Thoughts on Life with Two Kids

When we decided to try for a second kid, I really felt like I was taking a bit of a gamble with our future. I knew I wanted a sibling for Sully, but I wasn’t sure about going through the newborn stage again, or adding more work to our already challenging days with a toddler. […]

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37 Weeks and 3 Days

Waylon

On August 16, our baby made a very unexpected, very fast entrance into the world! This birth was completely different from Sully’s and nothing could have prepared me for how spontaneous and fast it was. I’m still constantly going over the series of events and dissecting them, wondering how I didn’t realize I was in […]

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32 Weeks!

Well l haven’t been very good about these pregnancy updates! I’m suddenly 32 weeks…where did the time go?! The biggest change, other than my now giant belly, is I have gestational diabetes once again (had it with Sully’s pregnancy as well). I didn’t do the glucola test this time; I just tested at home since I […]

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18 Weeks Pregnant

The second trimester has been SO much better than the first. My nausea is at least managed by medication, which has allowed me to go back to a healthy, normal diet. I am back into cooking and enjoying food and my evenings are no longer spent on the couch feeling depleted of all energy and […]

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15 Weeks Pregnant

I made 15 weeks this past Sunday. I thought it would be fun to do blog updates as often as possible to document this pregnancy. I didn’t do that for Sully’s pregnancy, and I would love to be able to go back and reference things like how big my bump was, how much weight I gained […]

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Baby #2! 14 Weeks Pregnant

Baby #2

I am officially 14 weeks pregnant with Baby Browne #2! It’s been so hard to keep that news bottled up inside. We’ve told most close family and friends by now, but we waited til 12 weeks for the official Facebook/social media announcement, which is basically announcing to everyone else we know. I’ve been wanting this […]

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Choosing a Vegan Meal Plan Subscription

Choosing a Vegan Meal Plan

The first meal plan subscription I ever tried — many years ago — was The Fresh 20 vegetarian meal plan. It was a game changer for me. I ate healthier than ever, cooked something new every night, and learned so much about cooking. I enjoy cooking, but I don’t know the first thing about creating my own […]

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Baby on Board

We’ve talked about getting a bike seat for Sully for months, but just never got around to doing the research and picking one out. Well, as of this weekend, we finally got the ball rolling with our very first bike ride with Sully on board! My parents gave Pete the bike seat a few weeks ago for […]

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Back to “School”: a Rocky but Promising Start

We are three weeks into Sully’s first “school year”. He began a Mother’s Day Out program (half days, four days a week) in September. There have been a few bumps along the way (he’s already on his second illness since starting the program), but overall I’d say it’s going amazingly! I expected tears and heartbreaking […]

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17 Months Old

Sully will be 18 months old in a week, but I have to squeeze my blog updates in when I can, so I’m not going to risk waiting another week to post and then not find the time to do it! Phew. It’s been a crazy month. When I am in the middle of a […]

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