October 17th, 2019.
“and we'll collect the moments one by one.
I guess that's how the future's done.” 🖤
October 16th, 2019. post family dinner portrait with ambient light from the front porch & Matthias’ favorite magnolia tree, planted by his big brother when they were children.
today was really good. nothing extraordinary on the schedule or anything like that, but Matthias & I actually spent time together nuzzled up talking before he went to work and that really started my day off so nicely. typically, because he’s up so early, we don’t have time to enjoy our mornings together, but he stayed a bit later & we spent at least half an hour just enjoying each other’s company before he was out the door around 6:30 or whatever it was this morning. a rare little perfect memory I won’t soon forget.
I also got to see our darling son on an ultrasound again today. he’s perfect! duh. measuring 30 weeks & not breech like he was when we checked last time. and now we’re at the point in pregnancy where I get to see my amazing midwife every other week & I love her dearly, so I’m excited about that.
there were other things about today that were good for my heart... like this dreamy weather & connecting with some dear friends after what’s been far too long apart.
and I’m hopeful. and grateful. I have had some dark days in the last 7 weeks, but today wasn’t one of them. I am excited about where we are in this precious, quickly passing season of life, & I’m thrilled about what lies ahead with parenthood, celebrating year four of marriage, my business, and everything Matthias is working towards right now. 💕
second photo made the cut because of that darn cute kitty.
October 15th, 2019. tired in all of the ways. tired enough to be totally okay with this being our self portrait for today. because, real life. you know what I’m learning? it’s hard to be thoroughly grateful AND anxious at the same time. that’s pretty cool. seeking out/working on gratefulness every day.
October 14th, 2019. Monday’s we have Bradley method birthing classes in Houston & we typically grab a hotel to make the night easier. I say typically, but we’ve missed like half the classes so far, soooo... (life, man...) Instead of me driving down to meet Matthias right before class (since it’s near his work), & then driving both our cars at 9pm the hour+ ish back home, JUST for him to turn around to drive back to Houston at 5:30am, having a hotel gives us freedom to r e s t before and after it.😭💕 we actually had time to sit and breathe, even had dinner and talked for while this afternoon beforehand. Our intention was to get an after dinner portrait, but we forgot the camera & said we’d do it later. And then later turned into 10pm. 🤭 (to be fair, we didn’t make it back until 9:30 after class anyway.) When he reminded me we should take it, I recommended we just get it right here. “Is it because you don’t want to put pants back on?” ... yes. Yes, it is.
October 13th, 2019. this is our 22nd day in a row doing self portraits. proud of ourselves for not missing any days! 😂💕 it’s been easier than I anticipated. I’m learning so much about my cameras self-portrait capabilities! glad to be doing this before our little love makes it into the world.
unrelated: I don’t understand why people blur out license plate numbers on the internet. they’re public information that can be easily seen when you’re driving around. what am I missing?🤔
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October 11th, 2019. a modern marriage on a Friday night?
October 10th, 2019. Matthias sat down in the love chair with me tonight, “by the way, we won’t be staying married if you uncover my feet while I’m asleep to take photos”🤣🤣 so... uh. he was definitely disturbed last night, guys. 😂🤣😳 Today’s photos: when we are together, even if we’re working, we just want to be near each other. This is a moment during what would’ve/should’ve been dinner time for us. Working & watching. Normally if he works late, it’d be working & working, but I am spent. He passed me whatever yuck he’s been dealing with and I was up all night. I thought he was just sick from exhaustion, but obviously it was a bit more than that since it’s contagious.
And he asked me to play the piano for him tonight since I haven’t played in.. gosh. six weeks? Basically I haven’t touched it since we moved so suddenly out of our place. He joked he’d stand over me and swoon and I could take a photo. Obviously we didn’t go that route, but I treasure the moment we did get.
October 9th, 2019. Matthias went to bed before me tonight... and, well, that’s actually rare these days. It used to be that we would cuddle in bed for an hour or two, then I would leave (or pull my laptop into bed) to edit & work until the wee hours of the morning while he slept. I preferred working late, while he has always been the type that wouldn’t even stay up past midnight to study for a test. He said his brain shuts off. He just doesn’t do late nights like that. Last January when we left for our big trip, part of our commitment was to get more in sync in with our sleeping. So we did. And gosh, it has made a huge difference being on each other’s schedule. It’s not always the case that we go to sleep together, but it happens more often than not these days, and I really love it. And you know, I don’t really miss the late nights like I thought I would.
But, like I was saying, tonight he fell asleep before me (not feeling 100%), and we didn’t get our photo before that happened, so I had to get, uh... creative. 😂 Sorry to all my feet-hating friends. 🦶 I had to make this sooo quick because sleeping husbands don’t love having their feet uncovered, imagine that. We were laughinggg over photos like this earlier tonight, the ones with parents and baby feet specifically... are the babies under the covers?? can they breathe?? I have questions!!😂 If you don’t know what I’m talking about, sorry. But we had a good laugh about it and it was my inspiration for this photo 🤣
Let’s all take a moment to miss my last apartment and it’s beautiful light 🤩 I’m in my third trimester now and guys I’VE HAD THE BEST PREGNANCY. Seriously. Couldn’t be healthier or happier with how it’s gone 😭🖤 It’s basically a dream, because I’ve always said I wanted a ton of kids - so if all of my pregnancies could be this good that would be helpful 🤣 I can’t give credit to any one thing for how I’m feeling, but I have to say I’m reallyyy pleased with the supplements I’ve been using from Young Living and am quick to recommend them. We all need support, but especially while growing little ones ✋🏼 these are some of the things I’m taking right now (I didn’t get everything in these photos oops.) I have lots to say about each of the products I’ve chosen to take while pregnant 🖤
October 8th, 2019. Due dates aren’t reliable, I get it. We’re guessing at when a new little person is going to make their way into the world & yeah, it’s a guess. But if we are to count on ours, then we’re eighty-four days away from meeting our firstborn son. It’s weird. I’m twenty-five years old, pregnant — in my third trimester(!), and we’re two weeks away from celebrating four years as husband & wife. When did this all happen? We’re like... all grown up.