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The Waiting Game

It is now officially my due date everyone! And I am still pregnant... One thing that this pregnancy has taught me is patience. Ironically, for something that is growing inside of me - it is amazing how little control I actually have. It's frustrating to feel like your body is no longer your own and you have become an incubator for this little human growing inside of you. This entire pregnancy has been a waiting game.

Our Birth Plan

I think it’s important to let everyone know exactly what you want out of this experience. In the moment, things can get hectic and we may feel too overwhelmed to stand up for what we want. Obviously, things can go wrong and we may have to divert from our dream, but ultimately, we wanted our hopes, wants, and dreams to be well-known from the moment we step into Labor and Delivery.

Currently

One idea that has been floating around in my head is to start doing a monthly wrap up on the blog. I still plan on blogging important events and ideas, but from the very beginning I have always wanted this site to be a journal of sorts so I think this will be a good way to accomplish that!

Patriotism, Pride, and Paperbacks!

Happy 4th of July everyone! To me, Independence Day is a true sign of summer. With all of the cookouts, swimming, and fireworks - nothing screams summer more than this day. It is a day where friends and family across the country come together to celebrate what makes this country great.

It’s Raining Babies!

I am sure to look back on both days which so much fondness and I can’t wait to read Baby Gill so many stories and dress him up in so many outfits! A baby shower is a truly selfless gift to give any mom-to-be and I could not have dreamed up anything better!

Book Review: You by Caroline Kepnes

Caroline Kepnes is most famous for her book, Hidden Bodies. If you haven’t checked that one out – you should! She is an astounding writer whose voice paints a clear picture of what the characters are thinking and feeling and causes the reader to fall into the story. You is a great example of her writing prowess and is one that I highly recommend.

Life in Balance

Everyone likes to talk about the mythical work and life balance. Just Google the term and you'll be met with all sorts of tips and tricks. It's a never ending chase that always feels us leaving inadequate. While it is important to make sure you're balancing your time at home and away, I don't think this perfect balance actually exists. It's always just out of reach.

Our Little Garden

I believe gardening is good for the soul. The feeling of the dirt in your hands and the joy of seeing your hard work come to fruition is unparalleled. So this year, we decided to give it a shot ourselves.

A Letter To My Son

I can't promise you that I'll be a perfect mother. I can't promise you that I won't make many mistakes. But what I can promise you is this... I can promise that I will try my hardest and do my best to be a good mom everyday. I can promise that when I make mistakes, I will teach you how to own up to those mistakes and how to apologize like you mean it. I can promise to show you how to appreciate the little things in life and how to see the beauty in the world that surrounds you. I can promise to hold you tight, to kiss you even when you grow up and tell me I have cooties, and to teach you how to love deeply and unconditionally.

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