Emerald’s Third Birthday

Can’t believe our sweet little girl is already three years old (seriously, I want to cry – probably also the pregnancy hormones!). For her birthday we stuck with our favorite traditions… a gold number balloon, donuts for breakfast, doing a fun activity for a large chunk of the day (the beach this time!), go out to lunch (Em’s favorite – Blaze Pizza), opened presents which included a Jessie Doll, beach chair and Daniel Tiger pjs. We ended the day by heading to church (which she also loves), Chick-fil-a for dinner and the beach for ice cream right before bed! Overall I think she had a great day, and we’re so lucky to be her parents! We love you little Em!


We decided to celebrate Em’s 3rd Birthday party with family and friends over Memorial Day weekend since extra family was in town. Since Em LOVES unicorns, we did a unicorn themed party. Grammy made Em a special cake, we had a piñata, and all her favorite friends came. She still talks about her unicorn party today.

33 Weeks | Baby #2

Celebrating Em’s 3rd birthday this weekend and crazy to think how fast time really goes – pregnancy can seem to drag at some points, but in reality, it is going by so fast! Time to soak up all the time as a family of three!

32 Weeks | Baby #2

8 Weeks to go! I have just a couple more photo shoots before I’m done photographing other people… which good thing, because we really need to get going on some house projects including getting his room ready!!

31 Weeks | Baby #2

And the swelling begins! I figured since I swelled with Em towards the end on warmer days, being pregnant in the summer was going to be pretty hot and uncomfortable! All for the sake of a summer baby, and summer birthdays!

28 & 29 Weeks | Baby #2

I had to combine weeks this week because my camera’s shutter died and I had to send it into Canon – so I didn’t have one for the week! Starting to feel pretty big since none of my pants are fitting me anymore 🙁

Also, it’s so fun being pregnant with these friends (who are having baby girls!)

27 Weeks | Baby #2

27 Weeks – Last week of the second trimester and that just seems so crazy to me! Braxton hicks contractions have definitely started, especially when I go for long walks with Em, but trying to stay active while I can before it gets too hot out! Also, Em thinks baby brother’s name is Jack (since she has a few friends with little brother’s named Jack)… sorry to break it to you Em, that’s not his name!

26 Weeks | Baby #2

26 weeks! With the warmer weather and crazy toddler, the swelling has begun! Besides the swelling and feeling uncomfortable towards the end of the day (like I have this big basketball duct-taped to my belly), I’ve been feeling great! Now if only Emerald understand that mama needs to rest a little bit every once and awhile! She must know her days of being an only child are numbered…