• Weekend Roundup: One Last Christmas, Our Menu + Things I’m Loving

    Hi y’all, Well, we’re only 11 days into 2021 and things are already tense in the nation. I’m praying that our leaders and neighbors are able to find peace sooner than later and stop tearing each other apart. Tonight I’m reading and basing my prayers from these Bible verses: 2 Chronicles 7:14 – praying for humility 1 Timothy 2:1-5 – praying for our nation’s people Romans 13:1 – praying that we seek God’s authority first Proverbs 14:34 – praying to seek righteousness Ephesians 4:31-32 – praying that we rid anger and wickedness My walk with Christ hasn’t been a long one but every day I work to get a little…

  • Weekend Roundup: Bowling with Toddlers + Things I’m Eyeing

    Hi y’all! Hope you had a great weekend and all of your Christmas errands are done. That might be wishful thinking though 😆 I still have to wrap allll the things so I’ll be up late a couple nights this week doing that 🙃 Yesterday we hung out at home, introduced Emmett to the Grinch (she is in loooove with the animated one! I recorded it on Hulu) and went bowling with family. Y’ALL. Bowling with toddlers is a nuthouse lol! They were running every direction, crawling in front of people trying to bowl, jumping on the benches… basically, they were a circus all on their own #LordHelpUs Here are…

  • Monday Mingle: Weekend Recap + Two Nursing-Friendly Sweaters

    Hi, y’all! Hope you had a great weekend and your Monday is going well! I just finished catching up with a sorority sister that came to meet little Kaiser. Gosh, I miss regular socializing. We both talked about how we felt like terrible friends because we literally hadn’t hung out… or even talked… all year. BUT that’s 2020 for ya and something most people can relate to. I think?! This weekend was special because we got to meet the kids’ baby girl cousin, Rose Emersyn! I couldn’t believe the difference between 6-week-old Kaiser and 4-day-old Rose. Talk about bittersweet! I’m so excited to see Kaiser meet all of his milestones…

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    Kaiser’s Newborn Photos + Postpartum Must-Haves

    Hi, y’all! We’ve officially had Kaiser home for over a month and talk about a whirlwind. There have been so many transitions, memories mad and photos taken (🤣 I can’t even tell you how many I have of him sleeping). Here’s how the Kaase fam has been adjusting, postpartum items that saved me and Kaiser’s newborn photos! Adjusting to Two Everyone’s roles have changed and that change comes with joy, stress and love all bundled up together. Emmett has done a pretty good job taking on the big sister role! My favorite moments by far are when she’s helping me take care of him. She sprints to me anytime she…

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    Baby Kaiser’s Birth Story + Tips for Mothering 2 Under 2!

    Hi, y’all! Kaiser has been home just over a week and he has been an absolute DREAM. He’s pretty much on a rotating schedule of sleeping, feeding, pooping and repeat! Today I’m here to share baby Kai’s birth story along with some tips y’all gave me for adjusting to mothering 2 🖤 Kaiser’s Birth Story I scheduled an induction mainly because Emmett was born a BIG baby – 9 lbs. 9 oz. when I was 40 weeks! So, this induction was scheduled for 39 weeks in hopes that he might be a little bit smaller (lol joke was on me – he was over 9 pounds too). Another reason we…

  • Sharing My Third Trimester Bumpdate + The Sweetest Beach Maternity Photos

    Hi, y’all! I’m towards the end of the third trimester and so excited to be sharing my last bumpdate with you! AND MY MATERNITY PHOTOS! THIRD TRIMESTER BUMPDATE NAME: Kaiser Wayne Kaase! HOW FAR ALONG: currently 37 weeks and 3 days DUE DATE: September 29th I have an induction scheduled for September 23rd HOW MAMA IS FEELING: Overall – GREAT! I’m beyond ready for Kaiser to be here and I’m just about over being pregnant. I love pregnancy and I’m thankful for it. BUT everything has just gotten very uncomfortable lately and I’m ready for the next stage! BIGGEST STRUGGLE: Pelvic pains at night. I get up at least 3…

  • Here Comes Baby Kaiser – This Is Everything in My Hospital Bag!

    Hi, y’all! It’s that time again – we officially packed up our hospital bag. I pretty much based this list off what I *actually* used from when I delivered Emmett. Click here to see my first hospital bag packing list! When I was planning my list for this time around, I viewed the stay as a “weekend getaway” and also checked out other blogs with hospital bag packing lists for ideas. At the end of the day I needed the same stuff that I always pack – clothes, shower items, makeup, shoes, wallet, phone and charger. Of course, I also had to pack for Kaiser but it’s really not THAT…

  • The Kaases’ Shared Toddler and Baby Room Reveal

    Hi, y’all! I’m so excited to reveal our shared toddler and baby room that’s also a co-ed kids’ room! I’ve been working on it all summer and I’m really happy with how it turned out 🙂 WHY MY BABIES ARE SHARING A ROOM Our home has 3 bedrooms and we currently have a room dedicated to Bryan and I, the kids and our guests. Visitors stay overnight at least once a month so I decided to see how having Emmett and Kaiser sharing a room goes… for now! We will switch the room situation up once they get older or when we move eventually. HOW I DECIDED ON DECOR Let…

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    Kaiser’s Citrus Themed Baby Shower

    Hi y’all! Last weekend we had the most amazing citrus-themed baby shower for our little Kaiser and I’m just so thankful for… well, everything! Thankful we could have the shower, thankful for our friends and family that celebrated us, thankful for the congratulatory texts and messages I received, thankful for our growing family, thankful for my supportive husband who is also the best dad and just all-around thankful for the time spent with loved ones. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE! I’m here to share all the details from our baby shower – what I wore, how my amazing family decorated, the games we played, food we ate, sweets, drinks and how…

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    Registry for Baby #2

    Hi, y’all! I’m here to share a complete breakdown of our registry for baby #2! Kaiser Wayne is due in just under 70 days and it’s officially crunch time for Bryan and I. We’re about 70% done with the kids’ shared nursery – thank the Lord! The biggest project for their room has been the dresser that I decided to refurbish. I can confidently say that I never want to refurbish another piece of furniture lol. We got it for only $100 but cleaning and painting the thing has been so much work – I’ll do a complete blog post on how I did that soon! Outside of the nursery…