Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am completely guilty of stealing this off of a blog I follow, but what a great idea! Here are a list of things I am thankful for this week:
  • My beautiful healthy, happy baby boy. He will always be the number one thing I am thankful for :)
  • My amazing hubby... for putting up with me!
  • My beautiful house, for finally being built and able to live in!
  • Lincoln not having Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), or carrying the gene! For that, I will forever be thankful!
  • My loving and supportive parents.
  • My "baby" brother (he's 25, lol)
  • My "sister," and Lincoln's "Aunnie."
  • And lastly, for going home to Rhode Island this weekend to see family and friends :)

Your turn! What are you thankful for this week?!



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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

99 Things...

This is just for fun. Here's a list of 99 things. Bold the ones you have done and post on your blog :)



1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightening storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2 months old!

I cannot believe my little man is two months old already! Where has the time gone?! We had his 2 month checkup yesterday, and he is right on track. He now weighs 12 lbs 6 oz, and is 24 1/4 inches long...such a big boy :) Lincoln is starting to really get quite the personality, which gets more fun everyday. He is all smiles now, and loves to make adorable little faces like he's telling you one heck of a story. It really is the cutest thing ever! He also has really good head control for his age. I cannot believe how strong he is! When I was pregnant with him, I always thought he was a strong little boy, and now that he's here...he is just proving that mommy was right all along :)
We had a photo shoot the other day on his 2 month birthday...here are some of the shots for your enjoyment!







I wish the time would slow down. I want to be able to hold him for just a little bit longer :)
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Sneezy Surprise!

I thought I would share this super cute video for you all to see. Lincoln loves his bouncer. Here he is being mesmerized by his little "friends" as they sing to him :) ...look for the surprise ending!



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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

2009 In Pictures

I am completely guilty of stealing this idea from some of my fellow bloggers. The year 2009 started off really awful for me with being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and having a miscarriage. However, once I got that positive pregnancy test in March, I knew the year would be one to remember. Here is a look at our very eventful year!


On March 22, 2009, my life forever changed when this beautiful word popped up:


My cutie-pie niece and nephew from Tennessee visited:



Oliver turned 2



Our precious baby is a BOY!





And Mommy is growing!



Jared and I go to our last wedding before we officially become parents!

Our first baby shower in Rhode Island:



Lincoln is growing big at 30 weeks!
And so isn't Mommy!


Second baby shower in Connecticut:



Our house is ready to move into:

My last belly shot taken 5 days before Lincoln's birth:



Our precious son, Lincoln James was born on November 23rd!



Many people came to visit Lincoln




We celebrated Lincoln's first Christmas:




Lincoln met his big cousins Mason & Mallery





2009 was surely a year to remember!






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Sunday, January 10, 2010

And the award goes to....


Me?!?! That's right, this beautiful shiny award has been bestowed upon me, thanks to the lovely JenniferMae! So here we go, 10 honest things about myself:

1. You know how people say "girls marry people like their fathers?" Well, I proved that theory wrong and married someone completely like my MOTHER! My husband and Mom are so much alike it's scary!

2. When I was younger I used to want to be some high-powered business woman. However, as I entered the college world, I realized how much I wanted to be a stay-at-home Mom. Maybe I'll do something with my degree one day when my kids are older, but for right now my full-time job is "Lincoln's Mommy" :)

3. I have known my best friend since we were 5 years old. She is the sister I never had, and Lincoln's godmother (of course!)

4. My Mom is one of my bestest friends. I seriously don't know what I would do without her.

5. I seriously believe I married the most amazing man ever and consider myself one heck of a lucky girl to be his wife.

6. Twins run in my family. I used to think having them would be fun, but now that I'm a mom I give major credit to those mommies who have twins! I don't know how they do it!

7. Having my baby boy is the thing I am most proud of and is definitely the best thing I have ever done with my life. Words cannot describe how precious he is to me.

8. My husband is WAY more domesticated than I am...it's to the point where I'll clean or organize something, and he'll re-do it!

9. I love animals and always have.

10. Secretly when I first became pregnant I wanted a girl. However, the second I found out I was having a boy, I was beyond thrilled. Now that Lincoln is here, I cannot explain how much I love having a son!


And now for some people I think are deserving of this award:









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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My life has forever changed...


Boy am I in need of an update! On November 23, 2009 (as planned!), our beautiful son Lincoln James was born. There is not much of a birth story because it was a planned c-section. It was certainly the happiest days of my life. It is true what they say. The love you have for your child is unimaginable. It is absolutely impossible to describe or to understand until that little baby is placed into your arms. In my case, it was a big baby! Lincoln was 8 lbs 13 oz and 21 inches long! Such a big boy considering I'm only 5 feet and 100 lbs myself!

Also, some wonderful news...he does NOT have Osteogenesis Imperfecta! My baby boy is 100% perfectly healthy. I am so very grateful!
He is now 6 weeks old and has started to smile. He is trying to babble, I can just tell! Sometimes a little noise will come out, but right now it's mostly just expressions, which I love! His smiles melt my heart. Here are a few pictures to show off my adorable baby boy!


Here we are in the hospital:
Here he is with Daddy:
Here is our little family :)
Many more updates to come soon...I really want to keep this blog updated, starting now :)


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