Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Things Our Children Say...

I need to post funny things that our children say on here more often so I'll always have a place to go back to. After the football game tonight we came home and were getting ready for bed. Austin asked me to turn the fan on but then later got cold. Before he fell asleep he became cold. I couldn't turn it off for him as i was feeding Amelia and he started crying saying he was freezing. He keep crying and then said I'm going to turn into a Popsicle. Couldn't help but laugh. Love the things he says these days.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

I Hope I Remember...

Beware this post is coming from a momma whose got emotions running crazy. Haha! I hope I remember these moments we experience on the simplest of days and nights.

Moment One- going out with Amelia and everyone looking and smiling because she's the cutest baby around and usually greets people with her contagious smile.

Moment Two- my boys giving me hugs and kisses before they go out for errands with daddy

Moment Three- calling in to check on the outing my boys are on and hearing Austin get excited through the phone about clothes daddy is showing him and buying him for school

Moment Four- Hunter seeing a bobo on my toe and asking if it needs a kiss and then kissing it to make it all better

Moment Five- going to dinner just us and sitting across from the man I love more than anything and looking at our three blessings and feeling overwhelmingly blessed

Moment Six- being proud parents for getting compliments from strangers about our three children and how well behaved they are

Moment Seven- Austin requesting to have his prayer book to "read" on his own after tucking him in and later checking on him and see he's fallen asleep curled up with his book.

It's on these simple days I feel the most blessed. I can't imagine my life without these four blessings God has brought into my life and shown me what it means to love. Thank you doesn't seem like enough but maybe if I continue to say thank you daily like I do He will understand.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Lord's Prayer

We've started something new with the boys at night. For about a week we've truly had a bedtime routine. We do bath and right afterwards we read books in their bed. Then we kneel at the end of their bed and say our prayers. The past few days we've tried to teach the boys the Lords prayer. We've only had them repeat after us the first line as its a long prayer to learn. So sweet moment that melted my heart this morning...

Austin asks- Mom why did you go to someone's house last night?
Me- We were praying. (Knowing if I said for bible study he wouldn't understand.)
Austin- I can do that all by myself.
Me- You can?
Austin- Yes. Our Father. Now you say it mom.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Shadow Puppets at Bedtime

Tonight while laying with Austin in bed I reached over to get him a sip of water he requested. I couldn't help but notice that he was fascinated with the shadow it was making on the ceiling as I had the flashlight app open on my phone. So instead of ignoring the moment I ran with it and am so glad I did. I pretended to be a talking "snake" or "alligator". It was so fun to see Austin just watch in amazement. We both were laughing when I pretended to be getting hit by the fan blades on the ceiling. Haha! It was a simple moment tonight in bed but one I will remember. I love getting to watch the new discoveries with my children and be a kid with them.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Note to Self

Note to self: I can't write a blog post every day :( Well I have not been doing our daily blog of our life guess I should have known it wouldn't last long. Makes me sad but also is a reminder that life is crazy busy right now. Having three children to take care of, play with, and love can most days be exhausting but every day is a blessing! I'm so glad I get to be their mommy.

Note to self: you don't want to guess what sound that is you hear when your two little boys are playing and laughing and you hear an unfamiliar sound. Why? It might just be that they are fishing with the bathtub fishing pole in the toilet. Yuck!!

Note to self: we are blessed with three amazing children!!

As they grow so do their imaginations. Austin and Hunter have spotted a skunk in our house...

Brothers enjoying their ice cream truck treat...

Amelia napping...

Amelia is 8 weeks old. Really? Already?!

First story time with three little ones...

