‘Preparing for Parenthood’ Archive

Introducing Andrew!

After 40 weeks and 4 days of waiting, Andrew Timothy Skinner was born on October 27th, 2016! It has taken me nearly a month to write this post because we’ve been busy adjusting to parenthood and enjoying time with our new addition to the family. After a few days of false alarms, Julia went into […]

Full Term

Yesterday was Littlefoot’s due date. Julia is officially 10 months pregnant, although she certainly doesn’t look like it! She doesn’t act like it, either. I had this expectation that Julia would essentially be an invalid by this point, but she’s active, living life as normal, and looking good while doing it. She’s a tough woman! […]

A Perfect Weekend

Last weekend was fantastic, with the exception of two Giants playoff losses to the Cubs! On Saturday I woke up before dawn and surfed Ocean Beach. That afternoon we hiked into the Headlands for an awesome view during the Blue Angels’ Fleet Week performance over the bay. 38 weeks and hiking peaks in 80 degree […]

Maternity Shoot

We went back-and-forth about having professional maternity photos taken, but ultimately we decided to do it and we’re both very happy with the results. On the last weekend of August (the day before Julia’s shower) we went down the road to Cavallo Point for a shoot with Tesia Beam, who has built her business around […]

Month 9!

This weekend marked 36 weeks of pregnancy, or nine months! We took the photo below to commemorate the event and to add to our collection. We also had fun comparing the photo below to Julia’s Bitmoji – is this app imitating life or the other way around?