Wednesday, February 29, 2012


It's Wednesday!

So what if....

  •  I love our new U-Verse! It's great to have so many channels!
  • I think it's pretty cool that it's LEAP DAY!
  • I had the Varsity and Krispy Kreme all in one night!
  • I love how the Mr. makes up words to songs while still using the original tune.
  • It now takes me a lot longer to complete grad school work because of fitting it within Tucker's schedule.
  • I'm excited to make cupcakes...I won't get to make Easter cupcakes for them, but I get to make them for JLA next week!
  • I'm not sharing how many bags of Mini Eggs I've eaten so far!
  • I'm not a fan of leaving TJH...I know it's only once a week but it's not fun!
  • I gave up caffeine for Lent and I'm doing good so far!
  • I'm mad that Target has the CUTEST clothes right now, but I'm not ready to purchase any post-pregnancy clothes yet.
  • I'm ready to start running and doing yoga...but I don't want to rush time until the 6 week mark because that means my baby would be 6 weeks old.
  • I love the support we've gotten from our family and friends. It's wonderful to be surrounded by such wonderful people!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Nana!

We no longer have this sweet woman here on Earth with us, but we all know she is looking down from Heaven on all of us.

Happy Birthday Nana!
We love you and there isn't a day that goes by that we don't think about you.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mommy Lessons

Just in the short three weeks of being a Mommy I've learned a TON!

  • Spit up, poop, and pee are no big deal...on my clothes, on my face and in my hair.
  • Sleep...what is that and who cares?
  • Babies have more laundry then a teenage girl!
  • Snuggling is the BEST thing ever!
  • Eating cold food doesn't even phase me anymore.
  • Seeing your baby recognize your voice is the BEST thing since sliced bread!
  • Getting out of the house has never been so exciting.
  • Taking 20 pictures in 5 minutes of my child on my iPhone is fine!
  • Not knowing all the answers is okay...just Google it or call doesn't make you less of a mommy!
  • Praying with my child is so amazing and has brought me so much closer to God.
  •  You still can have a social life with a baby.
  • Not feeling bad about saying no if it's for your child is okay.
  • Talking about your baby all the time is 100% okay! :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

2 years!

Today is 2 years in our wonderful home!

I cannot believe it's been two years already! I remember that day like yesterday, we were so excited to get the keys to our first home!

When we moved in it was just three of us(me, Mr. and Lucy). Now there are two pups...Lucy and Ethel, and a sweet sweet baby boy! We are so blessed!

We've had so many wonderful memories in our home and I cannot wait to make more! :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Week 3

Dear Tucker,

The weeks just keep getting better! I know I've said it every week so far...but goodness I can't believe you are 3 weeks old today!

This week you have been more alert. You love listening to me and Daddy talk to you when you wake up from your naps or when you're done eating...those are the times you are the most awake. We have "play" time after each feeding and you love to look around and listen.

On Sunday you met your great grandmother on Mommy's side. You enjoyed the visit with Gigi(Marmee), Honey, and Aunt Kendall!

You also help celebrate your Daddy's birthday! We had lunch with family and then we went to Mommy and Daddy's favorite sushi place for dinner with our friends T and J. You were so good!

Last week when we went to the doc, you weighed 7lbs 11oz...the doc said he wanted you to have gained more weight but he understood since we had been back in the hospital and my milk supply slowed down a bit. So this week we were scheduled to go back in...well on Monday we went to our first Bundles of Joy breastfeeding group. I got to weigh you then...8lbs 9oz!! WHOOP!! So proud of you! :) Then when we went to the doc on Wednesday you were up to 8lbs 13.4oz. Almost 9lbs big boy! :)

Mommy had to leave you for the first time this week to go to class for grad school. Daddy did an excellent job watching you! :) I thought I would get really upset when I had to leave you but I was very brave. Let's just say I'm glad I don't have to do that again until next week. Daddy sent Mommy pictures and videos while I was away.

