Baby Two: 21 Weeks Pregnant

  Baby Lamotta is due September 28th, 2017! Today is 5/18/17 which means I’m 21 weeks! On the down slide now! Baby is the size of a baseball hat. I’ve gained… let’s be honest for a minute here. I haven’t weighed myself and while I’m tempted to walk my tush upstairs and do so, I’m also terrified because homegirl is looking more and more like a whale each day.  Midwife appointment this week? Not this week! My next appointment will be my 2nd trimester group visit…

Baby Two: 20 Weeks Pregnant

Baby Lamotta is due September 28th, 2017! Today is 5/11/17 which means I’m 20 weeks! Throw the confetti! I’m halfway there! (WOAHHHH… LIVIN’ ON A PRAYERRRRR) Baby is the size of a paper airplane. I’ve gained… only 8 pounds! I checked all my baby apps and they said 10-12 is the norm so I have no clue how I’m only 8 pounds heavier. But Erica tells me it looks like I’ve actually lost weight. Perhaps it was the whole being sick most of this pregnancy…

6 Must-See Places in Ireland & Northern Ireland

  During my two and a half week stay in Ireland last summer I was happy to have found many wonderful destinations within Ireland and Northern Ireland. I put together this quick reference guide for anyone planning a trip and wondering where the must-see spots are. While they may be all over the place, they are TOTALLY worth the car rental (and yes, you must rent one and drive on the LEFT side of the road). Don’t worry, if I can manage driving the Ring of Kerry on the left side of the road – anyone can…

Baby Two: 19 Weeks Pregnant

Baby Lamotta is due September 28th, 2017! Today is 5/4/17 which means I’m 19 weeks pregnant! Woo! May the fourth be with you! (I don’t know why I said that. I don’t even like Star Wars. Proceed.) Baby is the size of a gameboy! Baby is a… have you heard? Have you heard?! SHE’S A PRINCESS!! IT’S A GIRL! IT’S A GIRL! SHOUT IT FROM THE DANG ROOF TOPS! (I’m excited – can you tell?) We had our Superhero or Princess themed gender reveal last…

The Impact Grief Has on You When You Find Out You’re Pregnant

A week after I found out I was pregnant, I wrote this about my grief during pregnancy. I still have some of these same fears, but I feel less terrified now that I know she’s a girl. It feels like my mom gave me this gift from the beyond. <3 —– They don’t tell you how you’ll feel when life begins again. Grief had taught me many things over the last seven months, but it didn’t teach me how to feel about new life. It didn’t tell me how terrified I’d…