Life is good

Life is good

Thursday, November 3, 2016

We're now a family of 5

 Baby Nugget now has a name and that name is Nash Jacob Goddard, he came all on his own time on August 3rd 2016 at 4:26 am. No surprise that he came  8 days past is EDD, Ray came 11 days past her EDD. My babes are very comfy in their little home.

I did very well managing my pain and staying home as long as I possibly could. I was so afraid to show up to the hospital and be told I was only at a 2.
Once I felt like contractions were getting close enough I called my midwife and she had me come into the office for her to check me there instead of going to triage.
It was not fun sitting in a waiting room with other pregnant mama's trying to keep my composure.
My midwife checked me and looked up and the words I'll never forget....wow you're 6-7 centimeters dilated. Holy Shit no way is all I thought!!!
still happy at 7cm "Go Me"

I was so proud of myself and walked right out of there thinking I'm going to meet my baby nugget very soon. They admitted me right away and I got settled in and called my doula who showed up shortly after that.
Baby Nugget decided to be very stubborn after that and took his time to make his debut. It was a very rough time but I did it and had a wonderful memorable birth of my little Nash man. I had the best birth team by my side the entire time. He is my 2nd VBAC baby

Since the day Nash came home, he has  been such and amazing little guy! He sleeps well, eats well and has such a good little soul.

He latched on with no problem and has been the best little nurser since he came out. At 2 months he gained almost 3 lbs since birth.
His sisters adore him and are so good with him. It's nice that they're older and understand the attention he needs.


Ashlee started 2nd grade and Reagan Pre- K, so crazy my babies are growing up too fast.
Ashlee is still swimming and Reagan is our little gymnast. She loves to practice her skills on our couch and all over the living room.

Jake and I got to go to our very first concert at Red Rocks with our good friends. What an amazing experience we had.

I'm very fortunate to have such a long maternity leave and won't return back to work until March. I'm thoroughly enjoying the time spent with my kiddo's.
 There are times I feel guilty because I'm not spending the amount of time with Ash and Ray that I used to since their little brother arrived. Even though he's an awesome baby it's still tough to juggle time with 3 little ones. I know they understand but it's hard for me sometimes. No one ever said parenting was easy :)
For now we're just enjoying our new little family as we all know time goes way to fast.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Baby Nugget

I can't believe how fast time flies....
It seems like yesterday I found out I was pregnant and now we will be meeting this little guy in 6 weeks.

Baby Nugget came as a huge surprise for us, but now we couldn't be happier. We're adding a little boy to our family the end of July.
Baby Nugget got his name from our oldest who claims he looks like a chicken nugget LOL

The question I get daily is "do you have a name" and the answer is no, we wish  we did but this has always been hard for us. We usually don't give our babies an official name until we've met them to see what name will fit.
This pregnancy has definatley been harder on me than my first two.
I was very nauseous and tired my first 3 months, and hurt a lot the second trimester. Oddly enough this last trimester has  been the easiest on me.
I worked out with both the girls up until the end, but it's been hard with this one because of back issues I've had, and I've been so tired. My little girlys never stop!! I still try and get to the gym but not as often as I like.
I've been doing water aerobics and absoulutly love it, something I wish I would've started a while ago.
It's been so much fun with the girls as they completely understand what's going on. They love to feel him kick and hear his little heartbeat at my dr's appointments. They're both so excited to be big sisters to this little guy.
 

My mom and friends Amanda and Jenn through me a shower a few days ago and it was wonderful. I got lots of things I needed since I got rid of everything.

With the help of my girls we got his nursery completed last week. We did his room in vintage airplanes with the colors being red, white and blue.
I washed all of his clothes and Ash organized them by size and put them on hangers for me.
I'm starting to feel more ready but time is going so fast and it makes it hard to rest.
I've officially started maternity leave....whoo hoo!!!
I worked a lot for myself these past few months, so I can take my entire leave once he's born.
I'm happy to be spending time with my hubby and girls too, since it won't be the 4 of us for much longer.
As far as everything else, we're a few weeks into summer and keeping very busy at the pool. Ash finished 1st grade and Ray finished pre-school.





Jake's still rockin his non profit "my mind wars" and I couldn't be more proud of him. We voluteered at Parker Days this past weekend and had a wonderful turn out. He's  got a lot of support and it's nice to see. I love that they now have a plan and he's so passionate about it. He truly never gave up on something that was very difficult to start. 


From here on out we will be patiently awaiting the arrival of our little guy

The girls have always love seeing pictures of themselves when I was pregnant with them, so I made sure to get a few this time around.


#baby#3 #babynugget #lovethesegirlsashandray #mymindwars

Monday, February 15, 2016

By my ownself

By my own self is one of the many sayings from Ray.
She's a very independent little girl who can do it all by her own self. Which of course makes mommy really happy, because her big sister is not so much of the by my own self kind of kid.

Miss by my own self recently had a birthday in December. Our baby turned 4, and to her she is such a big girl and so much has changed in her opinion.
She tells us her hair is longer, she's smarter, she can swim by her own self, she's much faster and the list goes on and on.

She's still quite the little gymnast and still breaks out a cartwheel when the opportunity presents itself.

As sad as it is I think she's finally lost interest in the wizard of oz. I never thought this day would come, especially after I spend months trying to find her the retired polly pocket emerald city on ebay, being outbid numerous times.
Her new love is her baby alive "Malory" she is completely obsessed with this baby. 
The doll is literally rotting from the inside out because she feeds her everything. She is big into diapers for this doll and thank goodness due to kids you tube we found a much cheaper alternative to baby alive diapers. We use preemie ones from Walmart :)
She loves pre-school and is now writing her name very well. 

