I’m beyond excited…because we have partnered up with some of our VERY favorite family brands… Madsen bikes + Oilo to bring you our biggest #kaileesfavorites GIVEAWAY to date!!! These two brands are very dear to our family + I absolutely love all that they stand for! Madsen Cycles is giving a bike like ours ($1875 value) + Oilo is giving a custom E-room design + a bedding set (value $1000). This giveaway runs for six days, and ends Wednesday August 26th. For entry rules, visit our Instagram (@kailee_wright) and look for the image below to enter!!
You are welcome to repost any picture from this photoshoot for an extra entry in our giveaway — Tagging @kailee_wright as well as using our hashtag: #kaileesfavorites. Good luck to you all!!
Almost seven weeks ago our little people were finally able to meet the miracle baby we had waited so long for. The anticipation of not finding out the sex of the baby had been killing the kids the last few weeks before baby came. Hunter would try and brib us or nogatiate deals of how she could find out if the baby was a boy or a girl and she’d promise that she wouldn’t tell anyone. I don’t know how many times she asked to just call the docotor. Haha. Joe and I were serioulsy dying with all the ideas the little people were coming up with.
So the delivery day + was way longer then we had planned (you can read about it here) So originally we had told the little people they would be able to come see the baby in the afternoon…well the next morning was when they were finally able to see their new baby bother or sister. Joe had spent the night and gone home to get the kids and bring them down to the hospital to see the baby. We had all decided to not tell them what the baby was because we wanted to see their facial expressions when they walked into the room.
I was in the bathroom getting dressed and I could here their little screams + them running down the hall. I could hardly contain my excitement for them as they all had wanted the baby to be a boy, but as the delivery date got closer no one seemed to care anymore. I heard them get to the door and then heard our nurse from the pervious night say, “oh you guys are here to finally meet your baby brother!” I about died!!! The kids were just feet away from finding out and she had spilled the beans. (btw she was one of the sweetest nurses I had ever had, and she was so amazing and encouraging the day before…so there was no way I could be upset with her). When Joe told her the kids didn’t no what the baby was she about died!! I felt so bad for her. They came running into the room with the biggest smiles on their faces screaming, “It’s a boy!! It’s a boy!! We knew Jesus would send us a boy!!” It was seriously the sweetest + happiest moment ever. They were all over baby Houston…mauling him, kissing his head, pulling off his socks to check out his toes, rubbing his hair, and just rambling on about how perfect they thought he was. It is a moment I hope to never forget. And then the requesting of who could hold him first started. Haha.
We were finally our family of six…all in one place, all happy, and healthy! This was something we had all waited for for a very long time and it had finally happened. The joy + spirit I could feel in the room was unreal!! I am so grateful for our trials in live, even though how hard they may be at times they always end up making us stronger and I think so grateful for all the people and things we already have.
Thanks to my dear friend Corissa (Corissa Ann Photography) for spending the entire day + coming back the next day to capture these amazing moments for us!! Thank you sweet friend. Also, we want to THANK YOU ALL for all your sweet comments and concerns during our entire pregnancy and now after. I honestly appreciate every kind word and I am so grateful to share our experience with you. Thank you again for your support!!
>>> You can see the must haves I packed in my hospital bags HERE <<<
So a lot of you have asked about some of Houston’s outfits, and where I have been buying his clothing. A lot are actually from my old baby line STAY+Co but as he is getting bigger and growing out of a bunch of them I have been shopping and have been finding some darling gender neutral + boy outfits. Here are just some of my favorite outfits for Houston. He hasn’t grown into all of them yet, but if you follow me on Instagram I’m sure you have seen quite a few of these on the little guy. I hope you enjoy!! Happy Tuesday!!
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My new current obsession are shirt dresses!! Plus they are super easy for me to nurse in right now. I love how I can dress them up with heels and a jacket for a night out or like above just adding my favorite Converse to dress the look down. I wore this dress in Zion on a day out with the family and it was perfect!! I picked some of my favorites below + I hope you enjoy them!
So there is only FOUR more days left of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! I really hate to admit it…but I seriously placed another order!! Haha. I know crazy, but you honestly can’t beat these prices + I like to stock up on items for my little people when they are SALE!! Here are some of my kids + baby favorites and a bunch that I bought. Things are going fast so really don’t wait. I had a few items sell out on me as I was checking out. Hope you all enjoy + I hope your having a fabulous Thursday…tomorrow is the weekend!!!
So it’s almost been four weeks (tomorrow) since our miracle baby come into this world. I never knew we could feel so complete and beyond happy as we did in that moment! This birth seriously threw me for a loop and was so different in every aspect (well so was my pregnancy) then any of my other three deliveries. I have debated sharing my birth experience as I know everyones is different + what was long and scary for me might be nothing or a breeze to other people. So with that being said, I ask that you be respectful of our situation + feelings.
So this pregnancy was different from the very beginning…having three miscarriages before our doctor did not take this pregnancy lightly and we started having ultra sounds the minute we found out we were pregnant. This pregnancy starting out as two babes (twins) and losing one very early off, to my pelvic bone separating + having to wear a grandma brace, to measuring two weeks ahead almost my entire pregnancy. Let’s just say it was very different from my super easy, laid back other three pregnancies. So why in the world did I think my labor and delivery would be the same as my others. Haha. Looking back I should have known.
