What I’m Packing in My Hospital Bag

Today marks week 33 of this pregnancy! Feeling better. The house is more or less coming back together after the mini-crisis the past two weeks… knock on wood. Ah I don’t want to jinx it. Hah I cannot believe I’ll be full-term in just four weeks. HOW did that happen? Ah the nerves are kicking in… As much as we…

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Our Baby Showers

Before #fleamageddon began, Dan and I got to spend the previous two Saturdays celebrating Baby Boy Schmieder with our beloved family and friends. Both my mom and my mother-in-law generously offered to throw celebrations–which was really great because one shower on its own would have been almost too large a group. This allowed us to really spend more time with…

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It’s Been a Hell of a Week

Well… week 31 of pregnancy went a LITTLE differently than others. Baby is gooood. Moving a ton. Belly is growing almost daily. I’ve been crazy sick and haven’t worked out in over a week. But really Dan’s and my stress level went up tenfold when we finally diagnosed the problem in our house…  

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The Affordable Skincare Brand I’ve Been Using for My Winter/Pregnancy Skin Woes

If I’ve had one major side effect of this pregnancy… (along with acid reflux…) it’s SERIOUSLY dry skin. Apparently this happens from pregnancy hormones? Cool. But coupled with dry Chicago winter air it has been b-r-u-t-a-l. I’ve been doing it all to combat it. Moisturize multiple times a day, sleep with a humidifier, drink loads of water and eat recommended…

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