Six Months of Awesome

I’m having a hard time writing about motherhood.  It’s too much.  I feel all of the things (mostly intense joy).  Also, the “mom brain” phenomenon that I heard about has hit me hard, and I’m not my most articulate self lately.  I’m not so much with the words.  It’s sad, but I’m hopeful that it…

Ben’s Nursery

We bought our first house when I was seven months pregnant.  I don’t necessarily recommend this, but with our lease ending March 31st and the baby’s due date at April 2nd, it was the best choice for us.  I’m so thankful that we were able to move in and make it feel like home before Ben…

Pregnancy is Crazy: Part Two

Here is the link to Part One if you missed it yesterday.  I’m blogging my thoughts on pregnancy this week.  A few more things about this experience that I want to remember… I want to remember how pregnancy has changed my body image and taught me so much about self-sacrifice and humility.  Some days I…

The In Between, Part II

Here is the first part of this story, in case you missed it.  Sunday (Father’s Day) we went to see the freshly “bush-hogged” (a new word I learned that day) land that my parents bought to roam around and imagine the house that they are planning to build there.  The last time we went, I…

Seeking Some Coziness

We are moving incredibly soon, and I am experiencing a classic case of what is commonly referred to as “mixed emotions”.  I am thrilled, anxious, relieved, content, curious, sorrowful, stressed, confused and hopeful.  We have a good life here in this sleepy college town.  I have always enjoyed being a student, and working at a university…

Daydreams

Bryan is a student, so I sometimes have time to kill in the evenings while he is studying.  One of my favorite things to do during this time (you know, after I finish chores…) is watch HGTV, which he finds exceedingly dull.  I love to imagine what kind of house we’ll have someday.  I love the details…