12 GIFT IDEAS FOR THE SECOND (OR THIRD) …

in the beginning of the month, i shared a gift guide on 24 brand new mama gift ideas. it was a fun list to put together so i thought i would continue with it. most gifts still apply to second and third time mama’s. we could all use pampering no matter what number child we are one but here are a few additional ideas to offer that mom who is having her second (or third…

THIRD TRIMESTER

so andrew and i are busying ourselves around the house today. him and addison were in the garage painting a dresser and i was in the guest room trying to make sense of all the stuff in the closet. and it dawned on me. i’m two weeks into my third trimester already. and we have done nothing yet in terms of preparation. holy man where did the time go with this pregnancy?!?!?!

ADDISON AT 19 MONTHS

addison my love you turned 19 months yesterday and this is for sure my favorite age. until tomorrow of course when 19 months and two days blows 19 months and one day out of the water. here are some fun things about you at this moment that i want to remember… you are a big fan of baby dolls, toy balls, ducks, toy trucks, water tables and the flag that hangs in our house (that…

24 & 25 WEEKS

the last two weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind with this little nugget. she is constantly on the move and i’ve had a few times where i had to press into my stomach harrrrd so that she changes position. i’ve seen her move outside my stomach and i forgot how weird it is to see your mid-section move like that. i had a proud moment fine meltdown this past weekend when i tried…

24 GIFT IDEAS FOR THE BRAND NEW MAMA

i am in the season of life where a lot of my friends are either pregnant or just had a baby in the last six months. i was at target picking up a few things to get for a new mama friend and the more i shopped the more i kept wanting to grab all the things i wanted or had my first year that made a real difference. this list was made without me…

IT’S A…..(AND 23 WEEKS)

we found out a few weeks ago and wanted to keep it to ourselves…for about a millisecond. it’s been hard not rushing over here to write all over this blog that we are having another girl but time and this summer and oofta it’s been a busy one. all three of us were at the ultrasound and we had the wonderful technician wrap the gender up in a sweet envelope with a big congrats on…

ANATOMY OF A MOMMY BAG: TODDLER EDITION

there was a lot of things to think about when i first got pregnant with addison. the one big one that always stuck out for me was the diaper bag. i didn’t want one that screamed mama but i still wanted a bag that was big enough and practical to carry all the stuff that a child needs. in the end, i registered for a bag that i liked but didn’t love. that bag served…