October 24, 2014

Preparing for Christmas

I love Christmas, all of it. I love celebrating Jesus and decorating the house and gift giving. It’s such a rich time of year and it can be crazy with everything going on.  I can handle the stress of the season if I get an early start.  I really wanted to get an early start this year as I’ll have a newborn.  Newborns are fun and can be chill but they can also be a lot of work, especially if you’re breastfeeding (and I’m planning on it.)  So starting early and being organized is even MORE of a must for me this year.

Many Waters Preparing for Christmas

October 22, 2014

Mornings with Munchkin

One of my favorite parts of the day is morning.  We tend to be pretty laid back around here and we’ve fallen into a routine that works for us.  I realized today that we only have four weeks until this routine gets thrown out the window.  I’m so excited to meet Punkin and have her here but I’m still going to miss these mornings with Munchkin. I’m trying to soak them in and treasure them while I have them.

Many Waters Mornings with Munchkin

October 20, 2014

37 Weeks

I had this blog post half written and my computer shut off and POOF!  My post is gone.  I’m super sad and honestly, I don’t have the brain power, energy or desire to recreate it.  I do want to have a post about being 37 weeks though (especially since I have one for Munchkin).  I think I can handle doing bullet points.  Can you hang in there with me and forgive the rambling off a sleep deprived pregnant lady?  Thanks!
Many Waters 37 Weeks

October 17, 2014

Preparing for Baby #2

When I was pregnant with Munchkin, my first child, I was researching everything.  I mean EVERYTHING…strollers, car seats, cloth diapers, carriers, high chairs.  You name it and I was looking into it.  It felt like I was making monumental decisions that would affect her for the rest of her life.  I know that if you’re a mom, you’re laughing at me and hopefully laughing along with me because you did the same thing.  I needed to look into all these things because we had NOTHING.  There was next to nothing child friendly about our house.  Over time through buying things. the generosity of hand me downs and family and friends at showers, our house slowly filled with baby items.  When you walk in our house now there is no doubt that a child lives here.  She’s left her mark on every room in the house, from her pillow on our bed, the bath toys in the tub, the sippy cups in the kitchen and the toys and books in her room and the living room.  Oh, and don’t forget the play structure in our back yard that you can’t miss when you park in our driveway. 

Preparing for Baby #2

October 15, 2014

Multnomah Falls

The Man and I spent the past weekend in Oregon by the Columbia River.  We were there for a marriage enrichment retreat.  You know, because traveling four hours south when you’re 35 weeks pregnant is a good idea.  We’ve been wanting to go to one for a few years and figured if we didn’t go to this one who knows when we’d get a chance to make it to one!  Anyway, it was fine and we had a great time.  We were encouraged by the things we have already been doing and given some great tools and ideas on how to improve.  One of my favorite parts of the weekend was date night. 

Many Waters Multnomah Falls OR