Oy. Another late post. 2017 is off to a rocky start, haha.
One of the reasons I love blogging so much is that it almost serves as a little diary. When looking back on 2016, it’s easy for me to sum up my year in a sentence or two: “2016 was great! Emma was born!”
But when I scrolled through my posts (which, yes, took a while), I was amazed by just how much occurred. So I thought I’d take myself on a trip down Memory Lane today. WARNING: This post is crazy long, and if you somehow make it to the bottom, you deserve a gold star. ;)
But here’s my year in review!
I realized the magic of Lilly Pulitzer Elsa tops for pregnancy. I just didn’t talk about it. ;)
I started getting back into photography. (Because morning sickness was the real deal and sometimes all I could do was sit on the couch and watch YouTube videos.)
I went to Ocean City for a long weekend with my parents. It was amazing! I had to shoot a collaboration while there, and it was the funniest thing: the bump was HUGE, and Dad worked his magic to make me look like I wasn’t pregnant. It was truly a feat! This is another post from that weekend. And this one, this one and this one, too!
We had one of those magical warm days in Chicago! This was one of my favorite weekends in the city with Mitch. I swear people were so happy that they were hugging in the streets. Notice that a lot of my poses are the same during this time? This effectively hid the bump.
I hosted an event with Rebecca Taylor. That was crazy!
This was the last post I published before announcing our pregnancy. Hiding the bump was so hard!
We announced the pregnancy with this video! I swore up and down it was a boy.
Noodle wrote her first blog post. It was actually an April Fool’s joke, but no one got that.
I wrote about my struggle with infertility. Pressing “publish” was one of the scariest things I’d ever done.
We made some progress on decorating the master bedroom. STILL such a long way to go, though.
I attended the Nantucket Wine Festival. It was devastating for a Preggo.
I recapped the emotional side of the third trimester. I was a hot mess.
We finished construction on the nursery! MIRACLE.
I almost lost every photo of Emma and sobbed uncontrollably on the couch. BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS!
My mom came to visit and we had lunch at Restoration Hardware. It’s SO PRETTY!
I loved this luggage post! Such sweet photos of Mitch and Emma.
Best birthday weekend of my life. Just realizing now that I never posted the other pics we snapped. Gotta get on that!
One of my favorite outfits ever, perfect for mommying. Devastating that the shirt is no longer available!
Emma went to Wrigley! Clearly they won the World Series because of her visit.
We went to Barrington, Illinois and shot a bunch of looks for Tuckernuck. This was my fave, but I also loved this one, this one, and this one.
We made Christmas cards and gifts through Shutterfly! We never ended up sending out the cards because life got crazy. I’m ashamed. (Hopefully our friends and family saw the cards on the blog/social? Haha.)