The Party Weekend

  Life rule – when your birthday falls on a Monday, you get to claim the entire weekend as your birthday weekend. That is just a fact. And with Parker’s birthday this past Monday, you better believe that we kicked off the celebrations last Friday!

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Camden’s Birth Story

It has only been one week since Camden’s arrival, but I find myself already losing bits of memories from the experience. So before my mind is completely absorbed by newborn smells and snuggles, I have to take a moment to take note of Camden’s birthday weekend.

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The Birthday Pause

Well hello there from the blogging hiatus! Boy did life kind of pick up speed in that final stretch of April. One second we were celebrating Dan’s birthday, and the next we were kissing Wrigley and Parker goodbye as we left for the hospital.

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Keeping the Faith

“Love bears all things, believe all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Corinthians 13:7 is a verse that has carried so much weight throughout various stages in my life. And as we face so many unknowns with the end of this pregnancy, the words have surfaced again. It has turned into my mantra.

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The Time. to. Slow. Down.

At my midwife check-up last Monday, my midwife requested an extra ultrasound to check the baby’s position. She thought the baby may have flipped and wanted to confirm. I thought it was pointless. I knew where I felt the hiccups and butt, and felt confident that the placement of the kicks and jabs meant the baby was […]

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35 Weeks

This is my state of the pregnancy address – 35 weeks. Last week, after one very slow lift where there was really no rallying – just moving, it occurred to me that I only have ten more of these left. Yes, a finish line, one I could see as clear as day.

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It All Began So Innocently

On Sunday my Dad took the boys shopping to load up on clothes for spring and summer. He also offered to get some new threads for our May baby. So I looked. In every store. For a gender neutral outfit or two. And guess what? Nada!

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 31 Weeks

Brief notes from this stage in the journey. >> My belly is evolving into the preferred pillow for the boys.

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30 Weeks and the Tale of Three Pregnancies

Here we go – the big 3-0! The final countdown into the single digits begins! People keep asking me if this pregnancy has been any different than the others, and I have no clue how to respond. EVERYTHING about this pregnancy has been different than the others. And once I saw these three pictures side by […]

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Is this Normal Nesting

I. cannot. stop. cleaning. Like Monica Gellar on ten cups of coffee. And we aren’t just talking normal cleaning, we are talking the deep down nitty gritty that you put off all year. And every time a project is completed and another area of my house is left perfectly clean and organized, I find myself […]

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29 Weeks

The “awww there is going to be a brand new baby here soon” feelings have arrived! Week 29 has brought all the anticipation. All the reminiscing over squishy moments with a new baby. All the excitement over those sleepy weeks of staring at a peaceful little babe. And all the daydreams about this new one coming […]

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27 Weeks

I completely forgot that the third trimester is basically a repeat of the first trimester, only you are bigger and there are baby toes dancing in your belly all the live long day…and sometimes night.

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