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We are finally home.

home

  Looking at the photo above, it might not seem like anything too special. It’s not the most beautiful picture ever; those nightstands don’t belong in our room, the duvet is wrinkled, the sheets are mismatched and I’m still hunting down our pillow cases. But that’s not what matters at all. What matters is it’s home. This is our bed, the bed I haven’t slept in in over four months. Last night we slept here, and it was amazing. The...

Body Changes During Pregnancy: The Poison That is Comparison

body changes pregnancy

  I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but here I am. Surprised. Very soon into this pregnancy I started to notice my body changing. I know this is totally normal, that’s the point right? You’re GROWING a baby. Things are going to change. I think the events that led to this “surprise” were the 100 (give or take a few) conversations I had with currently pregnant or new moms telling me they “didn’t notice any changes until 18, 20, 25...

Our Gender Reveal

gender reveal pregnancy

  Intentions. I had a LOT of intentions prior to making our move out of Seattle. And a LOT of them didn’t end up coming to fruition. I had a long list of “last” hikes, trips, dinners, brunches, get togethers… you get the idea. But as we all know, time flies. Especially during the summer when the sun finally decides to show it’s beautiful face and all I wanted to do was go on nice long walks and read in...

The Day We’ve Been Waiting For: Part 2

pregnancy after infertility

When I sat down to write my last post announcing our pregnancy I started to include these thoughts along with it. I ended up erasing it all and keeping it a simple, happy announcement. How long have I sat there dreaming about the day I would get to announce MY pregnancy? A long time. I figured I would give myself a pass and allow myself to fully cherish that moment. The truth is though, there are many other emotions that have...

The Day We’ve Been Waiting For

gender reveal, pregnant

We’re pregnant. Words I’ve been dying to say for so long now. Words that so many times I wondered, will I ever get to say that? But sure enough, it happened. Thanks to the miracles of modern medicine, perseverance beyond anything I ever imagined, and prayers upon prayers upon prayers, here we are. Pregnant, 14 weeks to be exact. And we are having a little baby girl. To say we are thrilled doesn’t really even begin to explain it. But...

Body Image: The Art of Loving Yourself

budoir body image

I’ve gone back and forth about this “body image” post for a while. I haven’t written a ton lately, partly I think, because this is what has been on my heart, but I’ve been nervous to share about it. Ever since the romper post and reading all the comments, it’s really been weighing on me, though. Hearing the way we break down our bodies and decide what categories they fall into. And what we think we can and cannot wear...

Office redo! Spoiler alert: It’s also a guest room

office decor

This update to our cute little town home took me a lot longer than I’d like to admit. As in, I think it was almost two years after moving in that it was finally finished. Up above you’ll see the before shot. They used the room as a guest room only and it worked. But I love that wall full of windows and knew it would be an great space for an office with all that natural light. We had already painted the...

Does the easter bunny make a stop at the hospital?

hospital at easter

This year I spent Easter at the hospital. (At work, not admitted!) I just finished a nice little three day stretch over the weekend and now I’m in recovery mode. It’s really crazy how just three shifts can knock you on your butt! During those three days I feel like I disappear from the rest of the world for a little while. Life becomes sleep, eat, work, sleep again. This gets me a little bummed when work falls around holidays because it’s like...

7 Lessons I’ve learned through our journey of infertility

lessons on infertility

Since opening up about our journey through infertility, so far. I’ve had so many sweet texts and messages from women experiencing the same thing. Some of you are at the beginning of your journey and a few of you even shared that you’ve made it out to the other side and are pregnant! These stories are so incredibly encouraging to me. It shows me I am not alone, WE are not alone. I’ve gotten a few questions from you as well...

Deja Vu: My Art of Being Alone

the art of being alone

Today feels all too familiar. I just got home from dropping Nate off at the airport. He’s headed to Maryland to start training for his new job. And I’m staying back in Seattle, alone. I might be a little rusty on how to do life alone, but I think it will come back quick. The dogs and I used to be pros. For the first half of our relationship, Nate was still on active duty. He was deployed for at...