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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Your eyes do not deceive you. This is an actual blog post..cue the gasp. Myself included. Maybe you have some questions about the new look I got goin on and the fact that I am actually writing a blog post.

Are you actually back, like for real?

Yes I am. there's an itching inside of me lately that has been wanting to get back to this space. I think since becoming a mom I need a little something to call my own and this is just the answer.

Haven't you heard this before?

Yes, you have. I said this probably about a year ago around this time. I had big plans to come back to this little space and give it some life. Then two little lines appeared on this stick I peed on and well, life just became a little crazy. And a whole lot more cute.

But this time, I mean it. I am committed to showing up here. There are at least a dozen drafted posts I had started and never quite got to hit the post button on. Some pregnancy, some just general life musings. Probably some coming mom related.

What can you expect?

Posts a few times a week. I won't get carried away and say every day. That would just set me up for failure.

Will it be a mommy blog?

Honestly, I'm not sure. I'll definitely chat about it as it's a huge part of my life now but I still want to have other topics as well.

Can you come back from this long of a blog break?
For now, I am still just trying to figure out how I can get my blog life back. Those that are bloggers understand what I mean. Once you take a break, it can seem overwhelming to jump back in. The blog world has changed so much in the past year. Am I ready to be a part of this new jungle?

Only time will tell I guess...but you tell me, how do you come back from a blogging break? Any tips to give me?


It's a..

Monday, November 14, 2016

Gender reveal parties are a huge deal these deals and I'd be remissed to say, I had really wanted one to reveal the gender of our baby. Complete with confetti.

Circumstances didn't allow but I think we did ok with our reveal.

We actually found out the gender at our 15 week appointment. I had to do some genetic counseling so we had the added bonus of an extra ultrasound to check on the little babe! 

Ultrasound tech" did you want to know the gender today?" 

Uh, what?! 

Me and Brian looked at each other and I just said uh idk do you have like a card or something to put it on?" 

So there we were. A card held the gender of our baby. A card that would tell me teenage boy or teenage girl. Princesses or superheroes. And honestly, I wasn't ready to know. Call me crazy, I know! 

We waited a few weeks to figure out how to open that envelope. I wanted something special when we opened the envelope so we decided to have a beach day. It wasn't a hot day so the perfect day. We walked to a secluded area with our envelope, made our guesses. I knew boy, Brian guessed girl, and we opened it.


Fun story about this. I was trying to get a cute sand picture of the announcement and boy written that I wasn't even paying to the waves. They washed up, I quickly held up the card, leaving my phone to get washed over with water and sand along with our other belongings. 

Somehow the phone made it through and so did the card. Winning already at this mom thing clearly.

Once we found out, I ordered our scratch off cards to send out. Aren't these adorable?

Then, we also made a social media announcement photo with our first little baby. She was the perfect model. 

I'm gunna be a boy mom!!

Spilling the Baby Beans!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Like every other woman with a Pinterest, I had ideas of how we would announce our news. Wine, Lily involved, cards somehow. So many ideas. Then, when the time comes you are so overwhelmed with oh boy, there's a baby in there. Or brb I have to go chug some ginger for my nausea, that these ideas can slip away slowly...

I loved the idea of a custom wine label and knew I wanted to incorporate that some way in our news. Go me for actually sticking to this one. Couldn't have been happier with how they turned out.

As much as we wanted to hand them out to all friends and family, we kept it to some family and friends to break the news or enhance the news. I will be more than ready to collect a glass of wine from these babies in a few months.

For our families, we told them Fathers Day weekend. I got my dad a coffee cup saying Grandpa. Wish I caught his face a little bit better. But it was a "really?..." Big grin kind of moment. 

And my father in law got a picture frame that said Grandpa. As you can see, big grin, shock.

I really wanted to try to tell as many people as we could in person or over FaceTime at least. But it turned out to be a little harder than expected. We were already at 14 weeks and couldn't hold the news in any longer so we had to compromise with Facetime

One of my favorites, even though I don't have a picture of it was telling my aunt and cousins. I started by saying "So we have some news.." And my cousin screams out, "You're having a baby!" My response, "well, yea we are." Then, telling my one uncle, "I thought so because you are wearing a dress.' Priceless and funny moments!

And for everyone that we couldn't see or Facetime, we were going to send out pregnancy announcement cards. Needless to say, nausea and exhaustion kind of squashed that plan so we just called all family or texted the picture to friends. Very millennial but we loved the photo! And it was of course our social media announcement. 

It was so fun to get to see or read every one's reaction to our news! And it made it even more real that we could finally talk about this little babe in my belly. 

Weekend Update

Monday, October 24, 2016

I always love being able to write about my weekends. Whether it was doing nothing but sitting on the couch or being out and about it was a nice way to remember even the littlest moments.

It also helped me take more pictures as I felt some sort of pressure to show you even my Sunday coffee. 

This weekend was a birthday weekend celebrating this girl turning five. I can remember visiting her when she was oh so tiny. 

Oh and baby Moy got his first party favor meant just for him. How adorable! 

Stole some fall pics too 

And I wouldn't be the only one still reeling from The Walking Dead right?? I haven't been keeping up with the last few seasons very much but since Brian's a huge fan and I know the characters, I wanted to see who it would be. 

I also remembered why I don't like this show. Like seriously with Glenn's eyeball? And the bashing of the head approximately 15 times?

What did you think of it? How was your weekend? 
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