Thursday, 12 May 2016

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Lucy's 1st Pop-Up adventure

The extra sleepy, extra fast while camping that I talked about can be seen in these pictures.  Something about fresh salt air, relaxing & playing at the beach can be so exhausting.

This littlest of ladies slept like a champ in the pop up

Some sleepy eyes happening 

Gettin ready for the beach!

Seashell hunting

"Catching waves"

Building castles

Digging and mixing


Making chairs in the sand

Sleepiest had fun at the beach all day eyes

Up with the sun

Sunrise cuddles

Camping is fun - but camping at the beach just might be our new favorite thing :)

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Bedtime in the pop-up

Kiddos seem to get extra tired extra fast while camping.  But it's oh so hard to fall asleep while the sun is still up and you have view of cars, ice-cream trucks and police cars.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Friday, 6 May 2016


and yes - Lucy has a brother as well.  Logan hasn't cared to pay too much attention to her yet so we are just rolling with it. He says hi to her but keeps his distance.  Not going to push it...  But I guarantee the day he decides to touch her I will have my camera ready.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Behind the scenes - the everyday with Lucy

I'm averaging about 100 cell phone pictures everyday :o And I'd say 90% of those are of little Miss Lucy.  I do so wish that my big camera could fit in my back pocket - or that I would think to go run and grab it....then again we are dealing with a newborn so the moments that are photographed are fleeting.

Here's a small dabble of  pictures so far

These two.  Every time they get near each other they are both in heaven & therefore I am.

You forget how little they are and how they rest so perfectly in the smallest nooks

Little folded hands & feet

 eee gads - now thats cute

Right after I took this picture I thought she looked like my Grandma a good way ;)

First bath!

I think this is her happy face.  Imagine how beautiful it will be when she figures out how to smile

Logan & Reagan gave Lucy a bath - one of those times I wish I had my good camera handy.  But this bath lasted all of 3secs.  Lucy put a spell on me when she was born and my body physically can't handle hearing her cry.

A week ago I may never have posted a picture of me straight outta bed.  But there is something about 3 happy faces that make me see past the mop on my head & bags under my eyes

If you think my pictures are good - just wait.  Third baby is already being spoiled - she gets professional pics done ;)

Cutest bear I've ever seen

Rut row Daddy.  3 girls in target.....

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Lucy Annabelle Hawk

She has arrived.  Fashionably late but like the other two kiddos, once she decided it was her time - there was no stopping her.  Her birth story follows.  Or you can skip to the end just to see pictures of her & our time in the hospital.

40 weeks, 2 days pregnant 
Wednesday April 27, 2016

Nothing out of the ordinary to report.  I had a 2pm appointment with the doctor - I scheduled an induction for the following Monday and started praying that she arrive before that.  Doc checked me and I was only 1cm dilated.

Left the appointment and immediately felt the unmistakable heaviness & ache in my legs.  I have felt that feeling only a few times in my life and one of those times was hours before I delivered Reagan.  I start thinking - maybe just the act of doc checking me put me into labor.

Fast forward to dinner time.  Still weird feeling legs.  Stomach is contracting? or is it braxton hicks? Wasn't willing to jump to any conclusions.  But I wasn't feeling good.  I tell my mom and Kevin that I wasn't sure what was up but that I wasn't feeling good & I would keep them posted.

Power at my parents house went out.  Wasn't predicted to come back on till the following day at 6pm. It's hot out.  It's going to be a long night.

Gave the kiddos a bath, put them to bed.
Went for a walk

Realization I'm having contractions.  I'm in labor.  The power is still off.  This is going to be a realllly long night. Game face on.

Power comes back on.  Thank goodness.
Took a bath.

It wasn't until 10:15 that I decided to start timing contractions.  Every 3-5mins, for 45secs.  Yup we're in labor.  We are decently into labor.

At 10:45 I tell Kevin that I think we should leave for the hospital - knowing how babies tend to come quickly for me I wanted to be there in ample time.

11:11 we both saw it on the car clock - we were enroute to the hospital.
Doors are locked??
Walked to another set of doors - also locked??

I can no longer walk through my contractions.  But we are wandering around the outside of the hospital looking for an open door, a security person, an emergency call button.  I'm about to call 911 while outside the hospital.

My water breaks.  We are still wandering around the outside of the hospital looking for a door in between contractions.

We get back into the parked car to drive to find an open entrance to the hospital.  At this point we are headed to find the ER entrance but flippin can't find it. Instead, Kevin found a doctor in scrubs and yells at him to get in the car that I was about to have a baby.  The doc declares he is NOT a labor and delivery doctor but gets in our car anyway to help direct us to the ER entrance.

Alas an open door.  A wheelchair.
11:25 We have made it inside the hospital.

Kevin wheels me to labor and delivery.  I fill out a piece of paper work in between contractions, check-in time reads: 11:30.  Kevin warns all the nurses that I tend to give birth quickly.  No one seems to care or to even react.

In the room & now in a gown
Sat down on the bed and immediately started giving birth to our baby.

She was perfect & in my arms at 11:46
16mins after checking in at labor and delivery our Lucy Annabelle was born.

The nurses that didn't believe Kevin when he told them this baby would come quick - delivered the baby.  Doc showed up a few mins after she was born.

Happy Birthday Miss Lucy
April 27, 2016
7lbs 7oz
20 1/4inches

Pure Perfection.