The Last Month of This Pregnancy

I’ve been secretly telling myself, “you’re in the homestretch” for a while, but now, I actually am. ONE MONTH TO GO!!! Or probably less if being induced at 39 weeks ends up working out. As much as I can’t wait to feel myself again, I’m trying my best to soak in every movement and just […]

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Third Trimester With Our Third

We’ve made it to the final stretch!! My bump continues to grow, the kicks are getting stronger and carrying baby girl around is making me more and more tired toward the end of the day. Hello third trimester! This pregnancy has flown by which makes me think that maybe these next couple of months will […]

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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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Motherhood Then & Now

My Papou came over last week for lunch and while we ate our way through french toast and bacon, we talked and laughed with the kids and my mom. At one point, my papou turned to me and asked, do you think motherhood is more difficult now than it was back then? It’s funny because […]

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Gerald the Giraffe Bananas

Alright… it has snowed for the millionth time in the suburbs of Chicago and I am going CRAZY!!! I feel so bad for our kids because things have started to get pretty boring indoors and we could all use some fresh air and sunshine. Sure, we can get out of the house and run around […]

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