Our Happily Ever After…


Our happily ever after began when we officially became Mr. & Mrs. in the summer of 2009. Winter of 2010 we decided to ditch the bitter cold of Minnesota for the white sandy beaches of Florida. We needed to go on an adventure – on our own. I must say it was the best decision of our lives {other than marrying each other, of course}!


We recently welcomed our little Ittybot. into the world on February 22nd, 2013 @ 2:55pm. He weighed in at 7.1 lbs and 19.5 inches long.

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I was fortunate enough to have an easy pregnancy. In the back of my mind, I knew that labor was going to make up for the 10 months of smooth sailing. I hate being right. Labor started out like most. I was expecting a lot more pain – don’t get me wrong, I was in pain but the movies make it look excruciating! I thought I was in the home stretch and that being pregnant and giving labor was a cinch! Nope, in a frightening turn of events, I had to get an emergency c-section because poor Ittybot’s heart rate was dropping dramatically as I was pushing. Turns out, his cord was wrapped around his neck 3x! Thankfully the doctors made the swift decision to do the emergency c-section to get him out before it was too late. Long story short, he’s here now and the Mr. and I are super excited for this new adventure!

I am getting numerous requests for pictures and updates on him – everyone forgot about mama already! So, I decided to start this little blog about my little Ittybot, our lives, and just about anything else my little heart desires! He keeps me pretty busy already so I hope I get to update more often than once a month! So check back every once in a while {I would say often, but I wouldn’t want to upset anyone with my lack of posts}!


Joop: (verb) to kiss {in the Laotian language}