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MOST RECENT

Today I started a 21 day detox/cleanse. I originally planned to start it next weekend but it was delivered & I just couldn’t wait!

It’s probably going to be the most challenging thing I’ve ever done but I also know that’s exactly why I need it!

I have wayyy too much of an emotional connection to food. I constantly am thinking about when I’m going to eat next, what my next treat meal is going to be. I eat even when I’m not hungry, simply because I want too.

So reset, it is! I’m excited to break up with the bad habits & relationship that I have with food. A little nervous- but mainly excited! So goodbye beloved preworkout for 21 days! Exercise is not allowed & caffeine is part of the detox 😜

Hudson loves being outside and I’m over here wanting fall to be in full swing. This morning we were outside in beanies and sweatshirts doing chalk and now it’s shorts and tank weather. I’m confused and I think Mother Nature is too. Who loves fall over summer?! I sure do!!

Gosh I love this girl! 😘

New post up on the blog (link in usual place). In it I ramble a bit about resilience and what that looks like for me, and there is also some wisdom from @lobellaloves_jo too! As a society, we frequently talk about the things which we do to keep ourselves well, but all too often this conversation doesn’t shift fully towards the role of protective factors in our mental wellbeing. It’s a really important thing to consider, from a personal perspective as well as a parental one. Have a read and let me know what you think, please - and don’t forget to show Jo some love too, I’m so grateful this beauty took the time to answer some of my questions!
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No rain, no flowers 🌸 You’ll appreciate the sunny and bloom-filled days so much more after you’ve mucked through the rainy ones.

Happy Fall + Harvest 🌾

Fun fact: I hate posing for pictures almost as much as I love iced coffee w/almond milk 🌟

Celebrating the first day of fall by the water, trying to soak up every last ounce of it before it freezes over. Today definitely feels like 🍁in our neck of the woods. Thank you to @theboybox for this beautiful hat and shirt from "The James Box". We love the idea of getting curated boy clothes sent to us each month in the mail, such a fun idea! Check out my story highlights under the "products" tab for the full outfit, it's adorable. If you guys are interested in gearing up for the colder months, go check out the hats and outfits they have, and receive 20% off using our code: KAI20. #KAI20 .. because honestly.. what mama doesn't love to shop for her little one!? Happy fall 🍁🧡

Dawson & his two favorite fall buddies wanted to wish you a happy first day of fall!! 🍁🎃🦃🍂

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It’s been awhile since I did a 4 squad picture. And this seems appropriate for the first day of fall 🍂 because these colors 😍 Also I’m super annoyed because when I cut all the boys hair a couple weeks ago I went way to short on Jude and Hudson’s top 🤦🏼‍♀️. So here I am just waiting patiently for it to grow out a bit more. Good thing it grows fast! Happy weekend everyone! .
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So serious with his rolls + cookie butter 😋

FINALLY, he got done with his c-section, and I couldn’t have been more relieved to see someone with a long needle🤣
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He gave me the epidural (which is always fun to sit still for when at this point I wasn’t having any breaks between contractions) and before it could even fully take effect my doctor turned Georgia.
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Then immediately said, “ok mama, time to push”. So push I did, and she was out probably 4 minutes later. So from the time the needle inserted in my back, to when she was in my arms was legit like 15 minutes🤦🏻‍♀️ but I was still grateful to not have to feel those last minutes! From first contraction to having her was about 4 hours! .
She came out and took my breath away. I couldn’t believe it. I had prayed for years and years to have three babies, two boys and a girl. And then she came. She brought unexplainable joy. And she still does to this day.
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Happy birthday to our joy-bringer, Georgia Mae. You are radically loved, my baby girl. I am so thankful for you and exactly who you are. And I cannot wait to watch to girl you turn in to.
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Click the link in my profile to watch her birth video! (Nothing graphic, I promise!)

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Contractions started at 3pm at home and stayed 1 1/2 minutes apart...till we got in the car. We showed up at the hospital at 4:15 and my contractions were sporadic.
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They checked me and I was only a 4, which didn’t surprise me since this was all so fast, and my contractions were dying down. They told us to walk the halls to see if we could get them going again. No joke, we didn’t even make it one full lap and I was gripping the walls. Once again, contractions got consistent and now were super painful (unlike at home).
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I had a natural birth with Bray, and epidural with Winston (planned to go natural but he turned sunny side up and I stalled at a 6 because of it so we had an Epi so we could turn him. SO this time, I actually wanted the epidural. Everyone is different in their desires, and as crunchy as I am, I liked being able to be pain free so I could fully focus and be present during Winston’s birth-so I wanted the same for Georgias.
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Right when we got back to Triage the nurse heard me, monitored my contractions for a couple minutes, and started screaming-were gonna have this baby in Triage. Ummm what?! No no. My doctor wasn’t here yet, my best gal @mellymaey wasn’t here yet for photos, and shoot-I WASN’T ready yet. Oh and that epidural? Where was that thing!
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My contractions were giving me a maybeeeee 10-15 second break in between. But she checked me and I was only a 6 (which I guess going from 4-6 in like 10 minutes is still good-but man-I felt like I should’ve been a 10!)
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Thankfully they rushed us to a room, my doc showed up, as well as Melissa. My doctor went to check me again because she felt like baby girl had turned to sunny side up based off my contractions and stalling at a 6 again, and sure enough-she was sunny side up again.
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Meanwhile, I’m over here dying. I was NOT prepared to have this baby naturally. I knew I wanted an epidural this time, and I didn’t prepare mentally for a natural birth again. But, the only anesthesiologist on call was stuck in a C-section.
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More to come!

There is a Proverb that says “One person gives freely, but gains even more...”. It’s so contradictory don’t you think? Someone who gives and gives yet still keeps gaining?! But it’s true! Tim and I have parents who instilled this in both of us and we really try to practice it. With our finances? Yes. With our food? Yes. With opening our home to others? Yes. With Love to each other? Always. Is it easy? Sometimes, and sometimes not so much. BUT, we have found that no matter how much we give, we have always more. So why not keep giving and give a lot? I believe that when it’s done with a pure heart for others and for The Lord you will never be in lack! I encourage you to find a way to give today ... even if it’s writing a small note to someone to say “I love you”. Even that act will go a long ways!! .
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