Hi friends! I am late to the game yet again, but I have good excuses this time. 😉 We have been soo busy with some job changes, my sister’s wedding in Mexico, and another fun thing I will tell you about very soon…it just needs it’s own post. 🙂
The last month with our sweet girl has just been so much fun. I know every parent says that, but now I get it. She is starting to interact with us more and is just so aware of her surroundings. She is literally the happiest baby – the two nannies that watch her told me this too, so I am not too bias. 😉
She has become quite the little chunky monkey and I could just eat her up!!
She has wild and crazy hair that cracks us up each day. What will it look like tomorrow? LOL
She loves: her snoo bassinet (I dread the day she is too big for it), taking walks outside, bathtime, mommy and daddy (but she will literally go to anyone), and the DOGGIES are still her absolute favorite. She loves watching them play all day.
We just turned her to face outward in her carrier and she LOVES it.
She does not like: tummy time, being put down (she’s a little spoiled, but I heard you can’t spoil a baby??), when mommy stops singing (I am sure that will change soon), and when the car is stopped.
I’ll be back soon I promise, but for now I have to go smooch my baby doll. 🙂
Hey friends!! How are you? It has been kind of crazy around here lately. Our little girlie turned 3 months on Sunday, which just happened to be our 6th wedding anniversary too! Jonny and I have been together 12 and a half years and I can’t believe we have already been married for 6 years.. time is just flying by. And now my little baby is already 3 months… does that mean I don’t have a newborn anymore? Yall, my heart cannot handle it. I need her to stop growing right now. But, I will say, each day gets more fun with her and she has really become so much more aware this last month, which has been really cute. She has started really noticing and following the doggies which is too sweet.
This dress was my sister’s dress when she was a little girl.
We took her for a check up last week and she was almost 13 lbs and in the 76 percentile for weight… LOL… let’s just say this girlie has come a long way from the 10th percentile when she was born… she likes to eat!! Her little chunky arms and legs just kill me. 🙂
My mom has been in town the last week and yall, it has been so wonderful. We are sending Mimi a formal invitation to move in with us. LOL. She just loves little Francy and is the biggest help with her. We are so so lucky.
I officially went back to work last week, which is so bittersweet. I can’t believe my maternity leave has come to an end, but I am excited to be back in a routine and on a schedule. My mom has been here helping us with the transition. I work from home (prior to covid) and my husband is working from home (due to covid) so it hasn’t been too big of an adjustment. Next week we have a nanny starting to watch Francy each day while we work so it will be really nice to have her with us all day so I can sneak some kisses. I don’t think I would be able to go into an office every and leave her… I know that is just so so hard on new mommas. I am very fortunate for our situation right now.
She will just lay on her little play mat and stare at the fan while I workout.. it is wonderful. 🙂 Doggies always nearby… ha!
She loves to snuggle us in our bed before it is time to go night night. It is the sweetest time of the day. The biggest change this month was her sleeping!!! She has been officially sleping through the night the last 2 or 3 weeks… I can’t remember, I am still trying to catch up on my sleep. 😉 She typically goes to bed around 9 (give or take an hour) and sleeps until around 6 (give or take an hour) so usually about 8 to 9 hours straight and wakes up to eat (I breastfeed her at this feeding) then goes back to bed until 8:30 or 9am. She just dropped her midnight and 3am feeding all in the same week and we are all loving it. 😉 I have no tips or tricks… we just follow her schedule for now and that has been working great. I was wondering how I was going to survive another night of not sleeping and then all of a sudden she just slept through the night.
Francy loves her Mimi!!
Jon planned a date night for us last week and had our friends babysit and we went to a nice dinner on the riverwalk. It was so nice to have a night to ourselves.
My mom dresses Francy up everyday. She finally has enough hair for a bow. My real life baby doll I always dreamed of. 🙂
Francy got to go to her first high school football game and you guys, she loved it so much. She just watched the cheerleaders and loved looking around the entire time. She was so happy. She is now able to just sit in our laps and hold her head up by herself.
