I'm a mom and Pediatric Speech Therapist, and currently spend my days enjoying those two things. Here I write about DESIGN, MOTHERHOOD, STYLE AT HOME and LIFE in Seattle. Click HERE to read more about me. Say hi at email@example.com.
Happy Easter! When I saw this holiday on the calendar last month I didn’t know if I would make it here still pregnant. Here we are, and the combination of that and this day feels like all the redemption we could ever ask for. Happy Easter indeed. 🐣
I had a grocery story clerk say to me this week, “Wow, you look like you’re ready to pop!” To which I responded, “Thank you!” enthusiastically and wholeheartedly. She looked at me confused. The five seconds were too short to explain all about the preterm labor, the hospital visits, the thought that I would never make it to 34 weeks let alone look “ready to pop” in this pregnancy. It was all I dreamed of hearing at 28 weeks in the ambulance. And here I am, still standing, buying groceries, pregnant at 34 weeks and looking like a healthy, normal, pregnant person. My perspective, along with nearly everything else, has changed. What a compliment, looking so full term. I’ll take it, every time. ✨
Nursery prep is in full swing. ✨ That expanding rack took me a minute to track down on amazon but I finally found it listed as a “coffee mug wall rack.” 😂 I’ve never seen it with mugs but it works great for tiny nursery storage. I’ll link it in stories. Also, if you need an Easter outfit shipped fast @tea_collection has ethically made clothes and free day two shipping starting tomorrow with the code EASTER. 🐇
It’s a sunny Seattle weekend. Ready for all the picnics. ☀️🍉
Once you’ve experienced a pregnancy related complication, of any kind, you can’t “unsee” it. It changes you, you carry it with you. A part of the innocence and joy of an uncomplicated pregnancy is lost. There are other wonderful things too, that enter in. Like all of your friends showing up in both big and small ways, daily. And having your perspective and priorities shift to what really matters. And gratitude for all the little things. But there is still a loss. It’s like you took the red pill in the matrix, you can’t go back. We are different people for going through this. There’s a new layer of understanding and connectedness with people who have experienced similar things. People continue to reach out and connect with us, offering their stories, their empathy, their encouragement. We’re still so “in” it right now that it’s a difficult place to share from, and I don’t even really know what I think about all of it yet, or how I will look back on this season. But I do know that we are getting though it and we are finding joy, even in the middle of all the unknowns. It is not an easy place to be, and at times disorienting filled with so much uncertainty, but there is a different kind of richness and depth to it, and there is so much good here too.
I’m teaming up with one of my favorites @bannortoys to help you fill those Easter baskets with beautiful, handmade wooden toys. Giving away a $50 credit to their shop. Just follow both accounts, like this photo on both pages, and tag some friends in separate comments to enter. Winner announced Sunday. Good luck! ✨
Celebrating good news at our follow up appointment the best way we know how. We have turned a major corner and are so happy about it. 🎉
First outside dinner of the year tonight, made even sweeter since it was brought over by friends. We have been well taken care of and well fed this week, and we are so grateful. 💛
A perk of crisis: friends and flowers keep showing up. 💐 We are still processing all that we’ve gone through recently, and while we don’t have many answers, we’re grateful to be pregnant for one more day, one more week. We’re finding joy in the little things and we know that no matter how this goes, it will all be ok. 💗