• The story of L’s birth

    The weeks leading up to L’s birth were pretty magical, or at least my nostalgic memory remembers it that way. Spring was in bloom, work was winding down, and J was busy finishing up his rigorous 12-week computer programming course. With him away many evenings and weekends, I had a lot of time to nest,

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  • Happy News!

    Hello dear readers! I have some happy news… we are expecting another baby! If you follow me on social media, you may know this news already. :) But for those curious, here are some common pregnancy questions answered below. How far along are you and when is your due date? I am 20 weeks and my due date

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  • A five month catch up

    I’ve started writing this post about a dozen times in the last four months, but saying yes to blogging means saying no to something else, and the yes never outweighed the no to a whole host of things that, until now, have taken priority. But the husband is away, the baby is napping, the laundry has 40 minutes left in the

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  • The Eve of Motherhood

    Maybe it’s the hormones, but I find myself incredibly nostalgic for the present. I want to savor every single moment — this season of preparation and waiting. The slow walks, the sleepless nights, the lists, the thoughts. It was summer when I found about this baby and each sign of nature’s change since has been like

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  • Maternity Leave Goals

    Baby Girl is due two weeks from today! I am so excited. I am very fortunate to have 12 weeks off for my maternity leave, and while right now that sounds like an enormous amount of time, I know it’s going to go by super fast. My plan is to work up until this baby is born

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