Babies: The Anti-Homebody

The Citadel, July 2018.One of the myriad ways my life has changed (for the better) thanks to Piopio is that I’m out and about more. To say my daily routine has changed since Piopio came around is an understatement. Kail and I are both introverts and homebodies, and our preferred way to to spend aContinue reading “Babies: The Anti-Homebody”

Project Life: Baby Book | Volume I

I’m kind of obsessed with my baby. Being a first time parent, that pretty much comes with the territory. I’m also, as you know, quite fond of memory-keeping, specifically Project Life “pocket scrapbooking.”Combine those two things and, well, you have a 12-inch by 12-inch baby book that’s full when said baby is only three monthsContinue reading “Project Life: Baby Book | Volume I”

My First Lesson in Parenting

My first lesson in parenting happened before Piopio was even born. It happened before I went into labor, during my 38-week doctor’s appointment, when I was told labor would be induced the following week. My birth plan — along with months and months of reading about natural pain relief techniques, learning about the best positionsContinue reading “My First Lesson in Parenting”

The Saddest Children’s Book Ever

Throughout my pregnancy, I’ve tried to regularly read aloud to Piopio. Sometimes it’s the news or whatever book I happened to be reading that day. We also received a few children’s books as gifts and have purchased additional ones.Kail bought “The Little Prince” as a Christmas gift for Piopio and me. I had read itContinue reading “The Saddest Children’s Book Ever”

Jordan | Aqaba

After two years of living in Jordan, I finally made it to Aqaba, a city in southern Jordan on the Red Sea. Kail and I had talked about going for a long time. There are a lot of nice resorts and scuba diving centers.It’s been almost three years since we went diving (since our tripContinue reading “Jordan | Aqaba”

2017 Intention Review: A Letter to Myself

I recently shared my 2018 future letter to myself, and now I’m sharing the outcomes of my 2017 annual letter. How much “came true”?2017 was marked by the happiest and most important life change Kail or I have experienced to date: Learning that we would become parents. (This will, of course, be eclipsed by actuallyContinue reading “2017 Intention Review: A Letter to Myself”

Project Life: Baby Book

I’ve already gone deep into the rabbit hole of Project Life scrapbooking, so it should come as no surprise to you that I’ve already started a baby book for my soon-to-arrive bundle of joy. (I’m a nerd.) Kail got me the Baby Boy Edition Core Kit and a new 12×12 binder for my birthday birthweek (amongContinue reading “Project Life: Baby Book”

Coming Soon: Diplobaby

In two months and some change, Kail and I will become parents to our very own diplobaby boy. We’re so excited and already in love with this little person we have yet to meet.I can’t even explain what my happiness has felt like throughout my pregnancy. (I mean, I could make an attempt, given that I’mContinue reading “Coming Soon: Diplobaby”