Because I was so jealous of all of our Charleston fraaans posting beautiful snowy photos, I had to share ours! It’s really coming down AND accumulating! Is it too much for this little Mama to ask that it keeps this up so I can stay home from my big work event tomorrow? 😩 Hey, a girl can dream! 😇 #gogbabygo!#snowbabysnow!
Little did I know that 2017 would be such a surprising, happily strange and incredibly love-filled year! I started the year out with a sense of something larger was at play in my life and realized what that was when we found out about our sweet little one a few weeks after my birthday. It’s no surprise to me that my tip-top photo was our announcement! 2018 will start out with a bang when we meet our sweet babe in a few short weeks and I CANT WAIT to see what else this new year holds! SO MANY best wishes to each of you for an incredible new year, may it be the best one yet! #happynewyear! 🎉❤️
I mean... come ON! #heartexplode I can’t wait for these sweet girls to meet their little sister or brother! We always have snuggle time in the mornings and I dream about adding our newest baby to these sweet moments! These girls have been so essential in helping us keep perspective, calm down and are so good at forcing us to remember to be present. They’re an absolute gift from the universe to keep us grounded and surrounded by love! If you’ve EVER questioned about adopting a pet, let me tell you this: it’s absolutely worth it! Yes, they’re are frustrating and difficult sometimes and helping them through training is essential, but my God, the pureness and joy they bring... it just can’t be measured! These girls are our first babies and adding our tiny human makes this family feel complete. For now, I’ll savor these cuddles and kisses and when we’re a troop of five, I’ll let my heart be overcome with the fullness of love that will envelop all of us ❤️💥❤️🐶❤️👶🏼 #34weeks
Oh hi there, little friend!
After THOUROUGHLY freaking myself out on our birthing center tour (things finally felt REAL real). P and I took a walk outside for fresh air, back to the car and talked and he, as always, made me laugh and calmed me down. While we were out it looks like I picked up a tiny passenger! I found this little friend crawling on my bump while P and the girls were taking a nap and just started bawling. Bawling because everything feels so real now. Bawling because I’m so excited/scared/ready to meet my baby and all the challenges that labor and delivery have in store for me. Bawling because I’m just SO THANKFUL for a partner who can make me laugh about the hippie L&D nurse who led our tour and make my fear and anxiety melt away. Bawling because it’s almost Christmas, my FAVORITE time of the year, and my sweet family is coming to see me next week and I can’t wait to hang out with them before everything changes so drastically.
My little friend has brought me luck, and a reminder that life is crazy and complicated and fear is healthy and everything that comes next is going to be SO beautiful. Thanks, tiny one, for reminding be that life is beautiful and full of surprises, just like you! 🌺🌈❄️👶🏼 #33weeks
Feeling roughly 1000% more confident in our labor and birth plan after taking our two day intensive birth class this weekend. What a relief! I had already drawn up my birth plan, but made several notes after getting a more expansive view of L&D and hearing all the avenues my birth experience might take. I’m SO appreciative of the incredible Nurse Pan for her excellent class and for having such and incredible resource available from our #DukeMed Birthing Center. Being able to practice breathing, pushing and pain management with P, as well as being walked through our admissions and postpartum procedures was incredibly illuminating and now we FINALLY feel ready for what’s to come. Baby bean and I have a little over two more months together, but I’m already getting excited to meet her/him! Now that P and I feel more prepared, we can go into the holidays with a sense of excitement and commitment to enjoy our family without feeling like we’re going into this new season of life unawares! #bringitonbaby 💪🏼
Everyone in our family loves my giant Snoogle pillow, the girls especially! This morning #picopup snuggled in on top of the bump and slid in between the bump and Snoogle and fell right to sleep. I love our snuggles, but this morning felt so special as we are in the home stretch for the baby. I laid there and just soaked in the moment and felt so content. With everything coming up so quickly, it’s been easy to get stressed out and tense which leads to me getting so sick and tired. Making a conscious decision, these last few months, to be more present, slow down and enjoy the quiet is now my top priority. Everything that can be done to prep, will or has been done. I’m committed to slowing down, enjoying my family, savoring this season of excellent rich food, and allowing myself some quiet time to prepare for everything that happens next. I’m so thankful for my sweet Pico for reminding me this morning! ❤️🐶❤️ #furbaby#dogsofinstgram#dogsofdurham
Every day of the last (nearly) eight years has been an incredible adventure with this incredible guy. I love him more every moment, and especially in this sweet season of life, have loved how we've grown even closer. Everything that comes next is going to be a sweet kind of challenge to stretch and grow even more and I can't wait to add our tiny human to the mix!
Happy Third Trimester, my gorgeous guy! Less than three months to go!