Thursday, October 23, 2014

It's a....

We are soo excited to announce we are having a little boy join our family! His name will be Baker Stephen. After our fathers. We feel incredibly blessed to have another miracle, healthy growing baby. Had a a great 20week checkup the other day! And this time we aren't having to see a "high risk" specialist which again we are thankful for! This pregnancy is going so fast. Especially with the Holidays quickly approaching!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

#2 cont...

In case we aren't friends on fb....

I got to make this sweet announcement a few days ago! We transferred our last little embryo around Father's Day and it worked! I was completely shocked it worked and could not be more grateful and thankful! I was super nervous and really doubted that it would work since it didn't the 1st time with one. But God is good and we are soo excited to welcome another little baby to our fam! I'm 14ish weeks and excited to find out if it's a boy or girl!

Thanks for all of your prayers!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Soo I know its's been awhile and I have written this post in my head a TON I just haven't sat down long enough to write it all out. We have entered in the stage of ... "soo when is baby #2 coming?".... blah, blah, blah. You know the usual- which is totally fine for most people to be asked that. BUT when you have been through infertility and get your miracle baby, that does not mean it just goes away. I know people think sometimes it does, and for some it may be easier the next time around but for most it doesn't just disappear. The 2nd time around is different. For there is less pressure, but lets be honest, if you are wanting and praying for a baby that you are unsure can ever happen again b/c it took years and lots drugs, it can be tough to swallow to want to put yourself through that again.
We have 1 last shot for baby #2. We have 1 frozen baby left. We will not do ivf again- 1, its too expensive. 2- we don't feel like we should. 3- 1 & 2 should be good enough :)
 Anyways... I DO really want a sibling for Maren however; I do NOT want to enter in the "dark times" again. They were really tough, I was not in a good, healthy or happy place. We have been so incredibly thankful for our sweet gift and we begged God for her and for that we are forever grateful to God for her life. I always said I would be okay with one child and I will! I know God will get me there if that is His will. I just haven't been ready to face this fortunate "fear" so I've been putting it off to stay in my happy place.

So that is my update for now! I will definitely start updating more as we start thinking about baby #2 and our 2nd journey!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

20 months

Well Maren is 20 months old. We celebrated Fathers Day, have enjoyed going to the pool, enjoyed Meg-Meg coming for a few visits. (She graduated from u of a and is now in PT school in KC. We are learning to do life w/o her here in Fay). 
Maren also decided to climb/bail out of her crib several time. So now her crib has been converted to the toddler bed. She did awesome w/ the transition and is doing great! We have been so proud of her

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My new adventure

Hellooo friends! I know it has been awhile but a big reason I have slowed down on blogging is because I started this new "thing" called Plexus. I saw a friend post about it a little while back on facebook. I was so desperately trying to lose weight from the awful fertility drugs and then the pregnancy weight. I had tried some products called advocare for a couple of months and lost around 6lbs but then it came right back. The more I saw this friend post, the more I was intrigued. So I decided to try it for a month. After that I was hooked! I lost 8lbs in 6 weeks and then just kept losing from then on out. I'm now currently down 25lbs and have seriously never felt better. It has been life changing. I'll save all of that for another post, but my husband is taking it too and is down 14lbs and has been able to go gluten free and now has no more headaches. He used to have them daily and now doesn't!! AHHMAZING. It has been a game changer for us for lots of health reasons but also for financial reasons. I was worried I needed to go back to work b/c we were draining our savings each month so I was determined to make something work. I felt like this was doable for me since I was having so much success with the products and truly believed in them. So all of that to say it is now my job and I'm loving it! It has been a blast and super easy. I also love that I am able to contribute financially again for our fam. It came at such a great time for me and could not be more thankful for it. I also can't believe I'm just now blogging about it b/c I could literally talk about it for dayzzz!

Anyways if anyone is interested in sheddin some lbs or making some $$! Check out my website: or  Email me at mlyountspinkdrink@gmail{dot}com it could be the best decision ever you ever make {at least i'm not dramatic}!

I could go on and on bit will save it for another day! Hope you all are doing awesome.

this pic absolutely makes me want to cringe! Like want to crawl in a BIG hole!!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

18 and 19 months

Welp. It has been awhile once again....

We have had a busy 2 months. We went to the beach. My sis graduated. Went to a wedding in Dallas. Maren is growing like a weed. She finished a full year at mothers day out, which she looved. 
Maren loves her colors, shapes, singing, elmo, noodles, being outside, starting to string 3-4 words together. She is very chatty and I love it!