My mom had never been to Austin so last Saturday we took a day trip down there and got a nice lunch and then went on a little boat cruise. It was a nice little getaway.
Francy enjoyed the cruise too! 😉
Then we came home and were all exhausted. Ha! I told you she loves our bed. 🙂
Francy doesn’t dislike much (she is a very easy baby, thank you Lord!!!) and actually enjoys tummy time most of the time. She dislikes sitting still, waiting for a bottle, or being cold after the bath – hey, I do too. 😉
That is all for now! I will leave you with this funny picture of Francy in this outfit my sister wore as a baby. As you can tell, we are all about the throw back outfits!! Too much fun!!
Another wonderful month with our girl and we just love every moment with her. She is just the sweetest thing and I can’t wait to see the fun changes this next month will bring!
Good morning!! I hope you are all doing well! We finally made it home from our almost month long tour from Texas to Florida to Georgia to Tennessee and finally back to Texas. We had a blast, but there is just nothing like coming home and getting in your own bed. Ahhh!
I wanted to share a few more pictures from the rest of our trip to visit family!
My mother-in-law got Francy her first (of many) tutus! We had the best time dressing her up… little girls are so much fun! I think she liked it! 😉
I bought this little floaty ring for Francy and yall, she is obsessed. She is our little fishy and loves bath time now. It’s soo cute. She just spins around and kicks off the edge of the tub.
This is motherhood summed up perfectly. Loving life and exhausted… and a baby attached to me 24/7. Wouldn’t have it any other way. Francy is slowly but surely becoming a lake baby. We gotta start her young. 😉
If you follow me on instagram you probably already saw this, but my mom and I took the dogs and baby doll on a walk. Well… someone (me) forgot to charge the baby’s stroller fan and she was getting too hot in the stroller so I had to carry her home (nursing her the whole way) and Tito was too tired so my mom put him in the stroller. We are a literal circus over here. 🙂
Somebody had a little (BIG) accident and had to get a sink bath by Mimi one morning. LOL.
My little doll baby.
My girlie got to meet our very good family friend, Jeanne and it was so so special. They are 95 years apart!! Such a great day.
The doggies have started to like her too… I think. 😉
Everyone has asked me how Francy did on all the long car rides (the longest was our trip back from Nashville to San Antonio (14 hours) and I am not sure if we are just lucky but she absolutely loves the car and is an angel on car rides. She just fussed every few hours when she got hungry, but that was it! I pumped along the way so I could just give her bottles so we didn’t have to stop more for nursing and this worked really well for us. Each time we did stop I took her out to stretch and change her diaper. She slept 90% of every car ride and still slept well those nights too.
My favorite time of day is after dinner and her bath we just sit in my bed and chat about our day. I just think it’s so cute when she sits in the big bed. She just stares at the ceiling fan (still her favorite thing ever) and coos.
I hope you all have the best week – I sure am!!! XOXOXO
Hey friends!! It has been a crazy past month… we are tired. :). We have been going nonstop and time is just moving so quickly.
Wearing Jon’s mom’s romper as a baby. Soo sweet and sentimental.
This is how we all feel. LOL.
This little girl keeps us on our toes and constantly laughing from all her funny faces. My favorite is when she looks like she is judging me. 🙂 She’s like REALLY MOM?? ANOTHER PICTURE??
Francy currently loves: bathtime, snuggles with mom and dad, her snoo, splashing in the tub, walks in the carrier, boat rides, Grammy’s bucket seat, fans (!!!!) and car rides.
Falls asleep .1 second after we put her in the carrier every single time. I have loved using this for our walks so I can take Francy and all the dogs. 🙂
Jon’s aunt and cousin came to visit for a day too! And some family friends… Francy is doing her world tour so she can meet everyone!
