Grayson Blayne Hacker

September 8, 2015

This day changed everything.

Grayson's arrival has been anticipated for a while now, but he surprised everyone when he came just a wee bit early.

I got a text from Kiffen in the middle of the night / early Monday morning (September 7th) saying, "My water just broke." Of course, I didn't see it until almost 9 a.m. & immediately called when I did. I then proceeded to run through the house & shout to my husband, "WE'RE HAVING A BABY TODAY!"

 I made my way to the hospital later that day & things were progressing slowly. The Doc came in & said he expected Grayson to come around 3 a.m. So, I reluctantly headed home & told Brandon to call me when things were getting close. I woke up at 3 a.m., no alarm, no phone call, no texts-- Grayson still wasn't here. It had been over 24 hours now so I, along with everyone else, was getting pretty anxious. I made my way back to sleep & woke up to a phone call at 7:50 a.m. from Brandon saying they were taking Kiffen back for delivery. 

I made it from the bed to the hospital by 8:05 a.m. Yep, I was ready to see this baby. 

Grayson Blayne arrived at 8:14 a.m. he weighed 7 lbs 7 ounces & measured 19.5 inches long. He was perfect.

I'll never forget the moment I saw Brandon push that little cart around the corner full of emotions & this little guy lying there looking just like this Daddy. 

Witnessing my best friend become a Mother has been so rewarding. I was talking with her about how much I loved him & she said "I couldn't love any on person more in my life!" But, she didn't have to tell me that, I already knew by the look on her face when she held him in her arms. 

"Time can't fade it, a thief can't take it-- all my love for you. You are the best part of me."

Congratulations, Kiffen & Brandon! 

Check out Grayson's birth video below:

Carlee Reese Westerfield

My goodness, 

the past few weeks have been jam-packed-full of exciting things & the birth of Carlee Reese was no exception. 

Having the privilege of being present to witness any baby enter world is truly remarkable, but when it's your own family it makes it a little more special. 

Carlee Reese was born August 17, 2015 in Somerset, KY. She weighed 9 lbs 9 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

She spent a few extra days in the hospital, proving already she's one tough little gal. The day after she came home I went over to snap a few photos of her & couldn't resist filming some special little moments while I was there. 

She's pretty perfect & pretty adorable if you ask me. I can't wait to watch her grow alongside her sweet big brother, Mason.

Congratulations, Jamie, Allison, & Mason!

Check out her video birth announcement below:

Bristol Kate Sizemore

I'm so excited that I've FINALLY had the time to get my website and blog up and going. It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time now. I'm even more excited that my first blog post is about new life as we enter into a new year, because let's face it, there's nothing better than a newborn! 

BRISTOL KATE SIZEMORE - 12/20/14 - 8:33 p.m. - 7 lbs 6.9 OUNCES - 19 1/2 INCHES

Her entrance wasn't easy, but it sure was grand. 

Congratulations, Kate & Ben!