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Well, I wanted to be a prolific blogger this year, but we are half-over and here we are.. oops. Let’s blame it on this life stuff:20 weeks

We have a baby boy arriving in November! As of today I’m 20 weeks and 5 days, but I have been hesitant to tell more than family and close friends until now. I just posted the news on Facebook and Insta yesterday. In 2016 we had two back-to-back miscarriages (an early one and a second trimester one) that really has had me reluctant to share early news. But at 20 weeks, things are going great and I’m feeling good.

The first trimester was rougher than my pregnancy with Hannah, so I have been pretty sure this would be a boy, and I was actually right! We are done after two kiddos, so I feel a sense of coming family completeness, which is a very zen feeling. 🙂

I’ll probably be doing a lot of planning and preparing for all things minimalist and zero-waste baby very soon, and I’ll be posting on that most likely. I do wish those were the types of posts I’d read when preparing for our first, as those “must have baby gear” guides are typically bullshit (I now know). I’m combing through all our stash to give away all the girly goods, and keep the gender-neutral items. We will also be acquiring a good amount of hand-me-downs again, which I’ll be choosier about this time around (in a polite and responsible way of course). Happily, our cloth diaper stash is gender neutral, as is most of the non-clothing gear we have. I can still afford to pare down just a bit, which I am slowly working on.

I can’t wait to see my daughter play Big Sis. She’s already so excited, and I just know she’s going to be amazing. ♥ ♥

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