Dear Sweet Boy,
I have loved you from the moment I found out I was pregnant. I’d been dreaming of you and wishing for you and when I found out you were coming, life changed forever.
I am overjoyed that you came into this world almost three weeks early because that means I have you in my life for those extra days. Time I will always cherish.
You have turned our world upside down, our nights into days, and have taught us patience and a love so deep it’s scary. You have installed a sense of awe in both me and your father. How in the world did we make a such a perfect little being?!
I am so very happy and proud to be your mommy. I promise that I will do my very best to make sure that you are healthy and happy all of your days. I vow to do everything in my power to make sure you are a gentleman, and that you’re respectful of others. I pledge to help you become your best self and to make sure you are capable of becoming the man you’d like to be.
Your daddy is a great man, and we are very lucky to have him. I hope that you inherit his charm, wit and laid back cool. Look up to him, he is someone to emulate. He will serve as a terrific role model and will be your very best bud.
You are so loved.
We had some maternity photos taken by the talented Jennifer Oman and boy am I happy we did. I’m so delighted with how they turned out as they will be pictures that we will cherish forever. (And we will never forget the swarms of mosquitos that ate us alive while we took these sweet photos!)
We continued our Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip from Big Sur, through Pismo Beach, to Santa Barbara and onto Santa Monica. Whenever possible we opted to drive along the coast even if it wasn’t the quickest route. Who else thinks that Google Maps needs a scenic route option!?
Scott and I are headed back to Cali-Cali! We’re taking a much-needed long weekend and driving down part of the California Coastal Highway for our baby-moon. We have a bunch of great stops scheduled and I’m so excited to get away for while to explore some different parts of The Golden State.
While we’re on the West Coast we’re going to be doing a little hiking, getting in some good beach time and stopping at lots of yummy places to eat.
See my selections for everything you need to pack for a drive down Highway 1!
1. Denim Maternity Shorts || 2. Striped Ruffle Sleeve Top (similar dress option)
3. Tortoise Sunglasses || 4. Wide-Brim Straw Hat
5. Studded Espadrilles (similar here & splurge pair here) || 6. Pink Maternity Tank Dress
7. New Balance Sneakers (also in gold and pink) || 8. Drawstring Linen Pants
9. Tassel Earrings (similar here and here) || 10. Printed One-Piece Swim Suit (similar here,
here & here) || 11. Zebra Caftan (similar here & here)
We took a break from decorating the nursery (formerly Scott’s gym) and grabbed a bite to eat on a patio so we could enjoy the lovely weather we’ve been having.
So far, in the nursery we have a crib and a dresser filled with a few cute onesies and things I just couldn’t resist picking up for our little guy. This past weekend, with some much-needed help from my dad, we focused on giving the space a new coat of paint, installing a new ceiling fan and hanging up some curtains. I’m so excited to start pulling the baby’s room together and will share more with you in the future.
We had a nice relaxing weekend and headed to brunch in uptown on Sunday. Brunch is seriously one of my favorite things to do, it’s such a fun social activity and I love trying out new restaurants! I’ve seriously been craving lemon ricotta pancakes ever since I saw a sign for them outside of a restaurant during our recent trip to NYC. So I tracked some down at Humboldt thanks to Yelp .
The sun was shining in Denver this weekend and it really was such a beautiful couple of days. On Sunday, Scott and I had our own little date day which was so nice to just have a laid back day to ourselves. We took the dog to the park, had lunch on a patio (followed by a stop at Dairy Queen… I mean come on, 70 degrees in April calls for a DQ Blizzard), played cornhole in our yard just the two of us (to really take advantage of the warm weather), made dinner and watched a movie. It was a perfect day! And now that we have a little one on the way, I’m really trying to cherish the one-on-one time with my husband.
We celebrated Easter with lunch and High Tea at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa. This was my first time experiencing High Tea and I absolutely loved every minute of it. High Tea is held in the lobby of the hotel and includes a vast selection of exotic teas accompanied by delicious mini desserts, scones, tea sandwiches and live music. And if you’re not abstaining from champagne like I currently am, you can add in bubbly! We really didn’t need to eat lunch before since there was so much food served, but since we were all tea-time beginners and didn’t know any better we ate beforehand. The Brown Palace is one of my go-to’s for special occasions, like the Champagne Cascade to kick off the holiday season as seen in this post.
I’ve been experimenting with how to dress my growing baby bump and found the perfect Easter outfit as seen in this Instagram post.
I’ve put the bubbles on hiatus, and for good reason… since I’m expecting!
Our little bundle of joy is due in early August, and Scott and I are over the moon that we are going to be parents.
I found out that I was pregnant on Thanksgiving, which is very fitting for the holiday as we are extremely grateful. We surprised our families with the news on Christmas and have been slowly sharing with friends and co-workers over the past few months.. and even made it Facebook official on Super Bowl Sunday with the photo above! We kept our news private for a while which was really special, but now that I’m showing a little and past the midway point I thought it was time to share with you all.
I’m now 21 weeks and I can’t believe we’re over half way there! I can’t wait to share more of my journey through pregnancy and motherhood!