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April Pregnancy Update: 36 Weeks

I'm in the home stretch at 36.5 weeks! It especially feels close now, as I have weekly dr. appointments, we've done the hospital tour, we're getting the nursery together, and I'm preparing for my maternity leave at work. I also had my second (and final) shower last weekend in Indianapolis! My mom found a really cute English ...

Pregnancy Update: March (and a Baby Shower)

I will be 32 weeks along on Sunday - I can't believe how soon he will be here! In fact, as I sit here and type this I can see my stomach moving around as our little guy stretches. Pregnancy is pretty amazing. It's starting to feel a bit like the home stretch, as just last weekend my friend Jen hosted my first baby shower! ...

Travelogue: Kauai

[caption id="attachment_1682" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Sunset Dinner at The Beach House in Poi Pu[/caption] Aloha! We left for Kauai on New Years Day - the perfect way to kick off the New Year! Personally, I am not a big fan of New Years Day as it is always cold and usually just spent lying around and watching ...

Happy New Year!

Wow - I cannot believe today is the last day of 2015! It was a year of highs and a few lows, but we got the best news of all this year - a sweet baby is on the way! I like to do a quick post every New Year's Eve to reflect on the past as we look forward to the coming year. So, without further ado, here goes! Best of ...

Big (little) News!

Well hello! The headline kind of gives it away, but we have some very exciting news: we're having a baby! We are so thrilled for our little arrival due near the end of May! I am 17 weeks and wanted to start documenting my pregnancy here for posterity, since I view this blog as a journal of sorts. I thought I'd do the below ...

Chicago Botanic Garden 2015

In what has become an unintentional annual fall tradition, Dan and I went to the Chicago Botanic Garden a couple of weeks ago when his parents were in town visiting. It was a gorgeous October day - warm and sunny - perfect for exploring the beautiful gardens and getting some fresh air! We went last year in late September ...