Hellllo Blog World. Sorry I have been MIA. We welcomed a baby girl on July 27th! Remington Rae Hall has been such a blessing to our little family. Being a first time mom is an adventure in itself. Just wanted to share a few funny/true things I have realized this first 6 months. All of the cliches are true! I instantly loved her when I saw her! But first lets rewind!
1. Contractions : are the devil. The pain is indescribable!
2. I was skeptical about loving someone so much instantly. Its true ! I couldnt get enough of her.
3. Breastfeeding is hard and exhausting. Some are just not meant to do it.
4. Mom Guilt is Real! See #3. My first case but I did finally give myself a break.
5. Post Partum depression is very real. Its the oddest thing . You have this miracle in front of you but you cant stop crying. Thank goodness for good doctors and medicine and a very supportive hubby.
6. I never thought I would be so excited when someone pooped ! I always thought it would make ne gag. Its weird when its your child it doesnt bother you.
7. Burping. You feel like an Olympic gold medalist when you get a good burp after a feeding.
8. Single parents need a daily award. Me and Dalton both have breaking points. We know when the other one needs a break and are there to step in. I couldnt imagine doing it alone.
9. You will act a fool anywhere to get one tiny smile.
10. I love seeing the world through her eyes.
Here are a few pics of our growing girl :
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My ride or die going for 13 years now. So many memories that we share. College classes to weddings to babies and everything in between you have been an amazing friend. I have watched you grow into one of the best mothers I know. You were made to be those sweet babies mom. Thank you for always being there for me for the day to day and also the big moments. I love you friend!! I cant wait to raise our girls together.
Every year I celebrate father’s day with my mom. Growing up in a single parent household she had to be both the mother and the father. We have our own little traditions. Always a funny card for fathers day & a mushy card for mothers day. And of course other presents.
This year is no different but now I get to add two more dads in the mix to celebrate. How blessed am I.
A new father in law and my husband’s first fathers day.
I lucked out in the inlaw department! My father in law is one of a kind. He is the funniest person I know;) that’s his own quote with a few misplaced words. He does so much for Dalton & I . Hands down the best cook we know. Best pawpaw in the world to our nephews. I can’t wait to see him with Remington Rae. He never asks for anything and would do anything in the world for anyone. He wears many hats husband, dad, pawpaw, chef, mechanic etc… he does them all well… We love you Charlie Hall
Last but not least my hubby. Our whole world is about to change in a month and he is already killing the dad game with flying colors. He has been with me for every step of this pregnany. Every appt by my side. Taking care of me when I was so sick. He is simply the best. Cannot wait too see our daughter have him wrapped around her little fingers….
So apparently today is husband appreciation day. 🙂 I know Dalton James Hall has only been my husband for 6 months 14 days but I appreciate him as if he has been by my side forever. It’s hard to summarize the appreciation you have for someone that means the absolute world to you . He is the most hardworking, sincere, kind, thoughtful, sweet, passionate person I know. I waited a long time to find a life partner and they weren’t kidding when they said it will be worth the wait. He gets up everday and goes to work to provide a stable life for our family. He comes home and helps me around the house without asking. He goes out of his way to help anyone and everyone. He treats his parents with respect and will do anything in the world for them. He loves my momma like family and will do anything in the world for her. He’s a lot funnier than I am. (Even though I hate to admit it). He loves me day in and day out no matter what. He makes me feel beautiful and loved every single day. He takes such good care of me when I am sick. This year he had flu + morning sickness to deal with and he was such a great nurse and comfort to me. I have to admit though I am most excited about the new role he takes on this year as Daddy to our daughter !! He already takes such good care of his girls :).. Girls take note there are good guys out there and trust when I say it was worth the wait..
By now the whole wide world knows we are having a little girl. We are over the moon and thankful that so far everything is looking perfect! We didn’t care either way just as long as the baby is healthy.