You are starting to show some really cute expressions! :)

You only have one time of day that you aren't happy every's usually between 7-9pm. You want to eat more and you don't nap well during that time. But that's okay, Mommy and Daddy love holding you. Mommy has been told that this is called the "witching hour" and that most babies have a time a day when this happens. You sleep great at night! You usually sleep from about 9:30-12am and then 1-5am, 6-8am...the 5 hour stretch is wonderful! :) Your dr said it was okay to let you sleep that long because of your great weight gain. During the day you eat every 3 hours.

You watched your first Baby Einstein this week and seemed to enjoy it! We are doing tummy time for a few minutes each day too.

You had your first trip to the park! You loved strolling around in your slept the entire time! :)

You ended your week with a special visit from our sweet friends R and her mom! Mommy forgot to take a picture. :( But you enjoyed your visit with them! And you also attended your first BBQ with Mommy and Daddy and some of Mommy's JLA friends!

It's been a wonderful week with you little boy! Mommy and Daddy love you so much!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Push Present :)

So I know I talk about my sweet husband a lot...but he's totally worth talking about a ton! Not only is he an amazing husband and now daddy but he's a wonderful gift-giver!

Yesterday he brought up some oj for me to drink and on my straw was this beautiful pearl ring! As you might know, I'm a huge fan of pearls...I wear my pearl earrings everyday that he gave me on our wedding day. I also wear the pearl bracelet my mom gave me for college graduation everyday and I wear my pearl necklace from the Mr. all the time too!
I didn't want to take off my promise ring from the Mr. so I'm going to wear them together...I think they go well together! :)

But with gifts aside...I am truly so thankful for my husband. He completes me in so many ways...and knows exactly what to do and say at the right time. And now, he's the best daddy ever! Tuck and I are so blessed! :)

I love you Mr!

Good morning!

Morning time is so fun with TJH!

He's so sweet all day but in the morning he's super alert and more active. The Mr. and I love going into his room to get him out of his crib. Yesterday the Mr took this sweet video of him waking Tucker up.

Can you tell we are so in love with this little boy?!?!?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sunny Day!

The Mr. and I couldn't pass up such a pretty day! We loaded up the stroller and hit the road to the park!

We had fun exploring the park and walking around the
lake! Tuck seemed to enjoy it, he napped most of the time. :)

Tuck soakin' up the fresh air!

(The Mr. wants everyone to know it was windy so that's why his hair looks like that! :))

Do you see the sail boat on the lake?

It was such a fun afternoon of exploring and enjoying the fresh air! Can't wait for Spring to really be here! Many more fun times to be had with my two boys!

Bad Girl!

Lucy was a very bad girl the other night!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


It's Wednesday!

So what if....

  •  I cannot wait to get rid of Dish on Friday and get U-verse!!
  •  I think it's so funny that people get so upset about the Bachelor...people it's a show and it's fake! ha!
  •  I loved meeting new mommys at our breast feeding group!
  • I'm not really missing's such a busy time there right now and I'm totally enjoying soaking up my new baby boy!
  • I thought I would be so nervous to drive TJH for the first time, but I was pretty calm.
  • I wish Valentines was this week instead of last week...I feel better now and could plan something fun for the three of us...
  •  I'm very thankful for the meals that have been brought by our Sunday School class...yummy so far! :)
  • I would like some warm weather with no rain so we can go on more walks.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Baby Einstein

TJH received Baby Einstein DVDs at our showers, so this morning during his really awake time we thought we would try one out. He seemed to enjoy it! :)

(sorry this pic is dark...lights off for movie time!)

He seemed to be watching the objects that were on the screen. One thing I love about Baby Einstein is that there is just one object on the screen at a time...doesn't overwhelm them. 

He watched about 10 minutes and then it was nap time! :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr!

Happy Birthday to the best husband ever!

