Mason Michael



















So I realize that I’ve totally been MIA for the past 6 weeks. I had planned on trying to keep up with blogging after Mason was born, but the demands of taking care of a newborn proved to be much too demanding!  I’m sure all of you mommas out there understand! Fortunately, things have settled down a bit and I’m finally figuring out this whole mommy thing! Also, I gotta admit… I didn’t exactly feel like having my picture taken in my clothes-  especially since not much fits right now! But of course, these things take time and I’m learning to embrace my post-baby body…. Anyways, back into the world of blogging!

Our precious little Mason Michael was born on February 4th at 2:51pm. He was 6 lbs 10 oz (my tiny little guy) and 20 in long. He was in a breech position right up until birth, so we ended up having a c-section. Everything went so smoothly and it was seriously the best day of our lives! No words can describe the moment when you first see your little baby – perfect, healthy and whole! It was an incredible experience for me and my husband Michael, and for our entire family. We had the most amazing nurses and hospital staff who took such good care of us that we were sad to leave the hospital! Since we left the hospital, we’ve had the most unconditional love and support from our families and friends. We are so grateful and blessed by our precious little gift from God!!

I gotta admit that I do miss being pregnant, but we’ll wait a while until we decide to go through that again. :)


Casual Glam


Sweater: Old Navy / Jeans: Old Navy Maternity / Necklace: GroopDealz (similar here) / Flats: Target / Bracelet: Stella & Dot

So this blog post is one that I actually did back in December and had completely forgotten about… Oops! Better late than never, right?!

I was probably around 30 weeks pregnant here, and my tummy has grown quite a bit since (now that I’m 38 weeks). I bought this sweater from Old Navy in a size bigger than usual, and it has been a great piece throughout the second half of my pregnancy! Unfortunately, it’s a little too short for me now, but I’m glad that it’s a piece that I’ll also be able to wear as a part of my postpartum wardrobe.

Usually I tend to gravitate towards wearing chunky scarves with my cozy sweaters, but I decided to glam things up a bit this time with this pretty little necklace I found on GroopDealz and one of my favorite necklaces from Stella & Dot! Thank God my jewelry still fits! Well… Except for my wedding ring…

When all else fails… Accessorize!


Our Maternity Shoot


(Photos by Mariah Mpls.)

The last several weeks have been so busy that I kept putting off getting our maternity pictures taken. By the time my feet & ankles started to swell up like balloons last week, I realized that we should probably get some pictures taken before I start to feel way too large and in charge… So we did. :)

All in all, I have REALLY enjoyed being pregnant. Though there are so many mental, physical, and emotional changes that come along with it, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. This has truly been the most beautiful experience for me and my husband… And I’m sure that moment when we hold our sweet little boy in our arms will be a million times more beautiful.

These photos were taken by my talented little sister, Mariah. I didn’t want to do anything too fussy or spend a bunch of time outside in the MN frozen tundra, so we decided to take some relaxed, at-home pictures instead. I love the way they turned out!

Less than 3 weeks and our precious little Mason will be here!!!