Friday, September 20, 2019

baby showers

we will end up having four total baby showers for baby B! I was expecting one or two, so it was fun that so many people wanted to celebrate our little boy! the first three were hosted by friends and family, and all did the woodland critter theme! even though they were all the same theme, they were all so incredibly different but all so adorable! 

our fourth shower is being done by Thomas's work, and it will be a co-shower for us and his coworker who is pregnant the month after us! It will be just a week before baby B's due date, so I wanted to share some pictures from the first 3 showers before life gets hectic and I forget! There were so many cute decorations at all of our showers, and we appreciate all the work that went into them all! 

shower #1


shower #2


shower #3


Monday, September 16, 2019

birthday weekend in the mountains


Thomas and i decided to go on a quick mountain weekend trip for my birthday weekend at the end of august. it was a great weekend to go, because the weather was in the 50s-60s over that weekend and it felt like fall! the hotel we stayed at had an indoor pool, hot tub, creek, deck, and a lobby full of games like pool and air hockey. it was a really cool place and we enjoyed it! i will enjoy it more when i can get in the hot tub though, for sure! baby can't get in the hot tub but i did let my feet take a dip, because hot tubs are my favorite! 

we just kinda hung around, exploring the little mountain towns around our hotel, getting cookies, playing air hockey, and going to thrift stores. we set up our tripod and took a few bump pictures together, because we aren't doing an official maternity photo shoot or anything. i love that we were able to take photos with mountains in the backdrop! it was fun to get away for a little bit and enjoy a preview of fall weather! next vacation we take, we'll have a baby (and so much more luggage) in tow!


Friday, August 23, 2019

31 | birthday by the numbers


i've done a few birthday by the numbers type posts before (2017 & 2014), as well as grad school by the numbers posts (o1; o2; o3; o4; o5). i love numbers so it's always interesting to quantify different aspects of life! i thought it would be fun to do another birthday by the numbers post this year since we have a little one joining our family (and the world) later this year!


this year i turn 31 years old, which means i really have to start saying i'm in my thirties now. haha! it still feels weird to think that though!

this year is the year that Thomas and i will welcome our first child into our family! we have a little boy on the way and are super excited!

baby B has been developing and growing inside me for 231 days, which is about 7 1/2 months and  33 weeks. he is around the size of a pineapple now!

it is only around 7 more weeks until baby B will be here! ...and life as we know it will change!

Thomas and i have been married for 2,290 days, which is about 6 1/4 years! it is pretty crazy to think it's been over 6 years already, and by our 7th anniversary we will have baby B with us in the world!

we have taken 3 trips this year, trying to get some travel in before we are exhausted with a newborn! ;) our first trip was in March and my parents took us all to Disney World which was super fun! our second trip was our anniversary trip to the mountains for the weekend, which also happened to be the weekend we found out that baby B is a boy! technically we haven't taken our third trip yet, but we are heading to the mountains for my birthday weekend tonight just to have one last trip before baby B gets here!

since this past November (when i started my full time job), i worked 118 12 hour shifts (11am-11pm) and 17 weekends when i was working a rotation in the ER. i switched to a Monday-Friday job in July, and have been enjoying having nights and weekends with Thomas again! soon baby B will join us and i'm very glad that i was able to switch to a Monday-Friday job, so we can spend more time together as a family!

it has been about 15 months since i graduated with my masters. it really seems like it should be longer than that, but i am very glad to be done with school forever!


what numbers are significant to you right now?