First-trimester: The blessing of weakness

I’ve just recently come through {survived} the first trimester of my third pregnancy, and while I am so thankful that this precious life is growing inside of me, I think it’s been the most challenging one yet. When I was pregnant with John Wicks, I shared some of the funnier parts of first-trimester pregnancy, and…

And his name shall be called. . .

John Wicks Rice Short and simple and classic, like we like ’em. He’ll go by the double name “John Wicks.” “Wicks” because it was Adam’s mom’s maiden name, and I have a self-made rule that at least one of the names (first or middle) must be of family origen or have some sort of sentimental…

Boy Mom

Y’all! Yesterday I found out that I’m officially a “boy mom.” That’s right. Dos is a little BOY. And while there’s always the possibility of a girl {or girls} in the future, at least for the time-being, I am a for-real BOY mom. And I’m outnumbered three to one in my house! This doesn’t altogether…

Pregnancy. It’s funny like that.

Well, the word is out that nugget #2 is on the way! In one way, pregnancy has been been different this go ’round. Twice the exhaustion. Or maybe I just don’t remember it with the first. I’ve been neglecting blog-writing and reading more than I would like. I need to record Halloween, first hair-cut, etc….

Nursery

(DISCLAIMER: Long, extremely detailed post of ramblings for my own remembrances). I’m 37 weeks today (officially full-term and feeling it). So, I figured it was time to document the nursery, as this is probably the neatest it will be. EVER. Adam and I opted to stay in our same little apartment for now (though I’ve…

Showered Again

Goodness, we’ve been blessed! My sweet Louisville friends put together such a special baby shower for Luke and me. Everything was just perfect. My friend Christy painted these precious canvases. They are now hanging in the nursery (and, p.s., that cheese ball was fine).  Many sweet prayers were written. Very special. Gifts and friends I…

Times of Change

These really are times of change for the Rice’s. In keeping with this theme, I decided it was time for a blog change. Actually, Adam just convinced me that WordPress is easier to manage for the “not so blogger savvy.” We’ll see. In preparing for the arrival of our little bundle, we bought a new…