Why Pregnancy is Slower the Second Time Around

Why Pregnancy is Slower the Second Time Around

If you have been following along, or are within 100 miles of my mother, you've probably heard we're expecting a boy this time around. I'm officially 18 weeks along and, it has felt like the longest 18 weeks of my life. For some reason, with Abby, it felt like pregnancy rushed by (except for the last month which lasted a year on it's own), but this time around, everything is painfully slow. Maybe it's because I already know what to expect at the end of this marathon, or maybe it's because motherhood has made me even more impatient, or, more likely it's because I honestly cannot remember what milestone I'm supposed to be at and I'm constantly worried that I'm missing something. That last one sounds more like me.
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The Art of Improv: When a Toddler Runs Your Schedule

The Art of Improv: When a Toddler Runs Your Schedule

I’m a classic Type A personality. My life is color-coded. I value time given and use it to the minute to ensure all projects are completed early. And I create scenarios in my head to overcome all obstacles you may face that diverts you from the original plan. I create spreadsheets in my head for fun. I even created an agenda for my sister’s bridal shower (I’m sorry again to all of her bridesmaids). And I pride myself in advancing my career. All of these characteristics have been invaluable when it comes to work – those color coded spreadsheets on event day are no joke – but not so much when it comes to pregnancy, or even parenting. The worst (and best) thing that can happen to a planner is pregnancy because pregnancy and parenthood is filled with unknowns you could never imagine.
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First Pregnacy vs. Your Second

First Pregnacy vs. Your Second

If you haven't noticed, things are a bit different around here. The new site is officially here! This has been a long time coming so I'm both thrilled and relieved that launch day is finally here! Especially since plans were to launch a bit earlier than this, but apparently growing a baby and raising a toddler changes your timeline dramatically. That's right, if you haven't been following along on Instagram, we are expecting once again! It's been a crazy adventure already, and I'm only (almost) 17 weeks along. Everyone said the second time around would be different, and I guess a part of me listened but a bigger part of me was too busy raising the first kid to listen. Which has become a norm this time around actually. So, I figure with our new site, our first post should focus on this new adventure.
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Happy Four Years!

Happy Four Years!

Four years ago, I danced to Michael Bublé's "Everything" in blue sparkly converses, watched my white dress hanging from a tree for the perfect lighting shot (thanks Katelyn James), and fell down during our romantic first look. Happy Four Year Anniversary, John! 
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Getting through the Soap Opera that is “Toddler Town”

Getting through the Soap Opera that is “Toddler Town”

I always smile when people talk about how advance their children are – “Little Michael started walking at just 10 months” “Emily said her first word before one!” They are always beaming with pride and I thought I’d be just as, if not more, proud if my daughter reached a milestone early. Well, it finally happened. My beautiful little baby reached a milestone five months earlier than expected! That's right, she entered the terrible two’s at just 17 months. And let me tell you, I was anything but proud.
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Hi There, I’m Lisa

I jumped head first into mommyland, fully prepared to rock it, and ended up bellyflopping in the deep end.

Mommyhood is a crazy adventure. Pour yourself a glass of wine or a mug of coffee (or a mug of wine, because sometimes it’s much more satisfying to drink wine when you have a handle), and lets figure out this parenting thing as we go along.

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