We’re having a . . .

First off I have to thank Caroline at Coeur de La Photography.  We had an absolutely wonderful time taking these photos a few months ago. I would absolutely recommend her for your family photos, wedding photography, engagement photos . . . if you need a photo I would recommend.  She and her husband (can they be any cuter?) were so great with both Jackson (who was his typical almost 2 year …continue…

An announcement via Maui!

Yes, we are expecting our second child! I’m almost 20 weeks and we will find out soon if this baby is a boy or girl. We took these photos on our Thanksgiving trip to Maui. Jackson really didn’t want to be bothered for photos so this is what we came up with. I apologize for not sharing my news sooner and for my lack of posting but I’ve mainly been …continue…

{Guest Post} Go Natural and Don’t Regret It

(image found here) If you are expecting a baby, then you have probably already been told by your doctor to make healthy choices when eating and exercising for the duration of your pregnancy. Now that you’re going to be a mom, your body isn’t just for you anymore. Everything you put into your body now directly affects the brain growth and development of your unborn baby, which should motivate you …continue…

Pregnancy Dos and Don’ts

(image courtesy of Edyta Szyszlo Photography) When you are pregnant, there is always the question of what can you eat/use/do and what you should avoid.  One thing that began to bother me was when people would say “well, look at what previous generations did and we all turned out okay…”  Yes, this is true, but I would like to see the data proving the miscarriage/infant mortality/birth defect rate was the …continue…

Maternity Photos with Edyta!

(all images courtesy of Edyta Szyszlo Photography) Four years ago, Edyta photographed my wedding.  We quickly became friends through the wedding planning and have grown closer over time.  Normally she sends portrait business elsewhere, but as a friend and former bride she graciously agreed to take some photos to document my pregnancy, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! We started out in my apartment to get a couple “at home” …continue…

Maternity Wear

Ruched Breton Button Top from Isabella Oliver Well into my third trimester, dressing for work is becoming more…difficult.  I only own a couple actual maternity tops and am borrowing a couple so as this baby bump grows my available clothing stock shrinks. As far as what I like to wear, I am most comfortable in tighter maternity tops because they make me feel less tent-like.  I’m also a big fan …continue…

It’s A…

Are you ready to know?  For the record, most of you voted boy.  I always thought it was a girl, and most friends/family referred to the baby as a girl without even realizing they were doing it.  Who was right? Sorry dear readers, you were wrong!  We are thrilled to announce that our little bundle will be a baby girl. We got together with my family on Friday night after …continue…

My Favorite Things: Laura

Laura submitted a few of her favorite things for kids and pregnancy.  One of her favorite photos is pictured above, her oldest (3) meeting her little sister and examining her tiny fingers.  So cute.  I have to agree that #2 came in handy for my back as well even as early as 20 weeks.  An I need to look into #1 now that we are starting solids, it can get …continue…

First Trimester Myths (sort of)

(Jessi’s first trimester bump) A few things you hear about being pregnant: “Myth” #1 Morning sickness: During the first trimester you’ll feel horrible, your sense of smell will be heightened and many things will make you nauseous, possibly throwing up constantly. Truth: Yes, many many women feel this way. However, around 20%-25% of women do not get morning sickness. I almost felt like something was wrong with me because I …continue…

My Favorite Things: The First Trimester

(image found here) The first trimester presents a few conundrums–you don’t look pregnant and often aren’t telling people, but you feel exhausted and sick and your body is changing.  This isn’t even addressing the lifestyle changes you have to make, like the no/low caffeine, no alcohol, no lunch meat, no unpasteurized cheese, no sushi, etc.  These are a few items that got me through my first trimester (mind you, I …continue…

Combating the Pregnancy Sleepies

(image found here) Oh, the sleepies–a common side effect of the first trimester (or I guess the proper term is “fatigue”).  Now, a lot of things you read will tell you to take it easy, listen to your body, etc.  That’s great and all, but I work at a 9-6 desk job at a small company.  I can’t sneak off for a 20 minute nap, I can’t go sleep in …continue…

Letting the Cat out of the Bag

As some of you may have guessed, I am happy to announce that my wonderful husband and I are expecting a little bundle of joy in late November!  It’s been really really really tough to blog about baby things without giving anything away, so it’s a huge relief to have it out there!  It’s also extremely nerve-wracking to have it out there (the worry-wart in me has been paranoid about …continue…