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Meet Matilda!

My littlest love turned 2 weeks old today!  This sweetie has officially made me fall in love with the newborn stage–up until now, I’d said that I love the toddler stage but not the newborn/baby months.  She’s just so much … Continue reading

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Stream of consciousness.

Sometimes it looks like an alien is trying to claw its way out of my belly.  I feel like this would be cool if it were happening to someone else, but it’s actually really awkward in public. Doing 110 squats … Continue reading

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Baby Rory.

One year ago today, a nurse confirmed what we already knew–we’d lost our second baby.  The weeks prior had been spent trying to convince ourselves that we’d receive better news, that all signs pointing to a pregnancy loss were just … Continue reading

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That formidable canteen.

Here it is–the 27 ounce canteen that’s been by my side pretty constantly for the past five days.  It’s particularly embarrassing for someone pregnant to admit, but up until five days ago I drank absolutely no water.  I mean, every now … Continue reading

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From sorrow to joy.

 “When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.  So … Continue reading

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4 months in review.

Jesus loves me, this I know / Even when my blog is slow… Once I’d gone about a week without blogging in the new year, I was too embarrassed to have already broken one of my resolutions to actually sit … Continue reading

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2013 (AKA That Boring Post with No Pictures of Violet)

Confession: I suck at blogging.  You already know that if you follow my blog.  But hey, that’s okay!  Because near the top of my list of 2013 goals (not resolutions–I’ll get to that in a second) is “Be a better … Continue reading

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