I wasn’t very pleased with my due date when I heard what it was.

It was too close to Cody’s birthday, my birthday, Mother’s Day and the Indy 500.


Upon finding out I was finally pregnant after 6 long years of hoping and waiting and trying I was disappointed to find out I’d be missing the Indy 500 this year.

To be fair I was also bummed to be missing tulip time again.

Cody and I were going to take a real vacation for the first time ever (just the two of us!) for our ten year anniversary in June.

Way to ruin our best laid plans with your timing pregnancy.

you and me both sister.

I will never ever be able to witness enough baby yawns.

one week

I forgot how wonderful that moment is when your baby lurches up from your shoulder and burps in your face.

miss vivi - four days old.

There is nothing more relaxing than a sleeping baby.

one week

Nor is there a bigger turn on than manly men holding tiny babies.

moosh and mozzi.

Addie is in fact the best big sister ever.

true story.

And I finally know what it feels like to be told by a doctor “Looks like I may have been wrong.

God is good.

You are wonderful.

Vacation? What vacation.

I’m perfectly happy right here.


  1. Yay! So happy for you all. Phew!!!

  2. Oh how happy I am to hear that last part. Yay for wrong doctors. Much love to you and that wee girl.

  3. Oh wonderful! I am sooo happy for you. But you didn’t need a doctor to tell you that she was perfect — you already knew that (as did we). So very happy for you guys. Give that little girl lots and kisses.

  4. Deborah says:

    She is beautiful! So glad that the doctors are wrong.

  5. What gorgeous photos! She is lovely and amazing.

  6. I love that you get to take the time to cherish your miracle. So happy for you and wish you and your family all the best!

  7. Bless you and your family and your humble doctor. And God.

    That baby is just so sweet.

  8. Yay!!!!!! Once in a while… it’s pretty awesome for a doctor to say they’re wrong.

  9. Barbara Weaver Smith says:

    Hi Casey,

    I hope this post means that the gorgeous and expressive Vivienne is all well and good.

    What amazes me is how you produce babies who have so much hair! My two boys did not have any hair to speak of until they were each two years old!

    All best to you and your family.

  10. Casey –
    Hi – I’m the one that reads a lot but doesn’t post many comments…

    That said, I really really hope that this post means that whatever was thought was wrong, is in fact, no so wrong.

  11. Relief!