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October 03, 2014

oh hey, friday! | another baby post

a few orders of bizz before i write another post about how we're getting ready for baby #2. i'm so sorry...just a few more weeks of me obsessing.

(part of me wonders if i got pregnant just for the blog material. subconsciously, of course.)

1 | did you see i totally changed up the colors of the oh hey, friday! button? they swapped from summer to fall. very seasonally appropriate. so if you're crazy like me...snag the new colors!
2 | if this is your first oh hey, friday!...welcome! here's what you need to know...
  • write up a little post about five things. anythings
  • head back over here and enter your link at the bottom of this post.
  • and pretty please don't forget to link back to our blogs and/or add the oh hey, friday! button (found just below) by copying the HTML into the HTML section of your post  so that others can link up as well! that's it. now get busy.

MY FIVE | getting prepared for farm-gal #2

1 | allow me to draw your attention to the top left corner of this here blog! i'm running a little poll to see what you gals think will happen with baby #2. will she arrive on time? will she be late just like her big sister? (i was 11 days overdue with zero signs of anything happening.) or will she shock the hell out of us and come early? cast your vote!

2 | what's in our hospital bag?
yesterday i wrote a little post about what i plan on bringing to the hospital for round two. i'm an overpacker and a list maker to a fault. but hey, it gives me peace of mind and makes me ever so slightly crazier because i can visually see all the stuff i haven't prepared for. that's the charm in me. regardless...i received a few notes asking if we were planning on bringing kaye to the hospital with us? 
let me assure everyone...we are not. our gal...our kaye...our turtle is a wild wild animal that should only be allowed in a hospital if she is the patient. we are currently accepting all offers from family, friends, and strangers alike to take the turtle for the evening we plan on being out of parental commission. so kaye's little packing list is just for her overnighter at someone's house. don't worry...coming up with a finalized kaye plan is on my master list.

3 | speaking of master list...i made one of those too! as i started crossing goodies off i also continue to add tasks to it. lord help me. 
let's face it though...a solid portion of these aren't going to get completed in three weeks. decorate our porch? laughable. prep freezer meals? nada. and the odds of me finding someone to come clean my house out here in the middle of nowhere...well that just pisses me off for obvious reasons. (no cleaning service will drive this far.)

4 | kaye and i DID manage to get some mommy/daughter shots done on wednesday. cue the "awwwww's." except you can take those "awwww's" right back. kaye was an absolute nightmare. you would have thought i had abducted her because she kicked, screamed, and clawed at me like i was a total stranger. so instead i let her run through the mud and brush, ruining her white leggings while the WONDERFULLY kind-hearted photographer, stephanie of stephanie mballo photography, snapped some shots of me and got beat with a stick by my daughter. 

no seriously - stephanie was taking pictures, and kaye repeatedly hit her with a stick while she had the camera up to her face. 

why? why is my kid the bad kid? maybe she's severely acting out these days because she has an idea of what's about to come. 

well girlfriend...you better snap out of it. this farm gal doesn't have time for your attitude. 
but back to the pictures -  i absolutely cannot WAIT to share more on the blog next week. a huge thank you to stephanie! you seriously are a saint and a talent...and thanks for the hug at the end...i needed that.

5 | what's in a name?
well...actually a lot. so much so i asked for help on the blog awhile ago. i received over 150 comments, e-mails, messages, etc. with AMAZING suggestions...so a HUGE THANK YOU to all who helped us! 

however, you'll be very very thrilled to know that farmer and i have yet to pick a name. we have serious issues. we've gone back and forth on a few and then thrown some in from left field. one of those was the name elle ...which i still love. but then we realized it might be weird to have a daughter named kaye and a daughter named elle. slightly alphabetical, don't you think? 

anyway...so that's where we're at. still far away...but maybe slightly closer to being ready. slightly.

now it's your turn. not only with amy and me...but the original gals from five on friday are back!

get linked up!
32 comments on "oh hey, friday! | another baby post"
  1. OMG. Cutest farm girls I ever did see!

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  2. That picture of Kaye is seriously cute. She looks so ornery and it completely fits the description of your photo shoot! ha ha! The hair appointment is a great thing to do before baby girl arrives. I didn't do that when I had my little man and I wish I would have! At least my hair could have been cute while recovering from delivery. :)

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  3. Linking up for the first time! :) Such cute pictures!

