today is my official due date for this baby boy of ours & i am feeling NO signs of labor or readiness from him. (you can find previous bumpdates here to see my belly progression!) i will get a slight cramp & think to myself “is this a contraction” or feel something and be like “was that my water breaking” ….but,…

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33 things on my 33rd birthday

it’s my birthday weekend!- woo hoo! i turned 33 on friday, 9/28, and while i didn’t feel like celebrating myself at first since i’m so pregnant, i really forgot how amazing birthdays can be. i was showered with positivity and felt so loved – it was a really special day. i did this post last year & wanted to do…
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babymoon in maui

dekel & i went to maui, hawaii for our “babymoon” back in may, when i was 22 weeks preggers & we had an ahhmmmaaaazing time. we were there from 5/31 – 6/4 so we had 4 nights and ~5 days to explore the island. i’d love to share where we stayed, what we did & where we ate if you would like to…
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bishop arts outing

a few weekends ago dekel’s friend ofek came into dallas from israel for a night. he came with his g/f to specifically see a UFC fight before going on to visit vegas, san francisco, some national parks and then new york but we wanted to meet up with them and take them to enjoy some good ‘ol texas bbq for the one afternoon they…
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modern kitchen renovation

we gave our kitchen a facelift! actually, that was our naive intention when we began this whole process months ago and we got reallllyyyy screwed. what we thought could be an easy facelift, turned into a whole kitchen remodel project and while we LOVE the result, we didn’t expect to go down this path so i want to share my experience…
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week 36 pregnancy bumpdate

i’m wrapping up week 36 of my pregnancy & coming to the realization that he could literally come into the world any day now. this is all out of my control and i’m trying my best to go-with-the-flow and be open-minded for when/how labor could happen. i’m finding peace in thinking of my mama friend’s who have had kids and just reminding…
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the labors of labor day weekend

it’s my birthday month and officially marks the 1-month-countdown of baby boy’s arrival- woooo hoooooo!!!!! i’m 36-weeks pregnant and technically he could come any day now, but my official due date is 10/1….i’m so anxious, the anticipation is killing me! this labor day weekend has already been so fun & productive and we still have another left, yaaaass! dek took off…
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maternity photoshoot in the fields

last saturday at sunset dek & i met our photographer friend amy at arbor hills nature preserve & had a maternity photoshoot. we hadn’t been in front of the camera together since our wedding almost 7 years ago (trip down memory lane here) & i felt a strong desire to capture these moments of our family before adding baby boy to the mix.…
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maternity to the max

you guys, i’m feeling maternity to the max! at 35 weeks my belly is so heavy and the pressure down there is getting real. i think this is the feeling my doctor was describing when she said it will feel like a bowling ball is in between my legs once he “drops.” i’m winded so easily and am getting cramps in my belly…
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black & white stripes for jury duty

so i wore black & white stripes to jury duty yesterday….didn’t realize that probably wasn’t the best choice in style until i was there going through the metal detectors at the frank crowley courthouse. i didn’t get picked which i was kind of bummed about. actually, we were all dismissed after hours of waiting around as it seemed they reached an agreement…
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