Registry Must Haves

Filling up our baby registry was a little overwhelming. I think I just googled baby registry checklist and went off a few of them. There were some things that I was like, “Nope, don’t need that”, but for the most part it helped me feel like I wasn’t forgetting anything. There are so many things… [Read More]

Emilia’s Birth Story

As promised, here is the novel that is my baby girl’s birth story. :) Where ever to begin? The first week of our little one’s life was easily the hardest week of our lives. The moment she was born was perfect and magical, but it wasn’t long before she was taken away from us and we were absolutely terrified… [Read More]

Emilia’s Newborn Pictures

I could just take pictures of this baby girl all day long. (And I do…) I really wanted super simple newborn photos with lots of white and dreamy lighting. I ended up taking these myself in our guest bedroom, and I love how they turned out! I may have to do a lot more of these… [Read More]

She’s Here!!

Our sweet, sweet baby girl – Emilia Belle Wachtel – was born on October 19th at 9:55 am, weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces and measuring 19 3/4 inches long! We love her SO MUCH! Every little thing she does melts us, and I swear – the girl is pure magic. I ended up having to… [Read More]

37 Weeks

How far along? 37 weeks, 2 days (posting this a couple days late) Total weight gain: 21 pounds Maternity clothes? Yep – loving leggings and cozy sweaters lately. I’m going to have to pull out my scarves again, it’s getting chilly! Sleep: It actually got better in the last couple days – weird right? Although last night sleep was… [Read More]

36 Weeks

How far along? 36 weeks, 6 days Total weight gain: 19.5 pounds or so – will know for sure at my appointment tomorrow Maternity clothes? Yes, so happy to finally be wearing some of the fall maternity things I snagged months ago on sale! Sleep: Falling asleep is easy as pie, but I get up probably 4 times throughout… [Read More]

35 Weeks

How far along? 35 weeks,  2 days Total weight gain: Almost 19.5 pounds Maternity clothes? Still mixing and matching maternity and regular. I’m not wearing anything maternity above. Sleep: I’m super thankful I can still fall asleep with no problem, even if I go to bed really early. I’m definitely feeling sore some nights though from sleeping on my… [Read More]

Our Maternity Pictures

There were really only two things I wanted for our maternity pictures. I wanted them taken in a dreamy field with golden grass, and I wanted to wear a pink dress. Our pictures turned out exactly like I’d hoped – I love them so much! Our photographer, Charlotte Sabo Photography, did an amazing job. Plus, she’s one… [Read More]

34 Weeks

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL!!!! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Friday full of pumpkin spice and everything nice ;) I’ve got a homemade pizza in the oven, a pumpkin spice candle lit, and sweatpants on. Cozy fall Friday for the win. How far along? 34 weeks,  2 days (posting a day late) Total weight gain: 18+ pounds… [Read More]

Summer 2017

It’s so crazy to me that summer is officially coming to an end. As always, it was a super busy one and really soaked up every ounce of energy I had. Can fall please be a little more relaxing? ;) Just until baby comes, of course! Today I just want to share a little recap… [Read More]