My deliveries are crazy fast. I didn’t end up getting an epidural with Hudson (my 2nd) because of it, and with Hayden (my 3rd) my doctor started me a week early nervous I would deliver in the car on the way to the hospital. With my 3rd delivery they started me and within less then 4 hours and not even one push she was here and it was all over in two seconds. I bawled because it was too fast. (I know sad) haha. So being induced this time I had in my head that we were going to have this baby here and done within 4 hours!! It was going to be a super simple, easy, boring delivery just like all the others. Boy, was I wrong.
July 2nd 2015…I was starting to have mild contractions as we drove to the hospital. Here we were two weeks early and beyond excited to meet this little boy or girl. The doctors had said the baby would be close to 8 lbs and if we waited it would be around 10 lbs two weeks later + with me not being able to walk and my pelvic bone separating more everyday they recommended we go for it. Which we did.
We got our room and the nurses started checking me…I was a two and my cervex was still really thick, but I was having good contractions. The nurse gave me a pill to help thin my cervex and said we had to wait four hours before they would start pitocin. What?! I was suppose to have this baby within four hours. (little did I know) Four hours later, a three. With my husband being an Anesthesia Resident I wanted my epidural asap to get things going. (in past deliveries once I get the epidural I go from a 4-10 in 20 mins) Epidural in and pitocin started. Okay we thought here we go…baby will be here soon. Four hours later they checked me again and I was only a four. What the crap?! By this time its 4pm. My kids, friends and family have all called a million times + between my mom, sister, husband and best friend we had only recieved nearly 100 text messages. I was over it…not responding till baby comes. haha. Six pm the nurse checked me again and she was dying with my past record how long this delivery is taking. She was so sweet and kept telling me, “any hour now, it’s going to go fast!” They broke my water and nothing came out. That’s when my mom knew something was wrong. In my head I kept wondering why my body was not doing what it was meant to do or what it normally does? I was so confused and upset.
Eight pm baby’s heartrate starts going down and they can’t get it regulated. Finally the doctor checks me again and decides she’s going to “help” me a bit and try and to release more water by trying to move the baby with her hand inside me. (sorry this might start to be to much info) They figure out that the baby is faced the wrong way and his little ear is at the opening. The next word that comes out of her mouth is c-section…that’s when I lost it. When the true fear of something could happen to this baby finally set in and felt so real. I wasn’t upset about the c-section, but I was super nervous about it. After about 5 minutes of excruciating pain (by then my epidural had wore off and I was feeling everything) the doctor was able to physically move the baby herself and then the water came a flowing! Five minutes later I was a five, then a six and in within 20 minutes I was ten!! All within that 20 minutes pure chaos was going on. I honestly can’t remember it all because it was so crazy. The baby’s heart rate went down extremely after I had lost all my water. With every contraction they would lose the heart rate completely. As the doctors were coming up with every scenario possible I was getting more and more confused by all the medical terms + it scared me. When Joe walked out of the room to compose himself and converse with some doctors he completely trusted about what scenario we should take, I knew things had gotten really serious. Pretty soon they were pumping water back into me to help the baby’s heart rate and talking about screwing monitors into the baby’s head. All I could do was try and keep it all together. There were wires coming out of me everywhere (and I mean down there)…it was nuts. There were monitors and tubes and then all of a sudden I started to feel a ton a pressure. I let the doctors know…five minutes later baby BOY was here. Then it was quiet + no crying, (those seconds felt like an hour + I was dying inside with fear) the cord was wrapped around his neck twice and his shoulder once. The Resident that delivered me was absolutely amazing and had the cord off in two seconds. Finally, at 11:28 pm he was here safe and sound and FINALLY after two years of we were holding our much waited for baby boy!! I have never felt so grateful or relieved in my life. We truly had been so blessed!
Also, I can’t thank my dear friend Corissa (Corissa Ann Photography) enough for capturing these amazing pictures. I will truly cherish these forever!
So I might have placed at least 3 separate orders from Nordstrom because of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Ahh, don’t tell the husband. j/k. So here are my second round of picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. There is just so much good stuff this time around and the prices are just fabulous!! Hope your able to snatch up a few of your favorite items as things are going fast. Happy Wednesday friends!
So I didn’t have enough time before baby Houston arrived to blog my last two maternity looks. Better late then never right? This dress from Sonnet James is NON maternity and by far a hands down awesome dress!! I have wore it a few times in the last couple weeks as it isn’t too tight around my belly and I feel like it helps hide what I’m not so confident about right now. 😉 This dress is currently sold out but I am linking a bunch of similar loose styles that I love + have already!! And can we talk about this awesome Lilic Hat?! I about died when I found it…plus if you know me you know I absolutely love hats you can check out of bunch of my favorite hats here!! Hope you enjoy and hope your having a fabulous Monday!!
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So it’s that time of year again…the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here!! Since I just had baby Houston there is no way I will be school shopping this year with all four little people in tow. Thank goodness for online shopping! Here is my FIRST round of favorite picks for women!! I hope you find some goodies for yourself + don’t wait because a few of my favorites have already sold out!! Enjoy!!