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    Oaklee Shae | 1 month old

    Not even sure how we are even at this point. ONE MONTH?! Oaklee is doing amazing. She grew out of newborn clothes and newborn diapers by 2 weeks old. I couldn’t believe it! It’s funny how I always imagined myself having tiny little babies and I was blessed with two big girls. Haha!

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    Surviving Two Under Two

    We are now four weeks into surviving being a family of four! Shae got three weeks off this time around which was seriously amazing and helpful. Mostly, it really helped with Everlee adjusting to the transition of mom not being at her beck and call all day. This was also a hard transition for me and gave me a lot of mom guilt, but doing much better now! While it has been pretty smooth, there have been some harder days and nights. Some days I can’t put the baby down and Everlee needs me, some days I have both girls crying, some nights I can’t get Oaklee down for anything, some nights I put her in bed with me out of desperation. But I will say, the exhausting moments don’t seem so terrible when we are all snuggled up on the couch. My heart could hurt it is so full!

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    Fresh 48

    We got our Fresh 48 pictures back a couple days ago and wanted to make a post to share some of our favorites! We decided to go with this type of session rather than newborn pictures this time around because I really wanted some photos of all of us. Also because they are so fresh and real! Oaklee wasn’t even 24 hours old when they were taken and I’m just really happy we decided on them!

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    Oaklee Shae | Birth Story

    If you didn’t already know, we welcomed baby girl Oaklee Shae Atkins to the world on March 13, 2019 at 6:54pm.

    To be honest, this story goes nothing how I envisioned. If you haven’t read my first daughters birth story, I was induced at 41 weeks and 3 days with her. It was pretty standard – show up, get induced, have baby. This time around, I was so hoping I would go into spontaneous labor on my own. I had always heard that your second baby comes way faster than your first and it’s a lot easier on you as well. Dead. Wrong.

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    40 Week Bumpdate | Baby #2

    How far along: 40 weeks! Happy due date to me!

    Baby is the size of a: A small pumpkin. 

    Weight gain: 27lbs as far as I know but I’m going to round up to 30. Haha! My appointment is tomorrow.

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    What’s in my Hospital Bag for Baby #2

    Considering I am 39 weeks, I figured I better round up my hospital bags and finish packing! I will have a few last minute things to grab on the way out, but we are ready to go now. I’m really crossing my fingers that this baby girl will come any day now. My first daughter, Everlee, was 11 days late and honestly it was far from fun. I have cut A LOT out to my hospital bags compared to what they were stuffed with my first baby. This time around, I know I won’t need nearly as much stuff. I am packing three bags: one for me, one for Shae and one for baby.

    For Me:

    PinkBlush Delivery Robe: This is the same robe I had when Everlee was born, but it’s amazing. It’s so soft and comfortable and makes it so easy to breastfeed. I think every mom deserves one of these!

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    39 Week Bumpdate | Baby #2

    How far along: 39 weeks and feeling it!!

    Baby is the size of a: A pumpkin. Makes sense because my stomach is the size of a pumpkin.

    Weight gain: 27lbs as of last week, but have an appointment on Tuesday morning to get an exact amount.

    Maternity clothes: Yes. What I miss being pregnant in the summer was being able to put on a dress and calling it a day. It’s so cold right now that I’m so uncomfortable trying to bundle up!

    Sleep: I have been sleeping like crap the last few days because I’ve been miserable and sick. I’ve been napping during the day when Everlee naps but nights are not fun.

    Gender: GIRL! 

    Movement: At the beginning of the week I felt like she was hardly moving, but she’s been pretty active the last few days.

    Best moment this week: It hasn’t been the greatest week because I’ve been sick, but I would say spending one last weekend together as a family of 3.

    Looking forward to: Going into labor!

    Food cravings: All I’ve wanted is sprite for my sore throat and also pop tarts have sounded good all week.

    Anything make you sick or queasy: Nope.  

    Labor signs: Unfortunately no, and it’s a little discouraging.

    What I miss: Being able to take medicine when I am sick!

    Symptoms: Super out of breath, Braxton Hicks that go into my back, exhausted.

    Belly button in or out: I would say we have reached the point where it is completely flat.

    Wedding rings on or off: On!

    Mood: Miserable. I hate to complain but being sick is really kicking my ass!

    37 Week Bumpdate | Baby #2

    How far along: 37 weeks! I am no longer considered “pre-term” and she is free to come whenever she wants. Come on baby girl!

    Baby is the size of a: A honeydew melon. She is weighing over 6lbs and around 19in long!

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