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Day 6

Something I learned from today is that even on busy days I need to remember to take pictures. I took some today but not enough to capture simple memories. David left for 7-7 in the morning which woke up Austin. Austin and I ate breakfast together at the kitchen table until Hunter woke up. Hunter finished Austin's breakfast and then we all went in the playroom and played while Amelia slept. We later had to take Austin to swim lessons where Amelia cried the entire car ride there. Makes me sad that she hates her car seat so much. On the way home we picked up lunch from McDonald's and at lunch together at the table at home. We were all exhausted so shortly after lunch we were all sleeping. Daddy got home just as we were all waking up. He showered and then we headed over to Kaykay's house where the boys played with their cousins Addison and Cameron and Amelia visited with Aunt Phyllis. Grammie was there and Mike and Lena came over too. We ate dinner and the kids played. It was another great busy day of summer break.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Day 5

As I sit here on the couch thinking back on our day it feels like this morning was long ago but maybe that's because I'm exhausted (Sidenote: when I don't take a nap in the afternoon I drag at night.). We started the day off or I guess I should say Amelia and I started the day off around 1 something in the morning. We got up again around 3 or 4 can't remember it's all a blur in the wee hours and then again at 6. Austin and Hunter woke up around 7. We ate breakfast (everyone but myself) and then headed to the "track meet". Austin did his two events shot put and high jump and then headed to swim lessons with daddy and Hunter. Amelia and I headed back to the house. We took naps (everyone but myself) and then like the rest of the week the big boys set out to go fishing. Austin caught his first bass.

Hunter ate his snack and then we headed to Kaykay's house to visit and see Grammie.

Grammie lives in Arkansas so she hasn't gotten to see or hold Amelia. She saw her at dinner last night but she was sleeping in her carseat the whole time so she didn't get to hold her. Today that changed and I'm so glad Amelia got to see her great grandma.

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Day 4

I feel asleep before making my daily post but luckily Amelia has been up a couple of times so now I'm awake and can post about our day. I really will make this one short and sum up today as a day full of laughter! It was a great day. Might have been great because I wasn't by myself with our three children. David took Austin and Hunter to the Ballay's for Austin's swim lessons where he jumped off the board again. So proud! Amelia and I headed to my doctor for my six week check-up.
Amelia slept a lot today and took a long nap when we got home.

Austin made me laugh after going to the bathroom and getting dressed by himself. He thought it was pretty funny too after he saw mommy and daddy laughing at him. He even was willing to pose for a picture. He even fell asleep for his nap like this...

We had a good afternoon rain storm which so happened to occur as we were loading up for Austin's track meet. It ended up getting canceled so we went straight to dinner at Double Dave's where I was laughing again.

We are so blessed to have so many people who love our children. Our parents, Uncle Mike and Aunt Lena, and Grammie who is in town all were planning on making it to the track meet but when it got canceled they joined us for dinner instead.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Day 3

Another busy but great day for us. We woke up a little early this morning which allowed for us to eat breakfast at home instead of on the road. We then loaded up and headed to track camp.

Afterwards we usually stay and eat our snowcones while watching football camp but Amelia woke up and starting crying. Don't blame her it was HOT! By the time we got to the car she was screaming so we headed to swim lessons early. Austin did great! He even went off the diving board. (Sidenote: Last year Austin never went off the board and I didn't see him do it today but he claims he did so I guess tomorrow I will have to see if I can get it on video.). We came home and all napped...shortly but for me even ten minutes seems to revive me these days. Daddy and Austin went to 7 on 7 and again the three of us stayed behind. Hunter "read" Amelia some books before his bath and he went to bed.

We ate pizza for dinner and I gave Amelia a bath. Austin and her fell asleep around 9 while Hunter asked to go to bed at 7.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Day 2

So proud I'm making another post although didn't get a nap today so this will be short.

The boys slept in today which never happens with Austin. I had to wake him up so we wouldn't be late for track camp which we ended up being about five minutes late. Still not bad for rolling Austin out of bed and loading up all three by myself. Austin did much better today!! Still lost focus but not as much as yesterday.

