The Final Countdown.

by katelin on February 16, 2018

UntitledGuys, we are in the home stretch. Like holy moly how did we get here already? This baby can be here any time in the next few weeks and sweet mercy, this is actually happening. I went back and read the post I did when I was at this point in my pregnancy with Riley and yep, it’s about the same.

How far along? 36 weeks (8ish months).

How big is baby? According to our doctor’s appointment last week, baby boy is measuring close to 6lbs. And has a big head (JOY!).

Total weight gain: 20ish lbs.


Anxious about: THIS BABY CAN ARRIVE AT ANY TIME. How is Riley going to react? Will I really be able to work like a normal person and care for two tiny tots at the same time? Am I just going to be a semi-functioning zombie? THIS BABY DOESN’T HAVE A NAME YET. Oh right, LABOR. Hopefully second time will be a quicker and easier experience (fingers crossed).

Excited about: THIS BABY CAN ARRIVE AT ANY TIME. And I get to dress him in all of Riley’s adorable clothes. And swaddle him and snuggle him. And ohmygoodness the new baby smell. Becoming a family of four.

Feeling: Excited. Stressed. Tired. Happy. Nervous. Winded. And that was just in the last five minutes, ha.

Exercise: My only exercise continues to be keeping up with Riley. He did finally start riding a new bike he got for Christmas so that’s definitely kept me moving even faster than before, ha.

Sleep: HA. If it’s not the baby in my belly waking me up to pee, it’s the toddler down the hall that has developed an irrational fear of a crocodile under his bed. So yeah, sleep is illusive. Coffee is my friend. And I can tell it’s going to be my BFF in a few weeks once the little one arrives.

Movement: Dude is a mover. Especially at night. And I admittedly love it. Riley’s been able to feel it a few times and has been unfazed. I get more emotional about it than he does.

Food cravings: On Monday night I had Matt run to the store and grab me chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. And a few weeks ago it was a slushee request. I also keep devouring boxes of Frosted Flakes in record time. Basically, this baby is going to come out coated in sugar.


I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and apparently I’m already 1.5cm dilated. So you know, that fun game again of how long will I be dilated for before I actually go into labor. It definitely made me want to finish everything on my to-do list that’s for sure.

Speaking of to-do lists, we still have to install the baby car seat and wash all the new sheets and clothes. The other day I took out the bottles and put them into our cupboards and goodness if that didn’t freak me out a little bit.

Back in January we did maternity pictures with Lan again and guys, I am in love. I haven’t felt nearly as glowy and pretty this pregnancy as I did with Riley, but looking at the pictures I feel radiant. I also already feel nostalgic that this is probably the last time I’m going to be pregnant.

Riley continues to be the sweetest and kiss my belly unprompted all of the time. He also asks when his brother is coming and admittedly thought a new stuffed animal was his brother. So you know, we’ve got some books to read and a bit of explaining to do, ha.


Basically I can’t wait to meet this little guy and can’t believe how soon that’s going to happen.


happy weekend!

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On Turning Three.

by katelin on February 7, 2018

On Monday, Riley turned three. And as a surprise to no one, it gave me a whole lot of feelings.

For weeks he had been asking when it was going to be his birthday and the day finally came. Although, he probably thought it was Saturday when we threw a party for him. But still, it’s just a whole long birthday weekend. He’s learning early that we love birthdays in this house.

He also fits right in with his love of pizza and cake. Because he cared more about that than anything else (even the presents).

I loved seeing his little face light up when his friends came over and when there were balloons to play with and cars to roll up and down the ramp his dad made. I loved it all.

And I still love it all.

I’m having a weird time grasping that this kid is three. Two was no picnic and from what I’ve heard, three is going to be even harder, the Threenager years if you will. So I can’t decide if I’m excited, nostalgic, nervous or all around just emotional. Maybe a combination of all of the above, and then some.

Either way, I’m the mom of a three-year-old. And soon to be a mom of two kids. All of this is weird. And crazy. And sort of kind of awesome.

I’m feeling like a real lucky lady these days.




happy wednesday!

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A Letter to my Son.

January 25, 2018

Tweet Dear Riley, Please sleep. Love, Mom I kid, I kid. I’m writing this post in a much more sentimental manner due to the pending arrival of your little brother. Although, I really am not kidding (FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD, PLEASE SLEEP). But back to the point: You’re my first child. […]

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RIP Naps.

January 17, 2018

Tweet If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram or Snapchat or if you’ve seen me in person in the past week or so you’ve probably been subject to latest parenting milestone: Riley has quit napping*. It’s like his 2018 resolution was to veto sleep completely. (Let’s be real, I think that’s been his resolution […]

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A Perfect Day.

January 15, 2018

TweetYou know those days when you just can’t wipe a stupid grin off your face? Those days are the best. And Saturday was one of those days for me. On Friday, Matt left for the weekend to visit a friend in San Fransisco and I was all set for a low key weekend with Riley. […]

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2018 will be the year I…

January 9, 2018

Tweet*I loved this idea from Kate & just had to make one of my own. Thanks, Kate! Become a mother of two. Sweet Mercy. Read 20 books. It’s ambitious, but I feel like I can pull it off. Sleep. (HAHAHA JUST KIDDING, I’M NEVER SLEEPING AGAIN) Celebrate my little sister’s wedding! Ask for help when […]

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The Holiday Numbers (Vol. 5)

January 4, 2018

TweetYOU GUYS. HOW IS IT 2018? I mean, I was ready to say farewell to 2017 as was 99% of the people I knew, but still, the fact that it’s 2018 is baffling. The holidays were a blur and eventually I did get out of my Grinch-ness a bit and everything did come together in […]

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Onto the Third.

December 29, 2017

Tweet So apparently I blinked and I’m now in the third trimester of this pregnancy. Sweet actual mercy. I still alter between “holy crap this is flying by” and “holy crap I still have three months left to go” but really, it’s still just weird to me that I’m pregnant. In any case, I figured […]

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