She is also tons of fun and a ball of energy. Marc and I often like to reflect on the greatness of God and allowing us the privilege of being her parents when we didn't even know if we would ever have a child. My heart is always hurting for those that are still waiting. I think that is one of the main reasons I haven't kept this blog going. I just felt like it would be pics of my kid all the time (which is what it is) and I just remember that bothering me soo bad when I struggled to get pregnant so I felt like a hypocrite or something. Once you go through infertility you never forget even if you have a child. It really never stops b/c then you are wondering if you can have another and so on... so know I'm still that girl that struggled to get pregnant and also know I hurt with you. I also feel that Maren is a perfect picture of Hope and that miracles can happen. So don't ever give up hope or on God!

Sorry- that has just been weighing on me recently especially as we are re-entering this world while wanting, waiting and praying for #2!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Weekend!
Much love to all those who have served our country and made sacrifices.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

16 and 17 months

Well here we are in the middle of March. February flew by as usual with all of the weather and sickness, but we are happy the weather is finally warming up!
Our days are filled with fun w/ this little one who seems to be growing extremely too quickly. She is full of life, spunky, and super fun. We have such a blast with her

Here are a few pics from the past couple of months.

What we are loving these days:
-BUBBLES- outside or in the bath, we beg for bubbles all day long
-Golf balls and ping pong balls. Rarely do we go anywhere w/o one of those. Weird I know.
-"THIS"- We call our lovie, "this." That was a mom fail on my part- everytime I ask her if she wanted her lovie, I would say, "Do you want this"? So that stuck and now we don't go anywhere w/o it. I love it and never want that to change.
-Food- she can put down a ton of food, her main love is NOODLES, which she asks for every meal and in between. haha. We also love blueberries, bananas, ribs, cheese, grapes, green beans and sometimes turkey and chicken
-She loves being outside
-Some words she can say are - dog, mama, dada, bubbles, bath, balls, baby, beck, meg-meg pop-pop, pappy, papa, nana, bruiser, please, thank you, slide, snack, noodles, this, NO, Amen 
-Some favorite songs are: itsy bitsy spider, abc's, jesus loves me, patty cake
-Some favorite books: brown bear, where is baby's pumpkin/easter eggs, Madeline, 5 little monkeys
-She loves dancing, jumping, twirling, clapping
-She has all of her teeth now except for the 2yrs molars. 
-Her hair is growing rapidly and I'm obsessed with it!
-She loves going to school
-She loves plying w// older kids
-She also LOVES her Meg-meg!!!

So there is the latest w/ miss Maren! Soaking each day up and loving it!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Gorgeous Pics

Our sweet friend, Maura just happens to be one of our neighbors and really good friends! She married one of our friends from college, and we have loved getting to know her over the past couple of years. She has blessed us tremendously with some amazing pics of our family that we will treasure forever. I will never be able to thank her enough! Thanks sweet friend, we our forever thankful to you!
She also wrote a sweet blog for us and you can see more pics there:

You can check out her other site here for more awesomeness!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

15 months

Our sweet girl is already 15 months! I miss doing those monthly pics with the stickers. But here is a quick little update so we can remember!

She is seriously such a blast right now.
Some things she loves:
-stomping and dancing
-saying "uh-oh", da-da, ball, baby, bye-bye, pop-pop and tons of other gibberish.
-pushing her baby stroller
-playing outside
-praise baby and elmo
-babies and her lovie
-books- Brown Bear
-sleeps w/ a big girl pillow now in her crib
-all of her grandparents
-me of course and meg meg (she may or may not think she has 2 moms...that's currently un-clear :))
-she has fantastic hair
-loves brushing her teeth
-is currently getting in her 4 incisors (canine teeth)
-loves other kids, especially older ones
-loves her schools 
-does not love being held ever since she began walking in october... miss independent for sure

we've had a few too many snow days here....

cutest pony tail i ever did see!

I think she weighs around 21-22lbs and wear size 4 diapers. She also sleeps from 9-8:30 most nights and naps 2-3hrs once a day!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas 2013

Well I have a goal of getting back to this crazy world of blogging... I had no idea of how much I've missed it and want to keep doing it for Maren's sake. Plus my memory isn't getting any better! I'm going to attempt to doing this once a week again.

Christmas 2013 was one for the books. We were gone for over a week and got to see several family members and friends. Maren absolutely had a blast and did great with all of the traveling. She was even excited on Christmas morning to see all of her "santa" presents.
She definitely racked up on all the presents this year... of course.
We continue to thank Jesus everyday for the gift that she has been in our life. She is so much fun, and makes our life brighter.

Here's to 2014!