BABY BUMP #2 // 37 WEEKS

we made it on our trip and back and our littlest didn’t come. praise the lord; i was so worried that, while traveling back to wisconsin for thanksgiving week, my water would break in indiana and i would be having a baby somewhere that i didn’t know. plus our car was packed to the max already so there was that.…

THIRD TRIMESTER MUST HAVES

ahh the third trimester. the time of braxton hicks contractions, insomnia, fatigue, discomfort, shortness of breathe, a smaller appetite in one sitting but one that is ever present, and kicks that get stronger and stronger by the day. the home stretch though! the nesting instinct kicks into full gear and you’re a hundred and ten percent go go go and…

BABY BUMP #2 // 34 WEEKS

the countdown is on! working on the name list! the baby stuff has been pulled down from the attic, the itty bitty clothes have been washed and folded up neatly in the drawers and we’re touring the hospital at the end of the month where baby will be born! so…this is happening! insomnia is in full force. i find myself…

DOCUMENTING THE FIRST YEAR

when addison was born, i wanted to write down everything. every smile, every cute cry where she folded her hands and just wailed, every single moment i wanted to document. i knew it wasn’t logical though and i was afraid if i started too many things, i would end up quitting all of them. so i committed myself to a…

REMINDERS TO MYSELF

slow down. put away distractions. wake up before addison. sip coffee while it’s still hot and enjoy the sunrise. watch your baby jump on the couch. have a day where you only let her wear a diaper and her booties. watch them smile. feel yourself smile back. play hide and seek with them even if it’s well past their bedtime.…

BABY BUMP #2 // 30 WEEKS

well we’re getting closer and closer and as a result, i’m getting more and more excited! i’m also getting more and more tired and forgetful. also i’m starting to do some crazy things again like putting the cheerios in the refrigerator because that seems like the exact place they should go. that’s another story for another day though.  i’m pretty…

HOW MY MAMA DAYS WITH ONE ROLL

my day started at 6:45 when i woke up to my alarm. both andrew and addison were still fast asleep so i threw on my workout clothes, grabbed a bottle of water and banana and headed downstairs to squeeze in my workout for the day. sometimes this happens and sometimes this doesn’t. if it doesn’t happen in the morning, i…