Hey guys, so our 3rd and final baby boy arrived 10 days ago on December 28th at 12:41 pm. He came in at a whopping 8lbs and was 20.5 inches long. We are so ecstatic and so in love with this littler person. His name is Hugo Parker DeShields.
We are so grateful for our family and friends who’ve swooped in and helped us navigate the 3 kid life as well as help me during my first week of healing. It is such a blessing to have nurses in the family. Nurses are the most selfless people.
Postpartum healing can be scary and overwhelming. In fact days after giving birth to our second son, Tiago, I found myself back in the hospital with postpartum preeclampsia. My blood pressure was stroke high and it was a pretty scary situation, but we made it!
A few days ago I felt similar symptoms of postpartum preeclampsia and Kenny and I decided not to wait but to go to the hospital. While we were explaining to Shiloh and Tiago why we had to go they both started to pray, “in the name of Jesus help mommy.” Then Tiago started singing This is How I Fight My Battles and Shiloh the bridge to Do It Again😭😭😭.
I’m happy to report that all my labs came back normal and we came home that night, but I just couldn’t stop thinking about how that was their initial reaction.
I just wanted to encourage parents that we don’t always think our kids are listening, watching, or behaving like we want them to, but in times like these you realize that what you’re instilling in them is actually materializing. So don’t give up. Keep at it. It’s truly a labor of love. Also don’t forsake the power of worship in your home. ❤️❤️❤️
So I just got back from a Really cool trip from Austin with my husband, Kenny, and baby Shiloh. My husband came down for a work trip and everyone told us how much we would love It there and I didn’t want to miss out, The Shiloh and I tagged along. While my husband worked Shiloh and I hit the town. We went on a not so traditional bus tour. It was called the Austin duck adventures and it actually rounded out it’s tour by diving literally in Lake Austin (pictures below). I also got to visit one of my favorite online store’s brick-and-mortar location, which is Free People. If you know me you know I would probably wear anything in that store. I had a great experience at the location. During the evenings when my husband was free, we went out checking to see all that Austin has to offer. There’s a great Music life here, always things to do, and I love the fashion. However, I’m still looking for the good food. The food that I tasted was mediocre at best. Except for the sweet potato fries. They are masters at those!! Yummmm so good!!!! Aside from the food we had some pretty awesome firsts. We used lyft, uber and rode in a pedicab and I gotta tell you that catching rides from really nice strangers was pretty fun.
While being in Austin, I loved observing the summer fashion. I would describe it as a festival girl meets country. So I’ve put together a list of 5 items you should bring to Austin to wear during the summer.
1. Cowgirl boots of course
2. A mini skirt
3. High waisted jeans or cut offs (aka mom jeans)
4. A cow girl hat
5. A peasant dress
6. Anything floral
So, have you ever been to Austin? What am I missing from my list and what good food joints did I miss? Below are some highlights of my trip! Enjoy!
In the airport
Shiloh did so awesome on the plane and he got his first flying certificate! Thanks Southwest!
One of my fave stores! Free People
I got to tour Austin on land and on water!
Two of the best meals I had in Austin. Salmon and turkey avocado burger! I loved the sweet potato fries!
Awesome boutique I found on 5th street. The designer makes her clothes right in the boutique. There are also some awesome local jewelry designers’ merchandise in the boutique. #handmade
Cool artwork on 6th street
So, our baby Shiloh Joaquin DeShields was born 6 weeks ago on July 17th at 4:09 a.m. weighing in at 7.8lbs and 21 inches long. My delivery was the most euphoric experience of my life, that I would relive over and over again. It was my most amazing husband and an awesome team of nurses and a hilarious doctor that cheered me on through each push. I felt like a superhero. Needless to say, this beautiful little person has challenged and changed our whole life and we wouldn’t change it for the world. He’s growing and changing every day and I almost can’t keep up. When he was first born he looked exactly like my baby picture, but he’s starting to look more and more like his father every day! We are so excited for this new adventure with the three of us! Here are some pictures of our little guy below.