Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day, a day late!

Happy Mother's day to my mama! She is the most amazing and incredible mother ever!!! She is not only my mama but she is my very best friend. She has been through a lot in the past seven years and she is one of the strongest people I know. A few words to describe my mama would be kind, loving, strong, faithful, fun, selfless and I could go on and on. My mama always has the best advice and is there for her children whenever we need her. I strive every day to be the kind of mother to my children as she has been to me. Happy Mother's Day Mama!! I love you more that words can even begin to describe. Also, thank you for being an amazing MaeMae, Jack & Alice love you bunches.

This Mother's Day I am so thankful that God has blessed me with two healthy babies. I realize that Mother's Day is a hard day for so many, people longing to be mothers and people who have lost their children.
My entire life I knew I wanted to be a mother, I knew that it was what I was meant to be. After a few years of infertility I was blessed with two precious babies. I pray for those longing to be mothers because I do know what it is like to want something so bad.

The first time I laid eyes on my precious miracle babies I immediately fell in love. I really fell in love with them while they were in my belly but the first time I saw them was indescribable. I was filled with such intense emotions the first time I laid eyes on both my babies. Being a mother is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I feel truly blessed to be Jack and Alice's mommy, to watch them grow together. To see the love they have for each other already absolutely melts my heart. Thank you God for allowing me to be a mother!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Alice's birth story

Let's see, where do I start?! I went for my 38 week check up on Friday March 7th. I had made a little more progress from my last appointment so we knew she could come at any time. On that Friday I was 38 weeks 2 days pregnant. I went back to work that day and worked all day. That afternoon I was having a pretty good bit of Braxton Hicks contractions but nothing painful. By that evening I knew I was having contractions, not painful yet but very noticeable. Rob and I already had our bags packed but he went ahead and packed our last minute things just in case we were going to be heading to the hospital that night. I really didn't want her to come that night bc I knew if she did, we were going to have to wake Jack up and take him with us to the hospital. I had contractions pretty much all night off and on but we made it until the next day. We woke up Saturday and did our usual. Rob was ready to go to the hospital the minute we woke up, but I told him I didn't think we needed to go yet. I was still having contractions but still nothing painful and they weren't that close together.

We went about our morning. We got our showers and went to Walmart to do a little grocery shopping just in case we would be heading to the hospital. While in Walmart I had a few contractions that made me stop in the middle of the aisle. At that point Rob was getting antsy and ready to go on to the hospital. He asked me what was going to have to happen to make me want to go on to the hospital. I told him that I would just know. We got home and played outside with Jack for a little bit and then I told him we could go on to the hospital and get checked out because I was having more and more contractions. My wonderful friend Holly took Jack home with her to play with Maggie. We did not want him to have to go stay at the hospital all afternoon with us. I am so thankful to have such a wonderful friend. While we were at the hospital I got this picture from Holly. I knew he was having a good time :).

On the way to the hospital my contractions were coming more frequent and getting a little more painful. We walked into the hospital and got signed in. I still wasn't sure if I would be admitted or not. We got to a room and settled around 1:30 that afternoon. The nurse came in to check me and she told us that I would definitely be having a baby that day. We then proceeded to call everyone and let them know what was going on. I was 38 weeks 3 days pregnant. I was the same when I went into labor with Jack, how crazy is that?!

At this point my water had not broken. The nurse called my doctor to let her know what was going on and she said she would be up to the hospital shortly to break my water. If you remember when I was pregnant with Jack, my water broke on it's own. They told me we would probably have a baby by that evening.

Ready to go! Waiting on our daughter!
My sister Anna headed to Troy to pick up Jack and stay at the house with him. My mom then called and said she would head to Troy so that Anna could come to the hospital. Then in the middle of all of this my brother in law Cole headed to Troy with their kiddos so that mom and Anna could be at the hospital…haha. I am so lucky to have such wonderful family.

The picture above was after I had my epidural. I was in some serious pain and I am so thankful for epidurals. The nurse had told me that if we hadn't come to the hospital when we did that I wouldn't have been able to get the epidural. Now that is scary, so thankful we made it in time!! Around 4 that afternoon my doctor came in and broke my water and told me that it wouldn't be long before baby girl made her appearance. I called everyone again to give them an update and to let them know she would be here sooner than expected.

9cm - we are ready!!

Once she broke my water it was only about 30 minutes and baby girl was on her way! I felt a lot of pressure this time around. With Jack I felt nothing. Once I started pushing I only pushed 3 times and baby girl was here!! Everyone was right, your second baby does come fast!

The doc broke my water at 4 and by 4:45 she was here. None of our family made it to the hospital in time. We all figured she wouldn't be here until later that evening.

