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i’ve heard it all

Not kidding. I really think I’ve heard it all this pregnancy.

Everything from the age old “Oh you poor thing. You’re due any day now, I imagine?” at just 25 or so weeks. Well, nope. WEEKS to go. Months, really.

Or, “by the looks of you, you better not buy any size newborn clothes for that baby.” Um, thanks? I actually make small babies, so I guess it must just be me.

Or, “jeeze, just look at your feet. Do you realize how swollen you look?” Gosh, no. Really? I hadn’t noticed.

Or, “I swear, you are SO big! I can’t believe how BIG you are!” I’m really glad you mentioned it.

You know what. Eff it. With just 5 weeks to go, my boy wanted another picture with his baby brother so here we are. The belly. In all it’s huge, “far bigger than it should be” glory. xo

August 15, 2017 - 8:52 pm

New friend Kim - You look awesome. I’m in the heard-it-all club though. “Did you get that big with the first two?” is top of the chart most recently.

a moment of rest

Sometimes mama just needs a break. This weekend was one of those times. After a long and difficult work week, I needed to get away for a couple days to decompress and give my mind a rest. THANKFULLY, the perfect getaway is just 4 hours to the west at my in-laws’ house. Neeson is OBSESSED with his grandparents, so he pretty much wanted nothing to do with us all weekend… which was niiiiiice, not gonna lie. 🙂

I have one more day off today and then we’re back to the grind for a few more weeks before this baby gets here! Which reminds me, it’s probably time to get the poor boy some diapers and stuff, huh? #secondchildproblems

pn magazine, neeson’s birth story

As we anticipate the arrival of our second little boy in just TWO MONTHS, I can’t help but reminisce on our sweet Neeson Foley’s birth story. His birth day was one of the best days of my life, and I still feel so honored to have had the story I wrote for him featured in the June 2016 issue of Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine. This was awhile ago, obviously, but… life.

These days are so fleeting, and regardless of how tired and frazzled I may be some (most) days, I am eternally grateful. To have the opportunity to raise these boys is more than I could’ve ever imagined. To have the opportunity to draft the stories of our boys’ arrivals and to help them write the stories of their lives is an honor.

K, I’m gonna go sob in the bathroom and eat some ice cream now. #feelings