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Zachary is born

Zachary is born

Hey! My baby is almost a month old! Want to hear how he was born? The two weeks before Zach was born were the longest of my entire life, no doubt. I was uncomfortable and exhausted and contracting daily but nothing was happening. After our trip to labor and delivery and then finding out later… KEEP READING »


baby boy room: blue and green and ALLIGATORS!

baby boy room: blue and green and ALLIGATORS!

I’ve spent the last week and a half feeling a bit like a watched pot not boiling. I’m fully aware that I’m not even at my due date yet (this coming Sunday is The Day) and that theoretically, I could be pregnant for another week or more (OH DEAR GOD PLEASE NO.) It’s not the… KEEP READING »


labor limbo

labor limbo

Yesterday morning, I joked on Twitter that I was trying to kickstart labor by changing the sheets on Audrey’s bottom bunkbed. Less than an hour later, I was sitting on the couch and started feeling contractions. They were… close. Like 3-4 minutes apart! For over an hour! They weren’t painful at all, but they were… KEEP READING »


full term

full term

I’m 37 weeks pregnant today. If I go into labor, the doctor won’t try to stop it. LET’S JUST TAKE A MOMENT AND LET THAT SINK IN. As much as I’m so ready to meet this baby and to also be done being pregnant forever and ever AMEN, I’m in that weird spot at the… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: the cold, snowy Wednesday edition

7 quick takes: the cold, snowy Wednesday edition

1. SPRING. WHERE ARE YOU. PLEASE COME SOON. WE MISS YOU. LOVE, US. (This week last year:) *CRY* 2. Audrey had another round of xrays on her foot on Friday. She did awesome, especially considering I had to leave her in the xray room with the tech and step out while they did them. She’s… KEEP READING »


the only kind of baby-related surprise I like

the only kind of baby-related surprise I like

Last Saturday, we headed to my sister’s in-laws’ house for what I thought was a Beach Vacation Planning Lunch. I showed up with the girls and Dan, laptop in hand, ready to search for and book a beach house for this summer. WOOHOO! What I found instead was this: You guys. I was SERIOUSLY surprised…. KEEP READING »


the last last trimester

the last last trimester

I’m officially in my third trimester. WHOA. How in the HELL did THAT happen? Seems like just yesterday I was moaning and whining from the couch about how sucky the first trimester is, and here I am, ready to moan and whine (and grunt and sweat) my way through until the end of this trimester…. KEEP READING »


halfway there: letting it sink in

halfway there: letting it sink in

A BOY, YOU GUYS. I am still trying to process it, honestly. We both are! It’s just so crazy to imagine adding a boy to our family after nearly 6 years of girls. And even though (OBVIOUSLY) we knew there was a 50/50 chance of the baby being a boy, I really didn’t think it… KEEP READING »


lasts and firsts

lasts and firsts

(I spent the weekend with a bunch of amazing ladies in New Orleans, and I have lots to say about that! But later. I promise!) This is my last pregnancy, for 100% absolute certain OMG I SWEAR. I’ve tried my hardest to enjoy the moments when I’m able (so, you know, weeks 6 through 12… KEEP READING »


some love for Baby #3

some love for Baby #3

So here I am, 16 weeks pregnant, and I’ve barely mentioned this baby on my blog besides announcing that he or she existed. Ah, poor third children. Already not getting the same amount of glory as the first two. Sorry, kid. You’ll probably just need to get used to sharing the limelight. Things so far… KEEP READING »


7 quick takes: the How Things Are Going edition

7 quick takes: the How Things Are Going edition

1. Maggie is loving kindergarten. Her favorite things are the bus ride and recess, because DUH. She also loves computer class day and library day (but not so much gym day because all they’ve done so far is laps of skipping and hopping and stuff and she wants desperately to go on the exercise bikes… KEEP READING »


the thing I didn’t mention

the thing I didn’t mention

So this is kind of a weird blog post to follow up a fun pregnancy announcement and a 2nd birthday party. I debated even sharing this story because 1) in the end, it really doesn’t matter (but it also kind of does, to me) and 2) it’s just… kind of a weird thing. I dunno…. KEEP READING »


aaaaand…. deep breath.

aaaaand…. deep breath.

I’ve had a set of t-shirts shoved in my bottom dresser drawer since early June, just waiting to be used. I was days away from dressing the girls up and taking a picture of them proudly wearing them, but of course, plans changed. I expected that they’d remain in that drawer for a while, but…… KEEP READING »