A glimpse of our Christmas card? Maybe. Welcome to my lock screen for the remainder of the year 🌲❤️.
Middle and littlest coordinating in their blues 👯♂️. August’s feedback: “GROSS mama, I’m matching with a GIRLLLL.” 🎀
I told him to tell his Santa pillow whether he’s been naughty or nice, and this is the face he made 🤣. Stage 1 of Christmas decorating: the boys’ beds ✅.
After school hot chocolate outside in our dusting of snow ❄️. 60 degrees yesterday, 27 today. If you want to experience every calendar season, I highly recommend Pennsylvania in November🤪📆.
They still love that they match each other, trapper hats and all. Gimme a fire, a movie, and all of my boys in a striped little pile. Happy Friday, friends ❤️.
Today was my 20 week ultrasound. I don’t think there are enough words, or maybe I just can’t find the right ones, for how thankful we are for this healthy girl kicking around inside of me. There will always be worry...an inherit part of motherhood, sewn into our being. But, today feels big. Today, I’m sitting with all of the happiness and gratefulness that are bubbling over, and finally letting myself soak up every last bit. • • 🍁 🍂Welcome to our weekly #thisismotherhoodcaptured photo loop 🍂🍁This week’s theme is #mamasthankfulnovember 🧡 To see this week’s collection of photos go through our #mamasthankfulnovember tag or go to the next mama to make your way through the loop. Next thankful mama is @thebei.life #thisismotherhoodcaptured
Pregnant + Halloween = this 👻. On to the next eating holiday like...✌🏻
Biggest and littlest 👦🏼👶🏼. They’ll be just under 6 years apart. Oskar’s first transition to a big brother was less than smooth, with a 21 month age gap that rocked my world . It took time, maturity, and interaction for him to grow into his role. This time already feels so different. He’s been so invested in every step, even giving his kindergarten friends a weekly baby fruit-size update (😭). He’s already called dibs on holding her first, and something tells me that that moment will be the beginning of something really special ✨.
This fall has been transformative, with a 19 week belly that seems to grow by the day. This baby was so wanted, but has also come with the price of now knowing too much. Struggles to get pregnant and miscarriage aside, I used to be blissfully unaware of even bigger and scarier things, like our maternal mortality rate, complications that can arise during pregnancy, fetal demise, postpartum anxiety or depression, physical or developmental delays in the baby and what that could mean for her and her siblings’ collective future...and the list goes on. And on. And on. As time has passed, I’ve leaned that so much of this is more common that not. While the ability to create life is never lost on me, the worry has grown exponentially with each baby I’ve carried. But, I’ve also learned this: worrying means you suffer twice. I’m doing my best to interrupt the anxiety with gratitude... just as fall gives, then lets go 🍂🍁🌾 • • 🍂🍁Welcome to our weekly #thisismotherhoodcaptured photo loop 🍁 🍂This week’s theme is #autumncolorsofmotherhood 🍂To see this week’s collection of photos go through our #autumncolorsofmotherhood tag or go to the next mama to make your way through the loop. The Next Colorful Autumn Mama is @callmeheatherbird #thisismotherhoodcaptured