The Halfway Mark

Today marks twenty weeks into my pregnancy. I can’t believe I’m at this point already and we go in for our ultrasound today to check on baby’s growth, development and find out the gender! I don’t know how, but we were really patient with our first and didn’t find out until Peyton was born. We […]

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Our Family Dynamic

It’s normally in the morning, or late afternoon when I witness it most. The shrieks of happiness, the giggles, the pitter patter of four feet, and the sounds of two siblings playing in their own make believe world of monsters, princesses and dogs. It’s been a relationship that’s grown abundantly with every milestone. When Emory […]

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Dear Postpartum Body

If I’m being honest, I’ve never been the biggest fan of you. You’re squishy, all over the place and make it difficult for me to put my pre-baby clothes on. My emotions toward you are somewhat of a roller coaster; sometimes I’m impressed by you, but other times I’m filled with frustration when looking at […]

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Packing a Hospital Bag

After being a week late with our first, I haven’t even started packing my hospital bag yet. Ooooops. I guess I don’t want to get my hopes up!¬†To be fair, I do know exactly what I need in there and have most of it lying around my house. My goal is to get everything packed […]

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A Letter to My First Born

To my sweet first born, You made me mom and better yet, you’re the reason I love being mom. It’s something I didn’t think about much, and something I never thought I’d be ready for, until I looked into your eyes for the first time and knew it was without a doubt one of my […]

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When You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

A great phrase isn’t, it? It was pretty much my mantra a couple of weeks ago. Between writing posts and cooking for the blog, freelancing, nesting (I’ve been cleaning our house like crazy), keeping up with running, carrying a 3+ pound child in my uterus and planning and executing our daughter’s birthday party, I began […]

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Shopping List for Baby #2

With baby number two coming in three months, I’ve started thinking¬†about items we’ll need/want to accommodate two kids, as well as products that will make our lives easier with a toddler and a baby. I did a lot of research when registering for our first and thanks to our gracious family and friends, we have […]

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