Happy 2 Month, Frederick C III!

Two months old! How time does fly! Thank you for answering the challenge of earning back your birth weight! You've now moved past size 1 diapers and are pushing into 6 month clothes. You're as big as some of your friends who were born months earlier but not nearly as strong when it comes to … Continue reading Happy 2 Month, Frederick C III!

Postpartum Self Care

The conversations started well before I became pregnant with my son. They came up when people asked me how I felt about pregnancy and about the 4th trimester and about the first year. They came up when one of my friends announced she was pregnant and again when her beautiful baby was born. I was … Continue reading Postpartum Self Care

Happy 1 Month, Frederick C III!

Baby Freddy, how are you 1 month old already? You are the sweetest little boy, content to sleep or silently take in your surroundings when your basic needs are met. In fact, your go-with-the-flow attitude had us fooled into thinking you were getting enough to eat when the scale proved otherwise! Let's get you back … Continue reading Happy 1 Month, Frederick C III!

An Overnight Work Trip and Two Kids

It's official. I have kids. Plural. I don't exactly know what I expected but so far having two kids looks like my husband doing all the things. (Thank you, cesarean section for rendering me nearly useless as a partner but keeping me undeniably alive not once but twice.) He manages all the things with minimal … Continue reading An Overnight Work Trip and Two Kids

A 3 Year Old’s Goodbye

I'm currently sitting in the airport which is a place I haven't been in quite some time. I'm traveling for work, making my way to a 6 day training which will end with some new certifications and knowledge about how to better support my team. 6 days. With an additional day devoted to travel. It's … Continue reading A 3 Year Old’s Goodbye

Word of 2018: Engage

I received a Day Designer planner from my parents for Christmas and immediately devoured the annual planning pages. In previous years, I've chosen a phrase or a Bible verse as my inspiration for the year but I'm letting my new planner set the course this time around. As such, I've limited myself to one lone … Continue reading Word of 2018: Engage

A Mile A Day: Day 25-28

I always say that anyone can do anything* for 30 days but 30 days really is a long time to do the same thing and continue finding interest in it. Or at least continue to find interest writing about it. I imagine it's the same for reading so I'm going to start condensing the last … Continue reading A Mile A Day: Day 25-28

Happy 11 Month, Emma Josephine!

Emma, dear, you are one short day away from being 11 months old! (11 months old?) These past four weeks have been filled with incredible joy. THIS is what people think of when they wax nostalgic for the baby stage. You are constantly on the move, not just physically but mentally too. You go, go, go … Continue reading Happy 11 Month, Emma Josephine!

Give thanks!

Today I am grateful for: Clean dishes Weekends with Freddy Check marks on my wedding to-do list Sunshine Family Countdowns Gatherings with friends Dark-chocolate-covered raisins H2O Snail mail My fiance's ability to set me up for success September parties with family God's plan Ada Bible Church messages Pandora, my workout buddy My heart is full … Continue reading Give thanks!