The Twins Ralph

This post, like many on this blog, has been a long time coming. Over the last month (I can’t believe it’s been that long already) I’ve learned that, with twins, there are very few things you get to do, uninterrupted, for more than 20 or 30 minutes at a time. It’s taken a while to … More The Twins Ralph

DIY Maternity Photos

I’m a DIY-er. I made a lot of the stuff in our house, from throw pillow cases and holiday decor to full-on furniture rehabilitation that basically changed our front room from an empty space into a usable lounge. There’s a bit of a challenge in finding something you like and making it for yourself, especially … More DIY Maternity Photos

Showers for Days

Man, it has been a busy several weeks! Babies are growing and we’ve had a TON going on. Let’s recap. We kicked off what was almost five straight weekends of baby showers in September. Our friends Rachel and Jeff hosted the first one almost a month ago, at Jeff’s house. The house looked adorable and … More Showers for Days

Swaddling Sophie

Alternative post title: SwaddleDogs, which seems like a really great band name. Anyway. Here’s a fun exercise if you want to know what the third trimester of pregnancy is like.: Go to the dollar store or Walmart and buy a cheap inner tube. Blow it up. Wear it around your waist for the next two … More Swaddling Sophie

Unquestionably, Undeniably, Uncomfortably Pregnant

In terms of fetal development… 28 weeks isn’t really a big milestone. My pregnancy app says the babies’ eyesight is developing and they’re putting on weight… but it’s been saying that for several weeks now. I’m pretty sure they’re just bulking up and having wrestling matches in there. In terms of arbitrary timeframes, we’re in … More Unquestionably, Undeniably, Uncomfortably Pregnant

Pregnancy Is…

Riding your bike so much slower than you used to, on shorter routes that are way less challenging than the pre-pregnancy ones. Mourning the loss of your early-morning gym routine and the fun of the weight room. Accepting that it, and possibly your near six-pack abs, are probably not coming back anytime soon. Appreciating your … More Pregnancy Is…

Purely Pregnant

This update is somewhat baby-related, but mostly me just showing off pics from our trip to Michigan, which was BEAUTIFUL. I think you could even call it a “babymoon” although I’m pretty sure if I had used that word to describe the trip┬ábefore we went… Michael would have refused to go. But first, babies: Things … More Purely Pregnant

Pregnancy Mind Games

Hey, remember that time just a couple weeks ago when I was telling you how we’ve been to the doctor a hundred times in the last two months and it’s crazy how many pictures we have? Well that couldn’t feel like it’s further from the truth now. One thing about having a checkup, ultrasound, or … More Pregnancy Mind Games