I sat down tonight to write about and reflect on this pregnancy as we near the end and was shocked to see that it has been 7 weeks since I last wrote!!! OYE! There were 3 different entries in the “draft” sections with only a few sentences; “32 weeks,” “35 weeks” and the start of a post about my new business venture.
I then looked through my calendar and realized that my fatigue and exhaustion is not just pregnancy induced, but because Noah, this belly and I have been go-go-going strong for the last few months!! Read the rest of this entry
I must start by saying that I am one insanely lucky momma. I am so so so grateful to have so many amazing women in my life! A small dozen of them joined us for a baby shower just before Halloween during a true shower! It was raining buckets while we piled inside Chesna’s house, enjoyed yummy food, played a few silly games, and opened gifts for this little baby in my belly! Chesna and Justine really went above and beyond to create a welcoming and beautiful party and I could not have asked for anything more! Read the rest of this entry
The day after Sesilee was born (just 4 short hours after I got home), we boarded a plane and head out to the Midwest to celebrate my Grandparents 50th Anniversary. It was a long day and a super late arrival, but we made it all in one piece and still wearing smiles! The visit was amazing! It was so much fun to see all of our family together and watch all the kids play. This was the first time Noah and Jason met many of the Campion Crew…and they fit right in!
Anyway, the whole trip was jam packed with fun. We started with a day in the water park at the hotel…there was a huge train that sprayed water and made tons of noise every 15 minutes….Noah was terrified! Then there was the main event and big party. It was perfect (except my Mom, Chris, and Rose got stuck in the airports and missed a good chunk of it)! The food was great, the speaches were tear jerking (literally, even the bar tender was crying), the kids all had fun and celebrating the love and legacy of Granny and Grandpa was special.
We made a trip to the Mall of America. All 30 something of us rode the light rail and invaded the mall. Noah was in heaven! The whole park was Nickelodeon and Dora, Diego and Boots were around every corner. He got his very own wrist band and took to the rides for the entire day! The next day we walked around the city a little bit (bad idea in 100+ temperatures and humidity) but found a neat little knitting store, had a yummy lunch and got in a good nap! The evening ended with a professional photo session with the whole family and then a Birthday Party for Clea!
We spent the last day visiting Del, Ann and their kiddos before jumping in the pool and having a BBQ at Granny and Grandpa’s. Our flights home were again easy and uneventful and we gladly welcomed the California climate 🙂
Thanks to Granny and Grandpa for a truly memorable vacation! We had so much fun and loved visiting with everyone!