The Birth Story of Max Valentine

I wrote the first rendition of Max’s birth story when he was just a day old, but I wanted to also share a more specific timeline of how things happened. Plus, now I have all of my amazing birth photos to match the story! Here’s how things went …   Wednesday, August 8th, 11:41 pm […]

Announcing the Arrival of …

Wanted to pop in and share some of the details of our little man’s birth! This is just the first peek – there were so many exciting twists and turns and I’m still amazed that we’ve been snuggling for over 36 hours! At this point with Jemma’s labor/birth she had only been born for an […]

39 Weeks

Here I am in all my 39 week glory. My mama said I look like a 1970’s hippie lady – all peaceful in the grass. I guess I could buy it, except for the background cars giving away the 2012 reality. Oh, and the fact that I’m wearing a bra. Oh, Brother … Mama seriously […]

Maternity Pictures — Me & My Little Man

My dear friend, Christine of LCS Photography, blessed me with amazing maternity pictures. I love so many of them … that’s why this is a complete photo bomb :) I couldn’t decide what to share! The first phase of our shoot started when I was 36 weeks pregnant. We met at dusk near an abandoned […]

37 Weeks

photo credit I’m in heaven scrolling through my maternity pictures! Christine did an AMAZING job capturing my brother bump :) We took photos in two sessions this time around. Not on purpose, but thanks to a lightning storm that cut the first train location short. I’ll be sure to share more soon! Nothing like a […]

36 Weeks | The Fact of the Matter

I’m going to start off with all the lameness of 36 weeks … I’m planning to end on a happy note though, so bear with me :) It’s much too hot and I can’t find the right combination of open windows at night and AC Mostly because I am in the midst of the WORST […]

34 Weeks

Yesterday Dominic and I stole away after church to have a baby meeting. What is that you ask? Well … a baby meeting is the the last ditch effort to make a list, prioritize, and delegate everything that must be done prior to baby’s arrival. Flash back to our last baby meeting(s) … They happened […]

The Name Game IS BACK!

  Here is my ongoing list that I’ll add to until we reach perfection … true to my awesome child naming style you might gasp at some options, but never fear, hubby will probably veto those ones anyway :)   GIRLS This is what I’m looking for … maybe something British (to go with Jemma) […]

Baby #2 — How I Found Out

On December 8th Jemma and I made a little trek to Target. We were shopping for stocking stuffers and since Dollar Tree is next door I planned to pick up a few pregnancy tests, because, well, they are only $1 there and I don’t feel guilty taking them willy nilly when they are only $1. […]