Where I am today.

As of Friday my pregnany was considered "full term". If that's not completely mind blowing I don't know what is! For the past few weeks it's been hard to concentrate on anything except the things that require my immediate and undivided attention. Do you ever feel like that? The exhaustion of the third trimester makes everything seem completely overwhelming.

As you probably noticed, I didn't post any goals for May. I wish I could say this was deliberate but it wasn't. However, it's probably a good thing. Just making it in to work and doing my job well is enough pressure right now. On top of that, I've still got one more amazing wedding to coordinate this weekend and a house of projects that are 85% done. We've made remarkable progress on the Sincerely, Ginger studio, the nursery is just about perfect and we even gave the living room a facelift. Isaiah cleaned out the car and garage. I've got a cooler packed with snacks for labor, hospital bags packed, laundry done, and baby announcements picked out. We are ready. But when people ask, "are you ready?" I always hesitate and usually answer by saying, "the house is! We'll be ready when he gets here".

This weekend I'm coordinating and styling a wedding I've been working on for nine months, for a bride I can truly call a friend. I can't wait to see her tie the knot! But after this big weekend it's time for me to take a deep breath and relax. I need to really sink into my exhaustion, rest, and let my body and mind prepare for the challenge and blessing that lies ahead. I wish I could say I wanted him here now, that I want to run around the block and eat spicy food so he'll just get here already- but I don't. I can't imagine going into labor this run down. I need energy to fully appreciate what an amazing time this is.

So there it is. This is where I'm at. I'm excited, I have my hand on a lot of things, and I'm really tired. This is my life today.

Rachel Moger

Rachel Moger is a sought after event designer and consultant in the celebrated wedding industry in Northern Michigan. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Seattle Pacific University in 2011, and has since cultivated a collection of recognizable lifestyle brands. Since the founding of Sincerely, Ginger in 2012, Rachel has lead a team that has executed over 100 weddings across the region. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES, The Knot Magazine, Cottage Hill, Once Wed, Style Me Pretty, Carats & Cake, and more.