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Two months in

Two months in

Please forgive the 2 month blog hiatus, but I just had a baby. Enough said. 🙂  Well, we are over 2 months into this baby thing and we are getting the hang of it!  To be honest, I had a really hard time in the beginning but I am finding such joy in being a … Continue reading

Keaton’s Birth Story

Keaton’s Birth Story

The weekend of September 6-7, I just felt awful.  Sure, I was 39 weeks pregnant and that’s to be expected, but I had several signs that labor was starting, including sporadic contractions and was just READY! I wanted the weekend to rest so I left work early that Friday and sweet coworkers prayed over me … Continue reading

Recent happenings and thoughts

Recent happenings and thoughts

Well here’s the biggest mish-mash of “life” ever, but this is just about how our real life is these days. Even though I have totally dropped the ball on keeping up with our Bumpdates page, I’m almost 37 weeks now and potentially just 3-4 weeks away from meeting our baby boy.  It’s all flown by … Continue reading

When it rains it pours!

When it rains it pours!

…In a good way! We’ve been super busy lately, but with all good things!  In a matter of about 9 days we had my sister fly in from LA, my best friends from Charleston drive up for a weekend, an ultrasound of baby Keaton at the Dr, a baby shower in Raleigh, and a week … Continue reading

Going back to work

Going back to work

Aaron and I are getting over a full week (or more like two) of being sick with a cold.  I lost a full week of productivity and that’s super frustrating to me.  I had to get ready for father’s day (with two dads), Aaron’s brother’s birthday, my dad’s birthday, friends coming in from South Carolina, … Continue reading

Preparedness

Preparedness

I just posted this pic to my Bumpdates page – 24 weeks along!  Looking a whole lot less like Princess Kate and a lot more like Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian, but at least it’s just for a few more months.  And, while we were at the beach this past weekend with friends, a lady … Continue reading

Boring, but productive

Boring, but productive

I keep telling people that the Gouldings are pretty darn boring lately.  And we truly are – but I am loving this season right now.  We have much craziness to come and much to look forward to in the coming months and year so while we are pretty boring, it’s been so good to rest … Continue reading

5 Updates

5 Updates

Just  a few little updates on our lives… 1. We painted the nursery!  Well, when I say “we” I mean Aaron.  My pregnant self isn’t allowed to paint.  But, we were able to get a good low voc, non-toxic paint from Lowes that didn’t smell up the house at all, so I was able to … Continue reading

It’s a BLUE 16 Week update

It’s a BLUE 16 Week update

Just an fyi – I started a “bumpdates” tab at the top of the blog to record all of my bump pictures in one place.  It’s cool to see how my belly has progressed already. (ps. Why am I SO much bigger than every other 16 week pregnant lady on the planet??) And here’s me … Continue reading

A little switcharoo

A little switcharoo

When we moved into this house almost 3 years ago, I tried to be super practical. I tried to anticipate our needs over the next couple of years so I instructed Aaron to put furniture in rooms that made the most sense. What I didn’t anticipate was me changing my mind. More specifically, I changed … Continue reading