Category: Life

Personal posts and stuff that happens in my life. Posts about family, pets, school, work, announcements, as well as the A Day in the Life and Show Us Your Life series.

Life

Lily Mae: Two Months

And just like that, another month has flown by. It’s gone by so fast, and already so many things have happened. I think the biggest accomplishment by far is Lily is sleeping through the night! That’s right, we’re talking 8 hours of sleep! Occasionally she’ll wake up for an early morning feeding anywhere from 2:30… Read more »

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Lily Mae: One Month

It seems like just yesterday Lily was placed in my arms, and yet here we are one month later. She’s grown so much which has made me both happy and anxious. Happy because she’s right on par with her growth but anxious because I want her to stay my little baby forever. People keep saying,… Read more »

Life

Lily’s Birth Story

My due date was August 21st, 2019, and despite how many people told me, “First babies are usually late” I was hoping she’d arrive a few days early so I could start my maternity leave the week she was due. I had been working from home full-time the week prior, so it would have been… Read more »

rainbow baby maternity photoshoot

Life

My Maternity Photoshoot

After spending a therapy in session in tears afraid I’d jinx myself by taking maternity photos, something magical happened. We ended up with the most special photos celebrating our rainbow baby.

24 weeks along in front of the crib

Life

My Second Trimester

If the first trimester was the most challenging for me physically then I’d say the second trimester was the most challenging for me emotionally. Normally many women approach their second trimester with great relief, but if you’ve miscarried, especially after the 12-week mark, then you know safety is an illusion. If you know my story,… Read more »

Pregnancy announcement from my first trimester

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My First Trimester

I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy is flying by, and honestly, I’m really grateful that it has. I’m less than two weeks away my THIRD TRIMESTER! Eeek! Looking back on the first trimester, I think it was the most challenging for me physically. I definitely didn’t feel like myself, so I had to make… Read more »

Coping With Pregnancy After Loss

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Coping With Pregnancy After Loss

March is Pregnancy After Loss Awareness Month, and while I consider myself truly blessed to be pregnant again after two miscarriages, this pregnancy has definitely taken its toll on me emotionally. Whenever someone has asked me how my emotions have been during my pregnancy, I say it’s like a rollercoaster. Experiencing pregnancy after loss (especially… Read more »

We're pregnant with our double rainbow baby!

Life

We’re Pregnant 🤰🏻

It’s scary to write those words. Of course, I am excited but there is definitely fear. If you’re new to my story, I’ve spent almost 5 years trying to have a baby. My journey has led to a PCOS diagnosis, two missed miscarriages, and now (hopefully) my double rainbow baby. 🌈🌈 It hasn’t been easy… Read more »

Thankful Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash

Holidays, Life

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m sitting here in my PJs curled up on the couch with my laptop and a cup of coffee watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, surrounded by 3 out of 4 animals. In a few hours, I’ll be getting started on the turkey and all the fixings. I’m excited to be hosting my first Thanksgiving… Read more »