Tag: Parenting

  • 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 we can’t wait for all our new adventures together. The […]

  • 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 girls have a vagina.” But in all seriousness, we’re expecting […]

  • 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 they capture a special moment in time for you, your […]

  • Protected: April Showers… Bring May Flowers!

    Protected: April Showers… Bring May Flowers!

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

  • 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. I’m a fairly healthy human being. At least I think […]

  • 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 misconception is that gallstones are the same as kidney stones. […]

  • 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 from the Very Beginning I’ve always been struggling with gastric […]

  • The Cat is Out of the Bag!

    The Cat is Out of the Bag!

    Last week D and I announced to the world that we are expecting a new family member in May. I can’t tell you how hard it’s been to keep this a secret (minus our close family and friends). But considering I’m now on my way to my third trimester, it’s becoming more and more apparent […]