• Emerson’s Birth Story

    I’ve been dying to put this day into words since we had Emmie. I’ve replayed it over and over again in my head and never want to forget how it felt to bring another life into this world. First off, I made the mistake of convincing myself that she was going to come early, like 2-3 weeks early. My mom had all of us early, and my sister had both of hers early too, so I just knew I wouldn’t make it to 40 weeks. Let me tell you, if you’re pregnant, never ever make that assumption! ðŸĪĢ That last month is LONG, and thinking baby will come early just…

  • Maternity Photo Shoot

    Maternity Photos

    I’m catching up on blog posts after having our baby in June and had to share our maternity shoot. I was about 33 weeks pregnant in these! Luckily, my sister-in-law is an amazing photographer and took these for us. With her talent and the beauty of Montana, they turned out better than I could have ever imagined. She has taken a lot of photos of us over the years, and I think these are my all-time favorite! I can’t wait to hang some in the nursery and show them to Emmie one day. 💗 I got both of my dresses from PinkBlush and couldn’t be happier with the ones I chose! They…

  • Baby Shower

    I am so behind on the blog. Having a baby will do that to ya! Plus I wasn’t doing much of anything in that last month of pregnancy…hello most uncomfortable month of my life! ðŸĪŠ BUT, I have to post the pictures from the wonderful baby shower my friends threw for me in May! From the decor to the food, and everything in between, it was so perfect. Especially that balloon arch 😍 Photos: Allyson Keller Photography These diapers ended up being pretty funny to read! It made changing the {what felt like} 100th diaper of the day a little less mundane! We went through them verrrry quickly!

  • 3D/4D Ultrasound for Baby Girl at 30 Weeks at Stork Vision Bozeman

    First off, can I say how thankful I am for elective ultrasounds! Without them, we would have only gotten three (I had an extra one in the beginning to confirm my due date) throughout the whole pregnancy. That may seem like enough, but with it being my first pregnancy, I just LOVE seeing how much she has grown and changed over the weeks/months, and the 3D/4D ultrasound shows so much detail — it’s insane! Funny story about scheduling this… I called in November to take advantage of a Black Friday special they were having. Yep, I was only like 10 weeks pregnant! 😂 So when I asked about scheduling and…

  • Baby Girl or Baby Boy? Finding Out What We’re Having!

    After our second ultrasound, we decided to go ahead and do the elective genetic testing that the hospital offered. This would also tell us if baby was a boy or girl. I had no idea you could find out that early, I always thought it was around 15-20 weeks when you could find out, so I was excited about that! And actually, you can even find out as early as 9 weeks now…CRAZY! As much as I wish we could have waited to find out, I wanted to be able to decorate the nursery and not have to buy all gender neutral clothing. I felt like we would be better…

  • 10 pregnancy essentials

    10 Pregnancy Essentials You Need Right Now

    I am certainly no expert, given I’m only 19 weeks pregnant with my first baby, but if you’re looking for some pregnancy essentials that you may need, these are my current personal favorites! This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. 1. Lululemon Align Pant II Now, I know these are expensive, and I used to be the person that said I would never pay that much for leggings. But let me tell you, these seriously feel like butter against your legs and almost like you have nothing on. They. Are. Amazing! I had a couple pairs before I…

  • Baby Updates – First & Second Pregnancy Appointment

    In my last post, I talked all about how we found out we were expecting and how we told our families. Now onto our first and second pregnancy appointment and how I learned pregnancy is one long waiting game! My First Appointment Waiting… So after the excitement of seeing those pink lines wore off (just kidding, that never happened, we get more and more excited with each day that goes by!), it was time to schedule my first pregnancy appointment with my doctor! When we found out, I was about 5 weeks pregnant (again, or so I thought). They scheduled my first appointment for when I would be 8.5 weeks…

  • 10 Classy Pregnancy Announcement Photo Ideas

    You just found out your pregnant. Now what!? If it’s your first baby, there are probably a million things going through your mind, and if you’re like me, one of them is, “What’s a cute way to announce it to everyone?” I had seen LOTS of announcement photos on my Facebook and Instagram feeds over the years, and I knew that I wanted ours to be unique. If you’re struggling to think of ideas, I’ve got 10 pregnancy announcement photo ideas for you today! This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I may earn a commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. 1. Sonogram +…

  • We’re having a baby!

    As everyone already knows, we are expecting our first baby girl in June 2019! We are over the moon excited and soaking in every second of this amazing journey.  As everyone also knows, Josh and I waited quiiiiite a while before we decided to try for kids. If you had told me when I got married at 24 that I would be 31 when I have my first child, I would have said you were nuts! I mean, I didn’t even think I’d be really young, maybe like 27 or so, but life had other plans, and I’m thankful things worked out how they have! I can’t imagine if we…