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can’t wait another day..

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It’s hard to grasp that I have a full term baby in my belly. Though when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, it’s a little easier to believe. I have spent the past 37 weeks day dreaming, preparing, growing, and waiting for our little guy to come join us earth side. And now here we are, in the final count down, waiting for our full grown baby to decide to come out. It could be tonight, right on his due date, or even a few weeks after if he is a fashionable late kind of dude. I’m thinking sometime during the first week of March would be nice, but I know it is not up to me.

For me, pregnancy has felt very intimate. I want to bottle up all the details, Del’s little movements, the pounds gained, our growing marriage, the physical discomforts, and our excitements and keep them in a box, only to be shared with Zack. I have a feeling this last bit, where I am somehow simultaneously wanting him to stay in my belly awhile longer and also to come out right this second, is only going to feel more so that way.


32 weeks looks like this..

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Only slightly bigger. Photo taken roughly one week ago (31 weeks) when Zack and I woke up to sweet little baby movements. I think the little guy is officially too big for any large kicks or the summersaults I used to feel earlier in my pregnancy.

Me (thankfully) still sleeping through the night 90% of the time.

Calling him by name, Del Eugene Coleman, every chance I can.

Craving nothing. Not one pregnancy related food craving over here. I’m starting to think that is one symptom I missed out on completely.

Lots of aches and pains. Especially at the end of the day when my brain isn’t quite ready for bed, but my body has been since 6:00 pm.

Reading Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth and absolutely loving it. It is an empowering book, to say the least.

Lots of baths/showers, even more extra strength tums and feeling the occasional tiny baby hiccups.

Hoping i’ll have another dream about Del every night as I fall asleep like the one where I could shine a flash light into my tummy and take a look at his beautiful face and full head of hair or one like Zack had where Del made it safely into the world.


things i’ve been loving lately..


Morning cuddles with this guy in bed, even if it makes it impossible to wake up in the morning.

Shopping and prepping and last minute organizing for thanksgiving – we are hosting for the first time and CAN NOT WAIT.

The turkey deep fryer waiting to be used.

My winter coat, even if I had to pull it out of the closet extra early this year.

The list of “to-do’s” before the end of the semester that is getting shorter and shorter and shorter.

Eating coconut milk mint chocolate chip ice cream in bed while watching Friends with Zack almost every night these days.


we said our goodbyes to summer.

imageOver the weekend, we attended Phases of the Moon music festival with a handful of friends. In my eyes, the festival was going to be our one last summer hurrah. There would be music, friends, and staying up way past our bed times. Good summertime times. And minus the nine hour wait to enter the festival grounds after a five hour drive there, there really was nothing but good times.

Though it wasn’t the “goodbye” to summer that I thought it was going to be, since mother nature decided to let fall out of the bag a little bit early then we all expected. I don’t think a single person in our group packed the right clothing for 40 degree temperatures at night and plenty of rain. Shorts and tank tops do not do a very good job at keeping you warm in that kind of weather. We soaked up the afternoon that the sun came out while sitting in chairs out on the lawn watching gov’t mule and drinking fresh squeezed lemonade recognizing that we are going to have to make it through another long winter before we get to have moments like that again. If “bittersweet moment” is ever a perfect description for something, saying goodbye to summer is one.

Summer 2014 treated us well – better than I could have ever expected. We searched and found the perfect home to rent, celebrated one year of marriage, went to the drive-in movie theater, spent time at the lake, attended lots of concerts, drank sangria, and margaritas, too. I saw lots of improvement in my yoga practice as I really immersed myself into it. I grew as a person, and together, Zack and I grew as a couple. I also feel like I should mention the sheer amount of tacos we ate because we sure did eat a lot of tacos.

Hello, Fall. I feel like you are a few weeks early, but I really love having an excuse to wear a scarf, even if Zack claims it doesn’t match my outfit. Matching is overrated anyway.