Life Update!

April 16, 2018

Happy Monday everyone! Long time no chat! As I write this, I'm literally living my best life. I'm eating Dairy Queen (it's my treat once a month), wearing a face mask, in bed and watching the American County Music Awards. This is 30 people and I'm damn well loving it.

It's been a while since I've done a life update and boy do we need a little update. It's already mid-April, I'm almost half way through pregnancy and I miss catching ya'll up. Grab your coffee ladies (& gents!), lets catch up.

Pregnancy Update // So, I'm officially 19 weeks (tomorrow!) meaning I'm almost half way through cooking this little babe. It's been a fairly good pregnancy and no joke, second trimester is where it's at. I started feeling great around week 16. My exhaustion faded, my appetite is back and while my bump is starting to show, I feel pretty dang good. What a lot of you don't know is I'm currently on modified bed rest. I hinted at an ER visit a while back, so here are the minor details. At week 13, I found myself bleeding a ton. I immediately thought miscarriage. A trip to the ER and I was told I have a hematoma growing outside the sac where the babe is. She is fine, but to ensure she stays put for another 25 weeks, I've been put on modified bed rest. No exercise, no lifting over 10 pounds and no real activity. But ya know, if I've learned anything, its that nothing is permanent and if a healthy baby requires bed rest, I'm resting. So if you wonder why a lot of my pictures are me in my house, that's why. I'm hoping my 21 week appointment, the ultrasound shows the hematoma is shrinking and we can resume some activity. Fingers crossed.

Job Update // Work has been nuts but luckily I work from home so I can manage the work load and baby bed rest. I have some exciting work stuff coming up and I can't wait to share with you what I've been working on in my 9-5 job. It's going to be great!

Blog Update // Maternity has definitely changed the way I approach blogging because all of a sudden there is so much more to chat about. I'm going to try and keep the pregnancy posts to a minimum, one or two posts a week. But I do have some amazing collabs and GIVEAWAYS coming up. These are ones you don't wanna miss.

Carrie Underwood is back // This may seem like a life update for Carrie and not me, but she is my favvvv so when she's back, I'm talking about it. Back in November, Carrie Underwood fell at her house and broke her wrist and had some major face stitches (like 40!). Last night, she made her appearance at the ACMs and KILLED it. If you didn't see it, you have to look it up. Or just blast her new song on repeat for ever.

Henry turned 9! // For those of you who don't know the story of Henry, let me tell ya. I had just moved back to Arizona after college and it was my 22 birthday. My BFF Coti came over before we were going out with my birthday gift. She brought me a dog carrier bag. I was freaking out thinking she got me a dog. It turned out to be my fav clutch to date. But the next day, we were dog hunting. I dragged her all over the city looking at dogs, meeting people in parking lots, farms and after a drive way south twice and Henry puking on her in the car, we were bringing Henry home. He's lived in Scottsdale, Omaha and now Denver. He's a country-wide traveler and the absolute love of my life and now he's 9! 

Jackson, WY // This Easter, Adam and I road tripped to Jackson with some friends for a long weekend. The rest of the group skied while I brunched at Persephone Bakery, we made home cooked meals, bopped around the city and spent some R&R in the snow capped mountains. If you haven't been to Jackson, you need to go asap! It's a dream land. 

The day care saga // If you've been following on Insta stories you know Adam and I have been touring daycare for our baby girl who isn't even born. Welp, today I enrolled her! Crazy. She has an official start date and isn't even here! I'll be marking that date as the day I spend crying while my baby goes off to college, I mean daycare. 

Happy Monday everyone, lets make this the best week. 


  1. Congrats on all the pregnancy/job news. My little doggie is about to turn 8! They "grow up" so fast!

  2. It looks like a lot of fantastic things are happening for you! Prayers that the hematoma shrinks so you can start moving around again :)

  3. Wow, it sounds like such an exciting time! Hoping you will be able to get off of the modified bed rest soon girl :)

  4. Omg you got her enrolled in daycare! Lol you are fast. I didn’t enroll my boys until they were born �� Surprised you’re able to do it before the child is born, I know some places won’t let you.

    Sucks about being on bed rest. But you have to do what’s best for you and the baby.

  5. Daycare shopping (touring? exploring?) is crazy! I'm so glad you found one you liked!


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