Friday, April 18, 2014

Pregnancy Journal

Hello again!  Gosh, it's been a while.  Can I be honest here?  I have such an inner struggle with this blog sometimes.  I go back and forth about continuing it.  There are times that I feel ok with letting it go.  It's hard to find the time and when I do have the time, there are so many other things I end up doing.  I know one might assume that I have all the time in the world but there's a lot that goes into this and frankly, I just don't have it in me sometimes.  There are other times though that I do miss it and as I sit here and write this, it does feel good.  This was always an outlet for me.  Whether creatively with recipes or crafts, or just a way for me to express myself.  I remember making New Year's resolutions this year and one of them was to blog more.  My last post was in February so, seems to be going well!  I guess I have some figuring out to do with this but in my mean time, I want to share something very special.  This is something that I worked on for over a year.  Remember when I was pregnant and posting about my pregnancy all the time?  Well, not only did I want to share my experience but it was also a way for me to document everything so that I could remember.  I kept a journal throughout my pregnancy which I shared here and there.  My intention from the very beginning was to have something to give my children when they were older.  I wanted them to be able to live through my experience.  I included everything.  Every feeling, every emotion, pictures, cravings, moments, events and everything about my life over the course of 10 months.  I put my heart and soul into this project and I feel like I owe it to myself, and to everyone who followed my pregnancy, to reveal the meaning behind it.

As we quickly approach Loyal's first birthday, I figured this would be a good time to share this and have a brief moment of reflection.  I hope you enjoy this small piece of myself and I apologize if some things are hard to make out or hard to read.  It has taken a lot for me to finally share this and really put myself out there in a way that feels so raw and exposed.  
So without further ado, here it is.

Book ordered through Blurb.
Maternity pictures

One more thing:
I don't plan on showing this book to anyone.  It's way too personal.  This was something I did for me and for Loyal.  I just don't want anyone to be surprised when you don't see it out on the coffee table for show and tell when you come over. :)


  1. This is the sweetest thing ever!!!!!

  2. Beautiful Nicole. I do love your blogs, and although we are in two different stages of our life; I too will be a Mom someday and I am excited to share similar stories with you and other Mom's. Loyal is going to love this gift when he's older; it's beautiful. He has such a wonderful Mom, inside and out. Love you!

    1. Awwwwwww you just about made me cry!!!! You are sooooo sweet and I love you so much! Xoxoxo


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