We can’t wait to meet our baby boy! We’ve been spending a lot of our time on our house lately getting everything ready for him to arrive. Dan has been building an office in our backyard the last few months and we recently moved all of his things out of his current office and changed it into Everly’s new bedroom. We have a few small additions we’re going to add but it’s almost complete! We were so excited to give her her own bedroom and she’s been loving it. Her favorite is the new kitchen we gave her. She loves the one at her Nana and Papa’s house so we had to get her one. She loves pretending to cook meals (num nums) for us and her favorite stuffed animals. We have all her toys and clothes organized and a really great space for her to enjoy it all. I’ll be sharing some photos soon 🙂 We’re all so excited for the next upcoming months and we’ve been so happy and content. It’s going to be such a change having another little one in the house and I’m sure it will take some time to adjust, but I’m sure looking forward to all the baby snuggles and newborn delights with our boy. I can’t wait to see Everly hold him for the first time. I know my heart will just melt! This second trimester has been great and the nausea definitely let up. I do feel like I’m quite a bit bigger with this pregnancy and my mobility has been a little more limited. We had our second trimester ultrasound and they said he was a big boy. I think he may make his appearance earlier than expected. His due date as of now is May 16th but I’m predicting he’ll come between the 4th-12th. We’ll see! I can’t wait to hold our miniature Daniel and my heart is so happy.
Our December has been so magical! We found out that we are having a sweet baby boy and we’re over the moon. We got to do gender reveals for both of our families and it was so exciting to be able to share the news with everyone. We always talked about how fun it would be to have both a little girl and little boy in our family. I’ve always told Dan how much I wanted to have a little miniature Daniel running around the house with his Daddy’s dimples. We feel so honored and blessed! In the first week of December we went out and got a Christmas tree as a family and brought it home to decorate together. It was so precious watching Everly experience it all! From bringing in the tree, to watching all the lights glow, to hanging candy canes and ornaments, all while listening to Christmas music in the background. It’s definitely been a highlight for us so far. On December 8th Everly turned 18 months old! We took her out in a princess dress and did a little photo shoot for her. The sunset that evening was incredible. It was a moment that totally caught me off guard. I wasn’t being the best version of myself that day. I was easily irritated, tired, and letting the little things get to me. Dan decided to drive us to the bay and the sunset was breathtaking. The air was warm and the water was still with a calmness on the horizon. It felt like a dream. I watched the wonder and excitement in Everly’s eyes as she ran back and forth on the sand. My heart began to soften and my perspective shifted. I love God’s ways of reminding us that He’s here. Beyond what we deserve, He always makes himself known to us each day. A couple days ago we got to do a birthday/ Christmas celebration with the whole family. We celebrated my sister and Dads birthday and did a mini gift exchange as well. Everly got to play with all her cousins and we all got some great quality time together and enjoyed a delicious ham dinner made by my Daddy. Yesterday we went out and took our Holiday portraits shot by my Daddy, Michael Kinney Photography. My sister came along too and helped with Everly and little Rusty Roo dog. We’re so happy with how they turned out! It perfectly captures all the joy we feel each day with our precious girl. I can’t wait to see her be a big sister! There’s so much to look forward to next year and our hearts couldn’t be happier. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!