Category: Family

Today is the cut off for most online deliveries to arrive by Christmas! And then the stores will be extra chaotic. haha I’m basically done shopping, just need a few groceries so I can make some things.  I really love giving gifts (it’s one of my love languages!) so I enjoy the whole Christmas shopping process. In fact, I kind of go through withdrawals when I’m done! Like, wait, I have to shop less now?

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Our little girl, Finnley Raine made her arrival on Dec 2 at 3:25pm after just an hour of labour! She was born at home, on our bed, surrounded by my husband, mom and two midwives.  She’s 12 days old now and such a sweet sweet baby! Here is her birth story…  Oh, fair warning that it’s a bit graphic. I mean, birth IS graphic! I’m tired of it being glossed over and people having an unrealistic idea of what it looks like.

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Well, I’m almost 40 weeks pregnant and pretty much ready for baby to make her arrival!  With my first, I planned a birth center birth but this time around I knew I wanted a home birth.  I will say, preparing for a home birth has definitely been more work but I’m really excited about it and thought I’d share some tips on getting prepared!  Also, if you’re freaked out by the idea of a home birth maybe this will help calm you a bit  haha

With the birth center,

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I was breastfed as a baby and just always assumed that unless I was actually unable to, I would choose to breastfeed my own children. I understand that this isn’t a choice everyone makes and I’ll admit, sometimes I do feel frustrated when I see a mom choosing formula because she’s afraid breastfeeding will make her nipples weird (or something to that affect) because to me that’s not a strong enough reason to deprive your child of something that is SO SO good for them!

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The big yearly Amazon Prime Day sale is here!! This is actually my first year shopping it (I recently joined Prime; handy when you have a new baby) since it’s only for Prime members.  If you aren’t a member, you can always do the trial and cancel afterwards at no cost… and still get to shop this sale!

 

  1.  Instant Pot 8 Quart on sale for $90 (reg $130).

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I turn 30 on July 11! The big 3-0!

Honestly, I’m excited about it.  For the most part I’m really happy with where I am in my life, at this age.  I feel comfortable going into my 30’s and that’s a good feeling.

I always make a wish list for my birthday. Not because I expect gifts but because I like lists. haha This year’s kinda made me chuckle because it’s so grown up. 

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Last pregnancy, I was pregnant from Aug-May… This time I’ll be pregnant from Feb-Nov! Totally different time of the year! First trimester we were still dealing with a lot of cold, Winter weather but now we’re starting to have some hotter days. Second trimester will be during Summer which I love because I can wear lots of dresses and skirts!

13 weeks
Old Navy top, Target shorts (similar) + sneakers (similar)

Every season,

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We made the FB announcement on Easter 😉

Shirt found here

This post is a little late seeing as I announced this on social media weeks ago but…  We’re expecting baby #2 in November!!

We’re so excited! Cannot wait to have another little bebe in my arms and for our son, Beckett, to have a sibling. He’s VERY curious about babies right now and is so sweet with them.

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Beckett is obviously too young to say what he really wants for Christmas but I think I have a pretty good idea!  The items below are all from “his wishlist” aka the one I created on Elfster (super handy website btw) based on what I know he likes!

 

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Vegan Cookbook by Ruby Roth:   B loves being in the kitchen and watching me cook.

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I’m back with another baby eats post! I suppose once Beckett turns two I’ll change it to “toddler eats”.  😉

B is currently 1 1/2 years old.  He’s still plant based and generally eats a lot of the same things I eat. We still really limit his sugar intake (besides fruit) but a few bites of coconut ice cream here and there doesn’t bother me.  He recently had a bit of a cold (so did I) but otherwise has been the picture of health!

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