Did you ever wonder what it would be like if you weren’t you anymore? If you were suddenly gone, how would your world react? Whatever you imagined is wrong. There’s nothing romantic about death. Grief is like the Ocean. It’s deep and Dark and bigger than all of us. And pain is like a thief in the night. Quiet. Persistent. Unfair. Diminished by time and faith and love. -Haley from One Tree Hill Dear Mom, Five. Five years. That’s how long it’s been without you. Five years where I got married, moved to...

Lavery Elizabeth entered the world at 38 weeks 1 day on July 1, 2011 at 8:55am. Kyle and I woke up bright and early, anxious to meet our baby girl and missing our baby boy at the same time. We arrived at CMC Pineville early in the morning eager to let Lavery’s birth day begin! I was up all night the night before sick to my stomach and just anxious overall. I knew I would miss LC, but I also knew I couldn’t wait to hold my little girl in my arms. We were blessed with some amazing nurses prepping me for surgery and throughout...

As LC and I hang out this morning and get ready for my doctor’s appointment, I figured it was time to post my most recent 3d ultrasound photos! We went to The Prenatal Picture last week to have a little glimpse at baby Lavery and we were amazed at how clearly we could see her! She was posing for us and wiggling around like crazy! She had the umbilical cord up in her face, so she spent the first half of the ultrasound batting at it trying to get it down. Finally – she did! LC had the best time watching his baby “sissy”...

Well.. I’m just shy of 13 weeks and feeling pretty amazing! I’ve been a little sick here and there (mostly first thing in the morning, so happy to report that this time, the term “morning sickness” is actually somewhat accurate!) With LC.. it was more like ALL.DAY.SICKNESS! This time, not so much! We made it through the Holiday’s.. and I didn’t even gain any weight! I told Kyle I was going to try to avoid the scale, but much to my dismay.. the nurse wasn’t going for that, and I was pleasantly surprised! Today...

Well baby Crowe # 2 is making its appearance on Forever’s Like a Dream! I had an appointment yesterday and a 9 week ultrasound and this little pea was measuring in at 9 weeks and 5 days! I even got to see its little arms and legs moving around… kicking like crazy!! I don’t remember ever seeing that with LC much (definitely not that early!) He was such a low key baby both in my belly and out, that he wasn’t very active… although he is making up for that now!! haha So far, this pregnancy and baby are so completely...

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his. ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895 People always ask me what my favorite part of being a mom is. I struggle to give them the answer, because there’s a list of reason’s why I love being a mom. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a mom. I used to play house with my friends, and I used to dream of my baby’s name’s and what they would look like. Then when it became a reality, those dreams became...

So I FINALLY have a free moment to share some memories from Landyn’s 1st Birthday Bash! Friends and family joked it should be on “Platinum First Birthdays!” Although I’m no Tori Spelling (she does Hansen’s cakes, we do Nona’s Sweets! ;)), I tried to create some lifelong memories using some “going all out tips” from A List celebs. If there isn’t a show on TLC, WE, or any other network… I have some video footage to be your first episode!! 😉 Landyn showed us what a big boy he...

March 10, 2009 at 10pm marked the beginning of everything….. This time last year, I was counting down the days until my scheduled c section. Nothing could make me take my mind off meeting my little man. Everyday I woke up wondering what he would look like, who he would resemble. Would he have my eyes? What about Kyle’s nose? I hoped he wouldn’t have Kyle’s nose!! Last year at this time, I had already had an amnio test done to check for lung materity and about a million ultrasounds. All of which showed me that healthy,...

A mommy posted on Charlotte Mommies today about how her child’s school asked all of the parents to write their children a love note to be read out loud to the kids at school in honor of Valentine’s Day. I automatically thought of all of the amazing handwritten letters I have from my mom and how much I miss her and cherish those words in my heart. I realized the purpose of this blog was to do that for Landyn and for myself, but I also realized how important it is for me to hand write letters to him so he has them when he gets...

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