Alice Christine Mosley was born March 8, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. weighing 6 lbs and was 19in long. We are so incredibly blessed!!

With our girl!

We are both so in love with our precious baby girl!!

A look back on my pregnancy with Baby #2

Yes, I know I have been away for a while. I just haven't had the time to sit down and blog lately.

 Let's see, the last time I updated we found out that Baby Mosley #2 was going to be a girl. I want to blog a little about my pregnancy because I did the same with Jack and I love going back and reading and seeing what my pregnancy was like with him.

This pregnancy started off just the same as Jack's, I had no sickness and felt good. As this pregnancy progressed, I noticed things were a little different. She was sitting lower than Jack, therefore I had to go to the bathroom more frequently also I had a lot more pressure which made me a little sore. Towards the end of my pregnancy I was very uncomfortable, tired and sore. I did a really bad job this time taking belly bump pictures. Here are the few that I did take.

Here is a belly bump comparison. On the left I was 30wks pregnant with Jack and on the right I'm 30wks pregnant with Alice :).

When we found out that I was pregnant we started talking about names before we knew the sex of the baby. We already had two girl names picked out but we had a harder time coming up with another boy name. Well as you know we didn't need another boy name. As soon as we found out this baby was a girl, we talked over the two names that we had picked out. After a few days our little girl had a name.

I absolutely love classic names and I think Alice is such a classic. Alice of course after me, and I am named after my great aunt Alice who is still around at the age of 102. She has always been big and special part of our lives. Christine is after Rob's grandmother, my grandmother's sister was also named Christine. I just love family names. Both of my children are named after special people in both our families. I am just in love with baby girls name!

We talked to Jack a lot about sister and he would point to my belly and say "sister in mommy's belly" "sister growing". He would also give my belly kisses and say "hey sister". As it got toward the end of my pregnancy there were a few things that I had a hard time doing with Jack. I was always the one to put him to bed every night but it got hard for me to get in and out of his bed, so Rob started putting him to bed. I tried to spend as much time and do as much as I could with him before sister came into our lives. I knew it was going to be a big change for him!

When I was pregnant with Jack I had his nursery and everything ready by the time I was 28-30wks with him. I procrastinated a lot this time around. The second pregnancy you just don't have as much time. Around 34ish weeks I finally got her nursery pretty much all put together minus just a few little things, I also got all of her clothes washed and hung in the closet. I will post pictures of her nursery soon!

Like I said before, I had a great pregnancy both times. This pregnancy I ate a lot of Rice Krispies, with Jack's pregnancy I ate Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I don't know what it is with me and cereals when I'm pregnant.
I went for my 36 week check up with baby girl and had already made some progress. When I was 36wks with Jack I had already made progress too. Rob and I decided that weekend to get a babysitter and go to dinner, we figured it would be the last time we could get away just the two of us before we had two kiddos.

Headed to dinner w/my hubby!!
I went back for my 37 week check up and had made even more progress, we just knew she could come any day. I had always heard that your second comes faster! By my 38 week check up I had made a little bit more progress and I had a feeling that she would be coming pretty soon. The rest of this story will be for another post, Alice's birth story.

I am so very thankful to have good and healthy pregnancies. We have a hard time getting pregnant but once pregnant everything goes so smoothly. I am so so blessed with both of my miracle children and I'm so excited to watch them grow up together. I am so thrilled to have the best of both worlds, a boy and a girl.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Our Gender Reveal

On Friday morning October 18th, we were headed to the doctor to find out what Baby Mosley #2 would be. Only we didn't find out. We told the ultrasound tech not tell us, to write it down and put the pictures in an envelope that I brought with us and seal it. We did get to see the baby, just no parts were shown to us. The tech said that everything with the baby looked great!! We met with our doc and then we were headed back to Troy to drop the envelope off with a local bakery and they were to fill cupcakes with either pink or blue, whatever was in that envelope.

Profile shot of Baby #2 @18wks 2days

We packed everything up, went to get Jack from daycare, got the cupcakes from the bakery and off to Birmingham we went for a little gender reveal with our family! We had our ultrasound at 10am and we didn't bite into a cupcake until around 5:30pm.

We got to my sister Sara's house and got things ready. There were decorations on the door and balloons, we kept it very simple.

Everyone was ready to find out!!

Time to bite into a cupcake. Please excuse my face, I was trying to take a big bite so we could see what was in the center...haha.

BEST picture of the night!! This captures our reactions very well!

Yes, we bit into the cupcake and saw PINK!! We are having a girl and can't believe it.

I LOVE my sweet little family!

