Lady and the Lineman

Lady: She is a housewife by winter, Mama to Lucy, Crafter. Early riser by summer. Loves watching episodes of friends back to back. Freshly made beds. Can fall in love. Date nights. Loves the traveling life. Eats sweets. Strives to make the perfect pie crust. Always bickering with him. Harry Potter fan. Can sleep 12 hours. Decorates her life. Homebody.

Lineman: Above average beer Brewer. Papa to Lucy. John Wayne Loving Gun Carrying, duck hunting Alaskan. Will eat anything she cooks. Loves flight of the Concords. Wears holes in his jeans. Quoting movies/shows/comedy routines. Can sing a wicked Rainy Day Woman. Always pinches back. Hates being away from his ladies. Roughs up his Puppies.

Happy April we’re excited to move into May. Here’s hoping it brings sunshine!

Life Lately: Lucy. 

I could go into more detail, Other than falling more in love and getting to know our girl we’ve been huddled up at home. Jakes been furthering his cooking with new recipes & we’ve also watched numerous episodes of chopped and iron chef. I’ve started thinking about projects and things id like to be working on..  baby calander for all the big moments, i’m writing letters to lucy every week on friday, a book to give her eventually from mama with love. I’d like to start printing off our photos and storing them in photo boxes for the future, that and I’d love to print off a few photo books our our adventures, Travels and clam life at home. I’m also still working on Lucy’s nursery, once we’re up to taking road trips i’d love to hit up the thrift shops so i can collect some frames to work on her gallery wall. I might want to print off a large picture or canvas for our bedroom. Something, but i’m not sure just yet. I’d also love to keep up with this blog. I was so good with it the first year and then for an entire year it went un-loved. So hopefully i can keep with it a bit more now that i’m not working and a full time mama. here’s hoping. 

Life Lately: Lucy. 

I could go into more detail, Other than falling more in love and getting to know our girl we’ve been huddled up at home. Jakes been furthering his cooking with new recipes & we’ve also watched numerous episodes of chopped and iron chef. I’ve started thinking about projects and things id like to be working on..  baby calander for all the big moments, i’m writing letters to lucy every week on friday, a book to give her eventually from mama with love. I’d like to start printing off our photos and storing them in photo boxes for the future, that and I’d love to print off a few photo books our our adventures, Travels and clam life at home. I’m also still working on Lucy’s nursery, once we’re up to taking road trips i’d love to hit up the thrift shops so i can collect some frames to work on her gallery wall. I might want to print off a large picture or canvas for our bedroom. Something, but i’m not sure just yet. I’d also love to keep up with this blog. I was so good with it the first year and then for an entire year it went un-loved. So hopefully i can keep with it a bit more now that i’m not working and a full time mama. here’s hoping. 

Tuesday we were sent into the hospital & induced to get our little out, after 56 hours of induction/pre-labor, I was able to start pushing, after hours of that we were told that we’d need an emergency c-section to get babe out. It wasn’t how we planned it, but in our defense we did say the entire time that we’d roll with it as long as the end result was a happy healthy baby. After a long 3 days I’m exploding with happiness to announce Lucy James Fraley to the world. 8 pounds, 6 ounces. 21 inches long, Born 4.42 AM, January 24, 2014. She’s absolutely perfect.

Puppies in their day to day. Petey has been getting all of papas snuggles & that trigger dog got into it with a coyote so he spent some time healing his wounds with the cone of shame. He’s out of it today but still a pitiful unit.

T-10 days

We’re in the home stretch. We’ve spent the last few days being a couple of home bodies, enjoying ourselves as a little family of two with the puppies before baby joins us. Making quiches, re-arranging furniture, making finishing touches to the nursery, watching far too much mindless television, snuggling puppies, staying up past our bedtime & sleeping in late into the morning.

Sunny Saturday soak for baby & mama. It was all I wanted & turns out, all I needed.

Sunny Saturday soak for baby & mama. It was all I wanted & turns out, all I needed.

15 day count down. Eep!

15 day count down. Eep!

Sleeping until 10.30, watching the two hour premier of downton & laying under blankets. Thank you Thursday. {now to muster the strength to go turn on the tea kettle}

Sleeping until 10.30, watching the two hour premier of downton & laying under blankets. Thank you Thursday. {now to muster the strength to go turn on the tea kettle}

A few pictures from lately, Christmas morning hot chocolate made by Jacob, Emma & her presents in her Christmas jams, eggnog cinnamon rolls on Christmas Eve. 2013 Christmas tree, a little love note left outside in the snow, a lazy puppy, & a nursery waiting to get filled with the love of a tiny baby.

A few pictures from lately, Christmas morning hot chocolate made by Jacob, Emma & her presents in her Christmas jams, eggnog cinnamon rolls on Christmas Eve. 2013 Christmas tree, a little love note left outside in the snow, a lazy puppy, & a nursery waiting to get filled with the love of a tiny baby.

37 weeks & 4 days.

We’re really cooking here. I mean, we’ve been cooked? Baby is officially full term & kicks have turned into full movements & I’m going to miss being so close to babe. These 9 months have really been special. I’ll miss the belly but I can’t imagine how much I’m going to love the newborn snuggles. We’re as ready as we can be to bring home baby, diapers, wipes, clothes, blankets, bottles & a place for baby to sleep. We’ve prepared to the best of our abilities, I want to say I’m ready for babe but once I day that I feel like in saying I’m okay to not be pregnant anymore, & that I’m not ready to say. I love the little kicks only I can feel & knowing I’m keeping baby as safe as I can. Soon I have to share my little one with the world, that’s terrifying. What if I just don’t want to share? Life other than baby? Husband & I are in a full on hibernation. We’ve rewatched all of the office & dexter. (Am I the only one who wanted to yell at he tv at the end of that series?) played monopoly & ham. Sister had a birthday in which we made sushi & had fondue. We’re getting good at our rolls. I impressed myself! Puppies have been going for walks & we’re napping & sleeping in. Trying to enjoy the last bit of life that’s just for us.

Okay okay..

I’ve said it before but seriously this time, updates are coming to you shortly. I took a lazy person break but I need to really start documenting. I will ease your mind in saying that we’ve been hibernating & life has been good. We’re finishing Christmas shopping & baking when I can pull my self off the couch. Baby is growing & becoming more uncomfortable each day. However, I’ll be sad when this time is over, I’ve loved everyday of this, baby wiggling & letting me know he/she is in there & healthy, just waiting to come see us. Speaking of our littles arrival we’re busy getting our nursery in order & figuring out how to get a tiny car seat to fit In the huge truck.