So I think we’re all caught up! I’m 24 weeks, and writing this to be published tomorrow, instead of in weeks. That’s the best part of everyone knowing now – less to worry about accidentally revealing! Okay so let’s get into it. How big is the kit? The size of an eggplant, or a GI… Read More 24 Weeks – all caught up!
Ah, a new day, a new month, a new year, a new decade. 2019 was a wonderful year but 2020 is the start of something magical, I can just feel it. I’ve said before that I’m a sucker for a fresh start and a new beginning, and a new year gives me that fresh look.… Read More Goodbye, 2019!
Today is my first day back to work after my maternity leave. I am so lucky to have the team and boss I have, and I was able to check in remotely for the last couple of weeks before coming back to work after the near year, which helped to ease the transition. I’m also… Read More The First Day
I’m going to preface this by acknowledging the title of this blog post. This is my white chicken chile chili. Yes, I know how weird that sounds to non-New Mexicans. But this title is accurate, don’t @ me. When there’s green chile in your chili, then it’s chile chili, you feel me? I’m also not… Read More White Chicken Chile Chili
I expected to be filled with love for my new little human once she arrived. I expected that my life would change in great and irreversible ways. I expected that I would get less sleep (a LOT less sleep). I expected to be focused on her and her needs for a while as she adapted… Read More Great Expectations
I’ve been on maternity leave for a couple of months now, and I used to wonder what a normal day would be like for a new mom. Now, each month has changed when we talk about “normal”, but this is what our days have settled into now that she’s done cluster feeding for now (which… Read More A Day in the Life – Maternity Leave
After having our beautiful baby Ava, we tried to settle into our new routine. Our hospital routine was something brand new to us as well, so everything was something new to experience and question. Here’s a note: while my birth went relatively smoothly, I had two issues – I needed stitches, and I pinched a… Read More The Things They Don’t Tell You
After weeks and weeks and weeks (almost 40 to be exact), the long awaited day arrived, and we had our baby daughter. This blog is a wonderful way for us to remember these moments but also to share with all of you. When I was pregnant, I remember constantly worrying if something was “normal”. What… Read More Welcome, Little One!
I’m 39 weeks pregnant, which means at any day now, I could go into labor and have a baby. A BABY. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve known that there’s a baby coming for 9 months now. I’ve felt her move and kick and seen her little movements on the screen. I’ve heard her heartbeats, and… Read More Diary of a Working Mom
So I’m 34 weeks now and oh. My. Goodness. How is this possible? It seriously feels like I’ve only been pregnant a few months, not EIGHT. Full disclosure – I’ve had a great pregnancy. I was sick in the beginning, and I still struggle with wanting to do MORE than I currently can. I explain… Read More 34 Weeks and OMG
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – one of the most beautiful things about being pregnant is the rise of the village around me, all the people who have reached out to say congratulations, sent gifts and good wishes, and expressed love already for us and our baby girl. Being emotional (as… Read More Baby Showers