I am so truly blessed to have the best husband. He is so supportive and loving.
Now, he is the BEST daddy ever! I also dreamed what it would be like to see him be a Daddy and his actions have out down my dreams....he is just amazing with TJH! He's a natural. He knows just what to do with him at all times.

I'm so blessed to be married to my best friend. I love laughing and dreaming with him. He's always making others laugh and it's such a good quality.

He's also so talented! Our yard is beautiful, I always eat yummy food prepared by him, he's so handy, and he's great at picking the perfect clothes for me! God has given him so many talents and he uses them to benefit others!

I hope that TJH and I can make his birthday special. He always makes birthdays special for me and I know he will for Tucker too!

Happy Birthday baby! I love you!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Week 2

Dear Tucker,

You are two weeks old!

We started your second week out back in the hospital. Mommy had two infections that caused me to have a fever over 102 and got all the way up to 103.8. We had to spend 48 hours back in the hospital. But thankfully you were able to come with me and we were able to keep nursing. The hospital was very good about keeping us on the mommy/baby floor so you wouldn't get anything. You were so good for Mommy and Daddy while we were in the hospital.

Valentines was spent coming home from the hospital and then just hanging out at home. But you got to wear your super cute custom made outfit by Honey.

After we got out of the hospital our week got better! We headed back to your doc and you have gained weight...but your doc knew that Mommy was in hospital and he wants you to have gained more we are going back next week.

You got to help celebrate your GMama's birthday on Wednesday too!

Aunt C came to see you this week too, she was apart of your first trip to Chick-fil-A! You also did tummy time for the first time! And you liked it!

At the end of the week was spent visiting with one of my Mommy's co-workers and eating at Mommy and Daddy's favorite Mexican place.

You loved your first real love the warm water! :)

And today you met your great grandmother on Daddy's side. Grandma Hammarlund came to meet you today.

You are having more awake time, it's been fun to play with you while you are awake.

You are such a good boy! You only get upset if you are wet or hungry...which is totally normal. :)

Mommy and Daddy love you so much!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday
 to my wonderful MIL!
Now she is a GMama!

We are blessed to have her here with us on her birthday!

Hope you have a great day and we love you so very much!


It's Wednesday!

So what if....

  •  I've watched more TV in the past week and half then I have in years. ha!
  •  My whole entire life revolves around my sweet boy and I am totally okay with it! I love it!
  •  I love how the Mr. and I laugh a ton at being parents...there are so super funny moments when you are a new parent.
  • I wasn't okay with going back to the hospital this past weekend...but my body can't fight off two infections with out antibiotics. I'm just glad TJH was able to go with me and now we are all back at home.
  • I'm thankful for all the support my sweet husband has given me.
  • I can't wait for sushi...we are going this weekend! whoop!
  •  I'm not okay with my hair...but I don't have time yet to straighten it...that will come! ha!
  • I love that I'm a mommy now! It's the best thing ever! I believed people when they said that but o my goodness it's the truth! There are moments that are tough but it's worth it all!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Baby

Happy Valentines Day from yours here at Hammar Love!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Week 1

Dear Tucker,

You are one week old! I cannot believe how fast the first week of your life went!

You are such a wonderful baby! You have brought so much joy to our lives in just these 7 quick days. We are so honored to be your parents.

You love any sort of movement...swing, rocking, and car rides.

Your Dr said you were perfect at your first appt! Gaining weight and great skin color.

In your first week you had a lot of visitors...a lot of our family and friends came to visit you. A lot of people love you a lot Tucker John!

You have loved your two sponge love the warm water. We hope this means you'll love the ocean! :)

We could never imagine how you would impact our lives until we actually met you. Your Daddy and I keep looking at each other and just saying how grateful we are for you! We are so thankful that the Lord gave you to us.

 We've laughed so loud when you've peed on us! :) We've smiled when you are wide-eyed! We've had tears of joy just looking at you.

We love you so much Tucker John! We cannot wait for all the weeks to come!

Daddy and Mommy