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  4. haha this post is perfection! Love the list, love the name debate and the picture preview looks fabulous! ALSO lovin' the fall colors on the button! Happy weekend! xoxo

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  5. Waxing and hair and everything, oh my! I am so saving this list for when my baby time comes. So. Much. To. Think. About.

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  6. Ok. I'm a little slow this morning... when I read "Kaye and Elle" I instantly thought Kale... and it took me so long to get the alphabetical reference, but I'm all caught up now. ;) It's Friday girl. THANK GOD!

    Those sneak peak photos are ridiculously adorable. Tell Kaye to stop pulling an Alec Baldwin on the photog. ;)

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  7. You are the cutest prego ever. And Kaye, well, Kaye is the most adorable little wild animal in all of blogland:) Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  8. I just about spit out my coffee reading that Kaye was hitting the photographer with a stick! We are having outdoor family photos taken tomorrow and I literally had a nightmare last night of how y 2 year old is going to act, ahhhh!

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  9. Love your baby #2 checklist! Freezer meals are the best! I just made 12 of them and posted about it here: http://www.lisalovesjohn.com/2014/09/assemble-and-freeze-meals.html

    And your mommy daughter shots are beautiful!! Can't wait to see more!

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  10. So excited to link up with you for the first time and your maternity picture - oh my god, gorgeous!! You're checklist is perfect - pinning that for future use!! Have a great weekend!

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  11. You look precious! And By the way, I love both Kaye and Elle...its kind of a neat thing they can share! Adorable!

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  12. oh those pictures are incredible! I love your outfit!

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  13. I love the name Elle! I think the baby will be right on time. I'm sure she can't wait to meet all of you! Kaye's actions during the photoshoot are forgivable. She is still a baby herself, give her a break. I'm sure she will be an angel next time! (one can hope!)
    Oh and I love the switch of the colors on the button! Perfect for fall!

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  14. Love love love your pic...girl you look fab!!! And i'm so glad to see your talented photog got one - and an adorable one - of your little monster! Your lists crack me up...I was definitely not that prepared and Nick had to run back home like 100 bazillion times for stuff I needed...however, I see the necessities (wax, hair) are scheduled. Good girl. =)

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  15. How darling are those pictures of you and your sweet little one?? Loving your list and organization! :) Happy weekend!

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  16. I'm not sure I believe you about Kaye being so bad...she looks too cute in that picture to ever be bad. Plus, you look awesome, girl!

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  17. Oh, that face! Just too cute!

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  18. The pictures are perfect!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more!

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  19. I will apologize now for laughing so hard hearing that Kaye was hitting the photographer with a stick. I mean, that's bad, but it is kind of funny.. and at least the photographer was awesome about it and still got amazing shots ♥ I think naming turtle no. 2 Elle would be really cute! But, I like letter sounding names :D

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  20. Love the photo of you and Kaye! Can't wait to see the rest! And I was literally laughing out loud when I read how Kaye was acting at the photo shoot. Only because I can 100% relate to it! Man I would love to put Kaye and X together and see what happens! lol!

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  21. Daaaanng, girl! You rock your pregnancy! So cute!

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  22. Man you look fabulous.

    We took family photos recently and my daughter was mostly a holy terror too. So, no worries, it isn't just Kaye ;)

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  23. Those shots came out great! Definitely can't tell that you two just got beat up by a toddler ;) (I can laugh cause I get pelted by Thomas the Train too often to count).

    The Joni Journey

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  24. Love your baby bump picture!! Cute, cute!

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  25. I cannot wait to see the rest of the photos!!!

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  26. Everything is coming together! I love the pictures of you and Kaye, they are super cute and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of them. As for whether or not baby girl #2 is going to be early, on time or late, I'm going to have to go with late, I've just got this feeling :D

    Sophie xxx

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  27. I totally suggested Elle on instagram and it was for that reason :) Then you could have a boy next and name him Jay!!!

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  28. You are so adorable! Your maternity picture is too cute! Names are so hard to actually decide on "the one"
    xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

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  29. what about Ella? Although, if you choose to embrace the alphabetical-ness, I love Jenna's suggestion above with kaye, elle, and jay. It's all how you look at it. :)

    I personally love Emma or Jenna.

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  30. Ok, I'm in the middle of making my 'Countdown to Baby' checklist and I am floored by your item - wax appointment. I was a regular with my lady, but I stopped after one visit while preggo. Recommended? Worth it? Help!

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