Week 29: The glucose test and my food bucket list

Week 29 included the dreaded glucose test. For those unfamiliar with the glucose test, essentially you fast, drink a sugary drink that tastes like flat orange soda, wait an hour and then have what feels like an unnatural amount of blood drawn. It’s a super fun time…said no one ever. Food is all pregnant women have and when you make…

Week 28: Fear of the Unknown

Now that I am in my third and final trimester, I am starting to panic. This pregnancy is really real and a baby will be the end result. This was obviously the goal, but it is very easy for me to forget that I am pregnant most days. It’s kind of like all the time spent planning a wedding only…

Week 27: Trotting into the 3rd trimester

Pregnancy months don’t add up to me. Everything you read says a pregnancy is nine months but nearly 40 weeks. Do the math…it doesn’t work out in my book. I never quite know what to tell people when they ask how far along I am. I usually just say I am due in December because what I do know is…

Week 26: Will I Pee My Pants Today?

I am currently sitting outside on a beautiful Saturday afternoon watching Shane bubble mow the yard. It is finally fall, and it feels like it. My pregnancy has seen spring, summer and now fall. When winter arrives so will Baby L. Week 26 was an overwhelming week. Work was overwhelming, my daily commute continues to be overwhelming, after work activities…

Week 25: Baby L Has a Name

I am winding down week 25 and week 2 of my new job. I am starting to feel settled, but It’s humbling to go from feeling confident in my work abilities to feeling like I have so much to learn. As with anything new, it’s a process and I know I will get there and I do really enjoy it.…

Week 24: Fall, is that you?

This week I started my new job, and let’s just say that I love it. I know it will probably change, but my days used to be filled to the brim with meetings…so many meetings. This week, I maybe had 3 meetings and was able to get so much done. It was fantastic to feel so productive. I am settling…

Week 22 and 23: Feeling Super Pregnant

We had a great Labor Day weekend filled with time with family and time by the water. Shane learned how to swim without a floatie…right in time for the end of summer. Our fall decorations went up! (I’ve got to make the most of them.), and am so ready for cooler temps and fall celebrations. I start my new job tomorrow,…

Week 21: Back to Work and Back to School

Week 21 was another great week.  The boys went back to school on Wednesday so Monday and Tuesday we tried to enjoy the last few days of summer break. Tuesday was probably the best day we have had in a really long time. I took the boys to the zoo and the day was perfect. The weather was cloudy and…

Week 20: More Sleep Needed in Sleeping Bear Dunes

We spent most of week 20 on our family vacation in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It was an amazing week filled with fun activities, time outdoors and living life a little slower and simpler.  We biked, we hiked, we kayaked and we beached. It was exactly what we wanted from a family vacation. The weather was beautiful with most…

Vacation Planning

This last week we vacationed in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. If you like being outdoors, being active, beautiful scenery and perfect weather this place is for you. If planning vacations was a hobby, I swear it would be mine. I have been known to plan trips that we have yet to take or maybe will never take. I enjoy…