Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10.25.11 : 2 months

my baby boy is 2 months today. really? two months already? i feel like it was yesterday i was rushing to the hospital with labor pains. :) these last two months have been so amazing. being a mom is more than i could ever have imagined. and i am so grateful for my new role and more importantly, for my baby boy, colton.

over the past two months, i have been given a new perspective and genuinely fell back in love with the Lord.  i can go on and on about how my life has changed blah, blah, blah...but long story short God is good. joseph and i are in such a great place and while there are still obstacles to get over and getting to that point when "time heals everything"... we continue to trust the Lord and enjoy these precious moments with this beautiful bundle of joy that the lord has blessed us with. until next time...

things about colton @ 2 months:
-scoots on his tummy all over his crib. we literally find him in a completely different spot in a completely different position
-knows his mommy
-loves falling asleep on daddy's chest
-sleeps about 5 hours straight every night
-almost grown out of his 0-3 month clothes :)

Monday, October 24, 2011


8.25.11::the date that changed our lives forever . . . and for the better.

get ready for blue, trucks, cars, dirty clothes, sports and more because we gotta boy on our hands.

colton daniel snare was welcomed into the world at 7:41am. at 6lbs 13oz and 21 inches - and what an entrance it was.

i had a doctor's appointment the tuesday before his "birth"day. i was only dialtated a centimeter. it was something new considering i wasn't progressing at all the whole month. i was truly convinced this baby was coming in september. i was drastically wrong. that evening i started to feel cramps but thought nothing of it since i was having him in september. :P

i went into work on wednesday morning (dumb) and left early because my cramps were actually contractions. [come on, i didn't know what to expect...]

went home. took a nap. made dinner. ate. turn for the worst (or better, whatever way you want to look at it)

around seven/eight o'clock my contractions became much worse and much closer together. by nine i was contracting every five minutes for a minute.

long story short: hospital by 11pm. epidural by 1pm. in the OR for an emergency c-section at 2am (didn't happen) because my water broke, i was dilated 6cm, contracting every minute - colton couldn't handle it so his heart rate went down while my blood pressure was shooting up. eventually we were back in our room at 4am. pushing at 7am. colton's arrival at 7:41am. talk about an entry, huh? definitely was an eventful night over at good shepherd.

when colton came out, i was so in awe. he was the most adorable newborn i have ever seen. he blew me away. with tears running down my cheeks, i couldn't believe what we created... correction: what God created. my little lamb was finally here.

colton is such a joy. a blessing. and i am so thankful to be a mommy to the most precious little baby. it has already been quite the ride but i look forward to many many more special memories with this little guy.

proud daddy
i was so in awe of his beauty
this picture says it all: in love.
mommy and daddy meeting colton for the first time
perfect babe

Monday, October 17, 2011

i'm back?!?

gosh. i am terrible. has it really been a few months since I have blogged? yikes. sorry. guess the new mom thing took over for awhile.

anywho, i am back. i am finally getting into the swing of things with my cute little babe so hopefully my blog posts will be more frequent. one can only hope. ;) i think i have said that many, many times before.

well, i have much to blog about. so here is a list of things that will come up shortly this week or next:

1. colton. really? i haven't blogged and bragged about my adorable baby boy yet? gotta get on that one.

2. bsf study in acts. so, so, so good. will be a weekly thing, but for this week, i'll try to sum up the past four/five weeks.

3. entrusted with a child's heart. yes, colton is only 7 1/2 weeks but i know getting this information in my mind now will help in the future.

4. babywise. definitely a wise book. and it works.

5. change. yes, things have changed in the snare household. not only a child but much, much more.

6. monthly (maybe weekly or daily or even hourly) updates on the one and only, colton daniel snare. duh. we are finishing up month 2 already, whhhhaaattt??

7. journaling. so good for my heart and soul.

okay, gave ya a little glimpse of what to expect. come back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy my blogs. i am sure they will much more often and probably early in the am. :) loving my new 5am wake up time. really, i am.

signing out... until then... ;)