Month: December 2014

This is how we picnic

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family days

Isn’t it glorious?! What is it about eating the simplest of meals outside amongst majestic, magnificent, marvelous nature and yes on china plates, that feels so wonderfully festive?? Picnics are one of my favorite things ever so I’m so glad we didn’t have to miss this one despite having some good ol Braxton Hicks all. night. long. the night before :) She’s just practicing and practicing in there. Do you see this basket? Greg’s sister […]

That Dog

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parenting / that dog Bentley

This is the look I get from him most often these days. This is the “ugh, you” look. I try to pretend he loves me but I think, I mean I know, I tend to smother animals (I really can’t help it! I’ve tried so very hard to contain myself but somehow my face always ends up buried in their wonderful, wonderful fur..) My poor boy is falling apart. He has the itchiest eyes – […]

38 Weeks

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baby #1 / bump / pregnancy

How far along? 38 weeks Weight Gained:¬†29.5 whopping pounds… oh Christmas. Symptoms:¬†I told my midwife my hands and feet were swollen and she just laughed at me. Really guys, they are so itchy all the time and feel like massive sausages even if you can’t really tell from looking at them. Come to think of it, all of me feels itchy and expanding. It must just be that time. Movement:¬†She’s an ever moving little creature. […]

Dear Little Girl

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baby #1

Dear sweet Abigail, I can’t tell you how much joy you’ve already brought your daddy and me. Your name even means your father’s joy! I can tell you right now, I’ve never seen your daddy as happy as the day I told him you were coming. I can only imagine the party your heavenly father threw the day you were created. You are such a special one. Well, I know I’ve been telling you about […]

37 Weeks

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baby #1 / bump / pregnancy

Oh¬†my goodness… How far along? 37 weeks…. whaaat!? Weight Gained:¬†27.5 lbs Symptoms: Anxiety,¬†hyperventilation, and insomnia. Just kidding, but sorta not. Well, this is becoming very real, very fast yet at the same time I¬†still¬†can’t wrap my little brain around what will be happening so very soon. I really hope it wraps eventually. COME ON BRAIN. I definitely feel like she’s dropped so, well, that’s pretty crazy. That nose of mine is still working on overdrive. […]

36 Weeks

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baby #1 / bump / pregnancy

One more week! One more week! One more week! And then she can come anytime!!!! Oh my goodness! How far along? 36 weeks Weight Gained:¬†28 lbs Symptoms:¬†That dog pretty much has one good quality. He usually smells amazing (for a big dog) and has pretty good smelling breath. My nose no longer agrees. I can smell him in all his glory from across the room and it is not my favorite. All my joints are […]

Holiday Happenings

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date night / family days / the daily life

This kiddo has some serious skills. She loves to have dance parties in my belly (and we are talking full on bootie boogie with kicks and hand movements included) but every. single. time. I get out my phone to record these moments, she assumes the old familiar fetal position and appears to fall fast asleep as if my belly didn’t look like it had an umbrella sticking out of it just moments before. Her timing […]

35 Weeks

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baby #1 / bump / pregnancy

How far along? 35 weeks Weight Gained:¬†27 lbs.¬†Bye bye target weight :'( Symptoms:¬†Are violent sneezes a pregnancy symptom? Mine have become other earthly. Greg said they literally hurt his ears. Also, the embarrassing symptoms are saying hello again ….probably on account of the sneezing… And¬†my bladder is apparently the size of a pea. Movement:¬†Oh :) We took her to a concert this weekend and she either really loved it or really hated it because she […]