Surprise! I found out on January 5th that we were expecting a new addition to our family!
Our baby at 6 weeks
But I had to try to keep things normal for Aiden even when I was feeling sad. We did a lot of art that month!
In March, I started getting really anxious to find out the gender of our baby. Since I wasn't yet 20 weeks, I tried every old wives tale and even bought an Intelligender test. (It was right!)
Aiden participated in his first real Easter egg hunt with his preschool class.
Aiden graduated from preschool! Matt thought it was hilarious that they had a graduation ceremony for the 2 year old class.
Aiden celebrated his third birthday.
I finally had my 20 week ultrasound and found out for sure that we were having another boy!
The beach is one of my favorite parts of summer! I wasn't sure how I would feel about it this year being so huge, but we had a great time, Aiden especially.
We also spent almost every other day at the park. Even though I was still in school at the time, I had a lot of free time and got to spend a good portion of every day playing with Aiden. So much fun!
Good-bye long hair! I was so sad when we first got Aiden's hair cut. He looked like a completely different child and so much older! Matt left for officer school at the beginning of July and we thought that with him going back into the military, Aiden needed a hair cut...
With Matt gone, it was up to me to get everything ready for the movers. Talk about exhausting 7 months into my pregnancy!
We love going down town!
And Aiden had a blast in our new pool! (I can't wait to be able to enjoy it more this coming summer!)
Finally! Time for Holden. I was so nervous while getting ready for my c-section.
September 8th, we welcomed Holden into our family!
Aiden loved his little brother from the start!
We were finally able to get out some and I had so much fun taking Aiden to fall festivals.
November was a crazy month! Holden was so needy. This is the way we spent every day. He was either in my wrap or in my arms. I was even having to sleep in the recliner and hold him at night. We did go to TN for Thanksgiving, but this month was a blur for me!
December was a really fun month! Lots of snow..
Lots of baking
Lots of Christmas crafts
And a very merry Christmas with my two boys!