Placenta Smoothie

Here I am, popping in to shout from the rooftops to the internet — encapsulating your placenta is great, buuuuuuut …. blending it in a smoothie is better! Now, don’t be alarmed. I didn’t blend the whole thing. Just a 1 inch cube. It was hardly there. But there enough to give me a big boost after […]

Word of the Year: Today

January was such a blur for me this year … newborns will do that to you, I suppose! I’m just now getting around to many of my annual traditions … ahem … and am happy to finally report that I’ve landed on a word of the year for 2016. Today.  It’s my reminder to focus on the present. To be […]

40 Weeks

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

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

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

 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 […]

25 Items To Have Ready For Your 4th Trimester

When I was pregnant with Jemma I made one big mistake. Well, probably more than one, but there is definitely a more prominent one when I look back at my earliest parenting experience. I thought that if I prepared enough for pregnancy and labor that everything else would be a piece of cake.  Wrong.  Pregnancy […]

Will December Be Baby Month?

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

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

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

  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 […]