week by week: 19-22 weeks

well there went nearly a month with no posts! we have had our 20 week ultrasound and we stayed true to our plan and didn’t find out the sex. the ultrasound tech didn’t even write it down in our file because my fear is that my doctor would accidentally blurt it out haha. it’s actually pretty fun not knowing the sex; i feel like there is less pressure to have everything figured out… or maybe that is because it’s my third child and we have been down this road before.

i do get nervous though (despite it being my third go-around) because poppy seems to become more and more crazy every day. lots of tantrums, crying, screaming, and wanting to get into everything that bastian is playing with. i know once this baby comes, things will be pretty chaotic in our house. i guess you get more and more relaxed with each consecutive kid you have, caring less about messes, naps, clean faces, cute clothes, etc.  i am preparing myself for someone to always be crying at our house and probably hearing “mom, mom” 100,000,000 times in a day.

with all the challenges that will come with three kids, i know it will be overshadowed with so many positives. one, i will feel like our family is complete and two, i get to snuggle with a new baby. through all the chaos will be loving memories of siblings growing up together.

lastly, i want to know everyone’s must have new baby gadget. it’s only been 18 months since poppy was born but things i feel keep getting cooler and cooler! like best new diaper bag, sleep sack, stroller, bottle, etc. i have my eye on a dock-a-tot… those things look amazing. let me know what you love!

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week by week: 16-18 weeks

well i am a day away from being 19 weeks pregnant but i took the photos so i am going to make a post! the past few weeks have flown by and i honestly can’t tell you much of what has happened. we are getting ready for halloween around our house. bastian wants to be r2d2 and i decided to make poppy a unicorn. halloween is one of my favorite holidays but it feels like i am a bit unprepared this year. i don’t think i will dress up this year which is a total bummer! well… i suppose i have a week and half left to figure something out or wear an old costume. anyways, onto  new baby news…

we have decided that we are going to make the gender of this baby a surprise. i know, i think it’s a little crazy myself, and it does make planning a bit more of a challenge (what do i really need to plan for this time around?) but both brian and i would be happy with either sex. i know all parents say they don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl but deep down they really do haha. BUT i do have one of each and so with this baby i see positives in having both a boy and a girl. if it’s a girl, poppy and her will be close in age and hopefully be friends and if it’s a boy, bastian would love to have a baby brother and then poppy will maybe suffer a little less of middle child syndrome because she is the family’s only girl. who knows! needless to say in the delivery room, i will be excited for both!

the hard parts, narrowing down names, planning a nursery, figuring out what hospital outfit to bring (why am i thinking about this already?) and preparing the kids for having a baby brother or sister. we have our 20 week scan in a week and a half and i am about 99.5% sure we will wait to find out the sex. how many of you out there have waited? how many of you were totally shocked?

week by week: 15 weeks

so here we are, i am actually almost 16 weeks, but better late than never! i feel like i am so much bigger so much faster this time around. i bet if i compare photos, this is what i looked like around 20 weeks. i have a good amount of energy now and don’t feel nauseous much. i have been working out like normal but i have had to hold back more than i did at 15 weeks last time.

so we have been thinking logistics at our household. i feel like a lot of things change going from 2 to 3 kids, at least in our house. we only have three bedrooms upstairs so we will have to have bastian and poppy share a room. bastian is actually excited about this because i told him he can get bunk beds, and of course he gets the top! my biggest dilemma is when to move poppy into a big girl bed. she will be a month shy of two and most likely not very mature hahaha. so this new baby may be in our room for awhile… we will see! i am actually excited to design a new nursery and big kid shared room. i have some plans that i will share throughout.

week by week: 14 weeks


well, here we are, at it again for one last go (right…? YES). yes, we are pregnant again! i am now 14 weeks, and somehow my 13 week post slipped away from me. i have a feeling that might happen more than once with this baby.

brian and i had always wanted a third baby but we didn’t anticipate it coming so soon. we were a bit scared, shocked, surprised and ok i will admit it, freaked out. bastian and poppy are three years apart and that’s manageable, but a month shy of a two year age gap kind of freaks me out. i don’t know how moms have their kids 12-18 months apart… that gives me hives just thinking about it haha. the more this baby has set in the less freaked out i get. i mean you just have to roll with the punches!

