20 September 2013


a person or thing of striking excellence, 
 beauty, achievement.

So like, normally new moms
take a week or two to "snuggle" their 
brand new babies--before introducing
them to the (blogging) world
Yeah. Right.
It took me just over 9 months to 
come up for air and document
the incredible, life-altering moment 
when Josh and I became parents

People of the World Wide Web (hi Kaley),
Meet my favorite baby--

Locke DeSpain Farley

7 pounds, 7 ounces
21 3/4 inches long
A mover and a shaker from day one


11 December 2012


to change from one naturesubstance, form, or condition into another;

This nice lady took some maternity pictures of me
When I was 33 (ish) weeks along
It's weird to post pictures of yourself
I get that
And I feel weird
But there was no way Josh was going to be in the pictures with me
And I want to remember this time
So my baby said we could do it, just the two of us
Plus I want to show you how talented my sister-in-law is
Oh and I think I could have my baby any second

How weird was it?

13 October 2012


 provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need;
 render assistance to;
Spanish for 'help me'

I'm 30+ weeks pregnant
And I have a lot of stuff I need to accomplish 
Before my child comes
I need to make some maternal decisions
Mostly about baby gear
And I've never been a mom before
So I need help

Mom friends? I have some questions 
How come I feel like I need 3 different strollers? 


They all serve different purposes:

Snap and Go allows you to click your car seat right in 
Bob for running (OK fine, light jogging)
And the cute green one for everyday use


I have this swing:

Or one like it...so I don't need a bouncer? 

Oh and I kind of want this....

But will I use it if I have a swing??


How do I decide on one of these carriers? 

Do my car seat and stroller really have to match?
What car seat do you have?
Can I pass on a pack 'n play?
What about those entertainment/jumper things?
And play mats?
Surely I don't need all of these items

Help. Me. Please.

Later we can discuss diaper bags, breast pumps, bottles, and nursing bras.

(you should know that we do have a crib, a cradle, and a changing table--so somehow I have made a few decisions) 

02 August 2012


to discover; perceive; 

I've always known and understood that

People grow people

That's how we all got here

A fact

Something we learn early on in life

 Now I am growing a person

And everyday I find myself speechless

Because people can grow people

How did I just breeze over that before?

Right now, a person is developing inside of me!

He has organs and eyebrows and joints

Can you believe it? 

I can't most of the time

But the pictures I have help me believe it a little more

These are his arms and hands

His face


And for some reason this is my favorite picture...his five toes

I. love. him.

04 July 2012


ecstatic joy or delight;
 joyful ecstasy.

Today is my favorite holiday
And thus, the perfect day to tell all of my friends my favorite news: 


Sixteen weeks today
That's four months for people who are irritated by the week thing
I use to be
Until I was pregnant
Now each week I live through 
Feels more like a year
Maybe I'll start counting in days?


18 June 2012


A temporary disruption of normal circadian rhythm 
 caused by high-speed travel across several time zones
  typically in a jet aircraft,
  resulting in fatigue and varied constitutional symptoms.


Remember me?



I guess it is my fault

The good news is:

I live

And so does my blog

I caught her right on her last breath--

When she was throwing in the towel.

It was touch-and-go there for a while
And I am doing my best to revive her...

Hopefully, with time, I'll be able to nurse her back

And one day she'll be as good as new.

But right now we are both recovering;

My blog from a near-death experience

And me?

 From my first real case of jet-lag.

I'm tired. 

And I have to go grocery shopping.

But it is a new day my friends

I'm happy to be back. 


26 March 2012


the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator,
 making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth
  and occurring about March 21 and September 22

The sky
 The temple
The phenomenon of the equinox and Maya architecture 
 The kid who took this picture
 His shadow

It all keeps me coming back to this picture

I think it might be the most fascinating
The most beautiful...
The best picture I've seen 
And it wasn't taken on an expensive camera 
It hasn't been edited
It has no filters
It is just bare and breathtaking