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

#TBT

Tonight I arrived home from a two-day work trip in Massachusetts after this sweet baby had already gone to bed. I'm exhausted but I find myself craving her sleepy dead weight on my chest. So much so that I will tiptoe into her room, slide around the creaky spots in the floor, and peer over … Continue reading #TBT

Happy 1st Birthday, Emma Josephine!

Emma Jo! How in the world has it been over a year since you came into this world?? On April 16th, 2014, you were born. You. were. BORN. In truth, I'm speechless when I think about this past year. It's been impossible, beautiful, encouraging, frustrating, humbling and rewarding. Over the last 12 months, you have … Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday, Emma Josephine!

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!

Happy 10 month, Emma Josephine!

Emma, dear, tomorrow you are 10 months old! Your grandma wasn't about to let another month pass without a post about all of the things you've been up to so here we go! Over the past TWO months, you have been constantly on the move! You got a walker for Christmas and love to take … Continue reading Happy 10 month, Emma Josephine!