nursery design

This is what we are going for (stolen from another blog). We still have not put the nursery together, but I will post pictures when we do. 🙂

am i allowed to say i don’t like being pregnant?

As I near the end of my second trimester, it is time for an update. I am realizing the end of what is called the honeymoon phase of pregnancy is waning and we are entering the homestretch. This concerns me. Primarily because I think I missed the honeymoon part. I will offer the same disclaimer…

someone i used to love died

Someone I used to love died on Monday. I found out on Tuesday. The obituary was published on Thursday. Today, Saturday, his family and friends will mourn his loss and celebrate his life with a memorial service. Funny how time works. It had been 6 or 7 years since I had spoken to Nash. Five…

welcome to Baton Rouge, y’all

So we have been living here for nearly a week now. And I have learned a few things. First of all, our house is gorgeous. It’s an upgrade from our house in Swansboro. Walk-in pantry, walk in closets, four bedrooms, three baths, beautiful landscaping, surround sound, fenced in back yard (which came with a lovely…

my pregnant workout routine

So everyone knows you should exercise. This is especially true when you are pregnant. It prevents excessive weight gain and gestational diabetes, not to mention it makes for low-stress moms and happy healthy babies. Well the good news is, as long as you are a low risk pregnancy and your OB/Midwife agrees, you can essentially…

why you should stop drinking your food, and eat it instead

2016 was the year of debunking 2015’s health crazes. And I love it. Unfortunately some myths die hard (take anti-vaxxing for example), and so we must persist in the battle against bad diet advice for all. As a yoga teacher, I am surrounded by other yogis all the time. I love them and their weird…

our mothers lied to us

And they did it to get grandchildren. Pregnancy is the most awful thing I have ever experienced. And I say that with the utmost reverence. So I would like to offer a disclaimer about this blog post. Having worked in Women’s Health throughout nursing school, I know the struggles many women go through to conceive…

shiFt happens

If there is one thing you learn being married to a Marine, it is that shiFt happens. So we got word that we are moving to Louisiana on new military orders. I am excited and apprehensive, but everything is coming together now. We got renters for our beautiful home (which I will miss dearly). We…

the big news

It’s out now! My husband and I are pregnant with a little girl. She is due September 21, 2017. Her name will be Harper Elisabeth (no she is not named after Harper Lee). We are very excited. It was not exactly expected, and it does come at a strange time with the big move ahead…