Category “musings”



2 weeks old


two weeks?  my goodness, where did the time go?

so far things have been pretty easy with Wolf.  he only cries or fusses when he’s hungry or when he’s having his diaper changed.  the little man hates diaper changing time.  we’ve had mid-changing pee and poop more times that I’d like to recall!  but regardless how “easy” things seem, we are exhausted.  {my eyes are feeling heavy as I type this, but Wolf has decided he doesn’t want to sleep this evening and he’s wide awake right now!}  no one really tells you how hard it is to transition from your old life to life with a baby.  but we’re adjusting and falling more and more in love with Wolf every day.



1 week old


our little Wolf is 1 week old!  this first week kinda flew by.  however, between not knowing what day it was or what time it was some times, we survived week one.  in just one week, we’ve experienced a whirlwind of emotions.  I’ve cried big sobby tears, I’ve laughed harder than I’ve ever laughed before and my heart has swelled with love.  it’s been quite a learning experience so far and I’m sure there’s still lots more to learn!

did you read my posts on Babble’s Being Pregnant?  well now I’ve moved over to Baby’s First Year.  I do hope you’ll follow my posts there.  my first post is on 7 things I’ve learn in 7 days with my newborn.  have a look!

p.s.  doesn’t that look like a little smile?  I think so.




my belly 37 weeks

I posted on Babble earlier today how I’m a bit anxious about becoming a parent.

and yea, I’m anxious.  I’m also scared, excited, nervous, overjoyed and completely filled with all the other emotions that could fit into this category.  but I don’t think it was until I actually saw my thoughts in writing that I realized no matter what kind of emotions I’ve got going through my mind, I am ready to meet this little boy and I am ready be his mother.

as my Dad told me recently, “there are plenty of different kinds of love.  but you have never thought about, let alone felt, the level of love you are about to experience…”

I think I’m getting pretty close.



5 things I never knew…

pregnancy test

if you missed my little announcement on Friday, I’m excited to join the crew of bloggers at great bloggers at Babble’s Being Pregnant blog.  I’ll be blogging for the blog every day in addition to posting here on Unruly Little Things, so be sure to stop by!

I admit.  before I got pregnant, I had no idea what to expect.  I was seriously naive about pregnancy and how my body and emotions would change.  I don’t know what I expected, but I sure wasn’t prepared for my dresses becoming dangerously short and a snotty nose.  hop over to Babble to see 5 things I never knew before becoming pregnant.



the coast + babble

the coast

hi friends!  wow, what a week!  we were promised amazing weather today so Levi and I headed out to the coast for some rock hunting and yummy seafood.  the Oregon coast is one of our absolute favorite places in the entire world and even though the weather turned out to be a bit rainy, we still enjoyed our adventure.  plus, we made it back to Portland just in time to enjoy a sunny afternoon in the city complete with horchata ice cream – yum!

the coast

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be joining the crew of great bloggers at Babble’s Being Pregnant blog.  if you’ve never heard of Babble, it’s truly a great site and a wonderful resource for pregnancy, babies and pretty much anything family related.  I’ll be blogging for the Being Pregnant blog every day in addition to posting here on Unruly Little Things, so be sure to stop by!  my first post is up here.

have a wonderful weekend!

{photos by me, from the day Levi and I got engaged almost two years ago!}



pregnancy cravings


one of the funniest things I always enjoy chatting about with other pregnant ladies or those who have already had kids is pregnancy cravings.  I can’t say that I’ve gotten one particular thing in my head and just madly craved it, but there have been times when I’ve thought of something or been having one of these particular conversations where I’ve thought to myself “well, shoot!  now I want that too!”  most often than not, it’s been something sweet.  and boy do I ever have a sweet tooth.

in attempts to curb my sweet cravings, I’ve been munching on various trail mixes and small amounts of dried fruits, in particular hazelnuts and freeze dried strawberries.  omg the strawberries!!  they are sort of like strawberry chips.

if you’ve got them, what are your cravings?  it’d be fun to hear!

{fruit from nuts online}