13 February 2019

Thoughts On Being First-Time Parents In Our Mid-Thirties

Wow, that title is somewhat of a mouthful, huh? Seriously though it's something that Alex & I have talked a lot about. Not only what it means to be first-time parents, but especially what it means to be first-time parents in our mid-thirties. We're well aware of the typical things... about how your life AND your priorities change, how sleep becomes elusive and how your life is irrevocably changed. In fact, we've been discussing that for a while now. And to be honest, we're ready for it. More than we have ever been. Having a little one is the next logical step for us and both of us are incredible excited.

We might not be where we want in all aspects of our lives. For example, we're still currently renting, but waiting for the *right* time seems a little ridiculous. I mean, is anyone ever really *ready*? Trust us - we get it. We understand the reality of having a child. At any age, really. We know that babies are demanding... the frequent late night feedings and diaper changes. The crying the possible colic. We know it can be hard. It's definitely an adjustment to life as we know it. But we really feel as though we're ready for it - especially at this age - and we're welcoming this adventure with open arms and a crap ton of grace.

Alex & I know that having a baby now, in this part of our lives, is actually a really good decision. Especially for us. I feel like at this age we are well-prepared to be the best parents we can possibly be. We feel incredibly confident and it's something that feels so rewarding. We're ready to focus on what matters most and are well equipped to seek out a balance that we probably wouldn't have been ready for if we were younger. And that's what really matters the most.
05 February 2019

Our Two Year Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday Alex & I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary. To celebrate we decided to head to Orlando and checkout something both of us would thoroughly enjoy.... Skeletons: Museum of Osteology. It was really, really cool too. It's so nice when your spouse is your best friend. :)

31 January 2019

Bump Update: Week 31

I'll be thirty-three weeks on Saturday so I'm a little late sharing this...

Lately, I've definitely felt pregnant. Not too long ago I started to feel Cooper's little feet flutter themselves on my rib cage as if I were his personal musical instrument. Aside from that awkward and uncomfortable feeling, I love feeling and seeing him roll around in my stomach. He does it everyday now and I don’t think I’ll ever forget the magic in that.

I've officially entered heartburn city. Every night it happens and I've taken to drinking carbonated water, which actually helps, for the most part. I'm still dealing with the pelvic varicosities but I've learned how to keep it at bay. I've found that using a yoga ball every night really helps. However, I still have to not stay on my feet for too long.

This weekend Alex & I will be celebrating our two year wedding anniversary and I'm SO excited. I can't believe we've already been married for two years! It feels like we were saying our vows just yesterday. Come July we will have been together for fours years. Mind blown. Everyday I take a moment to thank my lucky starts that the universe brought Alex back into my life. He really is my light in the dark.

Which makes bringing Cooper into this world at the end of March even more amazing. I can't wait to watch us become parents and grow even more. We're so excited to meet you little one!
17 January 2019

Our Babymoon

Man oh, man. I've been meaning to write this post for a while now...

Two weekends ago Alex & I had our babymoon. We didn't take a long, drawn-out one but it was just long enough and far away enough to leave us feeling rejuvenated. We ended up on the east coast of Florida, in New Symrna Beach, and it was absolutely lovely. Both of us had never been there before so it was really nice to explore a new place together.

Since we were staying in a condo (thank you Stevie and Tom!!), we brought a lot of food with us. Because honestly, being married to a chef means that the food is always better at home. Don't get me wrong, we did go out for a few things, like our morning lattes, French croissants and lunch on Saturday. We ended up at Yellow Dog Eats in the historic district. We stumbled upon after checking out the farmer's market and we were completely impressed. They even had root beer on draft - which made this pregnant mama VERY happy.

Aside from exploring the historic district, we also checked out the beachy-side of town and the Sugar Mill Ruins. On our last night there we walked down to the beach at sunset. So I think it was a win-win. Haha. It truly was a lovely weekend and I'm so glad that we got to spend some quality time together before Cooper arrives.