Happy St. Patty's Day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

lucky charms cereal

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Today has been really weird for me, because it's Dan's birthday, but he's off exploring in Patagonia. Usually I'd be wrapping presents in green wrapping paper and making a german chocolate cake for our celebration, but instead I'm eating my consolation lucky charms cereal and going on two weeks of solo toddler parenting. I'm hoping some luck comes my way and he will have some cell phone service soon so we can wish him a happy birthday! Here's to a lucky day for all! 

*and a very happy 30th birthday to the love of my life!

DIY Baby Projects

Thursday, March 12, 2015


I've been eyeing some different DIY project for baby girl and I'm excited to get my sowing machine back out. I'm a pretty novice sower, but these projects look doable and so cute! I made a list of baby DIY projects I wanted to do when I was pregnant with Eli, and then I was put on bed rest and did none of them :( SO I better get started on these just in case! Have you tried any of these? Or any project like these? Any easy and fun DIY projects for a baby you would recommend? I'm all ears!



Freshly Picked Moccasins Giveaway!

Monday, March 9, 2015


There's just some things I knew I would want for baby #2, and our favorite baby shoes, Freshly Picked Moccasins were one of them. I raved at the start of my love story with them here. Well since then Freshly Picked has launched their crib moccasins, a size zero shoe meant to fit from newborn size to 3-5 months. Perfect for a brand new babe! I'm so excited to get these on her little feet once she's here. They're so petite and tiny! Really gave me a reality check again that we're having another little baby. I can't believe it some days. 

I've partnered with Freshly Picked to give away a pair of their moccasins to one of my lucky readers in the color and size of their choosing! See the rafflecopter below for all the many ways you can enter! Good luck everyone!

Giveaway is open from Monday, March 9th to Friday, March 13th at 11:59pm MST. Open to US and Canadian Residents. All entries will be verified. Winner cannot have won a giveaway including Freshly Picked Moccasins within the last 60 days. Winner will be announced and contacted directly on March 14th, and have 24 hours to claim their prize. 


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29 Weeks

Monday, March 2, 2015



-How far along are you: 29 weeks, 3 days

-Baby is: 2 1/2 pounds and measures 15 inches from head to heels, about the size of a butternut squash.

-Movement: she is all over the place these days! But mostly low kicks. I did have a freak out session earlier this week where I hadn't felt her for a bit, so I had some juice, laid down on the couch, and had a kick count session. My placenta is in the the front of my belly this pregnancy, which can make it harder to feel them move. All is well though.

-Maternity clothes?: I got these H&M maternity jeans and pretty much haven't taken them off since. Really comfortable and really cute! It feels good to be wearing pants again ;)

-Belly button in or out?: In, but getting stretched so much you can see the two little moles I usually have hiding in there.

-Stretch marks: Nope, but I'm so fearful they're coming

-Sleep: I've been having so much hip pain of late that sleep was getting pretty rough. Plus, I would wake up in the morning feeling terrible and achey. I'd previously pulled out my snoogle total body pillow but put it back away because it was a wrestling match every time I had to get up and go pee in the night (which is a LOT). Anyways I got it back out and I am sleeping SO much better! My hip and pelvis pain has been reduced dramatically, and now I remember why I swore by that pillow the first time around!

-Favorite moment of the week: This week I had my gestational diabetes test. I was feeling extra grumpy that morning, plus I have a huge fear of needles/pass out at them and the sight of blood. Needless to say, I wasn't super excited about it all. So when I had to eat a really plain breakfast and then wait a few hours for the test I was just hangry and grumpy. As Dan drove me to the appointment I was complaining about how all I wanted to do was go eat a giant cinnamon roll. He sympathized like any great husband would, dropped me off, went and did all our Costco grocery shopping with Eli, and then, that wonderful man picked me back up and had a giant cinnamon roll waiting for me in the car. I love him!

-Feeling: I feel like I did when I was 34 weeks pregnant with Eli. Or even 35, or 36. It's crazy! But I am really excited we are in the third trimester! There is light at the end of the pregnancy tunnel!

-Working on: Cleaning out our junk room which will be baby girls room (once she's not in a bassinet just by my bed). I must have nesting fever because I want to clean everything all the time, and that is so not my usual m.o.

-Anticipating: Our (Eli and my) little get away trip tomorrow! Not so much anticipating: trying to have my giant toddler be a lap child on a lap that doesn't have much room these days.

-Currently craving: Well it's safe to say cinnamon rolls was on the list this week! Also, chocolate chip cookies is a big one. Basically anything sweet! It's so hard to keep my sweet tooth in check these days.

-Wishing: Wishing I wouldn't gain another pound this pregnancy, HA! (There's no limit on these wishes right? ;)

8/52

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014"

I just love watching you explore outside. You rarely want to stay on a path, always ready to head off laughing with joy in your own direction. 

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