i found out about this pregnancy right before a lake trip brian and i were taking with our friends. MAJOR BUMMER! haha. i knew though that if i didn’t take a test, had a LOT of fun on the lake trip, and then found out i was pregnant a week or so later, i would be mad at myself. so like any selfless mother would do (haha really?) i took a test the night before we left. i really couldn’t tell if i saw a line or if my eyes were playing tricks on me. the next morning i made brian go and grab a digital test to be extra sure. we waited for what seemed like the longest two minutes ever. well, it said “PREGNANT” and we were both shocked. i was still breastfeeding poppy, and i had only had ONE period since poppy was born. well i guess it was meant to be and my body said, now or never lady. well, i spent our lake trip weekend sipping on crappy NA beers and eating lots of M&Ms.

we recently told bastian about the new baby and he seems pretty excited. any time poppy sits on my he tells her she’s sitting on mommy’s baby. he again, thinks the baby’s name should be baby applesauce. so we will think about it 😉 poppy of course doesn’t have a clue and probably won’t until the baby is here. she loves her baby doll and stuffed animals, but i don’t anticipate that being the same love for a real crying, mom stealing, new brother or sister haha.

i really hope to keep up on my blog through out this pregnancy like i did for my first two, mainly because i love to go back and read about what i felt like, looked like and how excited i was. so, basically this is my diary that you guys can read if you want!

ps. below is a pic from 13 weeks. i took the pic but then never got around making post.

miss poppy: 12 months

our sweet girl is one year old. one. year. people. how did that happen so fast?! and the crazy thing is, ever since her birthday she acts like she is a big girl! she just seems older (sad face) BUT with that big girl personality come some super adorable behaviors. here is what our girl has been doing:

  • she loves to dance. her shoulders really get into it but her face usually remains sober
  • she is loving her dollies. she carries them around and rocks and pats them. i mean, it’s the cutest thing ever and i secretly love that she loves dolls… because i might have a doll obsession myself and i might have a them all in storage in my basement and it might be the best day ever when we can play barbies and american girl dolls together… just saying.
  • she weighs 19.5 lbs. and is 29.25 ins. tall.
  • she talks a lot and although sometimes we think she says something clear as day, she hasn’t been saying much other than babble
  • she loves chairs. haha. she likes to get up on bastian’s everywhere chair and pull her dollies up there with her and then climb down and do it again and again.
  • she loved her first birthday party (shared with her brother) and loved opening presents. she really liked smashing and squishing her cake but didn’t eat too much. i am sure that sweet tooth with come 🙂
  • she has started to throw little fits when you take something away from her and she throws her head back and usually ends up hurting herself haha. i mean it’s not funny that she bonks her head… but those tantrums are so sweet compared to the ones when they are 3 🙂
  • she sleeps good, with the occasional wake ups, but naps great and is overall a really well behaved little girl! i can’t complain!

we are so lucky to have poppy in our lives. she is so funny and independent. the past year has been one of the best i must say. we are so excited to see the little girl you grow into. we love you so much little poppy girl!

miss poppy: 11 months

our sweet little poppy is 11 months old! her personality is really coming out and let me tell you, she thinks she’s a pretty big deal. she didn’t want to smile for me in this picture, of course, but at least she sat still! here are the adorable things poppy has been doing the past month.

  • she is walking! if you follow me on instagram, you saw the adorable video i posted of her walking for the first time.
  • with the walking came some serious confidence. she pushes the grocery cart and other wheely things around with a big smile on her face.
  • she is sleeping great still minus the occasional middle of the night wake up.
  • she loves to talk to herself. she isn’t saying anything totally recognizable yet, but i am sure she thinks she is!
  • she is starting to make funny faces and it’s adorable. she puckers her lips and breathes hard through her nose and we all laugh and it just encourages her to keep going.
  • she likes to whine just about anything. she is much more dramatic than bastian ever was… but it’s pretty cute still haha. i am sure in 1 year i won’t be saying that.
  • she mimics everything bastian does, from driving cars and trains to playing with hockey sticks.
  • her favorite foods are apple sauce, dried fruit, any kind of meat or fish, cheerios, and waffles… i wish she liked veggies more!
  • we are getting ready to plan the kids birthday party. how is she about to turn 1? waaah?! and i am trying to figure out how to make both of their birthdays special without overshadowing one another.

