Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Our little one is finally here. The last couple weeks of my pregnancy, it seemed as though she couldn't come soon enough. Because my due date was Thanksgiving, all my family and Brian's family came out in hopes of meeting this little one. I tried everything under the moon to try and get labor going. I went on the treadmill multiple times, I took Caster oil TWICE! (bad bad idea),had my membranes stripped (another awful idea), ate spicy food, and did my thing on the Wii fit. Well even after doing ALL those silly things, nothing happened and everyone but my mom and sister had to head back home. Finally on December 3rd they went ahead and induced me. I went into the hospital at 11am and by 6 pm and a half hour of pushing, we had our little Claire. And let me tell you she is absolutely perfect. She is such a calm and happy baby. A week after she was born our friend Heather offered to come over and take some pictures of Claire as a gift to us. I was so excited. They turned out so cute. So here she is, our little Claire Bear. We feel so blessed.

Love, Lulu

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


A couple weeks ago my oh so lovely friends Oakley and Ashley threw me an amazing shower. Though I wasn't surprised because they only ever throw the best parties. Not only did I have so many amazing friends there to shower me with love, but my mom, mother in law, and sister in law flew in to be there for the fun. I felt so beyond loved. So thank you to everyone who was apart of my shower. I can't wait to put Claire in all the cute new outfits!

Love, Lu

Saturday, October 2, 2010


So there you have it, two reveals in one. The first being our baby's name and the second being her nursery! Basically from day one, Brian and I were pretty set on the name Claire. We looked through, well I looked through thousands of names and none of them made my heart pitter patter like Claire did. And once we both were referring to her as Claire I knew we were sold. Now as far as the nursery goes, we love it! My vision is complete! Luckily Brian trusts me when it comes to decorating and isn't too opinionated, otherwise this could have taken a lot longer. Though I definitely couldn't have done it without him. He was so helpful. And at times where his help was not required, he was a great support. He always watched me in curiosity as I refinished furniture, transformed picture frames, and decorated. He told me that it blows his mind what I'm capable of. Mainly because his mind works totally different then mine. Though I think I also surprise myself all the time. I love just about everything in this room. I especially love the refinished crib because it was mine. I'm also hoping that by sleeping in the same crib I did, Claire will sleep like I did. My mom always says I was her peace of mind, sleeping through the night at five weeks. So fingers crossed. Oh and remember THIS beauty.. well she has made her way into the nursery but is only about 95% complete so once she's complete you will be made aware. Well I hope you all enjoy the nursery as much as I do. Every day I pass this room, and get so excited to have Claire here with us. I just can't wait!

Love, Lu

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I'm feeling very bubbly these days. I'm not talking about my personality. I'm talking about my body. I have always had a bubble bum, but now between my round belly and my enlarged you know what's (now at a record DD) I am feeling very "bubbly". So just call me bubbles.



So for the last seven months I have done a great job at not purchasing any baby clothes or baby items of any kind for that matter. Which my husband has appreciated greatly. I think he has even been surprised by the amount of control I have had. So he must have known I would lose control one day. Well today was that day. I casually strolled into the baby gap (which I have done quite a few times before, without temptation) to discover an abundance of oh too cute baby clothes. I honestly couldn't talk myself out of anything and I convinced myself that it was all VERY necessary. After all I have next to no clothes for our little girl and she is going to be here in two short months! Panic set in. However I did practice some control and put it on hold. I just couldn't help but feel that it would be wrong of me to throw this purchase on Brian so suddenly. So as soon as I left the store I was sure to send Brian and text letting him know just how much i loved him and how amazing i think he is. He saw right through it. So I told him the situation and he agreed to go back to the store with me to review my pile of desired items. Well mostly ladies, and maybe some gentlemen, he loves me, he really loves me!! He allowed me to get just what my worldly heart desired. So here they are! I love them all and I can already envision our little lady in them. So tonight I will sleep soundly knowing that my daughter will have clothes and cute ones at that.

Love, Lu

{ OH BABY! }

So this is the profile of our little nugget. I just realized I never posted any pictures of the ultra sound. I would post others but lets be real, its pretty hard figuring out what exactly you are looking at most the time. This one however is pretty obvious and the ultrasound technician was even nice enough to label it. This ultrasound was done when I was about 18 weeks, so it has definitely been some time. However when we were at the ultra sound, Brian was so quick to point out that she looks just like me. I was absolutely confused as to how he could come to that conclusion so quick, but then he pointed out that she has the same little turned up nose! Haha He was right. So it will be interesting to see what the rest of her looks like. I am so beyond excited at this point. I just want to hold my little girl in my arms. I only have 8 more weeks(more or less) to go. I will be counting down the days. So these next two months might be really really long.

Love, Lu

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Although so much has happened in the last year, mainly getting pregnant, it really doesn't feel like it has been a year since we got married. I know everyone says it, so I guess I'm going to have to join the club and say, it really was the best day of my life thus far. Not only did I get to marry the coolest kid on the block, but it was a day filled with so much love. And lets be real, who doesn't love a big party all about them? It only happens once so you have to embrace it. I know I sure did. Looking back at photos makes me miss that day. Can I just do it one more time? I just want to bask in all its glory all over again. It truly was THE . BEST . DAY. So here are a plethora of photos from my favorite day. I was having a really hard time just picking a couple of my favs so I thought I would make it more of a slide show of that day. Enjoy!