Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A day in the life...

of a cute little (well, not real little) 6 month old baby boy!

6:30 a.m. up to eat.
8:00-9:40 a.m. nap.
9:45 time to eat!

10:00....diaper change AND
Posing for a picture on his changing table

10:30-11:00 playing in my crib while mommy gets rid of all of my clothes that are TOO SMALL!!

11:00 Lunch

11:30 chill on the couch while mommy cleans up the kitchen

12:30 time to eat again.
12:45-1:30 short nap.
1:30-3:00 cuddled with mommy because I had a tummy ache.
3:00-3:30 took a quick nap until I pooped! :)
3:30-5:00 lots of playtime on the floor--practicing sitting like a big boy!

5:00 dinner
5:30-6:30 more playtime!!
6:30 bathtime!
7:00 jammies and time to eat!

Life is rough when you're 6 months old! :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Not possible!!

Dane Alexander is 5 months old today!!!
Time flies where you're busy....
GROWING like crazy!!!

We actually went to see Dr. Reyes today to check on his ear (he had an ear infection at his 4 month well check. After 2 rounds of antibiotics and many sleepless nights, all of the fluid behind his eardrum is gone!)

17.5 lbs of squeezable lovin'

Drools like crazy--but no teeth.

Getting stronger each day!!

Always has some smiles for his mama ;)

....and still love ms. sassy pants to the moon and back.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


For the lack of posts!!!
Life is busy!!
But I love it :)

Dane's 4 month stats:
15 lbs 8 oz
26 inches long
ear infection (oops) :(
Totally lovable and a definite mama's boy!
LOVE my little man!

Dane trick or treating at the Walton Library!

And of course--my sweet girl, Mia.
She's so smart, so sweet, and has Quite an attitude ;)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I'm a week late posting Dane's 3 month photo shoot we had one morning.
Things have been pretty busy here!
Dane is a wonderful baby.
He's just a little over 14 lbs
Sleeping about 10 hours at night.
FINALLY started taking naps for his sitter.
ROLLED OVER for the first time tonight!
Loves to snuggle with me :)

He's just so sweet, I can't stand it :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

A day late

Due to a dead camera battery--Dane's 2 month post is a day late!!!!

Here's our little chunk!
Sitting like a big boy in his bumbo seat!

Mia going in for a smooch! (imagine that!)
My babes have the most BEAUTIFUL blue eyes :)

The best smile we could get out of him tonight! Guess his sister got the photogenic gene ;)

see.... :)

Happy 2 month birthday to our sweet, Dane Alexander!
Love you so....

Monday, August 8, 2011


That's it, just love.....

1 day shy of 7 weeks--and has almost doubled his birth weight!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bath for 2

This is serious stuff, people.

Juuuuuust kidding! :)

My little loves

...that keep me very busy!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

2, 1

Mia and Dane went to go see Dr. Reyes yesterday for their 2 year and 1 month checkups!!!!
Happy to report that both kids are healthy and growing just like they should!!

Here is Mia on the exam table saying, "cheese!"
She impressed Dr. Reyes with her talking skills and wild memory!

You know, she's SO BIG! :)

And Dane, content as can be. This boy HARDLY ever cries. He's so laid back and has stolen his mama's heart, for sure!!

Definitely doing well nursing. He has chunked up quite nicely!
Weighing in at 9 lbs 13 oz, 21.5 inches long now!
Eating every 3 hours during the day.
Sleeping between 6-7 hours at night!
I'm one happy mama!

It's pretty exhausting doing all this growing!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A baby story

