Friday, December 19, 2014


This past week Ryan had his company Christmas party as well as a meeting in Birmingham. I am too far along to travel and I have been having a ton of contractions, so my doctor suggested I stay home. Ryan offered to take Mae to give me a much needed few days to rest and put my feet up. I immediately jumped on it because I knew it was best for me and baby Maggie, but as the days got closer, I became very anxious and distraught that they were both leaving me! After a lot of prayer, I said good bye to my two loves! 

Mae's first airplane ride. She did great! She was spoiled by Ryan's parents, his grandmother, brother and his family, and his Aunt Linda. She had a blast and my dad even snuck in a visit! (Mom was at the Church of the Highlands LIFE retreat)

I took advantage of the time and got my nails done, shopped, ate out with friends, slept in, took naps, and did a little pampering: 

On Saturday morning, my sweet friends Terri, Webber, and Emily threw me a "Sprinkle" to shower sweet Maggie. It was so nice and I stocked UP on diapers! I am so thankful since we will have TWO in diapers for a bit! 

I am so incredibly thankful for the new friends that we have met since moving here! I love our group of moms in our playgroup, love that my cousins are in town, our fabulous Realtor, and even old and new friends from Auburn that live here! It was so fun to get together for a yummy brunch!

Last minute, we decided Mae was not ready for a big girl bed, and I realized that I needed her to continue to be a great sleeper while we welcome a newborn into our family. So we borrowed a crib from a sweet friend. Mae helped daddy put it together!

We are giving extra snuggles and TLC to this sweet cuddle monkey. Her life is about to change drastically! I think she is going to love her new baby sister!

Maggie update: 
Maggie is moving like a wild woman! WAY more than Mae ever did, that I can remember! I hope she is getting all of her energy out now and will be calm, cool, and collected when she comes in this world! 

I have gained 25 lbs at this point. More than I had gained with Mae but not by much. I am still smaller this pregnancy than with Mae, so thankful for that. 

I LOVE sweets this pregnancy. Milkshakes, cookies, cake, candy, you name it. I am normally not a sweet person! Hope it goes away when the baby comes, because I need to lose this baby weight! 

I am 34.5 weeks as of now. I have had 2 days where I felt like Maggie was about to come. Thankfully, I have rested and put my feet up and she is staying put. As much as I am ready to meet her, I want her to keep cooking! I will be shocked if she doesnt come early. 

Hospital bags are packed, lets be honest, they have been packed. I am OCD I know. Maggie's room is ready. Big sister books have and continue to be read. Diaper pails are up and around the house for both girls. Pump parts and bottles are washed. We are READY!

Can't wait to meet our little nugget! I hope I can remember how to be a mom to a newborn! 


  1. You look awesome! And, I love Mae! Can't wait to meet Maggie. Miss y'all and Merry Christmas!

  2. Thank you so much Laurie! I miss you! I had to take a second take when it said Laurie Lowery commented on my blog! So jealous of your double L's, ha! Hope you had a great first married Christmas! Hope we can see you soon!!!