March 22, 2013

3 Years

3 years ago today, I became a mom for the first time. Somedays it seems like it was just yesterday that I held my first baby and other days I can't seem to remember the days when I wasn't a mom.

Tanner is bright, imaginative, sensitive, and opinionated. At 3, he loves playing with his imaginary friends, painting, helping me cook, bugging his sister Emmy and doing anything outside.

He is obsessed with letters, the sounds they make and is a bit of the "typical" first born overachiever/perfectionist.

He talks...A LOT. Seriously, the boy talks to me ALL DAY LONG about just about anything. We have some interesting conversations.

It probably goes without saying but I love him more than I knew was humanly possible. He's my boy and I am so happy to be his mom.

Happy Birthday Tanner!!!




March 18, 2013

Introducing Hattie Mae

Here’s our girl.





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Tiebreaker is...

A girl!!!!

Looks like any future arguments in the Nyquist house will be leaning team Pink.

Tanner and Paul will be officially outnumbered.

Harriet Mae (We plan on calling her Hattie)
made her worldly appearance at 9:17 pm on St Patrick's day.

I have had "this feeling" I was having a boy all along. That shows how good my gut instinct is. I guess I had a 50/50 shot.

I would have loved a little boy too but being a gal with a sister as my best friend, I sure am glad Emmy Lu and Hattie will have each other.

The sisterly bond can be complicatedly wonderful and something I am so glad I have had as part of my life. You get a built in best friend, confidant, cheerleader, and honesty like no other. Now my girls will get all this too and sweet Tanner can act as their fearless protector. (He is a great big brother)

I am now a mom of 3.


I am ready to buckle up and hit this crazy ride of motherhood to 3 fairly young people.

But first things first, if you need me I will be here. Taking it all in, staring at my sweet little baby.

Breathing her essence, committing her every last gurgling noise to memory, counting and recounting her long fingers, holding back tears of joy that I am fortunate enough to once more become someone's mommy.

Hattie Mae, thanks for choosing me. I promise that I sure as heck don't always know what I'm doing but you will never find a soul on Earth who loves you more.

Welcome Little One.

March 15, 2013

Due Date

Being my third child, this baby may have it's fair share of laid-back attitude from me. This is already apparent as I reach my "due date." I use the words on quotes because I really don't believe in due dates as some magical date when all of a sudden one day the baby is ready to be born. It's more of an educated guess by doctors so that they can have a guideline to follow for care.

Today is my due date.

I am still very much pregnant.

I am hoping the baby comes soon. (Well soon-ish)

I want to meet him or her. I want to give them a name. I want to introduce this little person to the pretty cool little family we have going on here in the Northwoods.

I have a feeling I will have a bittersweet reaction to the end of this pregnancy chapter in my life. This is our last baby, our final puzzle piece. These are my last days with a swollen belly, sore hips, alien-like movement in me and an overall invasion of the body snatchers that is like no other experience available to humans.

After this I am responsible for the lives, learning and nourishment of 3 little people.


The thought is as daunting as it is exciting. I can't wait...well actually I can. A few more days with this sweet baby inside of me is completely alright with me (for now)

I plan on spending these days and moments relishing in these last kicks, reminding myself that heartburn is temporary, enjoying my 25+ daily bathroom trips because it will be over before I know it.

They say while raising kids the days are long but the years are short and I am already seeing the truth in that.

So as these final seconds of my last pregnancy crawl by, I will try and balance my anticipation to meet this little person with the patience of knowing he/she will be here before I know it.

Stay tuned for baby watch. It won't be long now.

March 2, 2013

First Day- March 2013

We had a pretty typical day around here.  ECFE for the kids, playing at home, a Pinterest project during nap, and I even got to escape for some adult time with some ladies at a friend’s Scentsy party (and a late night run to the local grocer for a raspberry sherbet craving).  It was a good day…AND my last first day as a mom of 2.  Next month “Tiebreaker” here will be making a first day blog appearance.

Side Note: Tanner has been obsessed with this size 12 month red tutu skirt of Emmy’s that I tried packing away.  I convinced him not to wear it to school but has been rocking it a majority of this week.



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(Yep, THIS is downtown Barnum)


Water and sand table

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(38 weeks down- 2 or so to go)

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