Okay, first things first: baby active spirit is due in May.

Above: 10 weeks
Below: 18 weeks

It is wild how quickly these little nuggets grow, and frankly speaking, it is creepy how alien-like they look in those early stages.

A few things to note:

  • This was not my timing, but I suppose God wanted me to get on His timeline so here we are.
  • The gender reveal will happen when I give birth and not a moment sooner.
  • I refuse to have a baby shower: none of that frou frou awww-inducing nonsense.

As much as I enjoy blogging my life in this space, I have hardly documented this maternity journey of mine, but honestly, there has not been much to share. I bought a full body pillow in hopes of a better sleeping experience at night. I picked up exactly two pairs of maternity jeans. I (annoyingly) went up a bra size. My nipples hurt like crazy when even the slightest chill crosses my path. Everything smells horrible, and nothing tastes as good as it did when I was getting a period every month. Other than that, it is business as usual over here.


As for the rest of the month...

I enjoyed every bit of those last days of fall.

I rediscovered the deliciousness that is Grindhouse Burger.

J and I had a super chill date night seeing A Christmas Carol performed by a majority black cast.

My co-workers and I had a delicious holiday brunch at Another Broken Egg.

I checked out some Christmas lights around town.

I watched more Christmas movies than I can recall.

I even forced Raven to get into the Christmas spirit.



  1. Ahhh a baby active spirit!!! Congrats!! I'm beyond excited for you! God's timing is something else isn't it? Oh and I can totally relate to everything smelling horrible lol. I thought I'd never get my old nose back. I hope you're feeling well (out of the first trimester so hopefully!) and can't wait to follow along this new journey for you. Happy New Year!

    1. thanks, Tyshia! i am feeling better but still not 100% like myself. i assume that won’t happen until i pop :/

  2. Congrats my love! Baby Active will be in the house soon!
    Please tell me that tacos still taste good lol. Hopefully things will change soon, but God's timing is everything.

    1. thank you, Amanda! there was actually a brief period where the thought of tacos made me queazy! i was worried at first my it went away and i’m back to my regular order of asada con verduras y salsa verde🌮

  3. Ahhhhhh CONGRATULATIONS! I am so excited for you and J! Also, 100% percent in support of the "no gender reveal" because at the end of the day, all that matters is that you have a healthy baby. Ahhh what a wonderful bit of news to catch up on this Monday morning. :)

    1. Thanks, love! I'm still (internally) freaking out over here lol.

  4. *screeeeaaaammmmmssssssssssss*

    Congratulations sis!!!!!!!


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