As I sit down to write this I am 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant which I can hardly believe myself! This pregnancy has flown by but I'm also so ready for a glass of rose and deli sandwich. Click here to continue reading my third trimester pregnancy Q&A.
We finally pulled the trigger on maternity pictures and I just LOVE how they turned out. We didn't do them when I was pregnant with Palmer and I slightly regret it because I think it's such a special stage in life, one that I know I'll look back on fondly so I knew I wanted to do them eventually but, if I'm being honest, I had so much on my plate I thought, I'll just do them next time. Then I realized, I don't know what the future holds. We may decide we're done after two, we may not be able to conceive again, the list goes on and so I made it a priority. Click here for outfit inspiration!
I've had this in my drafts now for well over a year and I wasn't sure if I would ever hit publish on it because it's a very personal story but also incredibly special and one I never want to forget. And as much as this blog is for you, it's also for me, and serves as a written record of life's ups and downs and everything in between. It just didn't make sense to leave out something so monumental and pivotal in my life so here we are - Palmer Anne's birth story.
Thinking of and making healthy-ish meals for Palmer's breakfast, lunch and dinner can get pretty daunting and often time consuming. Of all the meals though, I think breakfast is probably my favorite because we've got a pretty solid group of options we rotate through weekly. All of them can be made in under 10 minutes or prepared ahead of time and frozen for easy preparation. Click in to continue reading!
Traveling with a baby or toddler can be very intimidating and certainly isn't easy but a little planning and preparation can go a long way. Kevin and I have never shied away from a road trip and adding a baby to the mix definitely created a layer of complexity but it still hasn't stopped us. Especially now during the pandemic, car travel is the safest method for our family to get around with Palmer in tow.
SURPRISE, WE'RE PREGNANT! If you follow me on Instagram [@karavallari] then you know that we're expecting baby #2 this coming June. Kevin and I are beyond excited to be growing our family and can't wait to watch Palmer become a big sister! It still feels a little surreal to be on this journey again and I feel so blessed to be growing a second life.
I know the holidays are only a few short weeks behind us but I'm already excited for Valentine's Day! Here in Chicago there's not a whole lot to look forward to in January or February. The days are short, cold and we're still stuck at home for the foreseeable future [thank you, COVID] so why not go all out celebrating Valentine's Day this year!?