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This Week // 01.23.15

Lately each week seems to move faster than the one before it. Maybe it’s because there’s so much that I want to get done before baby girl arrives. Our days can be monotonous this time of year — extreme cold and bad weather can do that — but they’re filled with a lot of love…

Gender Reveal Poem

Girl or Boy?

Thank you for all of the congratulations, well wishes, & support following my pregnancy announcement. It’s been a rough & wild road getting to this point, but I’m full of hope that the worst is behind me. Now I am focused on the fun things like sharing the news, daydreaming about a sweet, new baby,…

hyperemesis gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis gravidarum is simply defined as extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy that can lead to dehydration. However, any woman who has lived through the nightmare of it, knows that it is so much more than that. Note: This post contains graphic depictions of illness. Nothing written in this post or website should ever…

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I Knew Before I Knew

I have a feeling that people think I am crazy when I tell this story… but I tell it anyway because it’s the truth. In the beginning of September last year, I was sitting on the couch one day doing nothing exceptional. In fact, I think I was just opening mail. When all of a…

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My 29th Birthday Weekend

Yesterday was my twenty-ninth birthday. It’s kind of incredible to even think about that. Next year I will be thirty. I do not feel scared or overwhelmed about it at all. Rather, I am so very excited to celebrate the last year of my twenties. There is so much magic + beauty in my life…

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our hospital bag

“They” say you should have your hospital bag packed at 35 weeks. And since I am 36.5, I thought I’d better get on that. It’s just about ready to go save for a few last-minute things that I’ll throw in when the time comes. I found several lists of things that you’ll need but I’m…

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my maternity photographs

This gorgeous set was taken by Lydia of Lydia Hudgens Photography. She is one of my favourite photographers + having the opportunity to work with her was a dream come true. We shot in Central Park as the sun was sinking low in the sky creating the most perfect, magical light. I love how these…