The quiet before the labor…

I’m here. Baby is not…yet. I’ve had lots of fun things I’ve planned on posting for you, but well, it just didn’t happen…yet. In the past week, I’ve found myself turning inward and going to my soul’s quiet place instead of writing and sharing with the world. While there is still plenty on my “to-do”  […]

{Almost} 35 Weeks Update

Ok, ok, so technically that would still make me 34 weeks, but I’m closer to the 35 week mark than 34….every little bit helps keep me going at this point! I’m {almost} 35 weeks (like in 2 days). Like most women, I feel huge at this point… but I’m not letting that stop me from […]

Organizing Children’s Books

I have an insane amount of children’s books. I think most former teachers do. Until recently, they were boxed up because we really didn’t have the room for them. When I was looking for a specific book to use with Jonah, I would have to go digging and end up frustrated. It just wasn’t working […]

Jonah’s Favorite Part of Vacation

Hands down. Without a doubt. The BEST part of vacation for Jonah…Swimming. While he’s always loved the pool, this seems to be the year for confidence and independence in the water. He finally has the core muscle strength to hold himself up with the help of his Puddle Jumper Basic Life Jacket. Last year he […]

The Summer Park Tour

We are blessed to live in an area that has tons of great parks. The problem is that we tend to frequent the same park because it is conveniently located near our home. Therefore, we hardly ever take advantage of the other parks available to us….which is a shame, because we REALLY have some awesome […]

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back…

I had been starting to feel better…thought I had turned a corner with the Hyperemesis. The home health nurse that calls for daily updates on my weight and ketones got all giddy and started talking about weaning me off the Zofran Pump. I thought I was ready, even started doing things like laundry again. Woohoo! […]

10 Ways To Encourage A Home-bound Friend

While this post is highlighting ideas for someone home-bound, the ideas on this list could be used for all sorts of things! Encourage a mother-to-be on bed rest, a friend in the hospital, a family with a newborn, someone that doesn’t have family nearby, etc. As my blogging friend Laura so beautifully wrote, “Compassion is […]

Love Notes Shared Journal {DIY Valentine’s Gift}

When I was a little girl, my mom and I had a journal that we used to write notes back and forth. It was used during a difficult time for me as a child when I didn’t know how to express things that I was feeling about my parents’ divorce. The comfort of writing it […]

When Mommy Gets Sick…

The first time I was pregnant, Hyperemesis Gravidarum impacted my life greatly.  I missed a LOT of work and people just didn’t understand why I couldn’t cope with my nausea. (Hello…I was in the hospital 5 times!) Work was the thing that was the most negatively affected by my illness. Ray had a hard time […]

Life With A Zofran Pump During Pregnancy

For most women, there is an expectation that you will experience some morning sickness. However, for a percentage of women, they have morning sickness on steroids, also know as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, or HG for short. I’ve had extreme HG during both pregnancies. Between the two, I was hospitalized a total of seven times due to […]