Dear Opal, It was blistering cold and snowing the night you came into the world. Daddy and I always joked that you would come on a cold, snowy winter night. I don’t really remember a lot of the details of my labor, but I do remember looking outside of the hospital window, watching the snow fall, … More Welcome To The World // Opal’s Birth Story
Here we sit. Patiently waiting. The nursery is ready. Our bag is packed. Today I ordered our baby ring sling, which finishes up my final “to do” on my mental getting ready for baby list. So now . . . . . we wait. Sighhhh. I think we are both still in udder amazement that WE, … More Waiting On Baby
Will you miss this? This, just an ordinary night, lying on the couch, baby bump free to breathe and move, half engrossed in a movie, half engrossed in a bond between mommy, daddy, and baby. Yes, I will miss this.
A few weeks ago, my mom and sister threw me the most amazing baby shower. There was great food, beautifully wrapped gifts to open, and most importantly, my near and dear family and friends were there to celebrate the anticipated arrival of our sweet Baby Taylor. (My sister and I.) (Me and my mom, a.k.a. … More A Baby Shower
To set the scene, me in the kitchen preparing dinner. The Mr. sitting at the bar checking his email while sipping a glorious evening cup of cinnamon coffee. (He doesn’t care too much for cinnamon, so glorious may be stretching it a bit. On his part.) The Mr.: No Wild Bloom today? Me: Que scowling stare. The … More One For The Mr.
I know. I know. My blog has been nothing less than boring lately. I just haven’t felt very “bloggy.” Not that I don’t have a gazillion blog ideas running through my head, especially on those insomnia filled nights when my internal alarm clock beeps at 3:30 am. I’ll admit it. I’ve just been a lazy, tired, procrastinator … More The Return of the Content Blogger
Oh, how I am enjoying my third trimester. Specifically naps. Along with my partner in snuggle crime, a fuzzy blanket, and the warmth of the heater blowing on my face, I am in heaven. So I nap. I have always required an immense amount of sleep, like 8+ hours a night or feel the wrath of … More On Naps
Dear Baby “O” or Baby “J”, Charlotte and I took a walk around the property last week. It was a sunny, 66 degree November day, and I am determined to keep you strong and healthy, so we walked. Over the course of two miles, and in between lots of breaks, (to wait on Charlotte, of … More A Letter To Baby
“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” // Anonymous I had a tough day yesterday. My energy level was at about 22%. I felt like something that belongs in the whale tank at Sea World. I think someone secretly replaced my coffee with water. I’m pretty sure I … More Anxieties and Fears
Happy 3rd Trimester + 1 Day everyone! Even though I have been carrying this little bebe for 28 weeks + 1 day now, it all still seems very surreal. Even though the nursery is coming together, there are tiny baby clothes in the drawers, my baby bump is enormous, and I am looking more and more like a … More Trimester 3 // My Pregnancy Facts