sunday adventure

Yesterday David woke up and said, “Want to go for a Sunday drive?” We didn’t have a real plan but decided that we wanted to avoid highways and just follow the back roads and see  where they took us. Packing a few snacks, we got into the car and started our journey. An hour and […]

childbirth class

Ten couples sit in a semi-circle in the basement room of the hospital.  We are there to learn about the natural process of childbirth. Sitting there, David and I cannot stop laughing at the humor of this setting. We are all educated adults and yet this natural human act of giving birth to a child […]

third trimester “to do list”

Whenever I get nervous or overwhelmed my go to is to create a “to-do list.” I know that it is a little weird but it just helps me to organize the chaos around me and helps me feel productive.  With the list in hand, I can believe that one by one it will all get […]

goodbye second trimester

Gosh time is flying by!  I cannot believe I am finished with my second trimester. It truly feels like just yesterday we found out the happy news that we were expecting a little one and now there are only 85 days left until his estimated arrival. Ironically, it somehow stills feels like the end of […]

four years.

I woke up this morning and happily welcomed two things about today: Spring Break begins at 2:15PM and four years ago, David asked me to marry him. Spring Break is clearly exciting especially as we have a BIG family vacation planned in 7 days {pictures and updates sure to follow} but this morning I am […]

spicy pork & mustard green soup

My cravings primarily come in two categories: salty and spicy. I find myself picking the spiciest item on the menu or adding drizzles of Sriracha sauce to everything (including my lunchtime salads!). This little dude has a “hot” tooth and I find myself giving in to it every day.  Thankfully,David already was a spicy food […]

things only pregnant women think…

My thoughts have been consumed by food this week. When will I eat lunch? What is for lunch? Is there a snack in the faculty room? Can I convince David to go out for Thai food tonight? Will there be enough dinner to share between the two of us? These are just a few of […]

he moves!

It has happened.  The little dude inside the bump is not only moving about, but recently I have been able to detect him! While sitting with a student I tutor, I started to notice what felt like little popping bubble sensations.  Thinking, “What is this weird tummy stuff?” it dawned on me that it was […]

pregnancy brain is real

When you read books about pregnancy, a recurring topic is the onset of “pregnancy brain.” Symptoms include general forgetfulness, walking into rooms with a purpose and losing that purpose once you arrive, starting a conversation but becoming unable to follow along with it, and general short term memory loss. This temporary memory challenge though seems […]

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