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I feel like I’m on the verge of feeling like myself again, but week 16 still had plenty of gags and pukes. There’s a silver lining in there somewhere. In an effort to be more positive, I absolutely can’t believe I’m 4 months pregnant … and there are only 5-6 months left in this journey! […]

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It’s been just over a month since we announced that we were expecting our 2nd baby (no clever nickname yet) … I can’t believe it’s only been a month! In true “the universe is punishing me” form, this pregnancy has been rough. Like, who would ever allow a mama to have a harder 2nd pregnancy? Chasing […]

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Happy New Year!! After not posting much here in 2016 (which was actually one of our busiest years of travel/life – I’d love to share some of our trips!!), I couldn’t let this post go unwritten. After all, we’ve shared our New Year’s Day Gorge adventures every year since moving to Portland. Past adventures: 2016, […]

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After sharing my home birth story with others, I get mixed responses … One of the most common is that women would have loved to give birth at home, but they wanted the hospital just in case. I totally respect that and understand sentiment. When listening to other’s birth stories (births in the hospital), one […]

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When deciding to have our baby at home, I was 80% sure we wouldn’t need a childbirth class. After talking with my midwives (the amazing ladies at Vivante Midwifery), I learned that a birth class is so much more about the entire experience for both Jimmy & I (not just about learning how to physically […]

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