Thursday, May 7, 2015

insta-life

That happiest Easter bunny I ever did see :) p.s. Does Easter feel like it was ages ago, instead of just a month ago, to anyone else?!

 Instead of reading a bedtime story last night, we watched the video on my phone of the ultrasound and listened to the baby's heartbeat over & over. A sound we all adore already! Then Mia cuddled up in my arms and fell asleep in seconds... I can't remember the last time that's happened. It's like she was letting me know that she's still my baby, even though she's also a big sister. Oh how I needed this! I love my sweet girl!

 Always stopping to smell the flowers! Also, those eye lashes!! Bracelet c/o Poppy Lane and Co


Mia got so excited when she saw my hair this morning, "piggy hair, momma?!" But not excited enough to smile for a picture to send to daddy Also- I curled her hair for the first time! We went to Chipotle for the first time, then Mia soaked herself in record time as we walked past a tiny splash pad...When will I learn to stop being surprised by that water loving baby who doesn't understand the "need" to document her first curls BEFORE getting soaked?! (HA!)

 The best part of a mommy and Mia road trip? Coming home and being reunited with Daddy!!


I know my 16 week&2 day bloat doesn't qualify as a bump... But I've been feeling movement inside everyday for the last week!!! I'm grateful for those sweet reminders as to why my stomach is anything but a solid bump (or solid anything) right now- gotta love the bloating stage.
 P.S. Monday fun days with my loves are my fave!

Dress c/o Lularoe Laura
Our favorite day of the week... play date time with Courtney and Ryder. I was SO excited to move to Arizona and be closer to one of my best friends, Courtney (we actually connected through blogging years ago!) and our weekly get togethers do not disappoint! Mia and Ryder are the sweetest of friends! She loves him and talks about him more than any of her other friends, plus they play together better than any of her other friends. So grateful for their friendship!

First of all, thank you for all the love and excitement on our baby BOY news! We are so thrilled and I can't even explain how happy it makes me to have you all be so excited for us! I seriously love all the dear friendships blogging has brought into my life!
So, if you aren't already following us on Instagram, you probably should since I tend to spill the beans before the exciting stuff makes it to the blog... like when I announced our pregnancy... and the gender of our baby BOY! :) If you'd like to follow along, you can find us @courtbrink!

21 comments:

Kelly Mock said...

You have such a teeny bump! (Mine was like that too! http://happilyevermock.blogspot.com/2014/01/sugar-and-spice-and-everything-nice.html) I wonder if your little guy will be itty bitty like Hallie was! BTW Mia is just the SWEETEST! She is going to be the BEST big sis!

P!nky said...

I love all these pictures and seeing them here since I don't have Instagram. It's like a pretty picture party of Mia every time haha. Piggy hair, so cute! And your itty bitty lil bump, so sweet!

meandmr.com said...

I love these updates!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

When your post popped up on my bloglovin' and I saw the Easter bunny pic, I thought I was having a blast from the past lol. But seriously, she is THE cutest little Easter bunny!
Also, so awesome that your friend lives so close to you and you guys can have weekly playdates!!

BLovedBoston said...

You little bump is how I look after eating LOL!! I love her beautiful lashes!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Sara Elizabeth said...

Definitely feel like Easter was FOREVER ago. I can't even remember if we celebrated or not... pretty sure that means we didn't. :-\ Slow down life! Mia is definitely the cutest little Easter bunny though... definitely appreciate her joy for celebrating with bunny ears!

Brittany said...

Mia just melts my heart. Those beautiful eyelashes kill me! Everyone really SHOULD follow you on Instagram because every once in a while, you post the cutest little Mia talking videos!!!

Jenn said...

I always love seeing these pics...so adorable! I dont think I follow you in Insta so I am going to change that immediately :)

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

omg, that pic of Mia asleep in your arms is the cutest pic ever! So sweet! Treasure that always!

Alana Livingston said...

Her eyelashes are amazing! I'm so jealous!
I love that she curled up in your lap and fell asleep listening to the ultrasound--so precious!

Allison Cooley said...

Brylee has super long lashes too! Love the picture of her sleeping on you!
'Tis Our Life Blog

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

Bless her falling asleep in your lap, that is just the best! Loving your teeny tiny bump!

Evelina said...

I love her lashes!! SO beautiful! And yes. Easter feels a very long time ago already! We still had snow here!

Erin LFF said...

Mia is so precious! :) You are one of my fave IGers to follow because your pics always make me smile! Still so excited for you and baby #2!!!

Our Pretty Little Girls said...

So sweet! Oh my goodness those eyelashes! She will be one VERY lucky girl if she keeps those into her older years :).

Sarah said...

Yes to the Easter comment, and is it okay to be jealous of a 2 year old?! Seriously those lashes, I can't even get those with fake ones, hehe.

Tawnya Faust said...

I still can't believe you're having a baby BOY! I so thought it was going to be another little gal, but I'm SO so happy for you guys :) You must be so excited!! I love your little 16 week bump photo, can't wait to see more of your beautiful bump! XO

Desiree Macke said...

Goodness - Mia asleep in your arms? The sweetest!
I LOVE how you did your braid! I'm totally going to have to try that the next time I feel like switching the braid up a big.
That little "bump" is just adorable!

Mandie said...

Such wonderful pictures. I love them all, it's difficult to pick out a favorite. Your family is quite beautiful. :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

that picture of her sleeping in your arms?!? Priceless! Elyse never does that anymore.

Janna Renee said...

I'm so jealous you felt him so early! It took forever to feel Charlie. Even now, she has so little room that I don't feel her as much as normal mom's do at 33 weeks+. Will says I'm overreacting because he says she moves plenty, but you know how easy it is to worry, lol. I love Mia's Easter Bunny outfit and it definitely does seem like ages ago.

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