Friday, December 28, 2012

Baby Wearing

The Moby Wrap... enough said.
Way to expensive for this frugal mama. But a handmedown from a family friend? Yes please.
Oh the things that can be accomplished without sacrificing the snuggle time with my girl. January 10th is approaching WAY TO FAST. Today's "Moby Adventure" drying my hair and vacuuming. My area rug says thank you Moby :)

A view from the top

Look at this balding beauty.. her baby hair is falling out. Will it turn blonde? Her daddy thinks so.

Who doesn't love a snuggly baby with the cutest fingers, 
wrapped in tight, 
laying against your heart?

Bless the Lord Oh My Soul! God is so good.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Six Weeks Old

 Brynn Marie you are...

December 27th, 2012
On your way out to shop the sales with Mommy.

I told Brynn that all I wanted for Christmas from her was an INTENTIONAL smile. She was a bit late, but today after her morning feeding we were having some "girl talk" and she looked at me with her baby blues and gave her mama the sweetest smile. So much joy radiating from her eyes. I felt it, I felt it deep in my heart. I love her with every part of my being. I have never felt so much love. 

When tears filled my eyes as I doted on my daughter and what she just did I couldn't help but think that this is the love that our Savior has for us. What an amazing love. At only six weeks old I know there is nothing that could take away my love for this girl, and that's how Jesus feels about us. There is something so heavenly about being a parent. I have never felt so close to God. I feel so blessed to be able to experience this love.

Here's our week in Iphone pictures: (Sorry for some repeats)
Daddy went hunting again the night before Christmas Eve. He met us over at Memaw's house to celebrate with the family. Little girl missed her daddy! She couldn't get enough of his love. Me neither little girl, me neither. 

Christmas Day brought Brynn's first snow day! I am so excited that her first Christmas was so special. A white Christmas?!? This is only the second one in my twenty some years of living in Texas. It was beautiful!

One of the best parts of my day is reading a nightly bible story from Brynn's story bible and saying her prayers. For whatever reason I have been doing this at her feeding in the middle of the night, which is usually 2 or 3 am. Silly I know. Mr H took over the nightly feeding while trying to get back on his midnight schedule. I was spying again on our amazing video monitor and got to hear every word. So sweet to hear his prayer for our girl. 

Do you like Brynn's gift from Santa? She doesn't... haha! She doesn't know what to think about it yet. She has mastered the face plant. Today she did hold her head up for a bit on it during tummy time. She is a strong, strong girl! Kicking her legs and constantly moving her arms.

Another one of Miss Brynn's talents? Somehow when trying to capture each moment the middle finger finds its way into the frame. I sent this one to my mom and she called her out. I've been trying to tell that little digit to be more lady like :) 

Snow still on the ground and freezing temperatures have led to many snuggle sessions and that's okay with this mama. School is quickly approaching and I am cherishing each moment with my girl!

Christmas may be over but we are still rockin' the reindeer hat from Aunt May May. I have decided the last few days of December allows this.We bundled up today, braved the cold and headed out to a few shops for the sales. Don't you love her jacket? A resale find. I think we may need to head out again tomorrow for some bargains. I LOVE shopping with my girl! She does so good. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Love, Brynn Marie 

Photo by: Madie Marie

Brynn's First Christmas

This Holiday Season has been a blessing for so many reasons, the biggest of all, Miss Brynn Marie. Coming in a close second is having daddy off from work. Since we've been married Mr. H has had to work the midnight shift which means sleeping alone and waiting for him to wake up in the morning before the celebration begins. But not this year! Daddy got to celebrate big time and has been sleeping like us "normal people." 

Christmas Eve is spent with Daddy's side. I feel so blessed to have married into this loving family. I feel like a born Hruskocy with all the love they have shown me for the past 3 years. And the love they already have for Brynn?!? There are no words. 10 adults and 7 (almost 8) kids is one home, the room was filled with love.

Daddy and Brynn
 Memaw and her 7 Grandbabies.

She did so well the entire day 2-9pm, but lost it at the end. This will teach us to wait until the end of the night for the family picture taking :)

Love, love, love my family of 3
Precious Christmas Baby
Christmas Morning 2012
Brynn's First Christmas and First Snow Storm
Beautiful (Memaw said they were Angel Kisses sent down from heaven from Brynn's Grandpa )

I stole a few moments for myself this Christmas... not on purpose. I forgot my cell phone at home :( On the drive I found myself overwhelmed with Thankfulness and eyes full of tears. The Lord has been so good to me this year. Two loving families, a growing one of my own, a overall healthy pregnancy and an amazing perfect daughter. Yes, God has blessed my family of 3. When I think about the blessing He has bestowed on me I fall speechless. This Christmas has been the best yet.

