Friday, August 31, 2012

bout my best friend.

People let me tell you 'bout my best friend.

The boys outfits were to similar today not to snap a picture.
I thought it looked like Kylee and I got them ready together. 

So grateful for good friends.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Story of us.. Ember and mommy

  "A moment in my tummy.. a lifetime in my heart." 

Our journey started off wonderful.
Jayson and I were so excited to
find out we were expecting again.

A little surprised but excited!!

When we found out it was a girl we
couldn't have been happier.

WE have a little man
and a pretty girl. 

Life is perfect.

 We knew we would
name her Ember from
the moment we found out 
it was a girl.

I soon found out 
preparing for a girl 
was much different
than for
  a boy.


We worked so hard to get
Ty excited to be a big brother.

Always talked about baby, and included 
her in our prayers.

The last few weeks we spent
finishing up the kids room.

Spending extra time with Ty.


trying to keep busy.

Anyone who has been pregnant will probably say
it drags on forever....

then the whole experience flashes by so fast
and they are here.

I know I complained about


heart burn
back ache
mood swings

But I would do it again in a heart beat. 
Children are the most precious and perfect thing on the earth. 
Pregnancy is a miracle.
Family is forever.

The family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

Ember Nicole

Hospital Stay:

I had a scheduled induction date for Thursday the 23rd of August...Only one day before our due date. We went in at 1:00am and got hooked up to all the machines. The nurse told me to try and get some sleep.... that was easy enough considering I was not in a lot of pain at the time. Jayson and I got good rest tell about 5am when our nurse came in to check me. At that point I was at 3cm. She said my doctor makes his rounds at 6:00am and should be in to break my water. Sure enough 6 came and he went ahead and broke it. By that point mom had come to help out. The contractions were getting harder and harder and I knew it was getting close to time for my epidural. I finally thought I was in enough pain by 8:30 to go ahead with it. I kept waiting and waiting for the pain to subside and get some relief. Nothing was changing. My anesthesiologist kept coming in to put more medication in but still not much relief. We were given the option to take it out and try the epidural again. But at that point I felt as if I needed to push, after telling my nurse that she went ahead and checked me again. I was dreading hearing "o your at 5cm" but she said I WAS READY TO PUSH. I was immediately terrified because of the amount of pain I was in. I didn't know if I would be able to push her out.
As soon as I sat up the contractions felt smoother and less painful but I could still feel everything. As awful as it was not having a good epidural, I only pushed for 5 min before she came out. Feeling what was happening and her actually coming out was an amazing experience. I don't think I would change it.

Ember Nicole Whetman 
Born: 11:51 August 23, 2012
8lbs 20in

I love our hospital. 
They do everything right in the room for you to see. 
She got her bath, foot prints, check up..right in the delivery room so I didn't have the anxiety of not seeing her for hours.

She was/is perfect. 
and I was in love at first sight.

Jayson couldn't keep his eyes off her. 
I knew he was in love as well.

When Ty came in my life was perfect/complete.

Ty loves her so much and is doing amazing with the change. 
He is always wanting to sit next to her and help 
in any way he can. So far life is great and I am
nervous/excited to be a mommy of two now. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tell Me Tuesday #59.... a link part

 I have not posted ALL WEEK...

My little family grew by one.

 Ember Nicole Whetman
Born 8-23-12

I will post her birth story and pictures soon.
Right now I am just enjoying her snuggles.


You know the drill
 I want to see what YOU all have been up too?


anything goes... as long as its yours.

Remember you must follow along with
Me and my boys to join the party

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tell Me Tuesday #58.... a link party

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week! 
You are all so sweet!!:)

Don' t forget to check out what I have been up to...

Some Awesome link ups last week include...


If you want a featured button they are on the sidebar.

K now I want to see what YOU all have been up too?


anything goes... as long as its yours.

Remember you must follow along with
Me and my boys to join the party 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Crib bedding reveal

I have been working on this a long time now.
I'm so excited to show it to all of you!

All the bedding was handmade except the sheet.

Even the mobile...
A little felt, embroidery floss, buttons and hot glue!

 The pillow was last minute with some left over fabric.

Diaper hanger.

So many pictures of the mobile...but I'm SO proud of it! 

Now all I need is my baby girl! 

Linkin with these Awesome parties

Friday, August 17, 2012

Embers Crib bedding


This is what we started with.
Cute, but not for a girl...
I wanted Em to have something cute and original...
and cheap.

My sweet mother did all the measurements..

We took it in the craft room and got to work..
Can you see how amazing her table is??
Makes projects like this one WAY EASIER!! 

 Took the material I got at last years black Friday sale.
I didn't know I was going to have a girl then or what I was 
going to do with it...
But it sure came in handy that we had just enough!

We made it to be like a pillow case...
That way we didn't ruin the previous bumper.

Added the ties and sewed it together!

Next we needed a ruffle. 
I knew the kids would be sharing a room so
I wanted to add a lot of the green in.

 Measuring this was hard..

After sewing a running stitch at the top...
the tighter you pull the smaller it gets.
So we re-measured and re-measured a lot. 

Then pinned and sewed it all together! 

DO you want to see it all finished?????

well you can...