For her birthday we took her to frozen on ice, and went to dinner afterwards. We went with some very dear friends of ours, and Ray was so happy to spend her big day with her best little buddy Ava. Ashlee of course was super happy to be with her best buddy Abby.
Her birthday is very difficult being in December and I feel gets lost in the shuffle of Christmas festivities. We try very hard to make it a very special day for our little Bear.


We're all surviving the cold winter and can't wait to enjoy our backyard, warm weather, pool time and BBQ's
We recently got back from a cruise, such a wonderful vacation we all had. I will save that for another post.
Stay tuned for many other surprises from the Goddard's



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

We finally have a place to call home and a little girl who is now 6

As summer came to an end we had a lot of exciting things happen in this household!!
A big day in the Goddard household was July 24,2015!! Our baby turned 6 and we got the keys to our beautiful new home..





We had a house built in Parker which is 45 minutes south of where we were living before. It was a lot  of fun for us all to watch the house being built from the ground up. We found a wonderful neighborhood with kids everywhere which is exactly what we had imagined it to be.

Ashlee turned 6 and had her birthday at the aquarium with a few of her little friends. She's completely obsessed with mermaids so this was right up her alley as they have mermaids swimming in the tanks.
She would still like to be a mermaid when she grows up, which makes mommy happy that her little imagination is still in full swing. She's also still very much in love with Elsa and all the other Disney princesses.

She started first grade this year which has been a big adjustment for her going to school full day. She  also started at a new school since she moved and struggled just a bit missing her friends. She's doing well now and loves school very much.She's very busy outside of school in girl scouts, gymnastics and swimming of course.

Ray had a big first as well as she started pre school back in August. Such a big change from the little girl who would hang on my leg and scream for me not to leave her anywhere, to this big girl who  wishes she could go to school everyday.

I found a little home school pre-school which is perfect for her. She only has 4 other kids in her class and so they get lots of attention :)
 She brings home the amazing things home from this school.
Ray is still doing gymnastics and loves it very much!! Anywhere we go she has to showoff her cartwheel or handstand. The teacher had asked Jake last week "she must watch a lot of gymnastics shows on tv" oh yes she sure does!! She's obsessed with Mckenna and now Gabby Douglas.
Reagan is one of the most passionate 3 year olds I've ever met, she truly gives everything 100%

She loves her barbies and her American girl doll Julie who was passed down to her from her cousin.

We went on a kick a#% camping trip trip over the summer with our friends from Phoenix. That was truly one of the best trips with some good company.
We rode the silverton train which was something I did when I was little. It was neat to see it as an adult as I appreciated the beautiful scenery. Our kids were as good as any 3 and 5 year old could be on a 3 hour train ride.



We finally booked our family vacation in January, whoo hoo!! we're going on a cruise for the  very first time and couldn't be more excited.

We have all of our ski passes bought for the season and hoping we can use them often :)
The girls are both excited to hit the slopes this winter!!

I couldn't be more proud of my hubby Jake!! He hosted his first 5K run for his non profit he is the co founder for, My Mind Wars. It's a non profit to raise money for suicide awareness, it's in honor of his brother Josh who took his own life in November of 2006.

I don't like to end these on a sad note but I feel I can't forget to add someone who was a  very important part of our family was taken to the rainbow bridge a few months back. Our lab Sadie went to heaven and left huge holes in all of our hearts. The kids took this very hard and still to this day pray for her everynight that she is happy and playing with all the other dogs and gets to eat whenever she wants
God bless you Sadie Sue we still miss you very much!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

We are 3 going on 10!!!

My baby turned 3 in December.....wow time does fly, it seems like yesterday I was almost 42 weeks pregnant waiting ever so patiently for baby G to arrive. Now she's here and already over 3 years old.
Reagan AKA cha-cha, Ray Ray, and bear bear has always been our more troubled child to put it nicely :0 She gave us a run for our money the day that she was born.
 The great thing about Ray is she always keeps us on our feet, and we never know what to expect day to day!! She keeps life interesting
She's the most independent little thing I know, she dresses herself, puts her own shoes on, makes her bed and gets herself in her car seat and buckles herself right in. Ash on the other hand still would prefer help  with all of that, bless her little heart

Reagan is still at home with me, she attends a mom's day out program at the church every Friday for a few hours. She doesn't like any minute of it, and would rather be at home with her sister  and I. All they do is crafts and reading, but apparently home is a better place for her.

Her favorite food is bean burritos and she doesn't like fruit or veggies which makes meal planning interesting....mama's got to be creative!!!

She still does her weekly swim lessons and is doing really well. She's got the floating on her back down finally....
She also takes Gymnastics with one of her little buddies Ava, she absolutely loves it and asks everyday when is Gymnastics??
We've been to the mountains a few times this winter and we're trying to get her to enjoy skiing but at this point one run down the bunny slope is good for her. She would rather sit in the truck and watch a movie. She'll come around, she's one to do things when she's good and ready :)

She's in love with the movie "The Wizard of Oz" and watches it anytime she gets a chance. She dresses up as Dorthy on a daily basis and skips around the house. Anytime there is any sort of path, she thinks it's her yellow brick road. Best part of all at night I have to sing the theme song to the movie, not a normal goodnight lullaby :) crazy kid
Reagan is finally making little friends of her own and it makes her so happy...best part of it one of her best little buds has a big sister in Ashlee's class. I just can't get over how cute they all are together.

Life is crazy busy and we're ready for winter to over and warm weather to come :) We plan on doing lots of camping and hiking this summer in beautiful Colorado.