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

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 8 Month, Emma Josephine!

Emma, dear, you are well over 8 months old! Your month marker came and went without our typical photos this time around because in the battle between documenting and living, real life wins. Because sick babies need comfort, not camera flashes and catch phrases. Your smiles were cut short this month with coughing fits that scared us so…… Continue reading Happy 8 Month, Emma Josephine!

Two Weeks Left

Today has been a rainy, stormy, humid day. It’s oppressive. But it isn’t just the weather. My thoughts have been trained on this one day for a long time now. Today isn’t about the humidity. It isn’t about the gloominess of another rainy day in June. It’s about the fact that I have exactly two weeks before…… Continue reading Two Weeks Left

Happy 1 Month, Emma Josephine!

Emma, dear, you are 1 month old today. During your first month of life, you have captured our hearts more than we could have imagined. You have shown incredible strength, lifting your head the day you were born and continuing to do so every day after. We knew you'd be strong at 10.1 lbs and… Continue reading Happy 1 Month, Emma Josephine!