kariotto22 Sealed with a kiss 8 years ago today! 6h

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kariotto22 This month has been tough. I feel like I have spent 90% of it curled up in a little ball on my living room floor, suffocating in a cloud of nausea, fatigue, headaches, and an overwhelming case of mom-guilt. Just the thought of simple outings like going to the park or library made me want to throw up. Adam and Asher ate more fruit snacks and watched more movies than I'd ever like to admit, and Nathan was often the recipient of my end-of-the-day meltdowns. I feel selfish even voicing these complaints, because HELLO!! I'm growing a baby here, and honestly, it's all worth it. I already know and love this child, and I will do anything for my children. I promised them that the night I had Adam and almost died--I promised to live for them, and I prayed and pleaded for them with all the fervency of my heart. I believe that we all have a Heavenly Father who loves us, knows us, and wants us to be happy. Sometimes being happy seems hard--too hard--but it is not impossible. Hope is the first step. 2d
  •   abagley11 I love the way you word things. Thanks for sharing this tonight. 2d
  •   stacilynn260 be gentle on yourself....your littles are so blessed to have you as their mama 2d
  •   cherryl_vernon I have 6 kids. Got so so sick with each pregnancy. Such a hard time! But time passes and it's all worth it. And guess what? The day will come again when your children won't eat fruit snacks and watch movies all day. Don't beat yourself up about it!! They are lucky to be home with you! Do the best you can and over a life time of loving them, a few months of more movies than normal is ok! Just snuggle and hug them while they watch! Even though it feels never ending, the day will come when you feel good again!! Every child is worth the sacrifice the whole family pays for the mom to be pregnant! 2d
  •   brandilitchfield Oh being pregnant sucks. Just remember that your kids won't remember this part of their lives and I'm sure they won't be scarred because of it :) hope the nausea goes away soon! We should talk about remedies soon. Ya never know what will work! 2d
  •   carlee.morgan Wait, you're growing a 3rd baby?! 2d
  •   breezanajane Don't be hard on yourself! Moms all have moments where they're not Super Mom and Wonder Woman Wifey. ESPECIALLY when a human being is forming inside us and taking everything we've got. You're doing a good job. Forgive yourself. Praise yourself. You're still the same awesome you despite your physical and emotional fatigue/nausea! ((Hugs)) 1d

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kariotto22 Love my little explorers! 3d
  •   jack_chelsi They're adorable!!!! 3d
  •   nyloh Did Adam find lots of spiders?? 2d

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kariotto22 Happy hikers! 3d
  •   workinkel Such cute cousins!!! 3d
  •   katoanno Such awesome kids! Just missing Max and Atlas. 3d

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kariotto22 Annual Mt. Rainier hike! 3d
  •   serenagerke It was so foggy it took all the color out of your photo :) 3d

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kariotto22 Sooooo grateful Heidi decided not to live in Japan forever and made a special visit to see us before heading off to grad school at NYU! We already miss her so much, especially Adam who "feels very lonely right now" and Asher who's toddling all around the house chanting, "Heidi! Heidi! Heidi!" 5d

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kariotto22 EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!! (Turn the volume up, press play, and get excited!) 1w

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kariotto22 Boys Club! (Can you spot Elliott?) 1w

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kariotto22 At 18 months, Asher has developed into quite the stereotypical mischievous toddler: coloring on the walls, unrolling the toilet paper, climbing on everything, throwing things off the balcony, and just toddling around with his trademark "stink face." He is extremely affectionate (always giving hugs and kisses), and even says, "I wuh do," which of course means, "I love you." After months of calling Adam "Ada" and having us correct him to say AdaMMMM, he has resorted to just calling him "Um." It's kinda the cutest thing. He finally hit 20lbs--such a long bad lean little string bean! He could eat blueberries for every meal, but he does wake up each morning saying, "I need mil(k)" or "I need a nana." His favorite animals are penguins and pandas, and he loves babies...especially the creepy baby doll head attached to the metal spider legs from the Toy Story movie. Speaking of which, he also says "Woody" and "Buzz." He likes jumping and dancing and just started going down some slides by himself. His favorite book is "The Pout Pout Fish." He's adorable and sweet, and we love him like crazy! 2w

