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18 Week Bump & Other Updates

Sometimes my mind spins thinking of how our lives are going to change come this summer. New house in a new country with a newborn! I wonder if it will all be too much, but then again, I remember who I’m on this adventure with. I couldn’t imagine my life with anyone else other than Shane by my side.

As the house progresses and has taken real shape, so has baby and my growing belly. To look down or in the mirror and see how my body has adapted to house a little life inside of it…my mind spins again. There are crazy surreal moments, and then moments when I could almost forget that I’m pregnant. I’m so grateful to be in the second trimester, finding that I have energy and strength and no food aversions. Only cravings…for things like oranges and salads and chocolate chip cookies (the first two have to cancel out the cookies, right?).


Last week, at 18 weeks along


These were taken a little over a week ago at the house. Those dormers look out from our new office!



The snow may be pretty, but I am so ready for Spring!

This morning is an exciting one, for we have our ultrasound booked! Can’t wait to get another look at baby, and see how much he or she has grown and changed.¬†From there we have an afternoon lined up of house errands: picking out a fireplace, countertops, flooring, etc. The decisions we have to make seem endless and really, sometimes I wish I had someone to make them for me. But the day we get to sit down to a meal in our new kitchen, or cozy up in the family room with our little one, those moments will be pretty sweet.

  • Kindrel - March 6, 2014 - 9:33 am

    You are so adorable Mikaela! So happy for you and Shane in this exciting new season.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Crall - March 6, 2014 - 9:56 am

    Ahhh! So excited for you guys! Your house looks amazing and you look stunning. <3ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - March 6, 2014 - 11:24 am

    That is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Daniela - March 6, 2014 - 11:44 am

    You look beautiful- congratulations!! And, of course your home is coming along in perfect timing. When will you move in?ReplyCancel

  • Dani - March 6, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    Beautiful photos. I am so excited to be able to follow along on this adventure through your blog. Such an incredible time in your life!ReplyCancel

  • Risa (Mom) - March 6, 2014 - 4:23 pm

    Such pretty photos! But the baby bump one is the most beautiful! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jillian Tree - March 6, 2014 - 5:24 pm

    GLOWING Mama!! So many exciting changes for you two this year, I’m excited for you! So wish we lived closer together <3 Welcome to the club, motherhood is amazing, so much added love that will come into your heart! :)ReplyCancel

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