud music booming & everyone is yelling & screaming a mixture of excitement & fear?
Well that's where we've been lately, on that ride.

We have a growing-like-a-weed almost 11 month old.

Bentley is into everything.
If it's on the floor, he eats it.
If it's on a table, he knocks it down.
If it's a door, he opens it.
You get the picture.

Days are long & nights are short.
Most days we feel as though we are treading water, just bobbing up & down for a breath.

We may not do things perfect but we do lots of hugs & kisses, "i love you's", & cuddles.

We started a company last year and since day one we have been beyond blessed with business.
I cannot say how thankful we are but with that work comes alot of long hours, late dinners, & good-morning-good-nights said through a revolving door.

We found out we were pregnant with baby #2 in late Feb.

From the minute you see that little plus sign on the test you start dreaming of names, if they will play football or dance around in tutus, etc

We found out almost two weeks ago that our baby no longer had a heartbeat.
I feel like that dr appt almost went in slow motion.
I can still hear the ringing in my ears & feel how cold the room got as I knew what my dr was about to say...

As hard as that day & the days that followed were I know it my heart it just was not our time to add another baby into our family.

I cannot say how thankful we are of the love & support that has been bestowed on us since our loss.

So...our game plan:

Celebrating the here & now.

Enjoying our last days of Bent being a "baby".
Will he really be 1 soon?!

Drinking wine.
it's like momma-sanity in a bottle.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

taking pictures.

this is what pictures look like these days while trying to get a smile...


Wednesday, March 6, 2013


[haha, this one is for my hubs...yes we make fun of you if you have those ridiculous things on your car.]

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Happy 9 months!

Happy 9 months Bentley!

{yes I'm late again on these monthly postings. #fail.}

[two seconds after this picture was taken, I bet you can guess what orange object found the floor.]

You weigh 24 lbs. [90th]
You are 28 3/4" long. [75th]
Your noggin' is 18 1/2" round. [90th]

You wear size 9 or 12 month clothing & size 4 diapers.

You are officially a crawling-rolling-pulling-up-on-everything machine.
You are a wild man!

You have two teeth!

You are such a good eater.

Schedule for my memory:
wake up 6ish, bottle.
normally back to sleep until 8:30
more playtime
lunch-veggie or fruit baby food jar/piece of turkey or ham/cheese
supper-"dinner" baby food jar
[mommy drinks a glass bottle of wine.]
kidding, not kidding.

You are a ball of energy.
let me repeat, you are a ball of energy.
You go & go until you pass out.

This month has been that month that people warned us about.
You are into everything! ahhhh!

This month brought us a little bit of separation anxiety ;(

You are such a sweet boy.
You play hard, but love even harder.
You give the sweetest hugs & kisses.

You love to dance.
and let me say, I think my fella has some rhythm.

You are my heart & soul.
You make us laugh, you make us cry, & you bring more happiness into our lives than we ever thought was possible.
Not every day is easy, but it is so, so worth it.

We love you, we love you, we love you.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Three Things.

*first time in the bath tub

Bentley FINALLY got a tooth...the poor boy has been teething since he was 4 months old. he is 8 1/2 months. thats 4 1/2 months of drooling, chewing, irritability, & etc.
you get the picture.

as we were happily celebrating his first tooth, we noticed the very next day he already had another one that had popped through...no more gummy grins :(

a special shout out is in order people....

my cheekbiter, my girlfriend-since-diapers, my favorite Tennessean is going to be a MOM!

congrats to Melissa & Seth!!!

Sunday marked an important birthday...KELLY/BUNNI/BFF turned 26.

Welcome to the further-from-20-closer-to-30 club.

Love you :)

She had a hell of a weekend, I'm sure a blog will soon be posted that tells the story...

Monday, February 4, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

lunch date.

today's lunch consisted of leftovers {for me} & sweet potatoes {for B}, fabulous conversation of jibber-jabber & laughter, and this smiling face as my date.

two snaps for being one day closer to the wknd.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Girls Wkdnd: Charleston.

This past wknd was spent in the always beautiful, never disappointing city of Charleston.

Me, mom, B, & JuJu loaded up our bags, left the boys at home, & headed south for a much needed & deserved girls trip!

We laughed until we cried.

We drank champagne & bloody mary's.

We ate oysters.

We came. We saw. We conquered.

such sweet, precious memories.

now it's back to reality!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy 8 months!

Yesterday Bent turned 8 months...seriously, I may cry at the thought of him being even one more day older.

No check up this month so no stats!

You are in size 9 or 12 month clothes & size 2 or 3 in shoes.

You said "momma" for the first time this month.

Your tricks of the month include clapping & the cutest little wiggle dance when music comes on.

You eat a baby food container for breakfast, lunch, & dinner + an afternoon snack of puffs.
You love to sample whatever me & Daddy are eating, which has been fun to watch your reaction to certain foods!

You go to sleep between 7:30 & 8 to 6:30.

You take an afternoon nap some days [and those days are days I am very thankful for].
*note: as a baby I never napped, as my mom as lovingly reminded me of, so Bent gets it honest.

You love your jumper, walker, & to just play with your toys on the floor.

You love to sit in high chairs, thus, you are so much fun to go out to eat with!

{in the picture below, Bent saw himself in the oven reflection & carried on a full conversation. precious + hilarious}

one night you literally bounced yourself to sleep!

You are such a trooper & go to work with me most days...we have quite the play room in my office!

You still love bath time!

Jake Jr.

Another month older, I cannot believe it.

You are the sweetest little boy on the planet.

Your cuddles make bad days good & good days greater.

We love you, we love you, we love you.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy 7 months!

Happy 7 months Bent!
{officially on 12/27/12}

....okay so I am almost an entire month late on this but Decemeber & January have literally zoomed by.

...and because I am almost an entire month late, I'll just do a quick run through!

No check up this month so no official measurements.

Month 7 brought the celebration of your first Christmas!
You must have been a good boy because Santa made a stop by the Baker annual PJ party!

Month 7 was all about playing and having fun.
Here's some snap shots from our December....

Every month goes by faster than the one before it.

Your giggles are heaven sent.

You continue to bring so much joy & love into mine & your Daddy's life.

We love you, we love you, we love you.