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.

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Lily Mae: Six Months

How are we half a year already? My precious little girl is growing so fast! 😭 I just boxed up all of her 3-6 months clothes because my child is a six-month-old trapped in the body of a nine-month-old. She’s rocking clothes 9-12 month clothes these days and is a whopping 25 lbs! Girlfriend is… Read more »

mama and baby wearing matching out fresh sunnies

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My Complete List of Baby Must-Haves

Who knew someone so small could need so many things? Not to mention there’s so much stuff you think you need that you end up not using and visa versa. At six months in, I can say with certainty that these are the items we’ve used and loved so far. If I could do my… Read more »

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Lily Mae: Five Months

Lily has gone through such a transformation that it’s hard to believe only a month has gone by. It’s crazy to think next month will be half a year. She’s reaching and grabbing everything! She particularly loves reaching for my water bottle, my coffee, and my shakes. 🤣 She also wants to touch everyone’s faces… Read more »

Lily Mae: Four Months

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Lily Mae: Four Months

My Christmas baby is four months today! Hands down the best present ever. It’s been so special spending the holidays with Lily. We made the rounds at Thanksgiving and got to see family. She got to see Santa when he came through our neighborhood and also helped me decorate the tree and go Christmas shopping…. Read more »

Lily Mae Three Months

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Lily Mae: Three Months

As I sit here going through photos from the past month, I realize I probably took more videos than photos because this girl has been so vocal. Every day we’re waking up to more smiles, giggles, and babbles. She’s using crying less to communicate (only when upset) and instead is making chirps, shrieks and other… Read more »

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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 »

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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

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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

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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 »