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Sadie's Birth Story

Hi friends!

I can't believe I am sitting down to write Sadie's birth story! I am totally expecting to get interupted like 5 times, and would love to get this done by the time Sadie is ready to eat again.

Wow! That's all I have to say about adding a 3rd baby to our family! Gwen Stefani was right, this is BANANAS!

Sadie is 3 weeks old today and is really sweet guys. Her birth was amazing. My best birthing experience!

She was born April 26th 2019 and my labor started on April 25th around 10pm. On the 25th I had an OB appointment and the OB who saw me gave my membranes a good sweeping (ouch) and after that I started feeling some light contractions so obviously I went to target, to walk about for 2 hours and keep the party going. The light contractions became uncomfortable but I didn't feel like they were bad enough yet.

April 26th 12am: At this point I am in the bathtub like this hurts but I'm okay and I decide to make a labor playlist on spotify. Which was fire btw.

When I got out of the bath I was still in pain and my contractions were actually 5 min apart and really consistent. So I told Blake he definitely was not going into work that morning.

1am: My contractions were still consistent and Blake was asking if we should go to L&D. Google told me I should go seeing as this is my 3rd baby. And the people on the internet made it seem like 3rd babies just shoot out in the car. We had a rental and I really didn't want to explain that to the people at Chevy.

3am rolls around and we have my mom come over to watch the big babies while we go see if it's "time". To preface this, I put on makeup before I left, I feel like that should always be a sign that it's not quite "time" yet haha!

3:30 am We are in the hospital parking lot, so excited! Feeling like this really could be it. Blake prayed for me and Sadie and it was really sweet! He is the best birth coach/partner!

4am I am getting monitored for contractions and they are really just doing an NST because I was only 3cm dilated! Ugh, defeat! They sent me home and basically said, come home when your in enough pain you want to cry. OK.

5am We go home, eat breakfast and I just slept. All morning I just slept in between contractions I don't know how but it was a blessing.

9am Around this time my pain level was the same but we needed to get moving to get this baby out! We decided on a park, but then decided target would be better because it was hot out haha!

10am I was pretty uncomfortable at this point but could still talk through my contractions. My husband decided this was a good time to go to Lowes.

10:30am (at Lowes in labor) Husband informs me we didn't actually need anything at Lowes. Still in labor. We ate Chick Fil A and went to another store.

11am We decided to go home because I couldn't really talk through my contractions at this point.

1pm I am in the bathtub again and not having a great time. In a ton more pain and the bottom half of my body felt like it was splitting down the middle. Contractions are still 5 min apart.

2pm At this point I am low key dying and tell Blake it's time to go, I couldn't even put my pants on by myself so things were pretty serious. Blake was doubting me and thinking we would get sent home again.

3pm Blake was wrong, I showed up to the hospital at 7cm dilated. It took them 30 minutes to get me up to labor and delivery, because my nurse was new and bless her heart, did not know how to get around the hospital.

3:30 at this point I am in extreme, can't breathe, pain, everyone is telling me to slow my breathing and I could not. I have never been in so much pain (except for when I had Avery because yikes) By the time I got up there I was 9cm dilated and the nurse dropped a bomb on me and said, "here's the deal, you might not get your epidural, if your water breaks before or while you're getting it there won't be enough time" She kept asking me if I felt the urge to push and I feel like I didn't but that could have just been me because I didn't want to push without the epidural...I was feeling a TON of pressure.

3:40? This was not okay, I was planning on getting the epidural and nothing sounded better than taking the pain away. I remember praying for everything to work out! And it did! My magical anesthesiologist showed up and was amazing. It was really scary getting it though. I physically could not sit still because of the amount of pain I was in and to get the drugs you have to stay still, because the whole needle in your spine thing. But it worked and I'm pretty sure they hit me with something else because I was feeling great almost instantly.

4pm: All is well in my world, I am joking with my nurses, all is forgiven because before this they stabbed me 14 times trying to get my IV in and couldn't find a vein while I was in excruciating pain.

4:30 ish? Honestly I am not sure I just know my OB was on call and I was so excited that he would be able to deliver my baby! My water broke on it's own and it was time to push!

at 4:44 I caught Sadie and placed her on my chest.  I caught my own baby and it was the most amazing thing EVER. My Dr asked if I would like to grab her and without hesitation I did and WOW. Just the most amazing magical thing ever. Sadie cried and I cried and God was present with us through it all. He is a good good Father!

After birth (AB) haha! We are doing our "golden hour" and Sadie pretty much ate the whole time. She came out 9 lbs being my biggest baby!

I didn't need stitches and was already feeling so much better compared to my other births. I got my mesh undies loaded with an ice pack pad and was just chillin in my postpartum room. I don't think I slept at all that night or the night after but that is okay! There was enough adrenaline to keep me going.

Everything went so smooth for the most part! But when Saide decided it was time she came quick! I am so grateful that everything went well and there were no complications. I am getting to know this sweet baby more and more everyday and I am just so thankful for her.

She is such a sweet blessing and completes our family.

