Imperfect Motherhood

Imperfect Motherhood

Motherhood — it ain’t easy. No one said it would be. But the perception is that it should. From magazines to pinterest boards, society sells effortless mommy hood. I mean, women are inherently born with the nurturing gene, right? So when she pops out a 

Introducing…

Introducing…

… our Lil Bean. Iluminada Vera Jansen born May 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm 6 pounds 4 ounces, 18 inches Our baby girl is here. She’s absolutely perfect. Oh, so perfect. D and I are so happy to have her join our crazy lives, and 

It’s a…

It’s a…

…vagina!!! Legit, that’s what I thought when the ultrasound technician said to look at our baby’s parts and emphasized that there was no penis. My mind went back to the time I first watched Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger — “Boys have a penis and 

DIY Maternity Photos

DIY Maternity Photos

I started thinking about maternity photos around December, but after searching through the interwebs for a photographer I realized that professional maternity photos were out of reach (a.k.a. really expensive). Don’t get me wrong – I think maternity photos are amazing. They are beautiful and 

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Creating a Tiny Life

Creating a Tiny Life

We’re in the home stretch now — 33 weeks this week. Soon enough we’ll meet the new face of our party of three. I’m constantly amazed at how quickly this pregnancy is flying by. I’m also saddened that I didn’t get to enjoy it sooner. 

We Moved!!!

We Moved!!!

Yes, we moved… Again!!! Haha. Ya’ll remember me griping about how much I hate moving from last year, right? Yeah, well we went through the pain and agony of moving again this year AND, at the time, I was 28 weeks pregnant. We’re crazy. So 

Pregnant with Gallstones

Pregnant with Gallstones

You read my health update and you’re curious… What exactly are gallstones? Well, according to WebMD, they’re pieces of solid material that form in the gallbladder, a small organ located under the liver. Your gallbladder stores bile that is produced by your liver. The common 

From Acid Reflux to Gallstones…

From Acid Reflux to Gallstones…

Alright, I promised y’all that I would share my long story about how I found out about my gallstones! So here’s the post for all my friends out there wondering and scratching their heads about my health the last 6 months. E’s Long Health Story 

Be Kind, Always. Part Deux.

Be Kind, Always. Part Deux.

Be kind, always. Be kind, always. Be kind, always. Two years ago, I wrote a post urging folks to remember to be kind to everyone. When D and I found out that we’re expecting, I was crushed. Crushed because we’ll be raising our child in