Friday, August 30, 2013

Welcome, Nora Marie!

Our Dearest Nora Marie,
Welcome to this world, baby girl!  We have never been more excited to meet someone in our lives! It has only been 3 days and you fill our world with so much happiness that we never knew existed.  We consider ourselves the luckiest mommy & daddy! We think you are perfect in every way.  Here are a few pictures of your first few days of life... 
Your birth story will soon follow once we get adjusted to life at home as a family of 3! 
with all our love,
the proudest mommy & daddy
Nora Marie 7 pounds 4 ounces 18.5 inches born 5:31am 8/27/13

first family photo
eyes wide open!

Nora & tired Mommy 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

home stretch

Dear Baby Girl,
We're officially in the home stretch now!  In just about two weeks, you'll be here!  I'm secretly hoping a little less :) Your dad & I are getting anxious for your arrival!  

The past two weeks have been very busy!  Your dad and I got out for quite a few "date nights".  We had our friends Dana, Tim & their kids over for dinner one night.  Their kids, Kate & Tyler are SO excited to meet you!  They keep asking when you're going to be here and they give small gifts to you... glitter-painted rocks, wild flowers... and they LOVE your "big sis" Lucy!  We also had a very nice dinner downtown at Fulton's On The River, thanks to your grandma & grandpa's gift certificate!  It was so nice sitting across the table from your dad talking just the two of us about all the wonderful things that are to come for our family so soon.  We had dinner with Aunt Kristen & Uncle Mike downtown one night, too.  We introduced them to our fave BBQ joint, Smoke Daddy.  There will be many trips here with you in the stroller, too!  Good thing, because it is straight down the block from your future husband's house (Baby Brooks).  
This past weekend I went to a yoga class at my local studio.  The instructor was new to the class and she was fabulous.  She asked us to set our intention for our practice that day.  My whole yoga practice that day was focused around you... the intention I set was for you to have a healthy and happy entrance to this world.  I hope that yoga is something you and I can do together one day.  I love doing yoga with MY mom and I hope you love doing it with YOUR mom! :) I have thoroughly enjoyed my prenatal yoga experience the past 9 months and I hope you come out ready to do some downward dogs and sun salutations!
I started back to school this week, too.  All my teacher friends are asking about you and if I'm ready to meet you.  My students are also very excited for your entrance to this world!  You already have so many people ready to meet you and shower you with love.  You are one lucky babe.  
Now all that's left to do is wait... and wait... I keep telling myself the longer you are in my belly, the more you will be able to grow!  I go to the doctor tomorrow evening and I'm hoping it's our last prenatal doctor appointment! I am anxious to hear what she'll tell me! 
We already have so much love for you and spend all our free time talking about you... who you'll look like, what color hair you'll have, if you're going to be afraid of the dark :), and who's personality you'll take after!  
Here's to hoping we'll be meeting soon!
mom & dad
k & ty talking/listening to you!

your future hubby, brooks and his beautiful mommy!

back to school flowers from your oh-so-romantic dad :) 

Friday, August 2, 2013

dear friends and family...

Dear Friends and Family,
It's hard to believe that in one short month we'll be meeting our little girl!  We created this blog to keep friends and family updated with all the little happenings in our world.  Hopefully I'll remember to update it often enough to keep you in the  loop.  We'll be writing letters to our little girl on here and I'm hoping to use this blog as a "modern day baby book".  Life happens so quickly and we want to remember every minute of it raising our daughter.  Thanks for stopping by and visiting our  "one sweet world'!
em & nick

one more month

Dear Little One, 
in just one short month, your daddy and i finally get to meet you!  we have anxiously been awaiting the day of your arrival.  the past 8 months we have kept busy by reading lots of parenting books, registering for baby gear, and furiously getting your nursery ready!  your dad is still working on putting the final touches on your nursery, wanting everything to be perfect for you.  he is very proud of his work!  i have washed all your clothes, blankets, and sheets! there is nothing i love more than going into your room in the early morning hours and looking at all we have done so far, knowing you will be sleeping in that room soon!

last weekend we finished up our baby classes and we think we're all prepared for your arrival!  this week we have to get your car seat inspected :) not much left to do now but wait!

i want to share some of my favorite moments from the last 8 months with you... these are all very important people in our lives and will be in your life, too!

your "big sister" lucy! 
i thought i was sooo big here! (maybe 14 weeks or so)

our gender reveal party ... boy or girl?! 

kylie cannot wait for your arrival! 

it's a girl! 

your first pair of shoes! 

grandpa jim, gigi, uncle jimmy & uncle mike (your dad's side of the family)

grandpa, uncle kyle, & grandma (your mom's side of the family)

two very important ladies in my life.. your baby shower hosts! aunt brandy & aunt dana
the greatest aunties in the world!  
about 32 weeks... 
the next four weeks we will be busy making all the last minute touches to make our home ready for you!  we're going to try to enjoy a few date nights and enjoy what is  left of our summer!  it is a bittersweet time... it's the last time it will be just your daddy & me and there is nothing i hate more than the end of the summer, but we are just so excited for you to be here!
all our love,
mom & dad