Pregnancy Diaries: First Trimester Truths

Pregnancy Diaries: First Trimester Truths

I officially hit my second trimester last week & I'm making a conscious effort to document this pregnancy more than I did the first time around! Who knows if we'll have another baby after #2 & the idea that this could potentially be my last time being pregnant makes me want to cherish it even [...]

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

This past Sunday I hit 37 weeks & it feels so surreal that this baby is going to make his or her appearance any day now. I'm officially off of work as of last week & am fully in preparation mode. As a nurse I'm used to having random week days off, so at first [...]

Baby Shower

Baby Shower

This past weekend we celebrated our little baby. My best friend planned such an incredible shower. It was so much fun, Chris' mom & some of her closest friend flew all the way from Austin, & my mom & two of my aunts made the trek to San Francisco also. Besides our families, a lot [...]

Winter Babymooning

Winter Babymooning

  Here are some photos from our babymoon this weekend. We rented a little log cabin & stayed outside of Tahoe for two nights. I know most babymoons take place by a pool, with a mocktail in hand but given that we live so close to Tahoe & that my pregnancy is primarily taking place [...]

Second Trimester Musts

Second Trimester Musts

Belly Balm - I started religiously applying some kind of cream or balm to my growing belly at least once a day during the second trimester. Your bump starts expanding so fast that your skin starts to itch! My favorite balm was this one from Mother Love & it's a salve so it's really thick but starts [...]