Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snow Day!!!

Hey Friends :) I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!! The Fordham Five had a wonderful holiday...lots of stops along the way and very busy but so worth it. It's always such a blessing to be able to spend time with friends and family during the holidays! I'm not gonna lie, I was a little worried about the babies with all the germs and flu bugs that seem to be going around but so far, so good! We took lots of pictures of all the Christmas gatherings and I will share them later this week...Santa was very good to miss Rylee and her Christmas spirit was absolutely adorable this was magical to see the innocence of Christmas through a child's eyes and I look forward to many more years of Christmas magic to come!
Anyways, we got some fresh snow a couple of days ago in the Rochester area and I wanted to share some daddy and Rylee pictures from their fun snow day! They were outside for an hour or two and I heard lots of giggling coming from outside so I got a little break from the babies and snuck upstairs to check on Chris and buggy and they were SO CUTE...laughing and playing together and having so much fun so of course I had to sneak some pics of my loves!
The sound of Rylee's giggles and the smile on her face during the sledding was priceless! I'm so thankful to be home on maternity leave during this cold, snowy winter...I love being snuggled inside with my girls and I love that Chris has gotten to be home with us for the last few weeks. He goes back to work tomorrow morning...I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous to do it all on my own but I had a "test drive" the week before was hard at times but I just need to figure out a schedule and settle into a routine...I feel confident that I'll find a rhythm and it will all be just fine but I am nervous! Deep breaths, deep breaths! Rylee's home with me for Monday and Tuesday and will be back at daycare with her friends on Wednesday...if I don't get to more posts until Wednesday it's because I have my hands full with three little ones all by myself ;) I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and a happy holiday! Oh yeah, and I have a happy update about the twins...Maysen and Parker are finally up to 7pounds...YAY ladybugs!!!! Our pediatrician told me this last Friday that I finally get to be a 'normal mom' with 'normal babies' which means nursing them on demand and no longer having to supplement them with bottles...I'm hoping this will free up some of my time during the day because that's pretty much all I do is nurse them and then pump/bottle feed them. It was a very happy, very proud moment for Chris and me because it's hard not to second guess things with one newborn let alone two and now we know that we were doing everything right! They are healthy and happy and absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DRUMROLL Please!!! Now Introducing...

Maysen Rae & Parker LeAnn
Our little angels!!!
Maysen Rae and Parker LeAnn joined our family on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at 37 weeks pregnant and we are so in love with our new little lovies...they are absolutely beautiful and so very sweet...just like their big sister, Rylee Jane! Maysen arrived at 3:17pm and Parker followed, arriving at 3:19pm. They both weighed 6 pounds, 9 about identical!!! Maysen was 18 1/2 inches long and Parker was 18 3/4 inches long. I have to dedicate a separate post for their birth story because it is just way too crazy not to have it's own spotlight...I'm still in shock about how fast they arrived that sometimes it doesn't even feel real!
{Parker on the left and Maysen on the right}
Words cannot express how much I love my little girls...they are the greatest, most beautiful gifts from God and I honestly could never put into words how much my heart belongs to them...I feel like I was put on this earth to be their's the best feeling ever. I often this really my life?! How did I get so lucky to marry my soulmate, my best friend...and then be blessed with these beautiful angels?! Okay. someone pinch me!!!
{Our three angels...I am so, so in love with them! Parker on bottom, Maysen hugging on top!}
I have so many updates to share with you guys...SO many! I haven't blogged for a few months because I was just so caught up in spending every spare moment with Rylee as I knew when her baby sisters joined our family, life was never going to be the same for her...for any of us! We wanted to make sure we did as many fun, one-on-one things with Rylee and we were so busy finishing up on house projects that my crazy, hormonal self NEEDED to be done before the babies came home with us! Sometimes I look back to how hormonal I got at the end...just being so un-Godly uncomfortable that it's still amazing to me that my husband still loves me as much as he does, lol! Anyways, like I have mentioned before, I really do love's such an escape for me and I need something to call my own! I love sharing with others our fun ideas about home DIY projects and house updates and mostly, all the amazing trials and tribulations that come with raising children! I want to share this journey of being a mommy to three little girls (the good, the bad...and the best!), I want to tell you all about my pregnancy with twins (what differed being preggo with one versus two buggies and answer any questions you may have), I want to gush to you about my amazing very best friend and what an amazing daddy he is...I want to share with you all about the last year with house updates...Chris and I have worked so hard to make changes and updates and now our home is a place that we love even more than we could have ever imagined and we still have so many more projects on our to-do list! So...with all of that being said, I promise to be better and stick with this blog and hope that people will follow along and enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoy writing them. I have lots of plans in place and so much to tell follow along with me and enjoy the ride.