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Annabelle’s Birth Story

Baby Annabelle’s Birth Story

When I sat down to write this birth story I decided that talking through it might be a little easier. I have so much to say and convey and I feel like text just wouldn’t do the story justice.  Plus, during this pregnancy I did pregnancy updates via my YouTube Channel… so why not continue the journey that way?  Below you will find video and some bonus labor and delivery photos! I really loved getting to put my story into words and while it might not be minute by minute accurate I think since it is still fresh it was easier to remember how everything happened!

PS If you missed my birth story with my oldest baby Tripp check it out here.

Baby Annabelle's Birth Story

Checking to see if she is indeed a girl. Ha!

Baby Annabelle's Birth Story

I seriously just couldn’t believe how fast and calm everything was! Also, can we just take a second to give props to how great pregnancy hair is?  I will embrace this since in a few short months it will all fall out!

Baby Annabelle's Birth Story

If you wonder where baby A gets her double chin from… that would be me lol! And while this isn’t the most flattering picture of me I think it is my favorite because it shows how truly excited I was in that moment to meet baby A!

Baby Annabelle's Birth Story

I was so thrilled to have her to hold finally! Our family is so lucky for her to be apart of it.  Big brother is adjusting well and she already has daddy wrapped around her finger! She has been the sweetest baby and seriously was worth the wait!

Did you have a fast or a slow birth? I don’t know about you but I am addicted to watching and reading birth stories.  Every story is so unique and special and I love hearing how everyone’s unfolds.

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Tripp- 6 month update

Well, well, well where has time gone  Tripp is almost 7 months old so I figured it was time for an update!!

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In my last update I talked about parenting a high needs baby.  The struggles of parenting a spirited child are still throwing curve balls at me but I can say that these last couple of months have been amazing (minus lack of sleep… boo to the 4 month sleep regression and teething)!

Tripp has such a personality and I love that we are finally getting to see him shine. He LOVES people and being the center of attention. He is proud of himself when he can impress you.  He definitely has the strong personality of both of his parents and has started finding his “outside” voice.  I have a feeling that he isn’t going to ever be a “quiet” person. 🙂

He is sitting up, pulling up, almost crawling and LOVES pretty much any food we let him try.  He has taken a sippy cup like a champ and we are still going strong on breastfeeding.

It is such a blessing to be Tripp’s mom.  He challenges me to be a better person everyday and is a constant reminder of unconditional love.  I can’t wait to experience his first Christmas here in a few weeks!

Check out how much he has changed!

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XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Catching Up

Where has this summer gone?! I have been traveling the last 3 weeks so keeping up the blog has been a challenge!

I have an OOTD post coming soon, a fun recipe post and maybe a little something special!

I went to Indiana and Pennsylvania for work! Ate a HUGE Chicken Fried Steak… Not really my thing but when in Rome (or some hole in the wall bar in Indiana)! IMG_2478IMG_2483

Mark and I ventured to a craft brewer in Fort Worth called Martin House! We had SO much fun.  Loved the souviner glass and over favorite brew was the Imperial Texan!IMG_2488

I also ventured to Florida and successfully surprised my brother, aunt, uncle and grandparents! We had a great time enjoying family!

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I ventured back to Fort Worth to celebrate my birthday! Mark and his parents took me to my favorite Capital Grill!e! It was YUMMY!

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Then it was back to Indiana for Marks family reunion this weekend.  Let’s just say 17 hour road trips are not my thing.  I did get some awesome pictures! It was great to meet and see Mark’s family and just have a good ol’ time! Seriously cornfields in the summer are a sight to see! This place looked like a movie set!

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How was your summer! What trips have you taken?