Bump Update

Here I am at 37 weeks and five days. I’m starting to feel tired of being pregnant. Actually I’m just tired in general. Today and yesterday I was able to enjoy long naps, thanks to Michael being home. I’m also tired of having to pee every five minutes and eat every two hours.  I’m still able to exercise though my ligaments and joints aren’t able to handle my usual workout. Honestly I don’t have much to complain about other than to say, “I’m ready!”  I’ve got everything done on my check list, Michael has completed his to-do list, the nursery is painted (though the little guy will be staying with us in our room), and we’ve even agreed on a name!

LEGO time

This weekend we’ve been hanging out inside thanks to the much cooler weather and rain. Caroline’s two favorite things to play with are her daddy and her LEGO! Thankfully both were around to keep her busy, as my pregnant-self isn’t exactly up for playing on the floor.

First ice cream cone!

Last weekend in the midst of the incredibly high heat and humidity we all decided it was time to splurge on some ice cream. So after dinner we jumped in the car and drove down to the local ice cream shoppe. Generally I can’t tolerate ice cream (thanks to my intolerance of milk) but every once in a while I just have to have some. At this particular shoppe they have a flavor called “Darth Chocolate”, which is essentially super dark chocolate with no sugar. It’s not for everyone, but I LOVE it! Caroline wasn’t too sure if she wanted any ice cream, especially when she saw it displayed in a cone. I told her to stick her tongue out and lick it and well as you can see by the picture, she changed her mind.



Cotsford Update

I know it’s been a long time. Way too long! I’ve been too busy with my other blog and then of course life with Caroline kept me busier than I had anticipated!

So what’s new?

Well, Caroline is growing super fast and keeping us on the constant go. She’s currently 20 months and will soon be a big sister. That’s right! I’m 37 weeks at the moment. So far this pregnancy has been so much easier than with Caroline. I’m not sure if Caroline has figured out what’s inside my belly but she’s certainly fascinated by it!

In the meantime we’ve been busy trying to get everything in order before the little one arrives. We’ve got a full fledged garden in the works. All our rooms have been repainted, including an amazing mural in the baby’s room. Michael now has an official workshop in the basement. After two years our “new” home is staring to feel lived in as we begin to decorate and add our personal touches here and there.

Next week we’ll be welcoming Grammy for an extended stay, as she comes up to help us during our transition from at threesome to a foursome. We can hardly wait to have her!



Happy 9 Months Caroline

Another month has come and gone and boy are we moving along real quick! Caroline has officially began crawling, standing up, climbing into and onto everything, and learning how to wave. She’s keeping us busy! Today she took her first steps with us holding her hands.

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Caroline’s Dedication

Last weekend Michael and I dedicated Caroline at our home church. The dedication took place on Father’s Day and we were blessed to be surrounded by our closest and dearest friends and family. After the dedication and church service we held a small party at our home in celebration of Caroline and of Cass for graduating.

A family photo opportunity before the dedication. It was a beautiful day!

Michael and I with Caroline making a promise before God, the congregation, and our family and friends that we will raise Caroline in a Christian home.

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Cass’s Graduation

It’s hard to believe that my little brother has graduated from college! We’re so proud of all his achievements. Last weekend we were blessed to see him receive his diploma from Mass Maritime Academy. After his graduation ceremony we all went over to a nearby restaurant to celebrate.

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