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 get it allllllll done (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 scrolling instagram or making lists…

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 few ways on documenting addison’s…

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. have picnics. and friends over…