Jon’s mom saved this little bucket seat from when Jon was a baby (and this is the blanket from the hospital when he was born!!) and it has been a huge hit with Francy at the lake.
This month has been fun getting to see her little personality show more. She has started smiling and getting giddy when she hears my voice or sees me and it just melts my heart.
This was a big month for Francy. She got to go to her first bachelorette party. 😉 My sister’s bachelorette party was in Destin earlier this month so we got a little family beach time in too.
She got lots of family time too!
Mimi and Francy.
My dad and Francy.
My mom and aunt Beth came to Destin to watch Francy so I could be with my sister and her bridal party. 🙂
And beach time too. She loved her afternoon naps on the beach.
This was Jon’s dad’s first time meeting Francy so it was super special.
Jon’s parents babysat so we could get in a date night!! It was much needed!
Our next stop is Tennessee for the next week before we finally head back home to Texas. Soaking up these last few weeks before I start working again. We just love our little girlie so so so much and each day really does just keep getting better (she is starting to sleep 5-6 hour stretches at night so this mama is happy!!).
Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend, friends!!!! XOXOXOXO
Hi friends!! I cannot believe how fast time is flying. Everyone says when you have a baby that the days are long and the years are short, but I feel like the days are just going by sooo fast, but the nights… those are a different story. 😉
My intention is to do a fun update every month about baby Francy, but here we are at just over six weeks… 🙂 We are getting into a routine and loving seeing her grow into her little personality each day. She is as sweet as can be and is a really good baby.
At her one month check up she was 21 inches long and weighed 9 lbs 5 oz. This girl loves to eat!
We got a couple of her newborn photos back and I can’t believe how much she has grown already.
Little naked babies are the freaking cutest.
She currently loves: naps on daddy and mommy, her snoo bassinet, the pacifier (sometimes), walks in the stroller, diaper changes, car rides, being snuggled up in her blanky, and lights and the fan.
She currently dislikes: baths (sometimes), getting her nails trimmed, waiting for her bottle to warm up, when the stroller or car come to a stop, and changing our clothes.
The dogs are still living their best lives and getting in lots of walks. I have started doing one walk a day with the baby and each doggie. Lots of steps for momma. LOL.
Off to go feed Francy! I hope yall have a great week!!
Hi!!! Happy Thursday!! How are you all? We are getting out of straight survival mode and finally getting into a pretty good routine… although it changes day by day. Today I thought I would share some updates and pictures from the last couple weeks with miss Francy.
Overall our sweet girl is very happy most of the time. Ofcourse she fusses when she is hungry, but she doesn’t mind baths or diaper changes, thankfully! She also loves to be moving all the time whether it is in her snoo basinet (100% worth the money in my opinion), swing or stroller.. she just loves to be in motion.
She also loves a good nap on daddy… I have about 100 of these pictures and I think I am going to make a book of all “naps on daddy” pictures. 🙂
She also makes the kissy face very regularly which is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen.
We have had a lot of great meals provided by friends – we are forever thankful. One less meal to have to think about with a newborn is such a blessing!!
More naps on daddy. 🙂
We received these two blankets from my old boss and Jon’s work – such sweet gifts! Our girlie is soo spoiled!
We didn’t do anything for the holiday weekend, but ofcourse Mimi got Francy a festive outfit. 🙂 Francy’s due date was 7/1/21 so we planned to be in the hospital on the 4th of July, but I sure am glad we got to meet her 3 weeks earlier!!
I just love her sooo much. I definitely fell in love when I first met her, but I will say – each day I just become more and more obsessed with her. I just love staring at her and cuddling her all day long. The days just pass by so quickly and I really am trying to just soak up each moment as I know this time will go by so fast.
The dogs are still doing great with the baby which makes me so happy.