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kariotto22 Adam and Asher love visiting their Daddy at his play place...I mean...work! 😬 2w

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kariotto22 Most people our age keep up with the Kardashians or Kate Middleton...we've been following Daniel Tiger's mom's pregnancy. #currentevents #momlife #newbaby #danieltiger 2w
  •   jessicasteveson Boy, girl?! What is it???? I didn't even know she was expecting! 2w
  •   rmgrimmer I totally had to work when they showed it. 2w
  •   grays_mama Hilarious. 2w
  •   midnightredgladys For me, no spoilers; but the girl baby has Daniel's nose 2w
  •   mrsgallegos916 I watch my little pony in my spare time. Because it's awesome. I have conversations like this with my sister and sister in law because all of us love mlp. Hahahaha. 2w

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kariotto22 Little monsters! 2w
  •   carlee.morgan There needs to be more videos posted! I laughed so hard! 2w
  •   kariotto22 @carlee.morgan I want to post more videos, but every time I ask Adam to talk on video...he does this creepy voice 😬 2w
  •   kariotto22 @breezymack thanks! ️ are you home? I got a new phone and didn't transfer contacts, so you have to text me! 2w
  •   evergreenheart Love this! 🐉 2w
  •   kariotto22 @evergreenheart thanks! He has quite a few different voices he does....I'll have to capture Robot Adam or Sad Adam next 2w
  •   aliciag2000 This is adorable. 2w
  •   evergreenheart Looking forward to their next video segment ;) 2w
  •   rachelgrimmer This is the best!!! So sweet and hilarious. My boys are talking in monster voices too after watching Adam and Asher over and over :) 2w

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kariotto22 He woke up at 4:45 today and has dedicated the past 4 hours to trying to shove Kix in my belly button. 2w

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kariotto22 Happy 30th Birthday to my amazing sister Valerie! She has officially spent 1/2 her life as a mother and is the epitome of strength, bravery, and unconditional love. She's outspoken and sassy, but she has a heart of gold--always giving and doing for others. She is such a hard worker, balancing family + job + college. We have been through so much together, and I am just so lucky to have her in my life. I love you, Valerie!!!! 3w

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kariotto22 Nathan cut the boys' hair and his own this weekend...if it really gets to 97 today, then I just may have him buzz my hair, too! 😬 3w

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kariotto22 Adam took advantage of every photo opportunity today! 4w

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kariotto22 Cutest canoe riders I've ever seen! 🚣 4w

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kariotto22 Train ride with this little dreamboat! 🚂 4w
  •   rachelgrimmer He looks SO handsome! And how is he suddenly a big kid? 4w

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kariotto22 What a blast at Remlinger Farms today! 4w
  •   juliep511 Josh and I go there all the time! They also have the BEST strawberry rhubarb pie in the universe! :-) 4w
  •   kariotto22 @juliep511 I saw a couple eating pie and they had about an 1/8 left on their plate...it took all my self control not to be like, "Hi...can I have that?" I'm kicking myself for not getting pie...why do I always let ice cream win my heart first?! 4w
  •   katoanno Are you still doing your 4 sugar days a months? Strawberry rhubarb pie would have been hard to pass up! 4w

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kariotto22 Happy 30th to this beautiful birthday girl! We celebrated last week with the coolest surprise party full of friends, food, minute to win it games, and a piñata! It was seriously such a fun (no kids!! except for that baby I stole...) evening with an awesome group of friends. Bri, you are the best reason to throw a party! Thank you for being such a sweet friend to me...love ya @breezymack ! 👭 4w

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