Four months later..
Well, four months have passed and every cliché saying moms say come spilling out of my mouth every day, most of all “Where does the time go?” Seriously. I decided I would just do one big update once I was back at work and settled. During my maternity leave I was entrenched in the ebb and flow of Marlow time – never knowing what day or time it is, only marking days and hours by when Marlow last...
Marlow's Birth Story
It has been one month since our dear Marlow was born. I’ve been working on writing this ever since that day. It will never completely and accurately convey the story, the experience, but alas here it is! I am writing from where I am today. Choking up. (first of 10,347,397,243 times that will happen while writing this). Also, this is incredibly detailed and lengthy, sorry. I want it to be an...
Cheers to my discerning baby →
Floret Cadet, spearmintbaby.com I love a good euphemism, especially when it covers for someone I love. Our two year old terrier mutt will bring you a toy to throw him, placing it on your lap or directly in your hand, endlessly (we tested his limit as an experiment one day when l… Love this…careful how about the words we choose to describe our babies.
Maternity photos at 39 weeks - 2 days before... →
This is a weird post to write. Wow, never thought we’d ever get here! We are so close to finally welcoming our daughter to the world and to our family. Since last week I’ve been working from home, balancing my time relaxing, nesting, and getting things done. It’s been perfect. Just like other mammals who spend their last days before birthing preparing a safe den and retreating...
37-38 weeks and all kinds of surprises
Here we are - full term! And oh what a week it has been. Let’s just start at the beginning. At our 36 week check up our midwife became suspicious that our little girl was not exactly in the position she should be by now - head down. We didn’t think too much of it. Babies move around all the time, right? The midwife suggested that we do an ultrasound right away to confirm her position....
35+ weeks, 30 years old, and thankful
Me on Thanksgiving aka my 30th birthday! It was absolutely perfect that my birthday happened to land on Thanksgiving this year. There is no word that would describe this year better than THANKFUL. I’m thankful that our baby has made it to 35 weeks. I’m thankful that we should get to meet her soon. I’m thankful for the friends and family who have showered us with love over...
34 Weeks How far along? 34 weeks yesterday! Baby’s size? About 4-5 pounds. Read more. Days until next doc appointment? 2 weeks Total weight gain/loss? About 25 pounds. …but Thanksgiving is coming! yum ;) Maternity clothes? Remember last week when I complained about rain boots not fitting? My amazing MIL bought me new rain/snow boots for my birthday without even knowing about the old...
Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child...– via MODG blog
Happy or moody? I decided to start with this question today. This morning I needed extra time and sleep before coming to work. I feel like I’ve been fighting a bug and sometimes my body just says no. So I took my time, snuggled in my blankets, got ready with my hus, and headed out to starbucks before work. I sat in the starbucks drive through with the rain coming down hard around me. And...
*thankful - a note to tutu*
My dearest little Tutu, I have to tell you about this last weekend! You would not believe it. All of our closest family and friends got together just to celebrate us. There were aunties and grandmas and great grandmas and friends. They are so excited to meet you just like me and daddy are! Let’s just make this clear now. You are one spoiled little girl. :) Just like my mom told me that I...
Weeks 28 and 29
Week 29 Interview How far along? 29 weeks 5 days Baby’s size? A cabbage, about 3 pounds. Read more. Days until next doc appointment? 1 Total weight gain/loss? About 20 pounds. Good grief my feet are feeling that. Maternity clothes? So thankful for them. Stretch marks? Yes, but still staying well moisturized with Dr. Bronner’s Coconut Oil Sleep: My dear friend let me borrow her...
Third Trimester Here We Come!
Good morning friends! And welcome to the third trimester! Whoa. Hey look, sometimes I wear stuff other than pajamas. :) The new cowgirl boots are an early birthday gift from mom and Ton! ANXIETY EXCITEMENT Let me start by saying that the realization that I’m entering the third trimester caused one restless, tossy turny night for me. Laying awake panicking thinking about all of the...
