This a series where I share snapshots from my daily life as captured through my iPhone. If you’re new to the series and would like to catch up (or just missed a few along the way), click here for past posts, and follow me on Instagram to keep up with my daily adventures.
It’s been a month of mixed emotions. There has been a birth and a death, moments of joy and moments of sorrow. All kinds of fears, and all kinds of excitement.
We found out on our 3-year anniversary (April 16th!) that we’re having a baby boy, who we’re naming Jack, and that has probably been the most exciting of all. I can’t believe it’s already May, and I’m one month closer to meeting my little guy. Pregnancy has been filled with all kinds of fear, but I also know that it’s an immense privilege and gift to carry a child, and I don’t want to take it for granted.
Overall, I’d say April was a busy month and a mostly good month filled with good food, friends, family and (finally) coffee…
Coffee + scones.
A homemade veggie burger and fries. Delicious.
After a pretty pedicure with my friend Karen, the day before she had her baby boy Charlie!
Where I’ve been most of the month: reading on the couch!
Quinoa and black bean tacos with Sriracha-lime Mexican street corn. (Recipe coming, I promise.)
My moisturizer (and stretch-mark-preventer) of choice.
Got to visit my favorite spot in Malibu for a birthday party. Sadly, no vino for me. I guess I’ll have to go back again soon!
Made the delicious “Rice Cream Sundae” recipe from It’s All Good. So fun!
A bump shot at 16 weeks.
Shauna Niequist’s blueberry crisp. Always a good idea.
A spring pea risotto, also from It’s All Good. Clearly I can’t stop cooking from that cookbook!
Bits of a tasty dinner outside.
My sweet, snuggly girl.
Brian and I at dinner with friends. Typical.
My girl Annie and me on our first double date with the husbands. Many more to come!
Avocado toast for life. Can’t stop eating it.
Maggie in her happy place.
Another bump selfie—18 weeks!
Hanging with my friend Ashton’s daughter Blakely in Austin. She is so expressive these days! Can’t get enough of her.
Karen’s baby Charlie!! 9 lbs, 12 oz. Love this big guy!!
Candid moment with Ashton and Blakely in Austin.
And then for real.
A mini-reunion of college girlfriends at our friend Rachel’s wedding in Austin, TX.
Brian and I holding baby Charlie for the first time.
19 week baby bump, snapped right before we found out that we were having a baby boy!
A new “J” mug in honor of Jack, plus a cute onesie from Auntie Ashton.
Wyoming sunset on our drive out to Uncle Randy’s funeral.
Games and giggles with cousins.
A beautiful and heartbreaking moment during the graveside service.
Our selfie Easter photo. Never remembered to take a real one!
My new favorite pouch, with one of my favorite quotes.
The moment I realized Jack hit a growth spurt! Whoa baby!
My first pregnancy jog!!
Breakfast and reading out in the backyard.
The contents of my tote (shared in hopes of winning the Madewell #totewell contest).
Coffee + scones.
20 week bump, in my favorite maternity shorts my friend Ashton lent me.
An afternoon (decaf) iced mocha during the heat wave we’ve been having. Toasty!
What have you been up to this month? Do share! (And include a link to your blog if you share photos, too!)…