Monday, August 29, 2016

Big News

We're expecting!  We're so excited that Mary-Grace will become a big sister in late Feb/early March.  We found out pretty early on that we were pregnant and couldn't believe it!  It took a long while to get pregnant and have Mary-Grace (another story for another day) so we were pleasantly surprised when this time it really took no time at all.  We trust in God's timing and his plan.  Mary-Grace doesn't really understand what's going on but I think she'll be a great big sister.  So far I've had some pretty severe nausea and tiredness on a daily basis, but thankfully no vomiting.  I've been taking naps when Mary-Grace does in the afternoons and that has helped.  We had one scare about 2 weeks ago where I went to the ER with some heavy bleeding but thankfully it stopped and the baby is doing fine.  My doctor said there's a small part of the placenta over my cervix and that she thinks part of it bled out.  We had a few similar scares when I was pregnant with Mary-Grace too.  I just keep praying everyday that it will all be ok and we'll have a healthy baby.  I'll post a few updates here and there as we take this exciting journey!

Friday, April 8, 2016


Hey everyone!  I've been having issues with Google and was locked out of my account for a while, but I'm back!  I can't believe that it's already spring.  We had a wonderfully busy Easter.  We attended my mom's side of the family's church, then drove about another 30-45 minutes to my moms house for lunch.  Mary-Grace was exhausted by the end of the day!  Holidays or an out-of-the-ordinary day can sometimes be challenging with a one year old because their routine is different and napping can be an issue with all of the events and traveling... as you other parents know!  She's down to one nap a day now which allows us to do more things in the mornings, but by the time the afternoon nap rolls around, I'm worn out too!

I love the spring season... the blooms (which my sinuses hate), the warmer temps, and the fresh fruits.      I also love getting my shorts and dresses back out and upfront in my closet.  You never know with living in NC though; might be able to wear those shorts once or twice in the winter!  I love buying and wearing warm weather clothes much more than cold weather clothes.  I also love that I don't have to worry about layering much and having the layers go together.  I've listed below a few of my current favorite spring essentials.
Happy Friday, everyone!