Madi had her first doctor’s visit on April 5th. Dr. Fairgrieve Park was super impressed with her weight gain. She weighed 7lb 10oz and had grown ½ an inch in length. Her physical assessment checked out perfectly as she squirmed and squeaked her way through the appointment.
Madison Lola Hunt joined our family on March 18th, 2021 at 10:04am. Weighing 6lb 12oz and measuring 19 inches in length, she is (by far) our smallest babe. She was born via scheduled c section at 38 weeks and 1 day and her big sisters are totally smitten with her.
It’s been a busy first few weeks as we’ve celebrated the majority of our families’ birthdays PLUS Easter. But this little girlie is fitting in just fine amongst all the noise and the chaos. We are all glad she is finally here, safe & sound.
One more Hunt baby due to arrive March. 31, 2021
I’m not going to lie, this pregnancy has been rough. We told family and close friends early on because I was so sick. I finally found some reprieve by attending the IV clinic for hydration and medications every couple of days. Craig took over most of the household duties and caring for the girls while I was sleeping up to 20 hours a day.
At around the 14 week mark, I was finally able to drink enough to no longer require hydration therapy. My nausea began to dissipate and I could keep food down. Now we are hoping that there won’t be any more bumps in the road and baby remains happy and healthy.
This year, despite all the weird and wacky things going on in the world, Brynlee started kindergarten. When asked what she was most excited about she said making and playing with friends.
Height: 46 ½ in Weight: 52.3 lbs Shoe size: 12 Clothing size: Small
Book: anything with animals – National Geographic books
Song: Tomorrow from the Annie soundtrack
Food: cheese pizza
Treat: caramel drumsticks (of course)
Animal: alicorns, unicorns, pegasus, and horses
Places to go: Elsa’s castle (The Ice Castles) and the zoo
Thing to wear: my pink unicorn dress from Lola
Colour: rainbow, gold, silver and pink
I want to be a dolphin trainer and horse rider when I grow up!
This year Floyd turns 7 which makes him 47 in dog years!! We celebrated with balloons, party hats and cupcakes. Our neighbours were SO CONFUSED. They know when all our birthdays are so we had to admit that all this was for Mr. Floyd. The girls were disappointed when they couldn’t give him a cupcake but each enjoyed one on his behalf.
It’s always neat to see how these girls are both similar and different from one another.
This year was one for the books. For starters, we celebrated Jessie’s birthday during a pandemic. As I write this [on the 50th day of social isolation], a lot of things have changed. Jess’ birthday was a week after ‘social distancing’ came into practice and to say that I was sad for her is a complete understatement. Turning three is a pretty big deal in this house and I wanted it to be as special as she is.
So we did all the things:
- Blew up balloons
- Opened presents first thing in the morning
- Had a mini puppy party
- Made birthday pancakes with dream whip and candles
- Played all day long
- Swam in the bath
- Ordered cheesy bowties from Eastside Marios for dinner
- Sang Happy Birthday just the 4 of us and blew out candles on a homemade chocolate cake that the girls helped make & decorate
Although it wasn’t what I had envisioned, it filled my heart. My sister and her family even braved the terrible weather to come sing Happy Birthday from the sidewalk. They dressed up as princesses and held up a homemade banner. Needless to say, Jessie was thrilled and I think she had as weird and wacky of a day as she is in general. I can’t believe my baby is three.
Height: 37.75 in Weight: 34.5 lbs Shoe size: 8 Clothing size: 2/3T
- one of the sweetest & strangest humans I know. Actually scratch that, she’s the strangest person I’ve ever come into contact with
- super sassy and usually has her hands on her hips
- extremely affectionate and requires one hand on your face when she’s talking to you
- emotional AF. She can go zero to a hundred in a matter of seconds
- ‘so fashion’. She loves dressing herself and her outfits have just continued to get wilder as she develops her own…. style & personality
- incredibly loved & adored by her entire family
She always asks if you’re cold before bringing her blankie to the chair for bedtime stories. Actually she’ll bring it anyways but just wants to seem thoughtful
When Face timing Lola she always needs to know where Papa is
She regularly falls asleep on the couch as I’m making dinner. Something I remember doing as a kid. She has also inherited the Ayotte tendency for nosebleeds.
Now requests Drag me Down by One Direction before bed but is still open to Story my Life. Has also unfortunately dropped her nap
She says the most hilarious/honest/ruthless/sophisticated things
Always has her hair in her face and is constantly wiping it out of her eyes. If she allows you to put it up, it MUST be in a ponytail and certainly NOT a bun
Has the most incredible cheese face and still has her adorable toddler chub
Sometimes she gets mad when you call her Jessica and will request that you call her Jessie
Has started to draw people… which honestly look more like ants
Has the sweetest dance moves. Also known as… jumping
As personal branding photography has become more & more popular, I have been waiting for an opportunity to add it to my portfolio. Many of the mamas I take family, maternity and newborn photos for are also small business owners and work from home. So I decided to get my toes wet.
People love to support local – of that I’m sure
However, a cute product or awesome service will only get you so far. It is essential that people see who they’re investing in. Branding photography matches a face to a name and sets you apart from your competition!
It shows your customers that you are willing to invest in yourself… so why shouldn’t they!?
My sister in law Natasha recently started her own business through Rodan & Fields. She wanted a change and chose a versatile, ‘work from wifi’ opportunity. With 14 years of Human Resource expertise under her belt she thrives on helping those around her by creating personalized plans for success!
When asked ‘what sets you apart from all the other consultants in this company’ her answer was simple – not a lot. That is just how honest she is. She’s not going to sell you something that she knows won’t work, doesn’t love, or hasn’t seen success with. She’s not going to lead you down a path that she wouldn’t take herself. Instead, she will be your own personal skin care cheerleader. Whether it’s fine lines, wrinkles, acne, dullness, etc. she will be with you every step of the way. She is honest, values integrity and goes above and beyond for her clients. Your success is literally her success. Plus the company offers a 60 days money back guarantee – even empty bottles! That is how much they know you’re going to love their products.
Here are a few photos from our super fun branding session that took place prior to the COVID-19 social distancing precautions. We really wanted to highlight that this is a company you can grow from the comfort of your own home, in the pockets of opportunity. If you’d like to know more, Natasha is on instagram @nnhunt14 and Facebook under Natasha Hunt. Feel free to give her a shout and try the skin care solution tool to see what products it recommends for you. I guarantee that Tash will become more than just your skin care consultant, but a friend as well. So the next time you’re about to run out of your drugstore products, I urge to reach out to an actual human who is as invested in your skin care success as you are!
Big shoutout to Tash’s hair and makeup artist Britt. You can find her on instagram @beautybitsbybritts or Beauty Bits by Britt on Facebook!