Nugget: Three Months

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Lincoln is now three months old. He is getting so big! We just love having him in our little family. Goober is starting to play with him and think he is kinda okay to have around. It is great to watch these two interact with each other. Nugget finally fits into his matching jammies. Head over to my Instagram to check out the adorable picture of them in their penguin jammies. Continue reading

Nugget: Two Months

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I can’t believe it’s been two months! This little dude feels like he’s been a part of our family for much longer than that. I’m still so in awe at how much joy and love he brings to our family. We gave him a baby blessing Sunday at church. To learn more about my beliefs click here. His father gave him the blessing and it was so wonderful. All of Andy’s brothers were there and my brothers-in law as well as both of our fathers and one of my uncles. Watching all of those men walk up to the front of the chapel to hold our precious son was overwhelming. It’s very comforting to know these men have the power of God to bless our lives. I’m extremely grateful for it in my life and know the power is real. Click through to see a few pictures from the blessing and more of him too. Continue reading

Lincoln Hugh Mecham: A Birth Story

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Yesterday marks one month since my little Nugget was born. Since newborns basically eat and sleep all day, I decided to share his birth story instead of talk about all his milestones. But, I will share that we have been successfully nursing. I am extremely happy about it! With his big brother it didn’t work out (he never figured out how to latch or even try to latch, very discouraging) so I was an exclusive pumper with him. I made it six months before my supply decreased greatly. To read why I think that happened click here. Okay, now on to the actual birth story. Continue reading

Twelve Months

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Parker turned 1 on April 4th. Seriously? I cannot believe Bug is that old. I remember his birth like it was yesterday. His birthday was on a Friday so it was easier for my parents to travel the distance to come celebrate with us. We just did a little BBQ and cake & ice cream with Bug’s extended family. He loved the attention and was so happy to see all the loving faces around to celebrate with him. Continue reading

Ten & Eleven Months

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To begin with I apologize for missing last month and half of this one too. If you read my last post, I have been very busy with finishing up my last semester of college! YAY! I m currently student teaching and that is crazy intense but very good. I am glad I am finishing school, earning a degree, and doing it in something I absolutely love. Teaching has it’s ups and downs. The biggest con is that I don’t get to spend my days with my little Bug anymore. It is sometimes the hardest thing I have ever done. I miss him so much every day. This last 2 months month has been such a big one for this little guy. So, with no further ado, let’s get to it. Continue reading

Nine Months

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WOW! I cannot believe that my little Bug is nine months old. It is wonderful! He really brings so much joy to our family and we couldn’t be happier to call him ours. This was his first Christmas. So magical. He loved opening presents and playing with the boxes everything came in. On the downside, he had his very first ear infection, along with cutting 2 top teeth, and the cocktail of colds I mentioned here, that he got mostly from this little guy. 🙂 He’s so cute I can’t really blame him.

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Eight Months

This week Bug turns 8 months old. The super crazy thing about this is that he is now as old on the outside as he was on the inside. 16 months ago i found out I was going to be a mother. So far the last 8 months have been worth the uncomfortable times during the first 8 months. He is such an amazing little baby and brings so much joy to our family. Continue reading

Halloween & Bug Seven Months Old

For Parker’s first Halloween I decided to go very simple. He was a Minion. 🙂 I knew he would hate a hat and we already had the sunglasses and overalls. I used a plain white Gerber Onesie and dyed it yellow with Rit Dye. We only went down to Andy’s parent’s house because who wants to give candy to a seven month old’s parents on Halloween? Not me. While we were there we spent the evening with the grandparents and Andy’s brother Casey, his wife Kim, and their 13 month old Mason. Mason was dressed as Mickey Mouse. I made him some yellow TOMS (not seen in the pictures) using this pattern and tutorial from Homemade Toast.
I loved them holding hands! It was super cute. Yes I know I’m a sappy mom. 🙂 Continue reading