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New Year – New Perspective

New Year – New Perspective

It’s January 3rd, 2016 and my Facebook and Instagram are still full of people saying what they didn’t accomplish in 2015, what they are going to do differently, and how they are starting over. This is a constant, yearly thing. We make our resolutions and then whine and moan that we didn’t do them at … Continue reading

Bad Listener

Bad Listener

So, I’m a bad listener.  I don’t follow directions well. Especially when it involves me not getting my way. I’m having a difficult time balancing mental health with physical health. I NEED  to exercise for my sanity, but I need to rest my body for recovery. It’s such a slippery slope for me. Since it has … Continue reading

Animal Adjustments

Animal Adjustments

Needless to say it’s been an adjustment for us…and the animals. First of all, if you’ve never seen this – watch it. It’s pretty accurate. So, Huck is actually doing better than I anticipated. In fact, he is fairly certain that it’s his baby and I don’t have a damn clue how to parent. He … Continue reading

The Difference of a Year

The Difference of a Year

It’s Christmas morning and I’ve just laid Brooke back down after a 630am feeding; a third successful night of sleep with our new routine. *fingers crossed* If you had told me last year that I would have a beautiful baby right now I wouldn’t have believed you. I’m still trying to wrap my head around … Continue reading

Emotional Letdown

Pregnancy is a funny thing – you realize how little actually know about it until you’re pregnant. No one talks about the emotional let down and the hormonal changes that take place once you’re not pregnant. Postpartum Depression is JUST becoming a topic of discussion, which is wonderful, but what I didn’t realize is that … Continue reading

Who I Married

Who I Married

  Kevin and I were kids when we met. 19 and 21. I recall nervously twirling my straw paper at dinner and finding myself in disbelief that I landed myself such a hottie. We were total opposites at the time. I wore a black skirt, white shirt and a red fleece, sweater vest thing, and … Continue reading

A Different Craving

A Different Craving

Now that I don’t have this ginormous belly the itch to run has returned. My cravings no longer revolve around food, but around the need to feel the crisp air on my face as I settle into a long bike ride; the high from dry heaving after hill sprints; the rush from beating a PR. … Continue reading

Rainbow Baby

Rainbow Baby

“In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.” I finally have my rainbow baby. I finally have my rainbow baby. I wasn’t sure this would ever happen. 10 days later she’s still here and she’s still … Continue reading

Recovery and Week 1

Recovery and Week 1

We survived week 1! With a surprising amount of ease, actually. Overall, mommy-hood has given me a sense of completion. I have never felt more alive and happy. Brooke is truly the best thing that has ever happened to me. She’s a super chill and easy going baby. She only really fusses when she’s wet … Continue reading

The Birth

The Birth

My midwife confirmed that my early labor started exactly 8 days before my actual delivery. I started laboring hard at home Saturday night and into Sunday. My contractions were every 15’ish minutes apart the entire day. I was wildly uncomfortable and it was getting increasingly worse. Sunday night and into Monday morning my contractions were … Continue reading