Category Archives: pregnancy


I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to say farewell to Summer. Although, I don’t think it’s ever been this humid while I’ve been ever so pregnant!

Today, was the 1st morning that I enjoyed a warm cappuccino over an iced late.

The 1st day we went without running the AC during the kids afternoon nap.

The 1st night I had to go back in the house to grab a sweatshirt for our family walk around the block and 1st time I’m wearing PJ pants! YAY!!!!

Miss Spicy helped me take out all the Fall decorations and ransform our fireplace mantel

I inherited this family of pumpkins that my Grandma Emde hand painted. Spicy was ecstatic when she realized there was 1 for each of us, “even the new baby!!!” Can you tell which one is her? Gma must’ve somehow known 😉

And Mr. Serious? What do you think about Fall being upon us?


I think he’s bummed that his popsicle-licking, shirtless, wagon-riding days are numbered…

I promise you’ll have just as much fun carving pumpkins, eating Halloween candy and puddle stomping…

Here’s to a few, cool months while my belly continues to expand and body heat continues to rise 😉

Her Name

Amelie Dominica Soto What can I say? I’m a sucker for those French female names! 😉 Amelie (pronounced Ah-may-lee); Origin – French; Meaning – Hard working, Industrious Dominica Origin – Latin; Meaning – Of the Lord As the 4th child, I will definitely need a hard worker by my side. And I have a sneaking… Continue Reading

TreSoto Update

Well assuming, I don’t go into labor in the next 24 hours, tomorrow morning baby boy is getting evicted! That’s right. We are scheduled for yet again, another induction. So the plan includes dropping the girls off at Mimi & Bapa’s this evening, enjoying a nice, peaceful coffee/dessert date with the hubby, get a good… Continue Reading

Master Bedroom Complete (for now)

Well, slightly behind schedule but the little guy is definitely being stubborn cooperating so mommy can tie all the loose ends on a whole bunch of projects started about a month ago.  After way too many trips to fabric stores, bringing samples home and going back and forth, and spending way too much time staring… Continue Reading

In Due Time

So for the record keeping, today is baby Soren’s official due date. I despise that phrase. Its very wording implies readiness, completion, the time has arrived, as if that is the finish line when you can kiss sleepless nights, severe middle-of-the-night hot flashes, achy lower backs and throbbing crotches (yes, I just said that in… Continue Reading

When We’re Not Building A Nest

The nesting for this pregnancy has gotten completely out of control. Somewhere between the anticipation of my decorating hobby being put on hold for awhile with life changing very soon adding a 3rd little one to care for  and an interest fascination obsession with craigslist, I got the crazy idea to re-paint our bedroom, completely… Continue Reading