Everett’s Birth Story – Part 3

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Just in case you missed Part 1 or Part 2 of Everett’s birth story. Warning: This post is about the delivery and all the blood, guts, and glory that come along with it. As Phil ran red lights and sped to the hospital as safely as possible, I tried to not push. I breathed through […]

Everett’s Birth Story – Part 2

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Just in case you missed Part 1. As we were walking out the front door, my contractions were 4 minutes apart, painful, short and completely bearable. We got to the hospital at 3:10 and the 5 minute walk up to the maternity ward seemed like an eternity. I vaguely remember Phil recording me as I […]

Everett’s Birth Story – Part 1

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Now that the craziness of bringing home a newborn home has settled and we have pretty much adjusted to life as a family of four, I thought it was about time I shared Everett’s birth story. For those of you who didn’t already know, Ive been pretty much out of it this pregnancy. Nesting never […]

Baby Boy

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We welcomed baby boy, Everett James into this world earlier this week, two days shy of his due date. The little peanut is 7lbs 3oz and 20.5 inches long. Needless to say, we are smitten and being a family of four is amazing. We are beyond excited to share our good news, but bear with […]

39 Week Update

39 Weeks Pregnant

Pardon the Christmas Crafting Series interruption. My friends and family have requested an update on baby #2 and I guess it’s about time considering our little guy will be here in a week. Here I am with my 39 week update That’s an entire 5 weeks more pregnant than I’ve ever been (Vanessa was born […]

28 Week Update

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Oh friends, it’s been awhile and for good reason. We’ve been in the midst of some major packing and moving action. We saw 98% of our stuff leave in shipping crates last Friday and we’re currently camping in our house. We have two air mattresses, a pair of lawn chairs, a lounge chair, a folding […]

Gender Reveal

gender reveal

Philip, Vanessa and I just got back from the doctor’s office with some amazing news. Baby #2 is VERY big. I’m measuring a couple weeks ahead and so is the baby. Our doctor wants to hold off on reassessing the due date until the next ultrasound. I’m supposed to be 21 weeks today, but the […]

18 Weeks


I know some of you are curious about what’s going on with baby #2 and me during this pregnancy, so I figured it was about time I shared the goods. Weight gain: 8lbs (it was 11lbs) I was mortified when I stepped on the scale after our trip. How does a person gain 5 lbs […]

Falling Apart


Thankfully, I’m not falling apart. It’s the house, to do lists, and projects that have fallen by the way side this last month or so. I have the first trimester to thank for that. Although the constant nausea, headaches, low blood pressure and morning sickness have pretty much dissipated, I have a new, slightly more […]

Why I’ve Been M.I.A.


My last post I talked about craving some structure in my life as well as my blog. I also mentioned that we were going to take more time away as a family. Our time in Monterey is coming to an end since we’ve officially received orders to Korea this winter. For all you non-military folks, […]