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Friday, November 4, 2011

My where the years have gone...

Its been a while since I updated.. A really.long.while. Like, I've had a whole other baby long while...

Brycen Maddox Kastner was born on 8/8 at 12:44 a.m. I feel like it was just yesterday, but my sweet boy is already almost 3 months old!!!!!! He smiles, he laughs, he rolls over from tummy to back.. He's all full of tricks! He is still very much like a newborn though, still very wobbly holding his head up, still sleeps alllllll the time, not very much eye contact.. He was 5 weeks early, so i'm sure that plays a part in it :)

Bryleigh and Brooklynn have spent their days trying to discover what else they can get into :) They have turned into quite the little team. When they arent fighting, they are very quietly working together to deviate a plan that will cause mommy the biggest heart attack. I really think that they put a lot of thought into their plans. Like stacking boxes on top of each other so that they can reach the top of the kitchen counter, to get the cookie jar, regardless of how the cookie jar comes down, and cracks, they will get the cookies, together. Eh, at least they are learning teamwork right?
Brooklynn is talking a lot now. Pretty good sentences. I cant believe she will be 2 in December! The time really does fly by.
Bryleigh never stops talking. She talks like shes 15. ME- "Bryleigh its time to take a nap" her -"Umm, no thanks"....ho hum...

Our lives are about to change drastically. We are only a few months away from moving back to Virginia. Hubby took orders to the Eisenhower, which is in Norfolk. I am thrilled. I am sad for deployments, but other than that, i am THRILLED. I cant wait to buy our new house in January. I cant wait to see the last box go into the moving truck. I cant wait to get in that car and honk the horn when we are cross the state line and smile because I know that I dont have to return to Missouri in a week, or a year. or um, ever? maybe.

I am excited for these new things to come..

Well, its time to go, Today we are going to build a pink space ship out of LEGOS! The joys of being a mommy :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Move over Duggars!

Well, here I am... pregnant again.

I hear a lot from people about how we are crazy, or how we will have our hands full, or even one person said we were "ambitious".... Call it as you may- but we call it blessed. We are thrilled, and are so thankful about the fact that in 7 months we will have another precious, beautiful little baby in our home.

Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of a big family. No we dont want 10 kids, but 3 or 4 kids- that sounds like a lot of fun :) What I think is crazy, is waiting until my kids are in school before having another one. I LOVE them close together, it works for us. I LOVE the fact that I am still finishing my degrees, and that I will get to stay home with new baby for its first year of life. I LOVE the fact that Wes wont have to go on deployments for its first year of life. Quite frankly, the timing for our family couldnt have been much better.

Another reaction that I get a lot is "I HOPE ITS A BOY"... For those of you who have all the same gender children, you probably also heard this a lot. I'll be honest, I will probably smile at you when i hear that reaction, or say thanks, or something else, but what i'm thinking is this---

there is a baby in my tummy. God has already decided if that baby is a boy or a girl... I want THAT baby. Its gender is one of the least important things to me. I dont know, i guess when you are a mother you understand... I love that I was able to give Bryleigh something I always wanted, a sister. And you better believe if i am able to give both of my girls TWO best friends- how lucky will they be to have that?! So three girls, or two girls and a boy- whichever...

I dont know.... i guess to me when someone says they hope its a boy- I always think about people saying they hoped brooklynn was a boy. So the baby I had, is that not the one people hoped for? Because Brooklynn has been the sweetest, easiest, most adorable little girl I have ever known. So anyways, whichever gender I get will be the gender I want... because thats the baby I love :)