12 December 2018


Ever since 2015, I've made it a point to take a self-portrait every year on my birthday. Here's 2018's.
09 December 2018

Bump Update: Week 25

Well, this pregnancy is ramping up and it's starting to hit me that at some point this baby is going to have to come out of me. As of yesterday, I'm officially 5 1/2 months and baby Cooper is now the size of a head of cauliflower. At our last ultrasound, two weeks ago, he was weighing just as much as he should be at this point - which was about a pound. But as of now, the apps say he weighs around 1.5 pounds and I can attest to that... 

I'm just now starting to feel those pregnancy pains everyone talks about getting once the near the end of the second trimester. My back is just now starting to hurt whenever I sleep. It hasn't helped that I haven't been sleeping without a body pillow for support. So earlier today Alex took me to Target to get me a body pillow. I'm happy to report that it worked like a charm during my afternoon nap. Yup, naps are back again. In fact, the other day I fell asleep for almost two hours. But I am still doing prenatal yoga and using the treadmill at the gym.

Needless to say, Alex & I are getting even more excited about meeting our little boy this coming March. There are just a few more months left! It's been crazy to watch my stomach grow, little by little and to actually know where baby is in there. The other day Cooper was curled up on my left side and when I placed Alex's hands on where he was nestled, Alex looked at me and said, "He's so tiny!". And he's only partially right - because yes, he is tiny - but every day he is getting bigger and bigger. Hence the reality that sometime in the next three months I'm going to have to push this baby out! It's wild & crazy, but we can't wait.
06 December 2018

Choosing His Name

Our family and close friends already know what we're naming our baby boy. But recently, I've thought about sharing it with all of you now, instead of waiting until his big day arrives. After discussing it with Alex, we've decided to go ahead and share his name AND why we chose it...

Alex & I had a boy's name picked out months before we got pregnant. It was something that came naturally to us. I don't even think we had any runner-up names to consider! Which is pretty wild. Especially considering the fact that I spent a good month, prior to finding out the gender, trying to settle on a girl's name. As it turns out, it was time wasted. ;)

Even though Alex & I had our boy's name picked out a good deal ahead of time, once we found out that he was indeed a he, having his name made it even more real. And somehow, even though we haven't met him yet, I feel like his name completely suits him.

I'm sure by now you're dying to know what we've decided to name our sweet little boy... 


26 November 2018

I'm typing this as I lounge on the sofa in our living room with the Bob Newhart Show playing in the background. It's raining outside and Alex is still taking his nap - poor thing had to go into work at 6AM today, after a long night of not sleeping well. I'm feeling our little bébé kicking like crazy. Our christmas tree is up and the light from the tree is filling the room as the sun starts to go down outside.

If you already know me, you know that I absolutely love the holiday season. I love all of the festive to-do's, spending time with family and just the all around coziness that comes along with it. And lately, I've been thinking a lot about how come next Christmas, we'll have a little 8-month old to celebrate the holidays with. I cannot wait to see our little boy's eyes light up with all the new experiences that the holidays bring. It's wild and I seriously cannot wait.