Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pearl Noreen

Pearl Noreen Laemmli arrived on January 4th – her due date – without any complications.  Now a few months later, it feels like it was nearly a lifetime ago and yesterday all at the same time.

I had gone to the doctor the morning of the 4th for my normal weekly appointment and, just like with Lucy, my blood pressure had spiked.  My doctor highly encouraged me to be induced which I was pretty against the whole pregnancy.  But, at 40 weeks, I was so anxious to get this baby out so we went with it.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Glenwood Springs – Summer 2017

This summer we took a life-giving family trip to Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  I say life-giving because the whole week that we were there I wore the same hat, very little (or no) makeup and took in some of the most breathtaking scenes.  I was 16-17 weeks pregnant so I...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Spring 2017

Spring in Missouri seemed to start earlier this year than in years past.  It was 70 degrees some days in January and February and it was BLISSFUL!  We took tons of long walks – we bought a hiking toddler backpack and so far it’s been a hit.  Paul loves...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

15 months of motherhood

Newborn Lucille Bringing an actual person into the world, who is 100% dependent on adult humans, is one of the scariest and most rewarding things I will ever experience.  After 40+ weeks of preparing for her arrival, I was surprised at how unreal this feeling was.  This tiny human...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Lucille – One Year

Lucille turned ONE!  What a year it was.  People say it every.single.day but you can’t really understand how fast it truly goes by until you wake up one day with a brand new baby, and the next day that baby is a sweet little toddler, walking all over the...

Monday, December 5, 2016

St. George Island

We took our first vacation as a family of three a few weeks months ago to St. George Island, Florida.  I haven’t actually written a post in MONTHS and then I finally draft one, only to not actually publish but until MONTHS later.  Such is life these days! But!  I...