Cuteness Overload

But really though.


30 Weeks

Remind me never to take a picture with the awkward half-open cheese-ball smile, yikes haha
The Goose had to get in on the action but then immediately did not want her picture taken
Oh my heart, there is just nothing cuter than when she nestles in with daddy with a good book

It was so nice to watch conference this weekend and spend the days with my favorite people in the world. Conference is always so good for the soul, and the October session is always my favorite for some reason.  I had Brody take some pictures of my 30-week bump (I've tried to be better about taking them more often, but I think I'm failing miserably).  I can't believe we only have 10 weeks until Baby Girl #2 arrives!

 Cadence is talking non-stop--most of it is still gibberish--but she has added quite a few more words to her repertoire including, 'hot', 'milk', 'juice', 'purple' and 'night night'. She loves to play peek-a-boo, get chased by anyone, and loves books more than anything :) Watching her run is probably my favorite thing in the world, and she loves giving people kissies with the cutest, most exaggerated pucker you've ever seen.


Can't Help Myself

I spent some of the weekend putting up some fall decor around my mom's house.  I don't have my own and it's almost unhealthy how excited I get and how much time I spend just thinking about having a house to decorate for holidays someday.  I made that Halloween banner and advent calendar last year (total PB knockoffs), and I claim it's for my kids to enjoy but really...I couldn't wait to get them out of storage :)  I may have already been stressing about the thought of not ordering Baby Girl #2's stocking early enough to have by Christmas...yes I've thought about this multiple times and I have the actual stocking already picked out and ready to go, we just need to decide on a name.  Which, currently our front runners are Abby, Emily and Olivia.

I'm officially in my third trimester now (I'll post a bump update soon), and I'm starting to feel it. The kicks aren't magical, soft little movements anymore but painful, sharp jabs and stretches--I'd forgotten how bad they can hurt. But I must say this pregnancy has been a lot less painful overall and not just because we aren't dealing with the stress of a flooded apartment, graduation, and a cross-country move.  There has been no tailbone pain to speak of, barely any sciatic nerve pain, and only a couple instances of round ligament pain so far (knock on wood). It's gone by so fast and I feel like once October hits the rest of the year will fly by. It's crazy to think that Baby Girl #2 will be here in 10 weeks, and that Halloween and Thanksgiving will both happen during that 10 weeks. Yikes!


Goodbye Summer

Even though it's still in the 80's outside, we are ready to welcome fall around here



"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall."


Movie Buffs

Brody and I share a love of movies, or at least a desire to love movies, (I especially am becoming more and more hard to please..) and there are a lot of promising movies to look forward to this fall so I'm trying to keep my expectations in check while still allowing a good amount of excitement. But look how long that list is! Yay!  Plus all our TV shows will be back on in the fall...

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens - I think everyone wants to see this one. And will.
  • Spectre - I really liked Skyfall and can't wait to see Christophe Waltz as a Bond villain. Absolutely!
  • The Martian - The cast. The concept. Based on a good book. I'm there. (I also want to read the book so if you have a copy...)
  • Steve Jobs - I loved The Social Network and am really curious to see what Aaron Sorkin has done with Steve Jobs' story. Plus Danny Boyle intrigues me so it should be good, right?
  • Bridge of Spies - Spielberg and Hanks in a Cold War drama about an attorney? Yes please.
  • The Intern - I just kind of love Nancy Meyers movies (Father of the Bride, Somethings Gotta Give, It's Complicated) even though it's usually more for the homes and interiors than anything else ;)
  • Hateful 8 - Tarantino is a violent nut job, but that nut job knows how to make a good movie.
  • Spotlight - Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams and Stanley Tucci uncovering the massive Catholic Church scandal? Yeah. I'd watch that. Plus I feel like Michael Keaton only comes out of the woodwork to do a really good movie so....we'll see.
  • The Revenant - I liked Birdman a lot so I'm really curious to see this one, plus it has Leo and he doesn't really make a bad movie....Leo*whispered*
  • Sisters - Tina Fey and Amy Pohler, you betcha.
  • Black Mass - This just looks creepy as all get out, I'll have to read the parental guidance before committing to this one but I do love me some Cumberbatch, Bacon and Depp
  • Snowden - I just find him and his story fascinating so I'd be curious to see this one if it gets good reviews.
  • The Walk - Man on Wire was a surprisingly great documentary so I'm definitely intrigued by this one. Plus it will be weirdly nice but also sad to see the twin towers again, if only through computer graphics.
  • Suffragette - In honor of all those amazing women that have gone before, movies like this need to be made. Plus is has Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter so...yeah.


Baby Girl #2

She was a little shy but we finally got to see her face

We had my 20-week ultrasound this week and found out that Cadence is going to have a little sister!

We are so thrilled and excited to meet this little goose, volume two.  My sisters are my best and closest friends and I'm so excited for Cadie and Baby Girl #2 to have that as well.  Sibling relationships are the longest of our lives--more than parents, more than spouses--and we don't take this amazing little being for granted. Everything looked healthy on the scans and I can't believe this pregnancy is already halfway over, I feel like it has flown by!  We hadn't really even started to pick names so if you have some suggestions, let us know :)

20 weeks and finally hitting that second trimester sweet spot