We would like to introduce everyone to Remington Rae Hall, our daughter. Dalton and I picked her name out together. Remington is the make of a firearm. Hence is why Dalton liked it. I liked it because its such a strong name. Her middle name is after a few special people. My mother’s name is Rae. Being an only child and raised by her. She is the strongest most loyal person to her loved ones. I hope her granddaughter gets her strength. My biological grandfathers name was James Ray. Although I never got to meet him my mom has told me all kinds of stories. And we wouldnt be here without him. Last but not least my dear friend from high school Marquita Re’ . She is no longer with us but she was the most fearless free spirit I have ever been around. I hope our daughter has some of her spirit.
OH the joys of pregnancy. The first trimester weeks 1- 13. The first few weeks of course you have no clue and life goes on as usual. Then the excitement with the test and telling your close loved ones. The first month & a half were a breeze. The only symptom I could tell was I was super sleepy and could fall asleep anywhere. Then came the middle of the 2nd month and 3rd month. ROUGH city. I think I threw up every morning for 3 weeks straight. Brushing my teeth became a chore which still is for some reason it makes me nauseous now.
I have realized that baby Hall hates anything pork. First found that out at Christmas dinner when I took a bite into the Christmas ham. Not having any of that. So no breakfast food for me for the next few months. Morning Sickness kicked in full force. Then I got Strep throat and the dreaded flu! My husband is a saint. He took such great care of me! I had to go to the ER 3 times in 10 days.
The great thing about the first trimester is hearing that heartbeat for the first time and seeing that little jellybean on the ultrasound. The future is bright! Now on to the second trimester and seeing what gender our little jellybean is!
Dec 28th… To say I was nervous would be an understatement!! It still didn’t feel real to me. Dont get me wrong I had pregnancy symptoms. Over Christmas was super nauseous and sick for the first time. Before that I felt fine was just a little more tired. My Appt wasn’t until 3:30 that day. My mind raced all day what if this isnt real , what if something is wrong, what if I lose the baby. Anxiety out the wazoo…. Checked in early weighed and I had actually lost 3 pds . Dalton got there. I was 90 to nothing but he ALWAYS calms me down. Me & Dalton right before :
The midwife came in which is an old friend of mine. She scanned my tummy first. She said there is a baby in there and I can see the heart beating. All my worries went away. Couldnt get a great pic so we had to do the vaginal ultrasound. Then it popped up. OMG you guys I was in love at first site. No idea what any of it was but it was magical. Had tears in my eyes. Dalton grabbed ny hand and it all just became so real. Seen our baby and heard its heartbeat (171bpm) . I didn’t know you can actually see the heart beating on the screen. Found out I wasnt as far along as I had thought. Our new due date is Aug 5th.
Submitted our scans to the gender experts. They do the ramzi, nub & skull theories. I have to wait till 12 weeks for the nub & skull theory. But the ramzi theory which is where your baby is located in the uterus said :
Which they are all just THEORIES… We are happy either way..
We are pregnant!!! So many emotions and thoughts as we found out this news. I knew from the get go I wanted to document everything to show our child one day. Before I get started I know many people have struggled and are struggling with having a precious baby. Believe me I know I was one of them. For you guys hang in there , the lord works in mysterious ways. I truley do believe in God’s timing. I first had an inkling the Monday of Thanksgiving. My period had been pretty consistent after taking medicine to get it back in June 2017. It never came that Monday so I took a test. It was very faint but it said pregnant. I thought no way because it was so light.
So I waited a couple days then took another one. It was the same thing. So thanksgiving night Dalton & I took a trip to walgreens. I splurged for the digital test so there was no reading between the lines… It was late and I was going to take it in the morning. Oh and my mom was,staying the night that night because she was visiting for Thanksgiving. 4:00 am rolled around and I had to pee. Dalton snoring away I go pee and take the test. The digital test is like a little computer. It loads 3 lines then says pregnant or not pregnant. There I stood at 4am standing over that test then it said Pregnant !!!! My life changed forever!! Of course I had to go wake Dalton up and he just hugged me so tight and was so happy.
So before we found out for sure, We decided to tell our parents at Christmas. I had this cute onesie picked out they could unwrap. Well that went out the door . We told them both that Friday…. I went Monday to the dr and they confirmed it. It still didnt feel real. They scheduled my first ultrasound for 12/28 a month away!!
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