Van Sant Baby #2

Peanut is getting a promotion…

Reading Time: 2 minutes About two weeks ago, our little Peanut celebrated his 1st birthday. He is not really a little Peanut anymore. He is such a big boy now in many ways. He wants to feed himself, he is playing with toys more intentionally, he will find his favorite books for us read, and he loves to talk!

Baby Peanut all wrapped up.

8 Things I learned from childbirth

Reading Time: 7 minutes Just as every woman and every baby are unique, every pregnancy and childbirth are also unique experiences and not always comparable. I was very fortunate to have a relatively easy and smooth pregnancy. My little Peanut came two weeks early and fast. (From the time my water broke to his birth was about two and

Little Peanut's first photoshoot.

New Beginnings: Our Birth Story, Baby #1

Reading Time: 7 minutes Our adorable little firstborn son, we shall call him Peanut for now, was born Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 6:18pm. He was 4 lbs 11 oz and 16 inches long. For those interested, this is our birth story. The day was August 27, 2016, and it was a Saturday. I woke up feeling really good

Preparing for an Arizona Summer

Reading Time: 4 minutes With a due date at the beginning of September, I will be experiencing my last trimester during the peak of a blistering Arizona summer. Though a little early, this weekend is forecasted to reach high triple digits! It will probably be anywhere between 114°-116° degrees just Saturday alone. Though we, hopefully, will have a dip

Jacquelyn Van Sant, Pregnancy #1, Week 20

Over halfway there!

Reading Time: 4 minutes It has been awhile since I did a pregnancy update, but we have been quite busy. April 15th was my birthday and April 18th was our second wedding anniversary, so we took the whole weekend to relax, celebrate, and do a little bit of sightseeing in our local area. Part of that weekend, we visited

First Trimester Symptoms

Reading Time: 3 minutes Family and friends who have already gone through pregnancy, pregnancy 411 books, and web sites and online communities can be very helpful in providing explanations on the weird and unexpected changes that happen during pregnancy. Some I was prepared for, but others were a surprise. I will try to avoid going into any extremely personal

Example of scrapbooking stickers.

Sharing the News With Parents

Reading Time: 4 minutes I could barely contain my excitement, but I wanted to share the news with our parents in a fun and memorable way. As this is our very first child, and the first grandchild for Bradley’s parents, we wanted to share the news to our parents in a special way. Something a little more thoughtful and