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our birth story.

May 4, 2017
our birth story.

the husband + I just had the best + worst week of our entire lives. we welcomed our little boy into the world on wednesday, april 26th at 2:52PM. shortly after he arrived, he had the attention of a handful of doctors + nurses from the NICU. he stubbornly decided not to use his lungs. the nurses held an oxygen mask to his face, as he aggressively kept trying to push it away. after 45 minutes of hoping it was…

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nursery reveal | home sweet diehl.
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nursery reveal | home sweet diehl.

the husband + I wanted a neutral, adventure-inspired nursery. even before we knew the gender of our little. we want him to grow up loving to explore + travel as much as we do. (maybe it’s our way of hoping he comes out LOVING…

April 13, 2017
covered bridges | winterset, IA.
travels.

covered bridges | winterset, IA.

we had a very mild winter in iowa! it was unseasonably warm. (if that sounded like a complaint, it was not. maybe a little fear we’ll get payback later). we’re talking the occasional 60ΒΊ day in FEBRUARY. that’s unthinkable, or it was. but on…

April 11, 2017
39 weeks pregnant.
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39 weeks pregnant.

I’m unfortunately writing this update from urgent care. we’re seconds away from 39 weeks pregnant and I consider myself insanely lucky to have had no complications, until now. the biggest surprise: it’s a toothache! an excruciatingly painful toothache. one that came on suddenly and…

April 10, 2017
36 weeks pregnant.
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36 weeks pregnant.

read: 4 weeks until baby! you won’t hear meΒ actuallyΒ complain about this pregnancy. it’s been fairly smooth sailing. (I’m basing that mostly off of stories I’ve heard and not throwing out any red flags at our doctor visits. yet). we’re officially in the homestretch, where…

March 22, 2017
veggie + sausage soup.
celebrate

veggie + sausage soup.

when it comes to weeknight dinners, I can + will eat soup year-round. it’s not a food just reserved for the colder months. it’s too easy to throw together + make your own for me to abandon it when the temperatures rise. so although…

March 21, 2017