๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—›๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—ฆ โžŽ ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—ฆ!

โซธ ๐•‹๐• ๐•ก ๐•‹๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•‹๐•š๐••๐•“๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ค โซทโ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โž™ 15 pounds 1 ounceโž™ 25.5 inches longโž™ reaches for anything in sight, our faces includedโž™ met Santa, but infatuated with Mrs. Clausโž™ โ€œMr. Iโ€™ll Bite Your Knucklesโ€ (if you let me)โž™ enjoyed 1st Thanksgiving at the tableโž™ sleeps through the night… when Dad is homeโž™ favorite: staring at all theContinue reading “๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—›๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—ฆ โžŽ ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—ฆ!”

Merry Christmas- 2021

Tears are allowed to exist amongst happiness; when they appear, theyโ€™re just deemed โ€˜happy tearsโ€™.ย  So surely smiles are allowed to exist amongst grief; I say we just deem them โ€˜grieving smilesโ€™… These grieving smiles are certainly forced at times; yet they also originate from new perspective, and carry immense gratitude for the present day.Continue reading “Merry Christmas- 2021”

๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—›๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—ฆ โž ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—ฆ!

โซธ ๐•‹๐• ๐•ก ๐•‹๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•‹๐•š๐••๐•“๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ค โซทโ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โž™ 14 poundsโž™ 24.5 inches longโž™ officially part of the โ€œrolling clubโ€โž™ superhero Jack-Jack for Halloweenโž™ โ€œMr. I Donโ€™t Like Sleep Anymoreโ€โž™ enjoyed 1st time on the swing at the parkโž™ wakes up every 2-4 hours overnight againโž™ loves to watch Big Sis dance and play pianoโž™ cracks up at Dadโ€™sContinue reading “๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—›๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—œ๐—ฆ โž ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—›๐—ฆ!”

ARTHUR IS 3 MONTHS!

โซธ ๐•‹๐• ๐•ก ๐•‹๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•‹๐•š๐••๐•“๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ค โซทโ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โž™ 12 pounds, 11 ouncesโž™ 23.75 inches longโž™ gives wide-mouthed smiles to anyoneโž™ starts to giggle when feet are rubbedโž™ โ€œHappy Drooly Thumb-Suckerโ€โž™ made first trip to Niagara Fallsโž™ usually sleeps 10 hours through the nightโž™ favorites: long car rides to fall festivalsโž™ loves having loud โ€œconversationsโ€ with Dadโž™ got dedicatedContinue reading “ARTHUR IS 3 MONTHS!”

ARTHUR IS 2 MONTHS!

โซธย ๐•‹๐• ๐•กย ๐•‹๐•–๐•Ÿย ๐•‹๐•š๐••๐•“๐•š๐•ฅ๐•คย โซท โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” โž™ 11 pounds, 13 ounces  โž™ 22.25 inches long โž™ gives the most adorable genuine smiles  โž™ loves to have babbling conversations โž™ โ€œSmiley Spitter-Upperโ€  โž™ completed a 7-hour road-trip vacation โž™ sleeps 6-8 hour stretches at night โž™ favorites: blue binky & finger nibbling  โž™ enjoys long warm baths with Mama โž™ prefers lullabies over white noise  โซธ ๐•„๐•’๐•ž๐•’โ€™๐•ค ๐•„๐• ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ง๐•–๐•๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ค ๐•„๐• ๐•ž๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ โซท โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” Contrary to timeContinue reading “ARTHUR IS 2 MONTHS!”

๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง โ€œ๐—ง๐—ช๐—ขโ€ ๐—™๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฌ…๐ŸŽ‚

Oh Theodore, you wouldโ€™ve been TWO today…ย  I remember this moment…ย  I remember being so thrilled that you were โ€œcomfortableโ€ enough on this particular day to lay โ€˜chest to chestโ€™ with mommy; feeling your chest rise and fall with each breath against mine was well worth recruiting someone to help coordinate the process of delicatelyContinue reading “๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง โ€œ๐—ง๐—ช๐—ขโ€ ๐—™๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฌ…๐ŸŽ‚”

ARTHUR THEODORE NELSON

On July 23, 2021, at 5:57am, all 7 pounds and 19.5 inches of you entered this world and brought a fresh, yet familiar wave of immeasurable joy… We cannot wait to introduce you to the worldโ€™s best big sister, MacKenna, and teach you all about your incredible big brother, Theodore. I know Teddy is lookingContinue reading “ARTHUR THEODORE NELSON”

…It all begins and end with a kiss ๐Ÿ’‹

Think about it. The first instinct a father has when holding their precious baby is to kiss their cheek… because what feels better than fresh newborn skin pressed against your lips when no words seem significant enough to properly represent your overwhelming amount of love? Those same fathers eventually experience earthly departures, yet that sameContinue reading “…It all begins and end with a kiss ๐Ÿ’‹”

โšก๏ธWONDER WOMAN IS 6โšก๏ธ

I laughed when this little โ€œsuperheroโ€ requested a โ€˜Wonder Woman Birthdayโ€™ because prior to last month, the words were never even in her vocabulary… Ironically, her โ€˜silly thoughtโ€™ quickly evolved to a very โ€˜appropriate suggestionโ€™, as I soon began to realize that MacKenna casted herself for the perfect role… I think back over the pastContinue reading “โšก๏ธWONDER WOMAN IS 6โšก๏ธ”

Family Of Five ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ

๐Ž๐ง๐žย ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญย ๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญย ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญย ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ฌย ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐žย ๐ฆ๐ž… ๐Ž๐ง๐žย ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญย ๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญย ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฏ๐žย ๐ญ๐จย ๐ ๐ฎ๐ข๐๐žย ๐ฆ๐ž… ๐Ž๐ง๐žย ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญย ๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญย ๐ง๐จ๐ฐย ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌย ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐žย ๐ฆ๐ž…ย  Dear Theodore-ย  The gift of your life has brought immeasurable joy, even through the darkest days. The gift of your life has drawn us closer to God, as weโ€™ve realized our own lack of control. The gift of your life has indicated that prayer does not always change circumstances, but it certainlyContinue reading “Family Of Five ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ”