Do you know what one of my favorite simple pleasures in life is? Putting on a brand new pair of socks. When socks are brand new they are extremely soft, thick, and just all around cozy. A week or so ago I ordered a package of new socks (on Amazon... another new favorite simple pleasure… Continue reading New Socks
It may have snowed enough for RUSD to call its first snow day in four years, but that didn't stop us from heading to our 16 week appointment early this morning. Thankfully, our all wheel drive/4 wheel drive (Joe, if you're reading this, be proud of me. I used the correct vehicular terminology!) vehicles got… Continue reading 16w4d Update
It's a long title, but it sums up (with a Disney touch) the many emotions of this past week. I suppose it sums up specific feelings that have been present several of the last years. Baby Showers. As a member of the female population, once you reach about 16 years old, you begin to become… Continue reading All You Need is Faith and Trust, Plus a Little Baby Dust – Baby Shower Edition
Hello? Is this thing on? It's been a few weeks since my last blog post... I hope I still remember how to do this! As I type these words, I am happy to know that this blog post is my very first post in the second trimester of this pregnancy. I'm 14w5d today. (You know… Continue reading Boy or Girl?
Those four words are both common and scary to many LCMS Lutherans (especially those who attended St. John's Lutheran in Racine during their 8th grade year). They commonly occur in Luther's Small Catechism before good 'ol would Marty would describe in great detail the Ten Commandments, Creeds, Lord's Prayer, (etc.). Those who attended St. John's… Continue reading What Does This Mean?
(All together now... to the tune of "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof...) TransiTIONs, TransItions! TRANSITIONS! TransiTIONs, TransItions. TRANSITIONS! The word of the week. Mentally, Emotionally, and Physically. I'm 11w5d as I type this blog post, and I can say with certainty that this week has been a transitional week for me in many different… Continue reading Transitions
Last year on November 14th, Joe and I went to the doctor for one of my first prenatal visits with our doctor. I was 10w4d, but found out at that appointment (at the VERY END of the appointment) that I had a missed miscarriage somewhere between the eight and nine week mark of my pregnancy. The… Continue reading Milestone