Again after track camp we headed to swim lessons which he didn't want to do because of yesterday's going under water scare. I told him I would tell his teachers he didn't want to go under today which sealed the deal of him going without tears. (Sidenote: he said he was not good at getting out of the pool by himself and that is why. He really is growing up and can really express how and why he feels the way he does.) He ended the lesson coming inside finding me and saying "I went under water all by myself and I didn't cry !".

After nap he got to go fishing with daddy again. Today he caught 11 fish all by himself.

Hunter, Amelia, and I stayed home again. Kaykay stopped by for a little bit. The ice cream truck drove by and Hunter did his usually got super excited so since he hasn't gotten to go fishing with daddy he got a special treat too...sonic hedgehog Popsicle.

Daddy and Austin brought home dinner again. We all ate at our new kitchen table.

Afterwards daddy held Amelia and she ended up falling asleep while I bathed the boys. Hunter gave his kisses good night and then Austin stayed up loving on his baby sister.

Austin and Amelia both fought falling asleep. Austin finally fell asleep a little before 9 and Amelia around 10:30. We will repeat today again tomorrow. I'm loving being able to spend everyday all day with our three children. So blessed!!

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Day 1: Our Summer Vacation

So I'm trying something new...going to document our daily life every day and post on our blog so that one day years from now we can remember these crazy but fun times in our lives.

Amelia started our day out by waking up around 3am. I pumped while feeding her and she went right back to sleep. Austin came out of our bedroom around 6:15 and laid on the couch by me. This caused Amelia to wake up so I picked her up and she feel back asleep. Austin "read" her his books until daddy came out to head to SCFL camp. Daddy hugged and kissed us goodbye and headed off to work.

Austin tried track camp and they started them off by running a full lap around the track which I think did him in. The rest of the camp was a battle and took a lot of encouraging to get him to participate. Ended on a good note because he and Hunter each got a snowcone! Amelia slept the whole time. (Sidenote: Austin wanted to be with his brother which was another problem in not wanting to do the camp. Austin wants to do everything with his little brother. Very sweet!)

After track camp we headed to Austin's swim lessons. Hunter, Amelia, and I stayed inside while Austin learned how to pull himself out of the pool by himself for the first time. He was scared at first but went on to do it by himself with a smile on his face several times.

Driving home Hunter fell asleep and Amelia cried the whole way. (Sidenote: Amelia usually cries in the car. Not a big fan of her carseat or the car. Makes me sad but being our third child I can handle it without sweating like I did when Austin would scream in the car as a baby.)

All three fell asleep quickly after we got home. I put Hunter to bed in his crib, made Austin lunch, and pumped while nursing Amelia. Then we all took naps.

Daddy even got in a catnap when he got home. Austin woke up when daddy got home and climbed onto him and slept some more.

Hunter woke up first and had a snack. Amelia woke up shortly afterwards. Then Austin and daddy woke up. Daddy tried to talk to Austin and get him excited about going back to track camp. Austin was sitting in his lap while Hunter grabbed a cup off the counter of Austin's that had orange juice in it and accidentally spilt it down the couch. Daddy "freaked out" and had to clean it up as I was pumping and nursing Amelia. Hunter later had to go to time out for throwing a toy car over his head which went into the kitchen. Looking for attention? I think so.

Daddy took Austin fishing at a pond in Uncle Mike and Aunt Lena's neighborhood. He reeled in his first fish all by himself. He ended up catching 6 fish all by himself. Makes me sad I missed it but both our boys got much needed one-on-one attention.

Hunter, Amelia, and I stayed at the house. Hunter cried when they left but I distracted him with food. (Sidenote: Hunter loves to eat. He would probably eat all day if we let him.)

Hunter playing at the table while eating dinner. More playing than eating tonight.

We played and then I gave Hunter a bath. Later he asked to go night-nite. Before bed he kissed Amelia good-night. Pure sweetness! After Hunter went to bed I spent some time with our baby girl.

