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Eden’s birth story:

One of my favorite parts of being pregnant is the build up to birth – I LOVE surprises so the whole not knowing when or how it’s going to happen exhilarates me.  After giving birth, I love looking back and … Continue reading

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On my second pregnancy:

I found out I was pregnant on June 17th. It was a Wednesday night. I’ll never forget the shock I felt when that pink line showed up. I took the test because I was certain I wasn’t pregnant and wanted … Continue reading

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does this thing still work??

It’s been a while. The last time I posted was a year and two months ago. This is by far the longest stretch I’ve gone without blogging since I started in 2004 (back when it was actually cool…) I’ve had … Continue reading

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My 4th trimester:

The 4th trimester is the first 12 weeks after birth when mother + baby are both adjusting to baby’s life outside the womb. This is my experience! April 24: Levi was born a little before 6am. I had less than … Continue reading

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my birth story:

Levi’s due date was May 2. I knew that date was really a benchmark – he could come anywhere from 2 weeks early to 2 weeks late. I also knew that as a first time mom I was likely to … Continue reading

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2018: a goodbye letter

Dear 2018, We met at a beautiful ranch in the middle of nowhere, Texas, surrounded by a group of amazing people. There was an abundance of food, love, and noisemakers. I felt hopeful about our relationship. I had goals about … Continue reading

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on my first trimester:

The first time I felt “morning” sickness was at three in the afternoon. I was kind of excited because apart from missing my period, it was the first physical pregnancy sign I had. That excitement soon faded as I found … Continue reading

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on finding out i’m pregnant:

In August, a few days after ovulating, I had a dream I was nursing a healthy newborn baby. I woke up and immediately wrote down the dream on my phone, ending with, “I was happy. It felt so real.” I … Continue reading

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on being married 1 year (and the journey to get there…)

When I was in my early/mid 20s I bought a piece of art from an Andy Warhol exhibit. The piece said, “the idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.” That became my anthem as I waited for my … Continue reading

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dreaming at 21:

I graduated from college 10 years ago today. 10 years!! It’s amazing to look back on all I’ve experienced since then – missions, travel, friendships, falling in love (to name a few.) In some ways I feel like I’m still … Continue reading

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