I have officially entered the phase of postpartum where I spend equal parts trying to find where I set that thing down and trying to remember what that thing is. Also, I baked today just in case you needed a more direct cry for help. It should also be noted that while searching for ingredients,…… Continue reading 3+ Weeks Postpartum
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
The path to Motherhood is wide! And it can sometimes be pretty painful. We’ve been doing a ton as a society to encourage mothers lately and each Mother’s Day I see more and more posts acknowledging the longing to-be mothers, the lost mothers, and the motherless. It is SO GOOD, friends! So in honor of…… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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!