Daddy and Austin brought home dinner. While getting tv trays set up Austin sat down by Amelia in her bouncy seat and kept saying "where's your tongue?" which made Amelia laugh. This was her first laugh and was so sweet! Wish I caught it on camera but another sweet memory my heart and mind will have to hold onto.

I got a shower in (Sidenote: important to document I got in a shower. It doesn't happen often these days.). Tomorrow I think I'm going to keep a diaper count. Haha! I know I changed Hunter 5 times 2 of which were dirty dirty. It's now 11:34pm and I think I'm going to get nurse Amelia and then call it a night.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Amelia is ONE MONTH OLD today!

I can NOT believe that our baby girl is already one month old.  Time is going by fast AGAIN!!  She has been a perfect little baby.  She is very similar to her oldest brother Austin and how he was as he was very easy.  She is awake A LOT more than both boys ever were but it might be because our house is twice as loud although she seems to sleep during the crazy times.  Haha!  Do you blame her?  We had to go back to the doctor today although I don't remember going at one month with the boys.  Who knows I've lost some brain cells since then so we very well could of.  Well she was 8lbs. 15.6oz...which the doctor says let's just say she's 9 pounds.  She's gained almost 2 pounds since she was born.  The doctor checked her out and said and I quote "She's awesome."  She also went on to say how do you have such perfect genes.  You have three children who are so full of expression and expressive at such a young age.  I guess that is what I should start calling the meltdowns our boys have...Austin mostly.  Oh it's okay that's not a tantrum it's just that our boys are full of expression and so expressive.  Sounds better right?

Here is Amelia waiting to go back to see the doctor.  So cute!

Here is her ONE MONTH picture along with her brothers for you to compare.
I had to put her by the football so that you could really tell their similarities.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Mother's Prayer

So my biggest fear in becoming a mom of three was the balance.  I feel like I have done a pretty good job with our boys and them knowing how much I love them but how can I love three?  What if they all need me at the same time?  Well it just works...or at least now it does.  Your heart grows bigger and your arms grow longer.  I feel so blessed to be a mom to three beautiful children.  Words will never describe what I feel everyday when I wake up and think I am a mom.  The word mom means so much to me and entails so many emotions.  When I was pregnant with Hunter a mom gave me a poem about raising more than one.  It was perfect.  I went searching today for another perfect poem to capture the emotions and feelings I have now and found one that I think is perfect...

A Mother's Prayer
Author Unknown

Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day,
With little time to stop and pray,
For life's been anything but calm,
Since you called on me to be a mom.

Running errands, matching socks,
Building dreams with building blocks.
Cooking, cleaning, finding shoes,
And other stuff that children lose.

Fitting lids on bottled bugs,
Wiping tears and giving hugs.
A stack of last weeks mail to read,
So where's the quiet time I need?

Yet when I steal a minute Lord,
Just at the sink or ironing board,
To ask the blessings of your grace,
I see then in my small one's face,

That you have blessed me all the while,
As I stop to kiss that precious smile.

Amelia Kay Colschen

Amelia Kay Colschen was born on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2:10 am.  She weighed 7lbs. 3oz. and was 20.5 inches tall!  We had been waiting for the day for me to go into labor as this baby was our "surprise" baby and we didn't know whether we would be holding another little boy or holding a baby girl for the first time.  We had been trying everything to try and get this baby to budge but she was waiting for her special time and once it was her time she came FAST!!

I had my 40 week check-up at my doctors office and was approximately 4-5cm dilated and set to see her again on Wednesday and then head over to the hospital.  Needless to say Amelia had other plans.  After my appointment I told David that I wasn't feeling great.  I am not sure if it was being 40 weeks pregnant but I explained I hate to complain but was just drained with the roller coaster of emotions I had been putting myself on.  Excitement of getting to meet our baby and find out whether it was a boy or girl, being nervous about being a good mom to three babies (Yes Austin and Hunter are still my babies!), and not knowing if this would be the last time I get to be pregnant and have our baby kick inside of me.

