Maternity Session with Abraham

A couple weeks back we got a random snow! It hardly ever snows here. We got a good several inches every 2 years or so. This time, we got a full three inches, and it was glorious. I was on the couch cozied up in sweats and a messy bun when a sweet friend texted me. She asked to come to my house and shoot some maternity pics out in the snow. I rushed to get ready, and then we explored my neighborhood. It was incredibly cold, but we had such a fun time laughing at my awkwardness and getting covered in mud. SO thankful for these images and my sweet, servant hearted friend! I'll forever treasure these. Also, realllll thankful I don't look half as awkward as I felt. HA! Stephanie, you did an AMAZING job!

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 24.5 weeks (but pics were at 22.5 weeks)
Total Weight Gain: 11-12 pounds
Maternity Clothes:OH yes.
Best Moment this Week: getting back into a routine after being gone last week on our church staff retreat.
Gender:BOY! Abraham Robert
Movement:all the time. It's so reassuring.
Food Cravings: all the foods. Hungry all the time.
Food aversions: fried food.
What I Miss: Nothing! Feeling so so great!
Sleep: getting great sleep! Sleeping like a rock!  
What I am looking forward to: redoing the kiddos rooms and all the nesting!
Belly Button:in in in

And for a walk down memory lane, here's

maternity session with willow
maternity session with canaan


Kubler Kub #3 IS A........

It is blowing my find that we are now finding out the gender of our THIRD kubler kub. At the start of 2016, I had ZERO clue that we would be ending the year this way. I couldn't be more thankful for this little blessing. Our adoption is now officially paused with our agency. However, we are able to adopt independently if the Lord wills or leads us in that direction. While I am sad that our adoption will most likely not happen in this coming year, I'm still so thankful for this precious gift growing in my belly. So thankful for a Sovereign God.

Boy?? Girl???......


I can hardly stand the thought of cuddling another little boy. Goodness.

 She's SO SO SO ready for baby BROTHER to get here:)

A boy. Sweet, snuggling, precious baby boy. 

Abraham Robert
we are SO READY TO MEET YOU!!!!!!!  So thankful to get to experience another little boy! Oh Abe, you are so loved. 

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 20 weeks

Total Weight Gain: 7lbs. 

Maternity Clothes: Oh yes. I can fit in normal clothes but TOTALLY prefer maternity clothes. They are just WAY more comfortable. 

Best Moment this Week: Finding out the gender!!!!!
It's a BOYYY!!! Little man, Abraham!
Movement:I feel a couple of kicks a day. It's precious.
Food Cravings: pickles, spaghetti, pasta, cold fruit.
Food aversions: Not many. Fried food isn't my favorite.
What I Miss: not much! Really excited about this pregnancy and how smoothly it's going!
Sleep: GREAT! Napping and sleeping through the night. I'm working out 2-4 times a week which I think is absolutely helping me sleep better.
What I am looking forward to:obviously our next appointment! I love hearing this heartbeat!!

Belly Button:in in in


Kubler Kub #3: 18 Weeks!!

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along: 18 weeks
Total Weight Gain: 5-6 pounds
Maternity Clothes: I don't really have to yet, but I do because they are just way more comfortable.
Best Moment this Week:  It finally being the Christmas season!!!!! So ready!
Gender: I don't have a gut feeling either way. Excited to know!!
Movement: every now and then I feel a couple of kicks. Nothing consistent or strong. 
Food Cravings: pickles, tomato based foods (pasta, pizza).
Food aversions: fried food. Other than that, I'm back to liking most foods. yay!!
What I Miss: nothing really. Just very thankful. 
Sleep: going great!! Working out helps big time! 
What I am looking forward to: our appointment and my sister coming home for Christmas from Australia!!!
Belly Button:in in in


2016 November Recap

November FLEW by. It was a fun of announcing our pregnancy, taking fall family pictures, and preparing for Christmas. We also had a few chances at being matched through our agency, but they fell through. We are trusting the Lord that if it's His will, we will be matched before we are paused at 20 weeks.

Littlest one is 14 weeks!
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I couldn't remember if I posted these of the kiddos, but I took a few shots of them the day we did our pregnancy announcement photos. I love these little hams. 
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C had a program to finish off the fall semester of his Thursday School. It was precious how excited he was. 
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 So SOOO proud of the big boy! He loved going to Thursday school this semester and we plan to take him back for the spring semester. It's only for 2.5 hours on Thursdays only. Any longer, and I don't think I could handle it.  photo IMG_9691.jpg

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 Each holiday some of the mom's throw a little party for the kiddos. We did a thanksgiving party at the Bobos full of brunch food and turkey crafts. It was hilarious how many kiddos were running around. But, I'm so incredibly thankful for all the women the Lord has put into my life. The kids had a BLAST! photo IMG_9753.jpg photo IMG_9755.jpg

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Picnic at the mall playground. We tried to squeeze in a lot of these before the weather got too cold. 
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 Sweet little nephew. SO thankful my brother was able to come in town with his wife and baby Lincoln. I snuggled this little fella during the sermon on Sunday. So thankful for him, our church, and my sweet husband is always points us to Christ.
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 little snug bug.
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Thanksgiving day with my sweet family!
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 Snuggle bugs!
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He is in love with this train and HAS NOT stopped playing with it sense we put it under the tree. Every year it becomes his favorite thing. I love that his love for trains has never wavered. 
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 Decorating a gingerbread trains! Thanks to our Mudgy for the awesome gift! They ate more than they decorated.  photo IMG_9977.jpg photo IMG_9980.jpg

My sweet little spideys. He hugged her all on his own. Goodness I love their relationship. 
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