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Introducing Hunter + Hospital VLOG: Siblings Meet Baby

We are excited to introduce you to our sweet Hunter!
We are smitten! Our biggest baby yet, 8 pounds and 20 in long!
We keep joking he knew he needed to be a little sturdy before meeting his siblings hehe.
To me he’s a total blend of all the kids. A lighter brunette with those big ol’ brown eyes like the rest of them.
His birth was the best one yet for me it still feels like a dream.
I had time to get my epidural and felt a few intense/pressure contractions and he was coming out on his own!
I pushed half a push!! So thankful for this sweet healthy babe and the whole delivery going smoothly.
Hunter is a total snuggle bug with the softest chubby cheeks!
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Our sweet baby boy arrived this afternoon and we have been
busy snuggling and smiling over how perfect he is!!!
The big kids came over to the Hospital after school and it was MAGICAL!
We are all so in love and can’t get over how precious he is.
Scroll down to see the video of the moment the kids met Hunter for the first time!
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Hunter is 7 days old today and He feels so alert and sturdy already!
Follow us on Instagram for daily shares of the fun and crazy as a family of 7!
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We are excited to share a video of the big kids meeting their new little brother.
It was pure magic and I’m so glad we have these memories to look back on.
Thanks for sharing in our excitement!
There’s something so amazing watching this video and seeing kid after kid hold Hunter.
He is one loved baby and I still can’t believe we have five kids! haha! ;)
Love these sweet faces! Follow on our Channel to see more baby cuteness videos.

Toy to Prepare for Baby: Our Luvabeau!

Today we are sharing a fun surprise box we had the kids open.
They didn’t know that we had a Luvabeau inside and they flipped out!
All of our kids play family and dolls together (even my boys love it) but they had never seen a doll that felt so REAL.

It was the perfect toy to give them with baby brother making his arrival soon.
They could practice being gentle with baby!
Asher really got into it and was all about taking care of baby.
He turned into this big helper and was all busy getting baby a bottle or a blanket.
I know that soon there’s going to be a lot of newness going
on for him, so I loved being able to practice taking care of baby with him.
Talk to him about being gentle, speaking softly and that he could sing baby a song if he wanted!
I can totally see him copying me by grabbing his Luvabeau when I go to pick up his new little brother.
He’s finally starting to say baby now and really getting it!
If you have a baby on the way… this is a great idea to help show your older child, in a playful way, how we can act with baby.
Asher was so adorable…giggling over the doll. He played with Luvabeau all afternoon!
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It was fun seeing their reactions when they watched all the things Luvabeau could do.
The lifelike technology appeals to all the ages so my
2 year old all the way to my 9 year old thought it was amazing.
Ben and I were even impressed! Luvabeau has more than 500 unique responses.
His reactions are unpredictable so that children become immersed in the imaginative
experience of nurturing a real baby boy. From feeding time with
his spoon, play time with his Lamby, to nap time with his bottle, (Asher’s favorite)
Luvabeau responds with natural reactions. 
Luvabeau responds to a child’s nurturing love and the more he is played with, the more he learns.
OH and when you tickle his belly he giggles! I know… crazy!
The kids were SO INTO IT.

If you are looking for a Christmas present that will be the hit of Christmas morning…
and have a little one that loves playing pretend.. this would be a great pick!
You can purchase your own Luvabeau by visiting Toys R US., CLICK HERE
They also have a girl version, Luvabella, in a variety of skin tones.

Thank you to Spin Master for sponsoring today’s post and sending us our Luvabeau!
It has been such a hit with the kids and made us all even
more excited for baby brother arriving soon!

Trick or Treating 2017- Family Costumes

Happy Halloween from our crew!
Ben and My pre trick or treat pep talk to the kids goes something like,
“Be on the look out for Reese’s and Butterfingers- let’s make good choices tonight!”
Micah added his own cheer, “what are we here for?? Candy!!” (And family time.) lol.
We had a friendly witch, snow white (NOT the new costume I bought her…
there’s always one that goes for the oldie. ;)
Captain America, Baby Hulk and Bacon and Eggs!
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This is our miracle Halloween photo. Everyone looking and in full personality!
Hope you all had fun trick or treating with your littles.
Asher asked for wawa at every house.. like “stop giving me candy people I’m thirsty from eating all my candy!”
He also randomly scared a group of kids, roaring at them.
(They weren’t scared. But he walked on pretty proud of himself.)
I let the girls use mascara for their costumes and they think it’s magical and I crushed their
dreams when I said they couldn’t wear it to school. Micah really jumped into the Captain America persona.
Crouching under his shield randomly. Someone on a mic said Capetain America!
(Not referring to our guy) and Micah stops walking and goes “they’re calling me. I must go!”
THE BEST. Ben and I love this sugar crazed crew.
Perk of having a lot of kids…. your Halloween candy selection to sneak is vary large.
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You’re kind of a celebrity when you dress like bacon. Everyone loves bacon. 
Thank you Ben for making my pregnant on Halloween dreams come true.
You’ll always be the bacon to my eggs. It was too fun and the kids LOVED it.
Asher was CRACKING up and I was having contractions like a crazy person.
I was also starving for eggs and bacon all night. ;)
(For my costume I just used a yellow shirt from Target, a foam board from Walmart that
I cut to shape (I think the foam board ended up being like 86 cents. crazy.
And then some white ribbon taped to the back to keep it on.)
Ben’s bacon costume was from Walmart!

Here’s the video of our Trick or Treating fun below…
but you can also hop over to our YouTube Channel and
watch it and more videos we’ve been sharing!