At about 9pm on April 23 (due date) I came out into the living room because I wasn't feeling the baby move.  (Yes very scary!)  I drank some cold water, laid on my left side, and kept nudging our little peanut and finally she moved.  I then went to bed and woke up at about 10:00 and my bathroom pee breaks started.  I probably went pee (sorry TMI) 3x in 30 minutes.  I then got a text from a teacher friend just checking on me and told her I was only awake because of my potty breaks.  She said, "Are your sure those aren't contractions?"  I then started thinking and got out my phone and opened my contraction timer app.  This was at about 11pm.  And BAM!!  first contraction hit and it hurt.  Not screaming in pain hurt but breathing and holding onto the bed hurt.  After about 5 I woke David and told him we better move the stuff from my car (loaded my car because of my 40 week appointment) to his truck.  He asked, "How many contractions have you had?  How far apart are they?"  When he saw that I was in pain he said, "We need to go now!"  Haha!  David's mom came over to the house to stay with the boys and we left for the hospital a little after 11:30.

When we got there we checked in and I was really starting to be in pain.  Not yet the screaming pain but tears were filling my eyes with each contraction.  The triage nurse checked me and I was 6cm.  I told her I went from a 6-10cm within 30 minutes with my second and she agreed this baby was going to be quick but we were going to try to avoid delivering in triage.  You can't get an epidural in triage so I told her I will do my best because I want an epidural.  I did not want to lay down and kept asking to stand as it helped with the pain.  I walked to my room (my choice) but don't remember much of it as my eyes were closed and I was clinging to the wall rail.  I do remember a nurse at one of the stations let me cut behind the desk.  Haha!  I can only imagine what I must have looked like.  We made it to the room and they immediately started hooking me up to the machines and getting an IV started.  I asked, "Realistically how long will it take before I get an epidural?"  I didn't want anyone making up stuff I needed them to be real with me because the pain I was having was real.  She said 10-15 minutes.  I thought to myself okay about 5 more of these contractions.  I can do this.  The anesthesiologist got to the room and I was really in pain...screaming but not to loud (that comes later...haha)  The nurse wanted to check me while he was getting all set up and I said, "No!  You are not checking me."  Haha.  When I am in pain I think I become a different person.  I was not very nice.  I knew that our baby was right there and that it was time to push but I wanted that epidural.  He placed the epidural and then the nurse checked me and sure enough it was time to push.  They called the doctor and then we waited...

It was hard to not push but the nurse told me to breathe and act like I was blowing out candles so that is what I did.  I imagined a birthday cake, clung onto the side of the bed with my eyes closed, and blew.  I think I looked at David once during the whole thing in between contractions because at one point I thought to myself I need to focus on my husband.  He always helps me feel better.  I was feeling a little better as the epidural was helping with the pain but I could still feel pressure.  The doctor arrived and the pushing began and so did the realization that it was 2am and I was exhausted.  I was trying to push and just felt like I couldn't.  David says I only pushed for about 10 minutes...I on the only hand swear it was hours.  Once baby was "there" I was in pain.  The kind of pain where you could hear me outside the door and probably down the hallway.  The kind of pain you see an actress try to pull off in the movies.  It was not pretty!  Then our baby was here...

The doctor held up our baby and David was speechless.  I said "It's Amelia!"  Neither of us could believe we now had a little girl.  It was a moment I will never forget.  I am so glad we waited to find out.  It was such a special moment.  They handed her to me while David cut the cord.  She wasn't crying but was very alert.  They said they were going to take her and get her cleaned up and I said, "Yes make her start crying."  I think that will be the only time I say that about my children.  They took her and started cleaning her off and she let out a cry.  The sweetest sound you will hear after you have delivered your baby.  David kept saying "What do I do?"  He was still so shocked to have a little girl.  I laid in the bed staring at her and saying over and over, "I can't believe we have a girl."  I was tearing up because it was such a surreal moment.