Callie gets up with me (in the middle of the night) for every single feeding. It is just the sweetest thing ever. If the baby is crying in her bassinet and I haven’t gotten her yet, Callie comes over to me and starts whining to “alert” me that the baby is crying. She has motherly instincts and I know she will be so protective over the baby in the years to come. We have a house cleaner that comes a couple times a month and she came over this week and Callie did NOT like when she got near the baby… we will have to teach Callie that other people are allowed to be near the baby. LOL.
Our girlie is growing like a weed and already up to 8 pounds and 1.5 ounces. We saw a lactation specialist this week just to make sure she is getting enough nutrition through each breastfeeding session. They weigh the baby before and after each feeding so you can know exactly how much milk the baby is getting. She gained 2 ounces, which is perfect for her age right now. We have pretty much gotten completely off formula and have been strictly breastfeeding and pumping for Jon to give her one of the nighttime bottles. Breastfeeding is going really well for us, and for that, I am very grateful. I’ve always said I will breastfeed as long as it makes sense for me and the baby, but I don’t have a timeline or goal in mind so we will just see how it goes.
We got to use my brother-in-law’s and his girlfriend’s pool the other day for Francy’s first pool day… she clearly loved it. HA! She slept through the whole thing. 🙂
The puppies got to go too! 🙂
My mom has been buying Francy ALL the pink outfits so we have been having a lot of fashion shows over here lately. 🙂
That is all I have for today! I am working to get back on a regular posting schedule, but am trying to enjoy my time at home with my girl so I am not sure what my blogging schedule will look like just yet. I will pop in again soon, but feel free to follow me on instagram, where i post more often. Hope you all have a great rest of your week and an amazing weekend!!! XOXOXO
Good morning!! I hope you are all doing well! We are still adjusting to life with a newborn. It is exhausting and so special too. We are working on getting in a rhythm without Mimi (my mom) here to help.
I have been breastfeeding (very thankful I am able) and supplementing with formula since the beginning. This has allowed my husband to be able to feed Francy and me to be able to get a little bit longer stretches of sleep, which is very much appreciated right now. We actually started supplementing with formula in the hospital for a couple reasons. Our girl is really tiny and got down to 5.15 lbs and had a little jaundice so her doctor recommended we supplement with formula to help her gain weight faster and apparently formula is better at getting rid of jaundice than breastmilk… who knew. This seems to be working well for us now so we will see what happens. I plan to breastfeed as long as I can (I am pumping too), especially since I work from home once I go back to work in September. I am not sure I would have the same determination to breastfeed/pump if I had to go into an office… it is a lot of work!!
Time to share Francy’s birth story. As previously mentioned, I was diagnosed with Cholestasis in my 34th week of pregnancy and it is recommended to induce around 37 weeks with this condition to avoid potential risks and negative outcomes for the baby. We were scheduled to induce on June 11th (37weeks and 1 day) at 5am. I did not sleep a wink the night before due to the itching caused by the Cholestasis so I was extremely tired when it was time to go to the hospital. Our moms stayed at our house to watch the doggies while we were in the hospital.
I actually worked out the morning of our induction because I needed to relax and get my mind off of what was about to happen… I was never actually nervous for my delivery, but that morning I started getting a little anxious thinking that this baby had to get out of my body somehow. LOL.
We arrived at the hospital at 5am and waited around for a little while until a nurse finally came out to the waiting room to chat with us. She informed us that there were 3 emergency C sections at 4:45am (which each require 3 nurses) so she let us know that there were not enough nurses to start my induction at that time and we were sent home… ugh! She told us to come back around 7:30am. The hospital is about 20 minutes from our house so we just decided to go home and have some breakfast and relax. After a couple hours we drove back to the hospital only to be told AGAIN that the nursery was completely full (all 32 baby beds were occupied, which apparently rarely happens), but the nurse told us that I would get induced that day because it was medically indicated (versus an elective induction). She sent us home and told us she would call us to inform us when we should come back this time.