Just like TLC!
So here is how our sweet baby Dane came into this world......
Monday the 20th I had a doctor's appointment 1st thing in the morning. I was dilated 2-3 cm and 50% effaced. It was my doctor's first day back after his 10 day vacation. Jeremy was kind of bummed because he really didn't want to have to go back to work--he wanted it to be baby time!!! So I told my dr. that I was going to go to bootcamp Monday afternoon--he says, "ok, if you go, I may see you tonight!"
Well, I went to bootcamp. Came home, cooked dinner. I had a lot of contractions while I was working out, but I would usually have a lot when I was at bootcamp. While we were eating dinner, I noticed 4 or 5 pretty good contractions, but nothing really seemed timeable. So we went about our evening....
I had class from 9-10 that night. Was counting my contractions...they were 5 minutes apart, 12 minutes apart, 7 minutes apart. So I thought, bummer....this isn't labor.
10:30 Monday night. We go to bed. I can't get comfortable....feeling more contractions starting up. They were 5 minutes apart for about an hour. 11:30 I get up to go take a warm shower to see if they would go away. JUST as I was getting ready to text my friend and nurse, Cyndi, I get a text from her husband...."if you need cyndi, text my phone-her phone is dead." Crazy. I had her call me, explained my situation and proceeded with my shower. I called her after my shower and said, ok, contractions are 4 minutes apart. She comes over to my house to pick me up and take me up to the hospital to just check and see if this is real labor. (I didn't want to get everyone out of bed at midnight if this was just a false alarm!!!)
We arrive at the hospital around midnight.
Get to my room at 12:15.
We get up to my room and the nurse checks me.
You're 6 cm.
Woah, no way!
The nurse asks Cyndi if she wants to double check.
Cyndi checks me.
Yep, 6 cm!
I call Jeremy....Hey, I'm 6 cm. You might want to get out of bed and get ready to come up to the hospital!
I call my mom, you need to get dad out of bed and have him stay at my house--it's baby time!!
I call my sister--who is just so conveniently up feeding Lynnsey (who is only 13 days old!). I told her I totally understand if she couldn't make it for the delivery --but I REALLY wanted her there!!! (She got to the hospital when I was 8 cm) Phew!!!
Everyone who is supposed to be in the delivery room arrives and I am feeling much more relieved now!!
I make it to 10 cm with my bag of water still in tact!!! My AWESOME dr. makes a special trip to the hospital at 3:00 a.m. to break my water and deliver my 3rd baby! I'm forever grateful for him!
I pushed for about 10-15 minutes and at 3:38 a.m. my 3rd baby, 2nd son, entered this world!
This was, by far, the most relaxing and FUN delivery! (Probably because I was only in labor for 3 hours!)
--Dane Alexander--
VERY proud dad and grandma watch as Dane arrived!
My mom got to cut the cord....I thought that was pretty darn cool :)
Hello sweet, baby boy!
Nanaw even made it up during the wee hours of the night!!!!!
(The hospital has the mommy do kangaroo care immediately after delivery--the best hour of bonding time I have spent, yet! It was so awesome!)
Our family....
although we are -1
I'm soooo very thankful that I have been blessed with 2 beautiful babies with us here and 1 sweet little angel watching over us in heaven.
Little Connor, you would have been one heck of a big brother.
Our family.
June 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Born 6/21/2011
3:38 a.m.
6 lbs 13 oz
20.5 inches long
He is perfect! We feel so blessed. My heart is filled with so much love.
(and Mia is a pretty awesome big sister!)
Our family is now complete :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Could it be?

The last belly shot?!?!
Only time will tell!
All I that I'm ready to meet this little guy!!!
37 weeks!!
I can't wait to come home with our little family and enjoy this new life together.
I'm so very thankful that Jeremy gets a 2 week paternity leave through his work. We will get to enjoy the kids and start another crazy strict routine (because I'm psycho! haha) And start writing the next chapter of our lives.
Hope you keep reading....I'm sure things are going to be fun and interesting with the Hall's :)
....feeling so very blessed.....
.....loving all 3 of my babies.....

Thursday, June 9, 2011

2 down

Jenn and Haley have both delivered--that means, I'm next! :)

Welcome to the world, Lynnsey Dyann Ramer!!!!!!

It was so neat being on the 'other side' this time. Watching Haley give birth was simply amazing.

Love this little gal :)

Proud parents with their newest addition!!!

And one proud mama of 2

Congratulations Haley and Justin. Love you guys!!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

19 days?

Ok, so Haley is making me look like a major blog slacker!!! I haven't posted many belly pics this pregnancy--partially because I feel huge and, well, I've just been lazy about it!

Here we are at 35 weeks. According to my latest ultrasound, baby D was measuring a little ahead of schedule--and the tech said that he could be here June 21st. I was 16 days early with Mia. June 21 would make me 16 days early with baby D. SOOOO?? We'll see.

35 week belly with my sweet, Connor James.

35 week belly with my sassy, little Miss Mia

and drumroll, please.....35 week belly with baby D!

All 3 pregnancies have been very similar, yet very different!!! The 3rd has definitely been a little harder on my body, I think. But I am still feeling wonderful. Just normal pregnancy aches and pains of things not moving as quickly as they used to.
I love being pregnant, but I'm also very ready to have my body back :) I miss running and swimming and biking!!! My goal is to be back in shape for the triathlon next June! Let's hope 2 kids, grad school and a full time job will allow for that!

AND--here's a collage :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

The first

This weekend we traveled to Washington D.C. because Mia and I were in a wedding. This was her first time as a flower girl--and she did AWESOME! :)
She's so grown up-it makes me a little bit sad! She won over the hearts of many on our trip with her bubbly personality and big, blue eyes.
Love this girl so much....

CONGRATULATIONS to Sara and Shawn. What a beautiful wedding--so glad we were able to be a part of it!!!