Ugh. Nikki had been feeling so much better and then last night she started feeling pressure from the inside of her skull. This morning started with more pressure in her skull and vomiting. The terrible nausea continued all day and she has been so sleepy. After calling her neurosurgeon's office in Atlanta they felt she should go to the ER. So we came to the Parkridge Hospital ER in Chattanooga. They did a lot to get her comfortable and then did a CT scan and discovered evidence of bleeding. They think it is old bleeding from just after the craniotomy, but it causes enough concern that they want her to go back to Emory in Atlanta. So they have sent an Ambulance up to pick her up and take back so she can get the care she needs. Thank you everyone who has been so caring and supportive through this. It makes a big difference! We love you!
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Evie is me leaving work today. And Hadley is me realizing it’s less than a week until Thanksgiving and about 33 days to Christmas! Weekend plans = decorating and Christmas everything. Have you guys seen Noelle on Disney+? Highly recommend! It reminds of Elf, just the girl version. Happy weekend 🤶🏻
A whole two months of obsessing over our Squish! 🥰
Kobie’s personality is really starting to shine through. I love our morning chats, she shares some pretty juicy gossip! Something about a love affair between the blinds, window and fan... 😉
Contrast and patterns are super fun to bat her eyelashes at. She’s a total water babe and is starting to realise that being naked isn’t the end of the world.
Loves a good contact nap during the day. Mummy cuddles shit over the bassinet 💁🏻♀️
Her farts and poops still crack me up... Which cracks her up... 🤷🏻♀️💩
Oh and leap 2 can suck it 🖕🏻
Happy two months Earth side my love 😘
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What have I been up to lately? Now that the two events we were planning are over (the amazing 5-year anniversary party and big Nordstrom event), I am turning my attention to 2020. We had a staff meeting today and magic always happens when we all get together. What can we do better, what should we do more, and how can we continue to serve as many families as we can. Because there is such a clear need for what we do.
On the flip side, Audrey is applying to high school (yes, she is going to be in high school next year!). There are so many truly fantastic options and spending this time with her as we explore them has been really special.
It always feels like a race to the end of the year, just as the holidays are happening. Gonna take a few deep breaths, remind myself not to rush the process, and have some fun on the way. Countdown to 2020 is on.
P.S. Anyone else glad it's Friday? 🙋🏼♀️
Very soon, I wont have this bump. But I know the second set of hands that are not mine will still embrace this body as it recovers from doing the most amazing thing possible.
I'll miss this bump. I'll miss when Phoenix cuddles it. I'll miss when Liam kisses it. I'll miss feeling the kicks.
My pregnancy journey is, albeit slowly, coming to an end. For the second, & last time. We have decided two is the perfect number. Two is what we can manage. Being a family of four took quite a bit of thought. And we didn't decide on this journey lightly. But we are very happy we did. We are all so excited for this baby to arrive.
I have such an amazing support system of family & friends. The ones that always ask how I'm feeling. The ones that always show up. The ones that are genuinely happy about my journey. The ones I know will always be there. You know who you are. I cannot wait for you to meet him ❤
The next couple of weeks I'll need my rest. Today I had plans, but decided against, because I've been non stop everyday for a long time..& I need a break. Next week will probably be my last week to venture out and get organised with everything and for Christmas. Maybe online shopping is the answer!
Ya'll the struggle of #Motherhood is REAL. I make these boys dinner, get them ready for bed. Send them off while I FINALLY make my own dinner. And then suddenly a "glass of water" turns into 2 tiny humans nosing about wondering what the smells are. Do you know HOW MANY TIMES we have tried to get them to try dumplings!? And EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. they have said "nope!". But of course, when I sit down to eat my dinner, #XanderCash decides he NEEDS to try them. And #AtticusMarley insists he needs a slice of bread to "try the sauce". So of my 8 dumplings I made, I ate 3.
