Little One


Welcome to the world, Claire Joy Boyle. Born December 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM after a fast 4.5-hour labor 7 pound, 12 ounces 19 inches long Everyone is happy and healthy.  <3 <3 <3


Little One: 39 Weeks + 1 Day

This is an exciting update for me to write – the last weekly update I wrote with Henry was my 39 week one (the due date is set at 40 weeks).  I went into labor with him at 39 weeks and 5 days and delivered the next day. Last time around, my water broke about [...]


Little One: 37 Weeks

Time for another pregnancy brain dump!   Physically, I am…   …Meh.  I came down with a really bad ear, nose, and throat infection over the weekend (I have a double ear infection!).  A terrible cold + being 9 months pregnant is kind of the ultimate EFF YOU to my body.  I’m on antibiotics to [...]


Little One: 30 Weeks

30 weeks.  Holy hell!  I gave birth to Henry in Week 39.  Assuming I follow the same pattern, that means that we’re in single digit week countdown mode.  <—If you could see my face right now, it’d be an combination of sheer panic and utter joy. I feel the blog has been rather baby and [...]


Panic-Free Pregnancy: Round Two

I was reading through some of my old pregnancy posts and came across my 31 Week Update with Henry, which is when I wrote about having a panic-free pregnancy. I’d made a list of all the things that I had chosen not to stress out over (because there are a LOT during pregnancy) and the [...]


Little One: 27 weeks

I blink, and it’s suddenly been over a month since I did a pregnancy update.  I think my lack of updates is mostly due to the only things I can think to say are:  I am pregnant.  I am getting bigger and bigger.  The number of weeks I have left are getting smaller and smaller.  [...]


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the ‘lessons’ I learned during Henry’s first three months of life.  When you’re a first time mom, you try really hard to IMAGINE life with a newborn, but it’s impossible to know what it’s really like until you’re living it. And then, of course, all babies and experiences [...]


Little One: 22 (and a Half) Weeks

Way more than halfway there.  Time is flying.  FLYING! Here’s what I looked like with Henry at 22 weeks v. what I look like carrying Little One.  It’s fun for me to read the old Henry recaps so I can compare what I was thinking and doing then to what I’m focusing on now.  At [...]


Little One: 17 Weeks

17 weeks – already?  Seriously.  Time is flying. Thanks again for your congratulations on our pregnancy announcement and my first trimester recap!  Many of you requested regular pregnancy updates, so here I am.  I’m impressed that I remembered to sneak in bump shots this weekend!  It’s crazy how fast the weeks are going with Little [...]


First Trimester Recap

First of all… Thank you all so much for the well-wishes.  It is so appreciated.  In particular, I really loved the comments from people who have been reading since before K and I got married – it’s so lovely that you’ve followed my blog and my family for so long.   Obligatory mirror selfies shall [...]


I’m baking someone sweet! We are so excited to announce that I’m pregnant!   And Henry is super pumped to have a sibling (especially if there is cake involved…).  In all seriousness, we are confident that he’ll truly enjoy having a baby brother or sister. Henry will be a great big brother. Kristien and I [...]

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