Two Week Update

October 16, 2015

Happy two week birthday, Annalynn! (photo credit Jaylin Photography) I know I said this in my last post, but how the heck do new moms keep up with any sense of a regular blogging schedule?  I’m currently typing one handed via my phone while baby girl eats at 4am. I guess new moms just have more »

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The story of Annalynn’s name

October 11, 2015

Hi Friends! I wanted to emerge from “newborn survival mode” (seriously, the first two weeks are all about survival!) to share the story behind Annalynn’s name. Since I’ve had so many questions about her name (and how to pronounce it), I figure a little backstory would be fun.   Ann-a-lynn: favor, grace, beautiful I’ve always more »

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Annalynn’s Birth Story

October 7, 2015

Thank you for all of the congratulations and sweet words welcoming Annalynn into the world. Derek and I could not be more in love with our little girl and are so thankful to finally be home as a family of three. I wanted to make sure I shared Annalynn’s birth story while it’s still so more »

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She’s Here!

October 3, 2015

Welcome to the world, Annalynn Olivia! Baby girl was 6 lbs 12 oz and 19 3/4 ins long. Momma and baby are doing well. We’re hoping to go home today. I’ll be back with a full update once we’re settled. We are so in love.

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Pregnancy: 38 Weeks

September 27, 2015

It’s the final countdown! Lucky 38 is my last full week of pregnancy! Baby girl is now the size of a leek! What a week it’s been! Derek and I are in full preparation mode. We’ve set up the pack & play, finally installed the carseat, did ALL THE LAUNDRY, cleaned the house top to more »

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I Miss Running

September 24, 2015

You may have noticed it’s been a while since I’ve talked about running (or anything exercise related, really). The truth is I had to stop running right around 30 weeks. I tried – really, really tried – to make it work (I even bought a support belt!), but the belly was getting too big and more »

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