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Bartlett Christmas Card 2017

Bartlett Christmas Card 2017

Merry Christmas from the Bartletts! Welcome to our annual Christmas card blog post! We didn’t send out physical cards this year… or a birth announcement… or all of our thanks you cards… I blame having a baby (my excuse for all my shortcomings these days). You can read our past Christmas blog posts here: 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. (That many already?) In case you hadn’t noticed, we had a baby this year! 2015 was the year-of-the-house. 2016 was the…

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Mom Thoughts 10.31.17

Mom Thoughts 10.31.17

Twelve weeks have come and gone and it’s time to go back to work. I thought I’d put down some thoughts on the first couple of months of motherhood, mainly for my own benefit because I know it can be hard to remember short seasons like this one. Back to work Maternity leave has been a joy. I’ve enjoyed everyday of it. I’m very blessed to have gotten to take a significant amount of time off. But to be honest,…

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Ben’s Nursery

Ben’s Nursery

Hi friends! Our friend Jess took some beautiful pictures of Ben’s nursery when she did our newborn photos. I shared a couple of pictures on Instagram and did an Instagram story of the nursery, but I thought I should share Jess’s pictures here with all the info on where we got things. All of these photos are taken by our talented friend Jess. We highly recommend her! Check out her website – Jessie Ann Photography. You can see some of…

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Ben’s Birth Story

Ben’s Birth Story

Hi friends! We welcomed Benjamin Lee Bartlett into the world on August 11th, 2017. He was 7 pounds, 6 ounces and 19 inches long. I wanted to share a little bit about his birth here for friends and family that want to hear about it! Sorry if there are parts that are TMI for you, but pregnancy and birth is weird. For weeks we’ve been saying that we hoped I would go into labor on the 10th and deliver on…

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Pregnancy Update: 31 Weeks

Pregnancy Update: 31 Weeks

We’re in the thick of the third trimester! I can’t believe we’ll be holding baby Ben in less than 2 months! 20 weeks was super eventful! We found out the gender, I started wearing maternity clothes, and I starting feeling kicks with my hand (I started feeling the flutters at week 15). Brad felt him move – finally – at week 23. (I don’t know if he truly believed he was in there until then!) I finally stopped feeling so…

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Nashville Trip

Nashville Trip

Brad and I took a short trip to Nashville, TN, over Memorial Day weekend! My cousin got married in Hannibal on Saturday, so we figured since we’d already driven across Missouri we might as well keep driving and see Nashville! We’d actually planned on making this trip before we knew we were pregnant, but it worked out for it to be our last baby-free trip. We arrived in Nashville on Sunday evening and headed straight to Pinewood Social. I had…

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Pregnancy Update: the Gender and the Name

Pregnancy Update: the Gender and the Name

We shared last week that there’s a little BOY growing in my belly! Finding out the Gender We forwent the reveal party and decided to find out the gender together during the sonogram. It was a really special moment that I’ll never forget. The rest of the sonogram went great – we got to see him wiggling around and everything checked out perfectly! It was so fun to see the four chambers of his heart pumping. Telling our Parents We…

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First Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

Hi everyone! Brad and I are super excited to welcome a precious little baby into the world in August! I recently moved into the second trimester (currently 14 weeks), so I thought I’d share a little bit about the first trimester – how we found out, how we told our family and friends, and the joys and challenges. How We Found Out  Brad and I were headed to New York City for a little getaway at the beginning of December,…

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2017 Goals

2017 Goals

I have just two goals this year. Goal #1: I’m making everyone homemade gifts next Christmas. Every November I think to myself, “I should make all of my gifts this year!” I love making gifts! I think they are so much more special than something I picked up at Target the week before Christmas. But then I come back to reality and remember that the Christmas season is busy and I do not have the time or capacity to make…

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#BKinNYC2016

#BKinNYC2016

Brad and I took a short trip to New York City at the beginning of December. We LOVE New York! It was so fun to spend a few days exploring the city during such a magical time of year. After telling my parents about our trip, my mom said, “So it sounds like you ate, drank coffee, and walked a lot.” So if you don’t want to read this whole post, that’s the short version 🙂 We woke up at…

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