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Monthly Archives: March 2014

20 week update

HALF WAY!!!! I can’t believe we’re over half way to meeting our little miss. It still doesn’t seem real that it won’t be just the two of us pretty soon. I know the next four months are going to fly by so quickly! We’ve got lots to do before we’re ready for her entrance into […]

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Christina Schergen - March 31, 2014 - 7:27 pm

awwwww congrats!!!!! so excited for you!!! you look great!!!

Emily Wright - April 14, 2014 - 6:41 pm


I hear coconut oil is good for sore, dry, cracked areas during mom times.

I also hear that sleeping on your left side is optimal and I learned that babies only move clockwise! I didn’t know that. Trasity (New) Shores is pregnant with her third and she’s using a doula this time. I learned so much from her in just 5 minutes! Crazy stuff.

Finding out…

“It wouldn’t be so bad if we had a baby this year…” he said. January of 2013 rolled around and we started to feel more “settled” with where we were in life. A few months prior we had finally moved out of our tiny little newly-wed apartment and into a house. We were ok with […]

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Emily grapes - March 19, 2014 - 1:54 am

This was such a sweet story. Minus the struggles throughout the year, of course, but the sweet joy you both felt; I love that. 🙂

Abigail - March 20, 2014 - 2:06 am

so love this. God is so faithful!!

Kamil - February 13, 2016 - 4:40 pm

– joan! i haven’t left you love in a long time! i loved this post 🙂 beautiful crloos, so much emotion, and super crisp! nice nice nice! hope you’re doing great!

19 week update

It seems surreal that we are a 3 days shy of being half way to meeting our little miss! We had our big half-way ultrasound on Monday and I was shocked to see how much she’s grown in less than 4 weeks. It seemed like she doubled in size, and apparently she’ll double in size again in the […]

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18 week update

How big is baby: The size of a sweet potato | 18 Weeks 5 days How I’m feeling: It’s been another great week. We traveled with some of our youth to a conference and didn’t get a whole lot of sleep over the weekend. That made me a little more tired than usual, but that’s not much to […]

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Liaquat - February 13, 2016 - 1:41 pm

“DETROIT IS A MACHINE ( An epilogue to Detroit (While I Was Away) and a poem of munrniog for Blair, Mary Herbeck, and 5’58 Premiyum)” Why do I lament you friend?Maybe I hardly even knew youThough now your all too familiarLike the last meal I had at Tom’s Coney IslandShades of a discarded cut-rate styrofoam meal trayLeft crumpled on a curbUnsettling de9je0 vuThe bus teeters down Schoolcraft rolling over itAnd the wind carries it awayWe were drivenDriven by moreOur routes took usOn separate pathsYou to 9 mile ,I to MackNow and then we’d cross each other meeting backAcquainting each other with old factsIt was summer one hot summerThere you sat at the David Adamany library.I wondered how you could even breatheYou seem so exhausted from this rock’s heatAs sweat beads slid down my browLittle did I know that was the last time I’d see you.A premonition of the end by peradventureThough life carried on I watched you seamlessly succeed at constructing the Manoogian Mansion of your own designA fountainhead risen from the ash heaps of the motor citylike Guyton, like Ross, like Coleman, Ryder, McCoy, Fredericks, Washington ,Lindbergh and Bonds all manufactured from an assembly line of dreamsDetroit built usDetroit is a Harlan Lovestone