Week 14: Our 10 Year Anniversary

This week has been a blur. We’ve spent most of the week preparing for our anniversary trip….finishing up as much as we can at work, packing ourselves, packing our kids, making sure everything is in order for the house/dogs. Getting ready for a vacation sure makes needing a vacation even more necessary. The reason for the trip (as if there…

Week 13: The News Is Out

By now, all of our friends and family and Facebook community know that Baby L #3 is on the way. We told our the boys and extended family last week and shared the big news on Facebook over the weekend. I still haven’t shared the news with my work, but I assume they will find out soon enough. Week 13…

Week 12: Father’s Day Weekend

We finally made it to week 12 which meant we were ready to start sharing our secret to those that don’t already know including the boys.   I’ve been really nervous about telling them. I assumed Chase would be happy and Shane would be upset. I was mostly right; Chase was happy and Shane was pretty indifferent. Now that the boys…

Week 10 and 11: 25% There!

Week 10: Exciting developments this week 10 as the baby is no longer considered an embryo and has grown to a fetus!  I started to feel better early in the week only to feel worse by the weekend. Just when I thought I was in the clear. This baby is sucking the energy right out of me every single day. I…

Week 9: Unofficially Summer!

Since I found out that I was pregnant, I have been counting the weeks until baby made it to week 9. Something seems safer at week 9. The next milestone is week 13 and the end of my first trimester…4 more weeks to go! We have started to tell some immediate family this week and have plans to tell the…

Week 8: Seeing Baby L

I typically write my weekly recaps sitting on the couch around 6:30pm on Sunday evening. This has been a crazy busy weekend filled with constructing our new backyard shed, normal weekend errands like grocery shopping and picking-up the boys new bunk beds. No matter how busy our weekends are, it still beats being at work any day of the week.  Aside…

Week 7: Rubber Bands Are a Life Saver

There has been a real shift this week. I am starting to feel the typical symptoms of early pregnancy. Yes, I am tired. Yes, I am hungry. and Yes, I get random waves of nausea. What I didn’t expect was to start showing so quickly. Some of my jeans officially stopped buttoning this week. No, it’s not because I’ve gone…

Week 6: Tired AF

The days go by sooo slow when you really want to tell people that you are pregnant, but you are trying to wait as long as possible. I want to tell the world right now, but am cautious of sharing the news until closer to 12 weeks. This pregnancy, I am over 30 and have had two healthy pregnancies thus…

Week 5: It’s Happening!

This weekend, we found out that we are pregnant with baby number three! By the time anyone reads this, I will be starting my second trimester. I plan to write a weekly recap of  this pregnancy, my last pregnancy because this baby will be it for us. There will be no fourth child. Three has always been our number so…

Healthy Habit: Meal Prep

I love food…like seriously love food, and I am always looking for ways to save myself time (and money!) while still eating well. This is where meal prep enters the picture, specifically lunch meal prep.  I prepare all of our lunches over the weekend and have been doing so for several years. It gives me better control over my weekday…