We received a call around 12pm (we were thinking it wouldn’t be until that night so we were very excited to receive this call!) and told to come back in. We hopped in the car and headed back to the hospital. Once we arrived around 1pm, we waited for a bit until the nurse called us back to take us to our room to get us settled and start an IV. They also gave me anti-itching meds through the IV because my Cholestasis was making me so very itchy and uncomfortable.
Last pregnant picture 🙂
About an hour later they started the Pitocin (2pm) to hopefully begin labor (I was only about 1 cm dilated at this point) and the doctor inserted a foley bulb (balloon) to speed up the dilation process. The doctor told me to get an epidural soon if I was going to get one, but I thought no, I will wait until I really need one since I was feeling ok at this point. Well… about an hour later my contractions were sooo intense I requested an epidural, but we had to wait on the anesthesiologist and then the epidural takes a bit of time to kick in (4pm). I had heard that the foley bulb and epidural were both painful to receive, but I didn’t think either of them were painful or uncomfortable at all.
Once the epidural kicked in, I felt so much relief and was so happy I decided to get one. The nurse had me put the peanut ball between my legs and had me keep switching sides (with a lot of assistance since the epidural makes you very numb). Around 6pm I started getting really nauseous and was dry heaving for about an hour (yuck!) and finally got a couple different anti nausea meds in me, which made me feel much better.
Jon just enjoying a nice lunch while I labored. 😉
Around 7:30pm the doctor took out the balloon and checked my cervix. I was only about 4 cm dilated at this point. He decided to break my water. Jon was shocked that we actually heard a big gush when he broke my water. Ha! It was a little funny. Around 9pm I started feeling intense contractions again and we notified the anesthesiologist and he said he just thought I needed more meds through the epidural. They finally kicked it and then I was super nauseous again.
At about 11pm my blood pressure started dropping (they think due to one of the meds in the epidural) so they started pumping me with a lot more fluids. At one point my blood pressure was 44/33… which is obviously not good. They kept asking if I felt ok, which I didn’t but it was hard to tell if it was my blood pressure or just the pure exhaustion from not sleeping much in the past month and being in labor. I was still only 4 cm dilated at this point.The doctor decided to place an internal pressure catheter (in between cervix and baby’s head) to measure the contractions from inside. He also increased my pitocin dosage too.
At 4am the epidural stopped working completely. I could feel every contraction and no part of my lower body was numb. It was really intense. At this point the doctor said I was 5-6 cm dilated. I requested the anesthesiologist to come check my epidural and they decided I needed a new one (it wasn’t deep enough?), but the doctor was in an emergency c section at this time so we had to wait quite a while. I was in a lot of pain at this point, but just kept trying to keep calm. Around 6am (yes, two hours of no epidural was brutal!!), my doctor checked my cervix and said I was 9.5 cm dilated and I needed to start pushing. I said I will as soon as I get a new epidural… LOL. He was like you have to start pushing now.. we can’t wait. I said oh yes we can! I knew mentally I was not prepared for an unmedicated birth. Thankfully they were able to find another anesthesiologist to give me a new epidural around 6:30am. He was great and pumped the meds quickly and I was numb really fast.
About 5 minutes after the new epidural was in my doctor told me to start pushing!! I pushed for about 30 minutes and then my doctor had to leave (he stayed over his 24 hour shift to try to deliver my baby, but at this point he had to go) so another doctor in the same practice came in to take over. Jon was coaching me on the side and being really supportive. Between the epidural meds and not sleeping in days, I was literally falling asleep in between pushes and they kept having to wake me up. Jon asked the doctor if he has had patients fall asleep during labor before and he said actually yes, it does happen. LOL. After about 30 more minutes of pushing, our baby girl was born!!! It was such a surreal moment. It just didn’t feel real.. I felt like I was dreaming.
Francy Reed Plump was born on 6/12/21 at 8:03am weighing 6.9lbs and was 19.5 inches long. If you remember, we didn’t know the sex of baby P so her birth was extra special getting to find out she was a girl and tell our families too!