25 Weeks - Bialamos!
BAM sister! How far along? 25 and a half weeks Baby’s size? About 14 inches, pound and a half. Read more. Days until next doc appointment? 16. Glucose test coming up! Any advice? Total weight gain/loss? It fluctuates but around 15. I got the “Are you sure there’s only one baby in there?!” comment this week. LOL! Yep, just one sweet little, tumbling girl. Maternity...
23 week interview & happenings
23 Week Interview How far along?23 weeks 2 days Baby’s size? A large mango, about 1 pound, about 11-12 inches.Read more. Days until next doc appointment?2 weeks Total weight gain?Somewhere around10 pounds. Stretch marks?D has been wonderful and applies an organic stretch mark oil or lotion to my stomach and sides every morning and night…I don’t even think it’ll make much...
21 week interview
21 Week Interview How far along? 21 weeks 1 day Baby’s size? Length of a carrot, size of a cantaloupe. Read more. Check up report: We had an appointment on Thursday, and baby is good! I am measuring more like 22 weeks - sweet! Heartbeat was 150. I got my pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine. More on that later. ;) Days until next doc appointment? one month. Total weight gain? Somewhere...
20 Weeks! Halfway there :)
Halfway!! Come so far, but so far to go. :) More about baby at 20 weeks. p.s. whose idea was it to take these photos first thing when I wake up? gees. I don’t feel like I’ve grown much in a while, so I think a growth spurt might be in the near future! Looking Forward To… Starting to think about the baby’s room Slowly beginning to think about a baby shower and...
19 week interview
19 Week Interview How far along? 19 weeks 4 days Baby’s size? An mango or a large tomato. Read more. Days until next doc appointment? 8 days Total weight gain/loss? Somewhere around 6-8 pounds. Maternity clothes? Lovin’ em. Stretch marks? Nope. Sleep: I sleep best on the couch I’ve discovered. I use a boppy wedge to support my belly (or sometimes my back to prevent rolling),...
So we finally KNOW. It’s a girl….a GIRL! oh.man. My reaction? Absolute excitement followed by sheer terror. Not because of how she could be (cause she’ll be a perfect angel, RIGHT), but because I know the challenge will be on me. A mother to a daughter. Don’t get me wrong, boys have lots of challenges all their own, but being a girl myself, I know! I know what lies...
Things moms want but don't register for! →
particularly numbers 1-3!
“You were born with potential You were born with goodness and trust You...– thedailylove.com
“Child of mine, I will never do for you that which I know you can do for...– http://thedailylove.com/
Mama said there'd be days
It’s just one of those weeks. You know, where nothing will quite go your way? Crazy unexpected bills, car towed with astronomical charges attached, work we banked on fell through, air conditioning barely works downstairs and not at all upstairs in sweltering heat, sweaty uncomfortable sleep in your living room… You get the idea. But, today, I opened up my email and was greeted...
Meetin' fellow dreamers
After a near hold up, we locked the doors, and I chatted up a shop owner in my neighborhood about how her shop came to be a reality and her next big steps. Even shared my own shop dreams! So much easier to say those things out loud to strangers who have done what you want to do. Gets me so excited! #keepthedreamsalive
Pregnancy / 15 weeks
Every time I get to count a higher number of weeks I feel such a rush of accomplishment! Just keeps renewing my faith that the numbers will keep on coming quickly! Here’s this week’s update: Morning photo and for comparison, here is week 12 photo: making progress! Week 15 Interview How far along? I say 15 weeks 1 day. D says 15 weeks 4 days. Baby’s size? An apple or...
One of the best things about Pinterst is that is lets me save and organize my favorite Etsy shops! Seriously, before Pinterest I would favorite shops within Etsy that I’d never go back and look through. Now I have a visual library of shops I must visit again! Here are three I pinned today: 1. Oana Befort gorgeous prints and watercolor illustrations midsummer night night/mini poster ...
Laughing at the sky
Time to pause and put the whirlwind down on ‘paper’. Guys, this has been my last 3 months…job offer, positive pregnancy test, wedding, start new job, sick, two weeks in Europe, more sick, move to new city, doctor appointments, see baby in utero, tell family, tell work, tell friends, finally feeling better. I’ve wanted to write about it, all of it. But,...
I saw this today and thought it was lovely. Perhaps the World Ends Here by...– by Joy Harjo