Austin came up later that afternoon after his day at "work" and Hunter couldn't come until the next day as he left school early with a stomach bug.  It was so sweet seeing them both love on her when they came up together.  They are going to be great big brothers to their little sister Amelia!  Below are just a few pictures from the hospital.

First picture of Proud Mommy and Daddy with Amelia Kay Colschen

Mommy taking a picture with Amelia while she warms up after her bath under the heat lamp.
Amelia stayed wide awake for about three hours after she was born.

 First family photo as a family of 5!  We are so blessed!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Dear Austin

Dear Austin,
I can't believe you are four years old already. You have grown and changed so much and still do everyday. I will never forget the moment you came into my life and changed my world and what I thought I knew my definition of love was. I think most moms (parents) would agree having a child brings on a whole new meaning.

From the moment you came into this world you've taken in everything! You have never wanted to miss a thing and have always been fascinated with what the "big kids" are doing. You are ALL boy and I love every thing that entails even if it leaves me falling asleep right after you do.

My favorite thing about you still to this day is the fact that you love to cuddle with us.  I am not sure if it is the fact that you were our first born and got all of our attention but still at four years old you will climb onto our laps and fall asleep.  I soak up these moments when they come because I know all too soon you will not want to be held in my arms.

You are a great big brother and as soon as you wake up you're ready for Hunter to get up too so you both can play. When you go to places and get stuff you always get something for Hunter too.

Austin Alan Colschen you are my first baby boy and I thank you for redefining love. I will never be able to thank you enough because with the new definition of love you brought to me you've also brought me closer to Our Father, God! I talk to him daily and thank him for the blessings in my life that I used to not recognize. You opened my eyes to a whole new world and I am so grateful! I love you!!!

Love, Mommy

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Dear Hunter

Dear Hunter,
It is hard to believe you are two years old already. You have taught me so much but I think most importantly how to love when you aren't sure you can love any more. I was scared as a mom I wouldn't have enough love to go around for both my babies but you taught me that the love you think you have grows more and more.

There are some things that haven't changed since you were born. For instance, you love to eat! This started in the hospital, lasted the nine months you woke up during the night for a "snack", and continues with you eating your plate of food and finishing your big brothers.

One of the things I love the most about you is the love you have of your blankets. Every morning you wake up you have to pick up and carry with you every blanket in your bed. This results in you walking with wide steps and very slowly as you don't want to step on the blankets dragging between your legs. It's so cute and every morning you do it I think to myself, "I hope you do this forever! It makes you my baby."

You are in so many ways like your brother and I love seeing those moments because it helps me remember when Austin was little but I also enjoy watching you becoming your own person.

Hunter Ryan Colschen you are my second baby boy and I thank you for all the lessons you've taught me and continue to teach me. I will never be able to thank you enough for teaching me that love is something that just doesn't fit into a "box" but is rather something that is never contained and something that can be shared, grown, and multiplied beyond anything you can dream or imagine. I love you!!!

Love, Mommy

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Just Another Day...

So I thought I'd post a few random pictures of everyday things that happen in our house. If you have little ones I'm sure you've got similar photos. I love our crazy life!!

Daddy giving "airplane" rides. Austin first...

Now it's Hunter's turn

Playing outside is a must

And when you're outside you gotta get dirty of course...

Which means its bath time

Then it's time for bed. Hunter goes down first...

And then shortly after it's Austin's turn

Repeat and do again tomorrow! Love every minute of our life and can't wait for our new one to join us! If it's another boy we might need to get more insurance as I can only imagine what will happen to our house with three boys and if it's a girl she better come out with football pads on. Haha!

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Bluebonnets 2012

Last weekend we went to a park close to our house to take our annual pictures in the Bluebonnets. I'm glad we went because it seems like overnight they have disappeared. It's hard to believe its been four years that we have been doing this. We got a couple good pictures but these days it's a little tricky trying to get a good picture in.

