I wanted something personal from me to my daughter. Starting a "Dear Baby Journal" was the best idea I've ever had!
Just a fun little game.
I scoured the internet for hours looking for pregnancy to-do lists and pre-baby prep lists. The more I looked through the more frustrated I got. List after list containing to-do items like "drink lots of water", "get plenty of rest" and "pamper yourself with a pedicure". That's cute, and all well and good if you're looking for a sweet list to remind you to take a piss every couple hours. I was looking for a serious pre-baby check list. One with actual necessity items not all this fluffy sh**!
We released a collective sigh of relief once we made it past the terrifying first trimester of pregnancy. I naively expected to be able to sit back, relax and watch my belly grow... If I had truly thought long and hard about it I would have realized that conforming your body to hold a whole new person inside an already pretty cramped space wouldn't be easy or comfortable.
Fortner Baby Coming!
Seven months ago we sold our first house, our "Starter house" if you will and bought our second house. Days after we closed on the purchase I drafted a blog post that clearly shows my optimism and excitement. I held off on posting it only to take the time to add photos. Here is a snippet to give you an idea of how I was feeling...
Moving can be stressful... Trust me I know! We are currently moving out of our first home and into our (hopefully) forever home! While we are excited to be taking this next step in our family journey, the process is less than appealing. Between a lazy loan officer, an unresponsive appraiser and impatient sellers, getting into our new house has been one frustration after another.
Here are 10 of my tips and tricks to hosting a stress free Thanksgiving!
Fun Family Adventure to Comic Con!