Life is precious. Our life is blessed. And we have chosen to spend it together.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

He has more clothes than me...

The best "soon to be" auntie in the world came over to help me organize baby bourne's room.  She was so awesome and wouldn't leave until his laundry was done and his socks matched up.  Which reminds me...he needs more socks.  Anyways, all the sorting helped me realize he has a ridiculous amount of clothes...and he isn't even here yet.  I have had to stop myself from buying him things which has been harder than I thought.  So for now I just get to admire all the adorable clothes that make me so excited I am having a boy. 

Yes he already had a rain coat.

"Auntie S"

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Boy or Girl for Brie?

Today my bestie Brieanne welcomed her 3rd bundle of joy.  To make this pregnancy special they decided not to find out the gender.  We all of course had to play the guessing game and most everyone said boy except Mom and Riley ( I will never doubt a mother's instinct again).   I was there with her and her family for as long as I could be today only to miss the birth and big reveal by 45 minutes.  I couldn't believe it.  BUT, I am happy to announce the arrival of beautiful baby girl Tatum Elaine Baumann.  She is totally a Baumann and you can see it right away.  Her perfect lips make all of us a little bit jealous.  Great job Mom!  Tatum,  you are so loved!  Here she is...

Pure sweetness!

Love me a baby burrito!

Momma and her girls.

A very proud big sister.  This moment made me tear up.

30 weeks...10 to go.

I am part excited, part anxious about reaching 30 weeks.  I am very blessed to feel as good as I do at this point.  I have gained a total of 17 lbs and have had a comfortable pregnancy.  My Glucola test was normal but my hematocrit was borderline so I am now taking iron supplements.  That is the only abnormal test I have had so far.  My hip pain is day to day which is better than I thought it would be through all of this.  Being on my feet all day at work is forcing me to deal with the discomforts.  I am determined to work until the end of September which would take me to 39 weeks.  I am starting to wonder if it is going to be possible.  I just keep reminding myself one day at a time.  Today I successfully talked my dad into coming over to help move the baby furniture upstairs so baby boy can finally have his own room.  Matt was a super husband today.  The two of them put together the crip with out any instructions and  with no extra parts.  It was pretty special watching my dad and Matt work together on the crib.   Now I get to organize all his things and turn this into more of a reality.  I love thinking about having him here, but for now I am enjoying my time with him and am not ready to share.  He is such a wiggle worm.  He gets a bit rambunctious when I get home from work and I can finally sit and relax.  I love feeling him, seeing my belly move, and holding him the only way I can right now. 

Thanks Matt and Dad!!

So far, just the basics.

The inspiration for his room...Thank you Denise for bringing him to us!

Sleepy Fox...I painted him :)

30 weeks

Monday, July 23, 2012

Surrounded by amazing women...

I have to say that baby showers are awesome.  I was completely overwhelmed by how loving, supportive, and generous my friends are.  To me they are so much more than friends, they are my net.  I depend on their opinions, advise, and listening ear for pretty much everything that I go through.  They all have helped me more than they know on this crazy journey.  I feel so to lucky to have the gift of their friendship, that spoiling me and my unborn son seems over the top.   It was a fabulous afternoon with my sisters and my besties!  Brie, Riley and Lauren know how to host a really special "baby wash."  I am forever grateful to you beautiful ladies.  How did I get so lucky to have all these moms help me prepare to become a mom myself?  
The proudest auntie!

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They love him!  And I love them :)

My most special God Daughter and party planner!

oooh...a penguin hat from auntie Meghan

The art gallery.

Tanya (with baby boy #2 ;) ), precious Simone, Denise (Simone's mommy), and me with Simone's future husband!

Amy...a fellow "westsider!"

Me and Katie

Tami, Maria, and Cinthia

Liz, Gina, "Brat", and Heidi

Brieanne ( with baby #3) and Lauren...there are no words. Love you 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Role Model Marriages

I got to be a part of a 50th wedding anniversary party.  It was really inspiring to see how the love of these two people had touched a room full of people young and old.  Jim and Connie have been a part of our family for years and we all adore them.  So they found each other 50 years ago...and my parents joined their lives and started our family 33 years ago. What a blessing as a newly married person to have these amazing examples around me and my husband. CHEERS to love and happily ever after.

Their first official wedding cake.  50 yrs later :)

My amazing, loving, supportive parents.

Sisters/aunties...LOVE them!

The Bourne family photo.  

My support system. 

Sunday, July 15, 2012


If I may quote Riley Faye Baumann...I have some new "bloomers" in the yard.  I don't even know what type of flowers they all are but I know that I love the variety and color.  This may be my favorite time of year for my garden. 

Vintage Riley

Friday, July 13, 2012

5 Years and counting

5 years ago today on Friday July 13th, Matt and I found ourselves across from each other at The Whisky Bar.   I made attempts at getting his attention but he was a bit "distracted."  So as he walked out of the bar I grabbed him by the arm and asked why he hadn't  said hello to me.  After a conversation that night, a little reminding by text message about our reunion the night before, and a beer at 74th ST Ale house, we had made our way back into each other's lives and quickly into each other's hearts.  We picked up right where we had left off 5 years earlier.  It didn't take long to realize that our souls would be forever joined.  After 5 years our hearts are as full as ever and our friendship is growing stronger everyday.   Thank you Matt for loving me for me, trusting me with your heart, and for making our house a home.  I love you. 

Our 1st picture taken together.

5 years later.