Hello Poppy

The day after we came home from the hospital i took close to one hundred (!) photos oh my little Poppy Quinn in her bassinet wearing her Poppy headband. First of all, no, i can't get enough. Have you seen her? Basically all i do is stare at her all day in awe. Also, i keep reminding myself that she will never be this tiny again. I couldn't wait to get these photos taken so i could make her birth announcements - which doubled as a name reveal.

i'm completely biased because I'm pretty convinced i baked the cutest baby there ever was, but i love the way they came out.

hello Poppy. i love you so much & i'm elated you're here, healthy & ours.

she's here!

Say hello to Poppy Quinn!

After 22 hours of intense labor my sweet baby girl is here!

My due date was Monday & yesterday afternoon i gave birth to this tiny, beautiful baby. She is incredible... healthy, snuggly & insanely cute. I can't keep my eyes off her. Everything is surreal right now, i feel like i'm dreaming.

My heart is so full & we are completely in love. Life is so, so good.

pregnant, will eat all your ice cream.

I'm strolling Savannah with Jake while i'm all kinds of pregnant.  It's gorgeous out, full of good eats & loads of people believe (based on my appearance) that i could go into labor at any moment.  That's super exciting since i have nearly 2.5 months left to cook this muffin. I just smile when they say "wow, any day now huh?" I kind of can't fathom how much more i'll grow in the upcoming weeks but i seriously feel great. 

This city is so walkable (even for me, at this stage in the game) actually i take that back, the old brick stairs by the riverfront were a little dicey.... but generally its been awesome & the scenery isn't half bad either:

Since I can't participate in the open container policy of this lovely little town i'm eating copious amounts of chocolate & all the ice cream to make up for it.

Leopold's shares the same birthday week as me, which meant waiting in a very long line, outside, for close to an hour to try delicious ice cream at a fraction of the price.

I had indecision and picked two flavors.

Not gonna lie - it was so worth it. More on this lovely town later...

Sunday's are for sharing secrets...

so here's our big one:

coming this October... a tiny version of me & the mista!

I can hardly believe there's a little peach growing side of me. It was mid February when my friend texted me out of no where to let me know she "had the weirdest feeling i was pregnant". I told her she was way off.

... GUESS WHAT??? Four positive pregnancy tests proved otherwise.

Insert a very freaked out Erin here ____ . I was so not expecting to be, well, expecting. Since then, outside of a handful of people, this has been my big, ginormous secret. I mean i've gone all out - fake drinking at all social events, including a freaking wedding! This is how it goes: I arrive, consume copious amounts of mocktails (alcohol free) or pretend to drink beer & slyly switch cups/bottles with Jake in an attempt to fool everyone into thinking i'm getting loaded- because otherwise i'm sending out all kinds of red flags. I even dance with strangers. I've gotten really good at this game. Also, Jake has been super helpful in assisting me with this. This sounds nuts. I just wasn't ready to tell everyone about my 'bun in the oven' until i entered into the second trimester.

Hello 2nd Trimester!!

It feels pretty awesome to have it all out in the open finally.


I've absolutely engrossed myself in baby growing information since i've found out - every week my baby is compared to some type of fruit or vegetable which is borderline hilarious at times. My little 13 week 'peach' has been giving me intense, body crushing, morning sickness for weeks now which is really cool. Good news is, everything i've read gives me big hopes that mess will be coming to a close as we ease into this trimester. Fingers crossed. Baby can hear music now, so i figure i'll just keep playing her? him? really great music & they'll settle it down a bit.