We are so thrilled to be adding a little girl to our family! I was so sure that this was going to be a boy because my pregnancy has been pretty much the exact same as it was when I was pregnant with Jack. Even the heart rate of this baby was the same as Jack's so I just knew we were going to bite into that cupcake and see blue. Even when we left the doctors office that morning I was still convinced it was boy. We would have been thrilled no matter what color had been in that cupcake, we are just thankful she is healthy and looking good.

Some of my friends couldn't believe we waited almost all day to find out. I was so glad we did it the way we did. It was special and so fun to find out with everyone!!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A little announcement...

We are EXPECTING!! Everyone already knows, I just wanted to make it blog official! We found out July 10th, two days before my 32nd birthday that we were pregnant with another miracle baby. We are so so blessed and thankful for our new little blessing.

We told our family first, but we didn't tell them when we first found out. We had to wait a whole 2 weeks before we told anyone. I was waiting on a shirt to be made and for everyone to be together :). We headed to Birmingham for my sisters kids birthday party weekend and that is when we broke the news. I changed Jack into his Big Brother shirt and had him walk out in front of everybody to see who noticed if anyone noticed first. Well Sara was the first one to notice and just looked and me with big eyes wondering if it was true. Then Anna saw that something was going on and Sara told her to look at Jack's shirt. Then everyone noticed and started screaming and mom started crying. It was so much fun seeing everyone's reactions, it was a total surprise!!

After we told my family we made it facebook official to share the good news with our family and friends!


This was Baby Mosley #2 at 9 weeks!

Baby Mosley #2 is due March 19, 2014. We can't wait!!

*Gender Reveal post coming soon :)*

Pumpkin Patch!

Two weeks ago we headed to the pumpkin patch in Union Springs. We went in the late afternoon when Rob got off work. I just knew Jack was going to love it because we had been talking about the pumpkin patch for weeks. We got there and Jack immediately started pitching a fit bc he did not want to ride in his stroller, nor did he want to walk, he wanted to be carried :/. He was being a typical two year old, you just never know when they are going to decide to throw a fit!
We headed in and immediately saw the jumpy houses and Jack wanted to go see them. He would not get in one and the ones he wanted to get in were too big for him. After we looked at the jumpy houses we found the "cow train" as Jack calls it and of course he wanted to ride so I rode with him. We had fun!


After the "cow train" we walked to the pumpkins, which was a pretty long walk especially carrying a two year old! On our walk to the pumpkins we passed some bales of hay that had a big black tube between them that you could slide down. Jack saw this and wanted to slide, finally he started having a little fun. It was so cute seeing my baby happy to be sliding down a tube...haha.

We did this for awhile then finally made it to the pumpkins. I wanted so bad to get a cute picture of Jack holding a pumpkin but with the mood he was in, he wasn't having it. He started picking up pumpkins and throwing them..ha. We finally picked out two pumpkins then headed home.

Even though it wasn't the perfect trip, we did have fun and we created some good family memories!

Jack turns 2!!

It's time to get back to my blog. I was going to try and recap everything that has happened since the last time I blogged but I decided that would take forever. I will just pick up at Jack's 2nd birthday.

Jack turned two September 27, we had his party on Saturday September 28th and it was a beautiful day!! We had a Mickey Mouse themed party and it turned out great.

We started Friday morning off with candles in his waffle and he absolutely loved it.

Saturday morning we started getting ready for the party.

Jack had lots of friends from daycare come and celebrate and also his cousins. We had a jumpy house set up along with his new slide play set from MaeMae & Papa. All the kids has such a great time.

My Cute little Birthday Boy!!


Jack loved everyone singing Happy Birthday to him!

Jack got lots of great presents including a fun four wheeler from Pop!

Jack had such a fun party with family and friends.

Happy 2nd Birthday my sweet little Jack! I can't believe you are two. I look back and wonder where these two years have gone, they have flown by. You bring so much joy to our lives and keep us laughing all the time. You are our little miracle and we love you so much and are enjoying watching you grow. We love you little man!!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day to my amazing husband!! You are truly an incredible father! I thank God every day that he blessed me with you and blessed us with Jack. From the moment I saw you look at your son for the first time, I knew you were going to be a great daddy. I actually knew you would be a great daddy before that, but that moment when you looked at your son for the first time, you could just see the love. Jack absolutely adores you! It makes my heart so happy seeing y'all play and laugh together. You are so special to both of us. Thank you Rob for being the great husband you are and an even more amazing father. Jack and I love you to the moon and back!!

I'd also like to wish my daddy a Happy Father's Day! Thank you for always being there and always being a great dad. I love you so much and will always be your little girl!!