I’m Back!

Well, that was a long break! The end of my pregnancy and subsequent birth took quite a toll, and I just wasn’t able to blog like I had hoped. I originally planned to share my birth story on this blog, but you know what they say about the best laid plans….I ended up having an emergency C-section. It was not something I ever wanted, and to be honest it took me awhile to come to terms with it. I just don’t think I can share the story here.

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I’m somewhat of a planner (ahem) and felt incredibly prepared for childbirth. I read so much and completely psyched myself up, but of course I read NOTHING about C-sections because why would I do that? My pregnancy was pretty run of the mill, minus the debilitating morning sickness, so I just assumed my birth would be as well.

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Unpreparedness = terrified Lindsey. But, we all made it through and our little family is doing just great today! I plan to do a whole post on C-section recovery and what to expect, because let me tell you that is no walk in the park! Until next time! (And it won’t be six months again – promise!)

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Newborn photos by Rachael McBee Photography.

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Summer Reading

*Nerd alert* when I was in school I used to devour my teacher’s summer reading list by the middle of June. I usually had to re-read everything before school started so it would be fresh.¬†Even though I no longer have assigned reading, each summer I try to give myself a list to complete. It reminds me of the good ol’ days. Here are my summer 2014 picks: photoChasing God

Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected about Being a Mom – I’m currently reading this with¬†Kelly’s Korner book club. It just started – join us!

The Language of Flowers

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I also read Love Does and The Antelope in the Living Room while I was on vacation. Loved them both oh-so-much. Perfect beach reads – nothing too deep yet highly entertaining.

And (shameless plug alert) if you’re in the mood for some more academic reading and/or consider yourself a Baptist history buff, might I suggest my Dad’s recently published book The Resurgence of Fundamentalism in the Southern Baptist Convention: A History from 1960-1979.

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Happy reading!

 

Weekend Recap

What a wonderful and busy weekend for The Craigs! On Friday night we headed downtown for H&8th, a super fun and yummy gathering of local food trucks. I didn’t take any photos because most of this consisted of waiting in line, but we still made the best of it! Saturday morning we puttered around the house, made breakfast and then headed out to look at paint samples for Baby Craig’s nursery! I’ve been perusing Pinterest nonstop, but I’m still unsure of exactly what I want – more to come on that!

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Possible paint samples!

Sunday morning we woke up bright and early so Sam could run the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon! I can’t tell you how proud I am of Sam for setting this goal and achieving it. The start of the race was delayed several times due to rain, but anyone familiar with Oklahoma City knows that we are tough and persevere through anything, especially the weather.

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The OKC Fire Department – I was told that some of these guys were among the first responders.

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You can spot Sam in this photo – he’s wearing the yellow shirt and looking to his left!

So proud of him!

After the race we were pretty much exhausted, so we finished off the weekend with some sweet puppy snuggles!

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