A blog about a mommy, a daddy & a sweet little boy all finding the adventure and the happy in everyday life.

Friday, August 8, 2014

[OWEN] 6 Weeks Old


At the end of my labor, when I was pushing, we lost his heart rate & my contractions stopped for a minute or so. He was born with his umbilical cord wrapped tightly around his neck. Twice. He came into this world looking blue & he didn't cry. It was easily the most terrifying moment of my life. Today this sweet baby bean is six weeks old. Six weeks of loving, snuggling, soothing, kissing & rocking him all day & all night long. Six weeks, but it feels like he's been with us forever. Being momma to him & his big brother is the greatest thing I'll ever do.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Simple Joys // A Big Brother Cape

"Sometimes being a Brother is even better than being a Superhero."




Big Brother Superheroes need their daddy's, too!



Big Brother Cape from :: Cupcake Cutie Kids on Etsy.com

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Walter Family Update

Hey, Everyone!

Y'all have probably noticed my blog has been awfully quiet these last 7 weeks. If you follow me on INSTAGRAM, you know we've been so super busy!


Baby O, also known as Owen Lee has arrived! Yay!!
Sweet Owen was born on June 27, at 40 Weeks + 2 Days. He weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces & was 21 inches of perfection.
[birth story coming soon.]






Two Weeks after Owen arrived, my husband's job was transferred from Pueblo, Colorado to Hays, Kansas. A week later we were on the road.
The [little] boys and I headed to Wichita to stay with my parents while Camron went straight to Hays to start work at his new location & find us a house to rent for our stay.
Our family was split up for close to two weeks. It was long & hard.
I feel really emotional about the whole ordeal, really. Mostly emotional about Owen & his sweet time as a newborn being "overshadowed"..
When Oliver was born we were able to savor his newborn-hood with hours of cuddling & bonding. It's been so much different this time around. I wasn't able to love on my Owen Lee the way I would like or enjoy skin-to-skin as much as I would have preferred this first month of his precious life. I honestly feel so deeply heartbroken over the little amount of time we lost while we were moving, but -- as of yesterday, our family of four is reunited & in our little, old [new to us?] house & we're savoring our togetherness now.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

My Pregnant Body // WEEKS 36 & 37

 36 WEEKS!
May 28, 2014 - June 3, 2014


Sweet, sweet Baby O is becoming quite the chunk, weighing 6 (+) pounds & measuring 19 inches long! He is shedding his vernix caseosa this week, the waxy substance that covered and protected his baby skin while he enjoyed his 9 month stay in my uterus.






37 WEEKS!
June 4, 2014 - June 10, 2014


Baby O is weighing an estimated 6 & 1/3 pounds this week, although momma thinks he's weighing a little bit more than that, and measuring a solid 19 inches. AND we're considered term! WOOHOO!






How Is Mommy?

Impatient. I thought towards the end of this pregnancy I would be able to relax more & not feel so anxious as my I did my first time around. Not true. I'm just as anxious & stoked to meet this little boy as I was to meet his big brother two years ago. And, leave it to my children to be as stubborn as possible & keep me waiting. I know I'm driving my husband completely insane, complaining that I'm going to be pregnant for the rest of my life.

Bipolar Energy. I'm not sure what else to call it. One day [it even changes as much as hourly..] I'll be bursting with all sorts of energy, nesting my big, pregnant booty off & the next day [or hour] I'm a big worthless blob! Oh, pregnancy. You're so weird.

Craving! My chocolate cravings are just out of control.

Back Pain. Beginning in my 37th week, I started having the worst lower back pain. Only on my left side. It hurts to even walk. This is supposed to be a sign that labor is near, as baby is so low. I'm beginning to doubt this theory.

Braxton Hicks. [OR false labor] Yep, having those. I didn't have one single contraction my first time around until I started labor. I was induced at 40 weeks + 1 day.

Dilation. Only dilated to a 1, maybe 1 & 1/2. But I feel all sorts of pressure down there.

Weight. Right on track, I've gained 26 pounds. Starting weight was 105 -- I weigh 131 at 37 weeks.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

My Pregnant Body // 35 Weeks

     35 WEEKS!
May 21, 2014 - May 27, 2014


Our bouncing baby boy is weighing 5 1/2 pounds this week & measuring 18-19 inches long. He doesn't have much room for movement anymore, so his kicks & punches are really starting to become painful for mommy. Baby O is done with is basic physical development & will spend the remainder of his time in utero putting on weight.


HOW IS MOMMY?

Huge! I hate when people look at me big eyed & say, "You're going to pop!" I really, really hate it, but that's literally how I feel. Like this little baby is going to bust/pop right out of my stomach.

More & Less Energy. Bursting with energy in the early AM & totally exhausted by 2 PM.

Swollen. Still just wearing my Birkenstocks & Sanuk flip flops. Cannot wait to wear my TOMS again!

False Labor. I've been experiencing false labor pains this past week -- Painful, irregular contractions. I never experienced this during my pregnancy with Oliver, but I'm hoping that means this little man will be ready to meet his momma in a couple of weeks!
** I get my Cervical Stitch removed Tuesday, June 3rd, 1 day before we are 37 Weeks. Maybe that will help get labor started!

Blessed & Thankful. We've made it further in this pregnancy than any doctor said we would & that just makes me so stinkin' happy! I know now that when Baby O does decided he's ready to meet Mommy, Daddy & Big Brother that he'll be plump & healthy!



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My Pregnant Body // 34 Weeks

     34 WEEKS!
May 14, 2014 - May 20, 2014


Sweet Baby O is weighing around 5 pounds this week & measuring anywhere from 18-19 inches long, about the size of a cantaloupe! His skin is smoother than ever & his fat layers are making him rounder. Generally, babies born from 34-37 weeks do just fine, and may not even need a stay in the NICU.


HOW IS MOMMY?

Sleepless. I am still not sleeping much, due to discomfort & night sweats.

More Energy. Though I've been getting such a small amount of sleep, I've been more energetic. I know part of this is due to the fact that I've stopped taking my Procardia [contraction medicine]. And I feel SO much better! I've not had any pre-term contractions since I've quit taking the Procardia on Mother's Day. Also, the weather has been just glorious so we've been able to be more active outside -- going on walks & taking more frequent trips to the park.

Swollen. My feet & ankles are killing me! I'm down to just wearing my Birkenstocks & Sanuk Flip-Flops.

Cravings. I've totally been craving a Chicken Burrito & Chips & Queso from a particular Mexican Restaurant, Los Cocos, that is, unfortunately, located in Derby, Kansas. Hello.... I'm in Colorado. #pregnancyproblems

Blessed. Once again, God has given us another week to gestate this sweet baby boy of ours, allowing him to grow a little more plump before we meet him.



Feeling HUGE!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Simple Joys [week 11] The Great Outdoors

Sidewalk Chalk. Longboarding. Warm Mornings. Watermelon. Sunny Walks. Stroller Naps. Carnivals. Pony Rides. Carny Candy. Swings.