As you may notice, I have not updated this blog in about a year... That is due to a myriad of reasons, some being that we moved, built a new house, I had a child and a job I was dealing with, I live in the country and have spotty internet service, data limits....etc, etc, etc.
BUT, if you are still interested in the Spencer Family, I have started a new blog that focuses more on my kitchen (aka Pinterest Addiction) with a sprinkling of our daily lives mixed in. That blog is also seldom updated (see aforementioned list of excuses),but I'm working on it. So, show me some grace, and visit the new blog at http://pinteresttestkitchen.blogspot.com/. I promise to update at least once a year.
So the past four weeks have been pretty eventful and a blur all at the same time!! Since my Easter post, William and I celebrated our third anniversary, shipped our dogs off for a two-month hunting training session, celebrated my first mother's day, and Becton has gained at least a few pounds, started smiling at us and is sleeping "through the night!"
I'm usually pretty wordy on my blog, but I'll keep it short this time and just post some of my favorite pictures of the happenings of the last month. I will say that on one hand, I can't believe my little baby boy is almost two months old but on the other hand, I really feel like Little Man has been a part of my life forever. I actually understand when parents talk about not remembering what they did before they had kids...and I'm only 8 weeks in people. He is the greatest blessing that God has ever given me for sure and William and I are loving (almost) every minute of being parents.
Sort of smiling in his monkey hat!
Striking a pose in his "big boy pants"
Such a ladies man...this is one of my favorite photos
William and I on our first night out since Becton was born. We went to Blue Fish to celebrate our third anniversary...but who wants to see pictures of us...back to the baby...
One of my favorite pictures- William saw this and said it looked like our son would really enjoy floating the river someday...I'm thinking some family river trips are in our future :)
Hanging with Uncle Matt
Another milestone that occurred, the Kvasnicka's are officially Texas residents again! They stopped by Dallas on their way to Austin so that Becton could meet his good friend Logan (who is 6 weeks older than him) and they could both tell their future girlfriends/wives (Libby Shulze and baby Carby) to hurry up and come out and meet us all! We are so blessed that some of our best friends are having babies so close to the same time as us!! I can't wait for our kids to look back at these pictures and joke about being "friends since before they were born." I have a friend like that (shout out Jeana) and it is such a special relationship! My prayer is that theirs would be also!
For Becton's first Easter, we were still a little young to head to church so we spent the morning watching Easter services on TV and then headed out for a little Easter lunch at our home group leader's house. Becton slept the whole time in his car seat so we didn't get to show off his cute outfit but I did get a few pics before we left the house. It said "my first Easter" on the front and had cute bunny feet and a little tail.
We also took newborn pictures this week and I can't wait to see how they turn out! I'll definitely post a few when we get them!
Where to even begin…William Becton Spencer was born Tuesday, March 20 at 6:39pm at 7lbs, 6oz and 20 inches long…and our lives will never be the same again!
Because I had been showing some advanced pre-labor progress in my check ups for a few weeks, we decided with our Doctor to go ahead and schedule an induction for Tuesday the 20th to get baby Becton here! No one really thought I would actually make it to induction day but come Monday night, little man was still holding out so we went ahead and started preparing to go to the hospital the next morning.
We were told to report at 7am on Tuesday…and just for future records it was POURING rain all night and when we left the house. A bunch of stop lights were down from the storm so traffic was terrible and we actually ended up arriving at the hospital a little late.
After getting checked in, they took us back and got us all settled into to the labor and delivery room where we would wait for labor to progress and Becton to arrive. The day was full of anticipation and around 6pm the nurse told us we were ready to start pushing. Before we knew it, our baby had officially entered the world.
This last week and few days has been filled with so many emotions and events that I don’t know how to process it all or put it into words. We are more in love with this little guy than we could have ever imagined before his birth. I simultaneously want to laugh and cry with happiness every time I look at him and I love watching William with him and seeing him really embrace being a Dad. There are definitely times that are tough, but looking at his sweet face makes all the struggles, tiredness, pain etc seem insignificant. Here are some of my favorite pictures of the last 9 days… Family photo before we head to the hospital
Our first family photo
Getting ready to go home from the hospital Cuddling with Uncle Matt
Snuggled up after his first bath
Saturday morning snuggle time on Dad's chest...this outfit earned him the nickname "Frog Man" with dad.
So our little man will be here on Tuesday if not before so I thought it was time to post some nursery pics before things get too wild around here. You might notice some changes from my preview photos since this is the new room in the new house!
The wooden barn doors are my favorite part for sure. We are just missing the cute quilt that my mom made for Becton so I'll have to post pics of that when she gets in town.
If you’ve done the math, you know that baby Spencer is coming any day now so I thought I better do a quick update or I may not get around to it for awhile.
Pregnancy Update- I’m technically 38 weeks and 2 days pregnant which would normally mean I’m about 12 days from actually being due but I have been progressing pretty rapidly and am already 4cm dilated and 80% effaced which is usually the point in labor where you get admitted to the hospital. I’m only missing some contractions at this point and I’m waiting for those to start up at any moment. If our little man has not decided to come on his own before this coming Tuesday, we are scheduled to induce. That means we are no more than 5-6 days away from meeting little William Becton Spencer! I can’t wait and am going to start trying some of the tricks of the trade to get labor moving on its own before the Tuesday induction deadline.
Oh yeah…and we moved…
So a few weeks ago, we actually did a super quick move back down into Dallas near White Rock Lake. We had a couple who had been interested in purchasing our house and William’s old house that we’ve had as a rental was sitting vacant so we decided to go ahead and clear one mortgage and move down to the rental property. Seeing that I was almost 9 months pregnant at the time of this move, I wasn’t really able to participate in much of the packing/lifting/unpacking/moving activites. Thankfully, we have AMAZING friends and our home group community pretty much got us packed and moved in a matter of a few days. We are completely settled into our new home now and the nursery is 100% ready for our little man to come home (I’ll post some pics when I decide to stop being lazy and take some). I really like our new place and it was actually the house we originally planned to live in when we first got married (until we stumbled upon our Richardson place). The thing I miss most about our other house is definitely the backyard. The dogs are having a bit of a hard time adjusting to their new (MUCH smaller) space but they will survive.
Since my last post I also had 2 amazing baby showers, one with family and one with friends, and am waiting for some pictures back to post on that fun-ness!! Thanks to all who were involved in helping shower me with love and get prepared for Becton’s arrival! Hopefully, this will be my last post before little man makes his debut into this world. I’ll keep you posted!