Week 31: Traveling in the third trimester

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We just got home from a five-day family trip up to Washington. When we planned the trip I was newly pregnant, and my daughter was just starting to make her way into toddlerhood. If you aren’t able to read between

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Week 35: The nursery

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Blake and I have been slowly putting our baby girl’s nursery together for months now, but it’s been a side project for the most part due to a busy summer full of bachelorette and bachelor parties, bridal showers, weddings and

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Week 31: Why I chose to take family maternity photos

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When I was pregnant the first time around we were certainly preparing for a big family change, but then my family was made up of myself, my husband and our miniature schnauzer. Even though we’d be losing sleep and making

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Week 34: Pregnant AF

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Holy crap! I was so not prepared for how hard the last trimester would be. It’s not that I didn’t read about the details in the pregnancy books or listen to third trimester warnings of the pregnant women who have

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Week 30: What the stretch marks?

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Stretch marks, the unwanted battle scars of carrying a child. Let me say that yes, after my first pregnancy I came to terms with what I had because anything was worth it to get that sweet little pink baby bundle.

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Week 33: Back to school

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I’m no genius by any means, but I’ve always considered myself a fairly intelligent person— that is until I got pregnant. As a first time mama, this pregnancy has me feeling like a first grader in a fifth grade class.

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Week 29: Dear Sleep, I miss you

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Oh sleep, sweet sleep. It’s something that I took for granted for so many years. If only I could go back and take all of the naps that I grumpily protested as a kid. I’ve mentioned before that my last

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Week 32: One big baby shower

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My mom started planning my baby shower early on in my pregnancy. Not only was she excited and eager to get started, but we had to nail down a day among a summer filled with weddings, weekend getaways and family

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Week 28: 3 acceptable things to say to a pregnant woman

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I recently had a run-in with a check out girl at my local Target that left me feeling discouraged. In fact, so much so that it inspired me to write a letter that I posted over on my blog. You

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Week 31: The final countdown

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This pregnancy is going by so fast that every week when I sit down to write this post I second guess how far along I actually am. I struggle to remember what week my Bump app says I’m at, and

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