I am excited to post more updates here! In love, Rachel

Beechnut For Baby Number 3!

Time is such a thief! If there is one thing that has been consistent with each of my babies, and it's that the time just goes by WAY to fast.

I know this will be the case with Sadie, so I am just going to try my very best to take in all the snuggles, all the milestones and all the moments that are fleeting. Being completely honest here, this is not easy for me. I often find myself striving, getting to the next "thing," and overall just moving too fast to take in the moments.

I am going to try harder though.

Leave some dishes in the sink, some toys on the floor, and some laundry in the dryer.

As much as I would like to make my own baby food for her, I just don't see myself having the time, so we are going to go with Beech-Nut® Naturals™. Last year, I had the sweetest mommy playdate and all the babes got to try some of the food. It was a hit! And all the coffee was a hit with the mamas!

Here's what I love about Beech-Nut®:
-It is made with simple, natural ingredients nothing crazy here!
-Available in organic! Woo hoo!
-Made with real fruits and veggies like fresh apples and pears! Yum!
-100% natural, nothing artificial
- Only ingredients you can pronounce; this is my favorite!

The best part is convenience! I'm about to have three little ones, and the convenience factor is huge for me! It allows for more time to be intentional with my kiddos and be present in the seemingly small moments.

Tiny Truths

We have a few different bible story books but we love the pictures in this one! This is the new Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible and it takes your from creation to the resurrection in a way to keep little ones engaged! The pictures are great too! Super colorful and fun. Check it out! It’s around 12$ at target and amazon! 

There are even downloadable finger puppets that can be used along with the book such a fun idea!

Avery has been really loving this book which makes my mama heart so happy! I love anything that can encourage these little kiddos of mine to be little men and women of the word!

Sweet Nursery Corner Sponsored By Wayfair

*This post is sponsored by, they provided me with this beautiful crib in exchange for this post, as always all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. 

I blinked and now I am 39 weeks pregnant with our third baby!

Because she is our third I definitely feel like I have been slower to get things all ready for her since I am so busy with Avery and Ryder. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, I have been super intentional with purchases and feel like I only have what we absolutely need!

Our current home has 3 bedrooms so little miss Sadie doesn't have her very own nursery but she does have the sweetest little spot in our master bedroom!

I definitely thought about having her share a room with one of the other two babes but for now I'm going to let them have their space to themselves as we transition into a family of 5.

My whole vision was to have something functional, bright with girly touches because I can't help my love for florals!

I kind of built everything around the crib, it is the Hudson 3-1 by the brand Babyletto from Wayfair  the natural wood is what made me fall in love with it!

And also it looks super cute as a toddler bed, it even came with the rail to turn it into one!

This was my first time getting anything from Wayfair and I was really impressed, the shipping was crazy fast (1 day!) and I couldn't believe how much they had to choose from. I am so excited to have this sweet crib for her to sleep in. Now let's just hope she will actually sleep in it. All my babies have been unintentional co-sleepers. I just can't fight the cuddles! Check out their baby items here: Baby/Kids

This little corner is on my side of the bed, I had a nightstand originally but had the idea to put a tiny shelf up instead to save some space. I say shelf but this is actually a spice rack from Ikea that was $4.99! I splurged and bought two, one to go by her changing table/dresser as well. They ended up being the perfect size! I can fit my huge Bible, water cup and phone up there. Sadie's little shelf just has some little things for display but also our favorite lotion ever from Tubby Todd.

This little canopy was a spur of the moment purchase at Target and I am obsessed with it! It made such a difference in the space and the ombre colors were so pretty! It also has little pom pom detailing! For safety reasons I will probably end up moving it to above the changing table when she starts to sleep in her crib but for right now I love how it looks!

I saw these flower hoops at Buy Buy Baby and had to have them! They were $26 which I thought was pricey but I had a coupon so they came home with me. I kind of want to get another set to go right next to these!

I love having this little shelf to display cute little things! Like this bunny lovey made by Amanda from a Mama Bear Sew Shop it is so special! I also have some little newborn mocs from when Ryder was a baby, a little hoop art from Noelle Grae, and a little star hook from Hobby Lobby to hold headbands.

This changing pad cover from little unicorn might be my favorite thing ever, it is so dang cute! And it is actually a crib sheet! Which is rad because now it's handy if the one on her mattress needs to be washed.  I placed our Gathre changing pad on top to help with blow outs. This thing is awesome! Messes wipe right off and it can fold super tiny in a diaper bag!

This dresser was the perfect size for this space! It is from Delta Children's and has 3 huge drawers! In the first drawer I have diapers, wipes, hygine items, pacifiers, mittens, socks and some things for breastfeeding. Secind drawer is newborn clothes which I'll rotate as she moves in sizes, the rest of her clothes are in my closet. 3rd drawer is just blankets and swaddles.

I love that it doesn't look like a changing table but is the perfect size for a changing pad.

It was a little tricky to get pictures with our big bed in the way! But I really wanted to share that even if you don't have a dedicated room to decorate you can still create a special space for your little one. 3 babies in and it still is so magical just imagining who they will be and who they will become!