Christmas Day is spent with the Farrell side. Where the H Christmas is a full house the Farrell Christmas is a quiet house of 5. While very different each day is so special.

After a quiet morning from Miss Priss Daddy had the touch today when it came to a fussy baby in the afternoon, Mommy did not...

Christmas Morning... so much love

Even Kali got to come..
She still is a bit unsure about her sister... she looks thrilled right?

After a fun filled 2 days, this girl is tired (her mama too). We are looking forward to a relaxing next few days. With the cold weather I see lots of snuggling in our future. Daddy goes back to work on the 27th so we will be smuthering him with lots and lots of love.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

5 Weeks

 December 20th, 2012
10 1/2 lbs :) You healthy girl you...

I have been taking so many pictures with my phone (I mean alot) so I decided to post one per day to document our weeks.
Left to Right & Top to Bottom
Daddy and I took you to Bass Pro shop to see Santa. You were asleep the entire time and could have cared less. Santa did not do a good job of straightening out your Christmas dress and the picture is awful. Daddy says it's just for documentation. 

Meeting your Uncle Nick for the first time! He is in town for the holidays from Los Angeles and came to visit as soon as he got home, at 1:00am! He adores his nieces and nephews and is a great uncle. 

Running errands with Mom. Headed to Buy Buy Baby for a return :) Sporting your adorable reindeer hat from Aunt May May.

Look at this girl! She is a crazy sleeper...We put her in her crib laying the same way as the crib and this is what we wake up to find, she's completely sideways and SWADDLED! What a mover. Needless to say, we took off the bumpers as cute as they are.

Playing with mommy! :) We love tummy time.

Getting in the holiday sprit. Not too thrilled about your antlers. Daddy was hunting so we had to send him some encouraging pictures to say good luck and come back with a deer :) 

Finishing up some last minute shopping with Mommy! You could barely contain your excitement!______________________________________________

Christmas Eve is tomorrow! We are getting excited. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

1 Month

Brynn Marie, 
Today you are 1 month old! You have brought so much joy into our lives in the past 30 days, it is hard to imagine loving you anymore than we already do. We have prayed for you for so long and we continue to pray for you everyday. You are changing each day, I feel like I blink and you have grown. I am soaking in each look, each snuggle, and even every cry... cherishing it all! You are such a sweet girl. 
Love, Mommy

Sweet Angel, We love you!

Love this girl :)

Friday, December 14, 2012


 My Heart...
These past four weeks with our sweet Brynn have been the best days of my life. Each snuggle, each moment with this girl melts my heart a little more. The best part of each day is seeing how my sweet husband is with her. I have never felt more for someone. I am so in love with this man. He is the best daddy to our girl! She has no idea what is in store for her. Dating... ha! It's a no go. She already has him wrapped around her little fingers.

Sometimes we will just be sitting around and I will catch him just staring at her smiling, or just inspecting her tiny fingers or toes and laughing. Oh I love these moments. 

Brynn, Your daddy loves you so much! I cannot wait to see the bond you two will have. It is so strong already. He is going to teach you so many things. Ten manly things for each girly thing you know, in daddy's words. We love, love, love you.

(There's a video that goes with this picture, but it was sworn to secrecy...maybe later) 
Love y'all

Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Friday Y'all! We are living up this day with early morning snuggles. 
Snuggling from 7 am feeding until 10 to be exact.
 I can't get enough.
She's perfect. (We may be a bit biased)
Don't get me wrong.. there are PLENTY of moments like these. But Oh Lordie, are they worthit. 
Have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012


It's hard to believe that 3 short weeks ago I was lugging around this big belly. 30 lbs to be exact  and almost 8 lbs of baby.
This is me on my last day of school/work.. I was hot mess!
Neurotic to say the least.

Me and this Daddy went on one last date night, just the two of us and talked about what we thought our girl would look like. Blonde or brown hair? Brown eyes or green? It was a special night, one I will never forget. Then we tried to get some sleep.

Then on Thursday November 15th at 7:30 in the morning we walked in the hospital, took the last belly pictures (yes a bare belly shot because my girl @ SprinklesandWrinkles said I would regret not) and got ready to meet our baby girl.

Later I will find the time to write and record Brynn's birth story because God's presence was so strong and His power calmed my nerves when labor grew tense but for now...

I am left speechless. I can't find the words to describe the power of what I am feeling. There are no words that can express the immense love I have for my daughter. 

November 15th
Happy Birthday Brynn Marie

Meeting her Daddy
Hello World!
 Pure Bliss.
 Daddy duty. Melt my heart!
 So fresh.
Headed home.

Until I can try to find the words, we are enjoying our squishy baby. Loving each and every moment as a family of 3. I am soaking every moment, trying to freeze this time because I know it will fly by. 

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 I think I will be blogging a bit more often... 

Loving life!