Genesis Sixth Month Update: Miss Independent

“From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.” -Helen Hayes Hey there sweet face, Happy half-birthday little Miss! Your sixth month has been nothing short of amazing. It was full of photo shoots (with yourContinue reading “Genesis Sixth Month Update: Miss Independent”

Party of Four: Mommy Breakdown!

“Happy is he that is happy in his children” -Thomas Fuller Baby Notes: Well it finally happened! I had my first Mommy breakdown. At our 38 week checkup my cervix was closed and high. I had high hopes that at our 39 week checkup it would be a dramatic difference since I did almost everythingContinue reading “Party of Four: Mommy Breakdown!”

Party of Four: What’s in Mommy’s Hospital Bag?

“Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children” Oliver Wendell Homes Hey Folks! We are officially 35 weeks and recently packed the hospital bag for Mom and Dad and wanted to share with you all. There are a few things not pictured that I have listed below.Continue reading “Party of Four: What’s in Mommy’s Hospital Bag?”

Party of Four: 34 weeks, emotional rollercoaster, nursery designs, and more pre-term labor scares

“Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.” –Marcelene Cox A little fun: Here is the link to a little prediction game we set up for Genesis. Take a guess at her weightContinue reading “Party of Four: 34 weeks, emotional rollercoaster, nursery designs, and more pre-term labor scares”

Party of Four: 30 Week Update, Placenta Encapsulation, and Midnight Snacking

“Never raise your hand to your children – it leaves your midsection unprotected” -Robert Orben Baby Notes: Are you seriously going to eat that? I have gotten TONS of questions (i.e. questions, criticism, and outright disapproving faces) about why we have chosen to encapsulate my placenta after Genesis’ birth. I have included the website ofContinue reading “Party of Four: 30 Week Update, Placenta Encapsulation, and Midnight Snacking”

Party of Four: Third Trimester Update, Summer Fun, Writing a New Piece, and YouTube?

“One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.” Baby Notes: Since conceiving I have become completely and utterly obsessed with YouTube. I originally started watching a few mothers on the site to get more information about having a natural birth andContinue reading “Party of Four: Third Trimester Update, Summer Fun, Writing a New Piece, and YouTube?”

Hospital Bag: Help Us Decide

We are packing our hospital bag and want your help! Genesis has three diaper bags (don’t ask lol) and we would love your help with choosing which one we will take to the hospital. The bag with the most votes will be revealed during the what’s in my hospital bag post in two weeks.

Party of Four: Name reveal, 6 month update, and Gift Haul

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother” -Theodore Hesburgh What’s in a name?:Besides getting pregnant I think the hardest thing during this pregnancy has been choosing a name. Once we found out it was a girl, I thought I had settled on a name, we hadContinue reading “Party of Four: Name reveal, 6 month update, and Gift Haul”

Party of Four: Yay it’s a Girl!……oh shit it’s a girl……

“No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” – Emma Goldman After being informed at our last ultrasound appointment that we would have to wait a long 10 more days toContinue reading “Party of Four: Yay it’s a Girl!……oh shit it’s a girl……”