Brothers in the bluebonnets

Daddy and the Boys

Mommy and the Boys

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

A letter to our baby

Dear Baby Growing Inside Me,

I can't wait to meet you and call you by name! We finally have decided what your name will be. Well if you're a girl we've known that for a long time you'll be Amelia Kay. Amelia is my middle name and your Nana's first name. Kay is your KayKay's middle name which is why your brothers call her KayKay. If you're a boy we've decided on Andrew "Drew" David. Andrew is your Uncle Mike's middle name and we will call you Drew as I've liked that name for awhile. David is your daddy's first name but you probably already knew that.
So you've taken me on a different journey this time and caused me to have some symptoms I never experienced before so I'm not sure if it's because you're our third baby or if you're a girl. Everyone (well most people) think you're a girl. Sorry of you a boy. Good thing the name Andrew means manly :). You can take stuff like that.
If you are a boy I feel so prepared as you already have two older brothers. They continue to teach me stuff everyday but I feel like I've learned what to do as a mother of boys. I love being a mom to boys and when asked if I'd be okay with another one I say YES! Boys are full of energy and so much fun. Plus they love their mommas :)
If you're a girl I'm going to be honest and say it makes me nervous. Why?? Well if we are being honest I just bought myself a purse the other day so if you are a girl you'd be born into the world with your mom owning a purse as I never have. I know I'd be scared too. It'll be okay though. We will teach each other lots of things like how to put on make-up as I don't wear much of that either...sorry! How to pick out clothes and be fashionable...I think I'll (and your grandparents) will have you covered in the beginning but as you grow up we will have to help each other as my favorite thing to wear is jeans or sweats with a t-shirt. Again I apologize!
My biggest fear if you want to call it that though is teaching you how to become a woman. With your brothers I feel like my job is to teach them about life and how to love but they will look to your dad on how to be a man. If you are a girl, I'm your role model. I like to think I'm a great woman but I'm still figuring things out myself. So if you're a girl try to take it easy on me as I'll be doing many things for the first time.
Like today finally ordering what you'd wear in the hospital. It's only taken me months because I just wasn't sure what to get. We decided you'd wear "longhorn" stuff like your brothers.

Hat will be Longhorn orange with a white flower

Shoes will be Longhorn orange with a white flower

As for your clothes that's still to be decided. I may try to make something. I am crafty which is one girl quality I have. I just need to see if I have enough time or I may end up buying or ordering something.
If you're a boy like your brothers you'll wear what they did. We just have to find it in all the boy things we have. You'll look something like this though...

So my prediction is that you're going to be a little early so we will see. In the mean time, I'll enjoy your kicks and "rolls" in my belly and getting to hear your heartbeat at our appointments. Keep growing and we will meet soon!! I love you!!
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Daddy is our Hero!

I'm not sure what the boys would do without their daddy. There's just something about dads. They can throw the baseball better, teach you cool things like how to ride your bike up the lip of the driveway, play "gun fights" with nerf guns, teach you how to play football, take you to cool places like Lowe's, how to mow the yard and will pick up snakes...well baby dead ones. Haha! I think the boys think daddy is their hero! Especially these days as I've been having to watch from the sidelines. I like to think it prepares them for when mommy is busy taking care of the baby but I think even so daddy would get picked over me...I mean daddy's are super heroes right?

Love when daddy takes me flying...

I always have to say again! -Hunter

Bike rides are always fun...

Especially when we get to go far!

Did I mention we have "gun fights" in our house?

Don't forget you're not afraid of anything with daddy! Or when your little brother will try it first. -Austin (Yes that's a dead snake.)

Gotta look cool like daddy so sometimes I walk with my hands in my pocket. -Hunter

Did I mention my daddy has the coolest job ever? He's a coach and I get to go to his games. -Austin

One day I'm going to be just like him! -Austin

Daddy says after a hard days work in the yard and you get dirty it's time to hit the showers. -Hunter

And the best way to end the day is in his arms. We love our daddy! He is our hero!

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