poppy is so much fun and usually up for any adventure. she loves to hang out with her big brother and she has made family life that much more entertaining. poppy i can’t believe you are going turn one in one short month. i remember the day you were born like it was last week! although letting go of your babyhood is soooo sad 😦 i am so excited to see what kind of little girl you turn into. you are a force to be reckoned with and i know nothing will stand in your way… even if it’s a chair when you are trying to push the grocery cart around the living room 🙂

poppy’s three month photos

i can’t believe i forgot to publish this post!! it has been sitting in my posts as a draft…because i totally meant to share these adorable photos! well better late than never right 🙂 i suppose i can relish in her sweet babyhood during her last couple months of being under 1 😦 here was the original post:

if you can’t tell, i am just totally in love with this little girl. she brings our family so much joy. thank you to my sister of taura horn photography for taking these photos, they are amazing! we have been comparing poppy in these photos to bastian’s three month photos, and let’s just say the similarities are real. bastian wasn’t too into taking photos with poppy and i think it hurt miss p’s feelings haha. but can we just talk about those little birdie lips below ❤

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guest post: kids spring style

i did a guest post over on parentsavvy.com with the most adorable spring outfits for your little ones. check it out here!

miss poppy: 10 months

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little miss poppy is now double digits! i say this every month, but time is really going so fast. poppy is just such a little force in our household. it’s pretty impossible to take her picture these days, and she didn’t want to smile for me today 🙂 here are the wonderful things poppy has been doing:

  • she finally likes baths again! she is roaming the tub which she loves and likes to splash and stand up
  • she loves to dance and loves music. she wiggles when music comes on and looks at us to make sure we are watching
  • she has been sleeping through the night which is nice
  • she is so close to walking. she stands and balances for long periods of time and has taken small steps but she is still a little unsure
  • she loves to walk behind our toy grocery cart and prefers to walk behind the walker instead of walking in the walker
  • she babbles a lot and talks like she is carrying on a conversation but doesn’t really call either of us (mama/dada) by name yet
  • she still thinks bastian is pretty great even though they have the quarrels. i think once she is big enough to fight back… bastian will have another thing coming
  • she is pretty serious and doesn’t give many people smiles but she can also be so goofy! when she is at home she really hams it up
  • she still loves to eat but has started to get more picky, which still is still more food than her brother will eat

poppy is so much fun to be around and a really good little baby. sleeps, eats, naps and plays well which makes me happy! she is the dearest little girl and i couldn’t imagine not having her in our family. two months and we will be celebrating her first birthday… tear 😦

poppy’s bow: Third Peach Co | shoes: Belle and the Bear

miss poppy: 9 months

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this little peanut is 9 months old! she is just a little ball of energy and personality. here are some of the wonderful things poppy has been doing this past month.

  • she climbs the stairs and as one of my friends put it, it’s like a moth to a flame!
  • she doesn’t sit still for anything… hints the crazy pictures below hahah
  • she started hating bath time, she is frightened of it and it’s so cute 🙂
  • she is babbling a ton: mamama, dadada, bababa, and lots of talking in her crib in the morning
  • she is sleeping really great and usually wakes up once to nurse
  • she loves to eat. she eats three meals a day and is so good at feeding herself. she loves everything that we have given her… like i don’t think there is anything that she has refused haha!
  • she knows how to clap and is so proud of herself when she does it
  • she is cruising along furniture and again, thinks she is really big 🙂
  • she loves to play with bastian and he is the best entertainer
  • when she gets mad she clinches her fists together and her face turns red haha and her two bottom teeth stick out
  • she still only has two teeth! ha where are the other ones?!

here are some outakes:


oh poppy we love you so much. you are so much fun and so your own person. this first year of your life is going so fast and i don’t know what i am going to do when you turn one 😦