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Pregnancy, Birth, and the Joy of Surrender

It’s a beautiful new adventure I’m on, this thing called motherhood. On Valentine’s Day we welcomed our son, Landrum, into the world. Oh, how life has changed in the last ten days. Diaper changes – *lots* of them, surprise showers at the changing table, the 7-10 day growth spurt [help me, Jesus — this child […]

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Third Trimester Basketball

Baby Boy and I are 37 weeks along now, and I can hardly believe it! It feels like time is speeding up. And even though it’s so close now, I still can’t wrap my mind around meeting him face to face. Pregnancy is something we’re so familiar with until experiencing it ourselves. At least, that’s […]

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Pregnancy Diaries: 30 Weeks

We’re already thirty weeks along, and I can hardly believe it! February is fast approaching! A lot has changed over the last month or two… For one, we’ve discovered Trader Joe’s. I mean, we’ve known about it for a long time – we just hadn’t tried it for ourselves. But a dear friend and her […]

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The Six Month Bump

I love everything about fall.  So recently, we spent the evening with Laura Hamon while she captured our joy over this growing baby bump.  The three of us were surrounded by autumn radiance.  It was a beautiful moment in time that created memories – and pictures – I’ll treasure forever.  Here are just a few […]

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Second Trimester Bliss

What a difference a new trimester makes! This most recent phase of pregnancy has been a whole different world from my first trimester. For one, I’ve regained my usual tastes and have had a MUCH broader appetite. That alone has made life much easier. Salads are back. Asian is back. Even Southwestern food has made […]

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A Word to the Expectant Mother

To the Expectant Mother: This journey we’re on – the one of bringing life into the world – it’s amazing, isn’t it? It takes me by surprise all over again every day. It’s truly a miracle… and brings with it a whole new world of dreams, emotions, and things to learn. One moment I’m praying […]

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Pregnancy Diaries: 18 Weeks

I could tell you guys were dying for a pregnancy update! I’m now 18 weeks along, and a lot has changed since my first trimester craziness. Don’t get me wrong… the eating has still been a little crazy, but I’ve regained a lot of my usual taste over the past month. [Thank you, Lord!] For […]

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The Seed Inside Your Seed

I get pregnancy progress emails several times a week now. One that came the other day informed me of something pretty amazing. If this baby is a girl, she already has millions of eggs inside of her – all that she will ever have, in fact. Thinking on this sparked something in me. If I’m […]

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First Trimester Craziness

Pregnancy is a wild, miraculous thing. At twelve weeks along, I’m wowed by the process…and the crazy things that come along with this process. Like the tiredness. Whoa. The tiredness. Earlier this summer, this was my biggest clue that something was up…though it took me a little while to connect the dots. I had been […]

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Pregnancy Changes Everything

A woman is awakened when she becomes pregnant. She stands in awe of the life that is now inside of her. Her mind becomes consumed with that life and her heart burns with love for it even while she has yet to lay eyes upon it. She dreams over that life – its potential, its […]

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