Monday, December 16, 2013

And Suddenly... We're Expecting, Again!

We've been keeping a teeny, tiny secret around here... Well if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then of course you already know that Baby Snowden #2 is on the way!

While we were planning this pregnancy, we weren't exactly planning on our babies having birthdays within days of each other! Baby Snowden #2 is due on May 10, 2014 - two days before Parker's second birthday on May 12th! We don't seem to have the baby-planning thing figured out yet...

Even though we were planning this pregnancy, it was still a bit of a surprise because it happened so fast! It seemed like we discussed it and - boom - I was pregnant. I was still nursing Baby Parker so the usual "I'm late" wasn't going to happen around here.

Instead... It was Wednesday, Aug 28th. Parker and I had just returned home from physical therapy. Wednesday's are busy because Honey has class for his master's degree on Wednesday evenings. We usually see him for a quick dinner between classes. I had been so unbelievably tired the last day or so and suspected that it might be because I was growing a tiny human... So when Parker and I got home, I took a test and there it was. A little blue plus sign...

I was so excited and ran to tell Cash and Parker!! They were both so excited but of course I could have also said "I just drank a glass of water!" and they would be equally excited. I knew we had to tell Honey as soon as he got home but I wanted Parker to tell him. Since the pregnancy happened so quickly, I didn't have any really fun, pint rest-y ways to tell him cooked up.

So, I made a card for Parker to give him and when Honey got home, Parker handed it to him! He thought Parker was giving him something he got at physical therapy that day. The front said:

Guess What...

And the inside said:
I'm going to be a BIG Brother!!

Honey was so excited! We were both so excited! The dream of growing our family was coming true!!

Even though he had to rush off to class shortly after hearing the news, we texted the rest of the night about our excitement and growing family and just let the news sink in.

It felt somewhat similar to the last time I told him he was going to be a daddy. Except the last time he had to rush off across the world for a 5-week deployment! And during those five weeks I had to face both of our families, refuse all wine at meals, and act like everything was normal all by myself!

Even though it has been over 3 months since we found out about Baby Snowden #2 just writing about it reminds me of the overwhelming sense of excitement that we had. And still have for this baby! 

I can't wait to meet Baby Snowden #2 and I really can't wait for Parker Bear to become a big brother!!

PS - Don't forget about the fabulous coupon code offered by Peek-a-Whoo for all Suddenly Snowden readers! The code is good through this Wednesday! Click here for details!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Peek-a-whoo Coupon Code

Is there anything sweeter than precious, soft, monogramed toys, clothes, or blankets for babies? Cute little things for babies get me every.single.time.

One of my favorite places to shop for such adorableness? Well that would be the fabulous baby boutique, Peek-a-whoo, of course.

Have you heard of them? They have the most darling baby items and the possibility to monogram and personalize nearly everything you can imagine. From towels, to Adan and Anais blankets, to bibs, bloomers, and loveys, they have it all.
One of our most favorites from Peek-a-whoo of course would be the stuffed animals. Just like his mama when she was a little girl, Parker Bear absolutely loves stuffed animals. And since dogs are such a big hit around here, we of course have the adorable red corduroy puppy. So cute! And with the brown stitching spelling out my baby's name on the ear I could just melt!

As soon as he opened the package, Parker smiled his biggest smile and grabbed his new puppy to hug him tight. This puppy is so soft and cuddly! Clearly Parker has a new favorite.
And the color? Well we simply adore it! I think calling it red is unfair. It's more of a crimson with some raspberry mixed in and then finished with a splash of watermelon. The perfect color really! And at 15" tall this sweet puppy is the perfect size for Parker to hug and kiss and hug some more. With those big, soft, corduroy rolls, our puppy is up for the challenge of some good ol' fashioned baby lovin'!
I wouldn't limit this as a baby gift. Children of all ages would love these personalized Jellycat puppies and bunnies. In fact even a tween or far-off college student would happily perch this sweet face on their bed. Spoken from someone who took their beloved stuffed animal to college and lived to tell about it, ahem.

Oh and yes, the moment we come to a decision on the name for Baby Snowden #2, we will be getting a monogrammed puppy dog to wait happily in the nursery until May...
And because now you are thinking of everyone on your Christmas list who needs one, Peek-a-Whoo is generously offering a 10% discount on their monogrammed Jellycat puppy dogs and bunny rabbits with the code JELLYCAT for all Suddenly Snowden readers. But hurry, this fabulous offer is only good for a week! Perfect timing to finish off your holiday shopping!
The wonderful folks at Peek-a-whoo will gladly help ensure you get the perfect gift this holiday season!

Happy Shopping!

Shop Peek-a-whoo here: www.peekawhoo.com
10% Discount good through Wednesday, December 18th with code: JELLYCAT

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I'm Baaaack

Oh I've missed blogging so much! I've written so many posts and had so many blog ideas but unfortunately they are all locked away in my head... written while I change a diaper, cook up dinner, drive to the store... it seems that actually sitting down and staying awake long enough to get thoughts out onto the blog is becoming increasingly harder these days.

That's probably because, well, I'm pregnant! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then of course you already know that! More to come very soon on how I found out and how Parker shared the exciting news with Honey first and then with our families!

Another reason for my inability to sit and write is that I have a crawler on my hands now! Yes, in other exciting news Parker has learned and become quite efficient at crawling all over the place. It has made our days so much more fun! More to come on this wonderful development in our sweet boy's life.

In the meantime I have give-aways to share, and coupon codes to give out, and of course the usual what-we've-been-up-to as well. Between seven house guests over the course of three visits, a couple of quick family get-aways, parties, snow, and holidays, it's been a busy past few months...

So grab a cup of coffee, tea, wine, and stay tuned for more Suddenly Snowden because suddenly I'm back!

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