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Baby’s 1st Vacation

Baby’s 1st Vacation

We had the chance for a mini getaway Father’s Day weekrnd. It was our first family vacation with Jillian! It was absolutly amazing! She was perfect!

We started our day by stopping at the New Glarus brewery. Great beer selection not sold where I live in Illinois! Great scenery with a roof top tasting bar.

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Our destination was the Cave of the Mounds but decided to stop at the House on the Rock on the way there. So glad we did! We only went on 1 of the 3 tours but are already planning a trip back! It was amazing! The first thing we walked into was the most awesome carousel filled with vintage rides! The lights and music filled the room and was jaw dropping.

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The next room was the music room! This enormous room was wall to wall in instruments! Organs, drums, pianos!! There’s so much to say about this house but really is a must see! I highly reccomend it!

Then we went to the Cave of the Mounds. By this time, Jillian was a bit tired and cranky. 🙂 The cold, dark cave scared her and she cried the first 15 minutes, then slept in my arms the rest of the time! I bought some amazing new minerals and crystals at the shop! The variety of specimens was a sute to see in itself.

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We ended our day at the Grumpy Troll Brewery in Mt.Horeb- the Norwegian troll town! Grabbed dinner to eat back at the hotel. The day was just perfect!

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Baby’s 1st Festival

My boyfriend’s band Afternoon Moon played at Summer Camp Music Festival for their 3rd year this past May. We brought Jillian to her festival and it was wonderful! We got to hang out backstage and meet a bunch of friends! The weather was fantastic! The sun was shining! Jilly wore a beautiful new dress from the bass players girlfriend. It couldn’t of gone better.
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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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4 months~ really!

Wow! Where has the time gone? My baby is 4 months old now! It’s so hard to believe. I have been so distracted to blog lately. I am hoping to dedicate more time now!

I love love being a mother. It’s incredible waking up each morning to sweet smiles. We have a morning routine before work that ends in hugs and kisses before dropping her off at daycare. I truly miss her during work hours but it makes our evenings that much more special. She brightens the room with her gummy smile from ear to ear when I pick her. We get a few hours of play, then bath time, and feeding before bed. I successfully have her sleeping in her crib for the first shift of the night, then we bedshare. I was really against it at first but it makes breastfeeding that much easier! We both sleep! Waking up to her is most awesome! Breastfeeding has been quite the journey but proud I made it this far. The bond is like nothing else. It’s crazy how our bodies change to feed and nourish our little ones. She’s been just perfect for Josh and I and we couldn’t be happier! Yes, there are long nights and rough days, but not many! Josh is taking us on our first family mini vacation this weekend. We are visiting the Cave of the Mounds in Wisconsin!

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Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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1 month of Motherhood

Amazing how fast motherly instincts kick in. I will admit I was so nervous at first! The c-section is an awful pain that I thought would never go away. I hated not being able to drive and carrying her around. I could hardly get off the couch, let alone jump up when she started crying. The first month was hard in so many ways, but the bonding that took place was absolutly incredible! One the pain subsided, things became normal, and wonderful! The first smiles, bath, hug, nap snuggles… Pure baby bliss! How I love this peanut with all my heart!

Enjoy some my favorite pictures from month 1!

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Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Baby girl is here

Baby girl is here

Wow, how time has flown by. With spring approaching (after a miserable Illinois winter), inspiration is in the air! I am working on new designs and getting ready to order inventory!

I would like to first say thank you all for your support and well wishes. Baby Jillian arrived on a snowy February 4th weighing 5 pounds and 18.5″. I am so in love! She has been the best baby!

I am back to work and getting back to a routine. Took a lot longer to recover after having her via c-section. I hope to be back to my self a little more this summer!

Enjoy a few pictures from her first month!

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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Maternity Photo Sesh

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” -Unknown

Looking forward to the future is an understatement! I cannot wait to meet Jillian! To see her face, little fingers and toes, how much hair she has! Due in less than a week, but my guess is I’ll go overdue! 🙂 Which I’ve accepted and am okay with since my dear boyfriend will also be moving us into an apartment that’s avaliable on my due date! Intense times!

Love love how these pictures turned out!

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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Baby Bump

1 week until Jillian’s due date! Getting anxious to meet her! Josh and I had a few maternity photos taken last weekend! Here’s a preview!

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Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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