Reid’s Maternity Photos

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Of all the sessions I’ve done with Christine, this might be my very favorite. Yes, I think it actually is. She finalized over 50 photos of me and my littles and I just love the simplicity and joy in each one of them! Today, I’m spoiling you with a peek at my top 10! If […]

The Birth Story of Reid Rainier

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As with many wonderful stories, Reid’s birth story begins the day before his actual birth day. On December 31st, the final day of 2015 I had finally resided myself to the fact that I would NOT be having a baby in 2015. Sigh. With a due date of December 28th I always knew there was […]

Welcome Reid Rainier

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My last post, Lessons From the Womb, must have stirred up birth vibes because contractions started rolling in shortly after I went to bed on New Year’s Eve! As always, I didn’t really believe labor could actually be starting. But start it did. By later afternoon on January 1st my amazing son, Reid Rainier was in […]

40 Weeks

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How far along: 40 weeks, 0 days — also known as: I HAVE NEVER BEEN PREGNANT THIS LONG BEFORE. Gender: A patient boy :) Weight gain: Scale batteries are dead. I don’t care a smash since I’m living in LulaRoe leggings and those babies have s-t-r-e-t-c-h! Sleep: Is this really a question? My naps are definitely the best sleep […]

39 Weeks

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Ready to guess baby’s birthday and stats? —> ENTER HERE <— How far along: 39 weeks, 0 days Gender: Boy! And honestly, I’m to the point that if we are blessed with a 4th baby someday, I will probably hope for a boy again. Little boys love their mamas like no other and I can just see our family […]

The Art of Belly Mapping + Belly Painting

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In addition to maternity photos, I wanted to commemorate this pregnancy with belly mapping and then, belly painting. I think I first ran across the idea on Spinning Babies and it struck me as such a beautiful visual of what’s going on inside.  Most of the belly painting examples I ran across were simple quadrant sketches. […]

37 + 38 Weeks

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 Ready to guess baby’s birthday and stats? —> ENTER HERE <— How far along: 38 weeks, 0 days Gender: A little man. Who is oh so loved. Weight gain: Who cares anymore, it’s eggnog season! Sleep: Restless, but manageable. Jemma and Max are both sensing things changing big time so I’ve had a snuggle buddy most nights too. Best […]

Will December Be Baby Month?

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With Jemma, I was due October 9th. With Max, August 10th. In those pregnancies I pretty much knew that I’d have an October baby and an August baby. But this little guy, well, I’m due December 28th. To me, a believer in guess dates (versus due dates), I could definitely have a December baby. But, […]

35 + 36 Weeks

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How far along: 36 weeks, 2 days Gender: A little man. Who is oh so loved. Weight gain: I’ve tipped into the 170s, so, plus 25-ish pounds. And with the holidays it is only going to skyrocket from here. I blame eggnog lattes. Ok, fine, and this dip. Sleep: I have sequestered myself to the guest room and it’s […]

33 + 34 Weeks

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How far along: 34 weeks Gender: A boy! And we finally have a name! Well, at least a first name. Weight gain: As of last week’s midwife appointment … +23 pounds, sitting pretty at 168 pounds total. Sleep: I am the pillow queen. More pillows equals more comfort for mama. Best moment this week: I took a bellybinding class on […]

“Nursery” Peek

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  Nurseries aren’t really a big deal around here. They never have been. Jemma had a little corner in our room and a play space in our guest room. Max too, had a corner in our room. That’s it. Talk about depriving our children and saving money while we’re at it! Seriously though, we always […]