The world sure does need more love! So tomorrow is be nice to parents day. Spread the word! So many people come for our heads because of our decisions. Instead of critiquing and criticizing us, why not just be kind? Believe me we are already hard enough on ourselves as is. Spread a little love today.
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Filling her purse with toy food. That’s my girl. 🖤
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It’s the start to the weekend and I’m down 2 lbs. 🙌🏻 .
This week I woke up with the urge to go extra hard. I always go hard but I had an extra Pep to my step. Definitely been a great week for me. .
Don’t give up hope just keep up the good work and you’ll get better.
“I want to live in a wild where harm is not systemic, where love organizes society, where the earth is respected and where life is valued above all else” @yung_pueblo .
A gentle reminder that changing the world starts at home... be intentional with how you treat yourself, your partner and your little ones. How we live and show up for our lives is a deep choice. ❤️ each sunrise brings a new day filled with opportunity.
If you’re hiking in Peter Lougheed PP, the Discovery Centre is the perfect place to stop and relax while eating your packed lunch. They have books, games for kids, comfy seating, a fire place, microwave & kettle and a wicked little interpretive centre where you can learn about the areas landscape and wildlife! I highly recommend stopping there to have a stretch before heading home 🏞 [Photo Credit: @amandamcnally_ for 1st photo] #abparks#albertaadventuregirls#explorealberta
It’s so hard to find super cute toddler hats! we’ve got you covered though.. check out our cheetah way ball caps 💕 one size fits all so any little princess can wear it. 🙌🏼 use code LOVEWINS10 for a sweet discount at checkout. 🖤 link in bio.
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You are going to upset people.
You will upset your kids, your spouse, your family, your friends, even strangers.
You simply cannot see eye to eye with everyone.
You cannot have everyone’s approval.
You can accept that fact, or you can live miserably trying to deny it.
Not everyone is going to like you.
If you want to have peace in your life you’ll have to accept that you won’t be accepted by everyone.
To find the peace you are looking for you must look upward and inward.
God supplies the peace. You accept it.
When you see yourself for who God made you to be, you care less about what others think about you.
The more you love yourself and accept God’s approval of you the more love you are able to give others!
Including giving love to those who don’t approve of you.
I am an amazing mama because I thrive on God’s approval of me, not others.
Acceptance of yourself will allow you to have confidence.
You will model that confidence to your children.
You’ll show your kid’s that they too can have the peace that only the Lord can give.
1 minute from now
Today I went to hand something to Landon and it literally stopped me in my tracks to realize that his hands are almost the same size as mine.
It was a reminder about how fast it all goes and how fleeting time spent with my kids still being kids really is. I know the day is coming when Landon will be taller than me all of them will need me less and less. I’m thankful for the small reminder to be present with them today and soak it in.
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Wanna know what’s crazy? I’ve been pregnant or nursing (or both, for a couple of weeks) for all but 1 month since February of 2015 😳 kind of crazy when you think about it that way. And next month once baby # 3 is born I’ll start on my final breastfeeding journey. All of that goes to say that the main reason I made the switch to clean beauty is because I like knowing that everything I use from @beautycounter is safe for me as well as my kiddos. And guess what! Beautycounter’s Black Friday sale came early and started today! If you’ve been on the fence about trying it (or if you’re a junkie like I am 😉) now is the perfect time to stock up! 15% off site wide plus free shipping on orders over $50 makes buying for yourself as well as for your loved ones a no brainer! Today’s blog post is allllll about my most loved products, so before you make a purchase be sure to check out the link in my profile because I share a helpful tip on how to get the biggest bang for your buck, plus I’m also going to choose a couple of you for a fun giveaway if you check the “Stripes and Whimsy Pop-Up” box before you check out! (Swipe for a peek at the collages I made as a helpful guide.) Happy early Black Friday!! 📷 by @stephanieh_photography
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Every good part of me went into her 💚 she is the sweetest most loving angel 👼🏼