newborn photos!!

Here they are!!! No explanation necessary ❤ They are also on Facebook 🙂 Advertisements

in the past 7 weeks, i have…

Harper is 7 and a half weeks old now. It feels like she has been on this earth for an eternity. But it also feels like time is flying. Fast. Too fast. Parenthood comes with a very steep learning curve. And we have learned a LOT in those short 7 weeks. Now, I hate mommy…

not the birth i planned, but the birth i needed

It was going to be great. A midwife-attended birth at a birth center. No drugs, no interventions. Just me, and my doula, and my husband, one nurse, and one midwife. My pregnancy had been textbook normal. No issues, everything progressing exactly when and how it should. I figured labor and birth would be the same….

the nursery

It is basically finished! We wanted it to be feminine, but not girly. I love millennial pink and grey, so that sort of served as the color palate. The painting on the wall is of a dress I actually bought for Harper that I loved so much it sort of started the gears turning for…

the “joy” of the third trimester

I am 34 weeks along now. And, as promised, I have a whole new list of complaints. Women who do pregnancy with ease and grace, I envy you. There is a baby where my lungs used to be. Shortness of breath is now a regular occurrence. Gas. All of the Gas. Fortunately I have not…

What in the world is pelvic floor physical therapy?

Yesterday I had my first pelvic floor physical therapy appointment. I will have 3 or 4 of these before I give birth and at least one afterwards. It was the coolest thing ever. Let me tell you about it. Amber Anderson is a physical therapist who received her doctoral degree from Elon University in physical…

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…