Off to go snuggle my girl, but I will share more of the days in the hospital after her birth next time. Let me know if you have any questions. We are SO overjoyed that our baby girl is here and I am so grateful I did not have go wait another 3 weeks to meet her!!
Hi friends!!! How are you? It has been a whirlwind since we got home from the hospital. I am still working on typing up Francy’s birth story, but hope to have that finished soon! Lots to share!
Since we had to induce early, most of our immediate family was able to be here for her birth, which was really nice. The hospital we delivered at just recently changed their visitor policy so we were able to have as many visitors as we wanted, just one at a time. This was extra nice because we spent a couple additional days in the hospital so at least our families could come visit each day.
My mom, Mimi, meeting baby Francy for the first time!
Jon’s momma, Gramy, meeting baby P!
My dad and little brother flew in for a few days to meet our girl.. it was so special!
Jacob, my 14 year old half brother, is an uncle!!! 🙂
My sister got to meet her niece!
We were blessed with help from my mother-in-law and my momma after Francy’s arrival.
I think Francy wore Mimi out. 😉
My momma left yesterday morning and we are all really sad. :(. Mimi took quite a few night feedings so we were really lucky.
Our first two weeks at home have been busy and wonderful all at the same time. We are exhausted and so happy at the same time. Lots of people have been asking about the doggies and yall, they are doing great!! So much better than I could have imagined.
Tito and Callie are very interested in the baby and always sniffing her and Riley… he has no clue the baby is even here. 🙂
I was definitely worried how the dogs would react, but so far, there have been no signs of aggression or stress from the pups. We have been taking a LOT of walks so they have been pretty happy!
We welcomed our baby girl (!!!) Francy Reed Plump on 6/12/21 at 8:03am. She was 19.5 inches long and 6.9lbs and just as cute as can be!
Momma and baby are doing great! We are so in love with our little girl. I’ll be back soon to share her birth story and all about our first week at home. Soaking up all the baby snuggles I can get right now. 🙂
Hi friends!! I hope you are having a great week! We have been busy getting everything ready for Baby P! Tomorrow we head to the hospital to be induced so we are just a little excited about here! Our moms are both in town and more family will come this weekend. Our hospital recently changed the visitor policy so it looks like we may get some visitors at the hospital!
I need to say a quick HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little sister!! She’s the best there is and I’m just so so lucky to have her in my life. Can’t wait for her to become an auntie this weekend!!!
Let’s back up to last weekend. My best friend from Nashville flew into San Antonio to drive to Dallas with me for a long weekend full of celebrations that began with a baby shower for Baby P!! The shower was pea themed… my momma knit that peapod on the mantel – so stinkin cute!!
It was soo much fun! We had a ton of family in town and these ladies really made me feel so special. This baby doesn’t know how lucky he/she is to have such a great support system already!
All the girlies!!!
All the beautiful little details. 🙂
Friday night my sister’s friends hosted a Stock the Bar Couples Shower for my sister and her fiance Max! We had a blast with everyone celebrating the happy couple!!
Saturday morning my mom, cousin, aunts and I hosted a bridal shower for my sister… my at well throw ALL the parties while everyone is in town, right?!?
A bunch of the girls on Saturday morning!
We had a mimosa bar, a brunch spread, played games, opened gifts and ofcourse my mom’s honey was the parting gift. 🙂
The groom made a special appearance too!
A girlie trip wouldn’t be complete without matching PJs. 🙂
We spent the rest of the weekend lounging by the pool… we were all exhausted from all the fun parties, but it was so worth it!
Sunday my bestie, mother-in-law and I drove back to San Antonio (yes, we were all very thankful I did not go into labor while in Dallas ;)). This week has been crazy trying to get organized at home and work before the baby arrives, but I think we are now as prepared as we will ever be. I’ll be sure to post once baby P arrives… hoping for a quick and safe delivery.. fingers crossed!! I’m so excited to get to be a momma and meet my little baby P!!!