Cruising right along, I’m 15 weeks pregnant now. We’ve graduated to the OB and Justin has been able to see our babies in utero. Next week, we have an ultrasound at which we were able to see sexes last time, so that’s a possibility. Justin and Isabelle think it’s a girl and a boy. Carter… Continue reading 15 weeks
A lot has happened in the last several months and I'm pleased to share we now have two healthy two-year-olds. Shortly after their second birthday, my sweet Carter jumped off a chair and broke his foot, so we're dealing with him in a cast. Prior to their second birthday, in December, we switched their daycare.… Continue reading We’re TWO!
Where we last left one another: my issues seemed to compound regarding pain, the need for a hysterectomy, and making a final decision on my reproductive years. Somewhere around the holidays, J and I started discussing the situation in a bit more detail. I, of course, had just finished selling all our baby gear, proclaiming… Continue reading The last 8 months and what happens after you sell all your baby gear.
Well, it feels like forever since I’ve caught up. The time just gets more sparse as our two whirlwinds never slow down. Our sweet lovelies are fifteen months old and have not stopped moving. They both started walking a couple months ago and are constantly on the move. Both with big personalities and a lot… Continue reading 15 months and other updates
Lengthy holiday letters seem to be a thing of the past. Nowadays, I’ve heard them categorized as narcissistic, but there was a time – before social media – where they were commonplace. A time to catch loved ones up on your year; both high and low points. Reading holiday letters from my older relatives (the… Continue reading Happy 2020!
Justin is the sock to my foot; closer fitting than a shoe, he envelops me. Throughout the beginning of our relationship (we started dating when I was 18), he listened patiently and scoffed at my self-diagnosed infertility. I waited his arbitrary seven years which he believed would deter divorce and we married. After fighting to… Continue reading An ode to my quiet partner
I don't like ticks. I don't mind spiders, snakes, bugs, etc., but I've never liked ticks. I find them gross and freaky. Last Tuesday, my sweet baby boy got bit at daycare at water day. They called Justin and me and stated that they couldn't take it out as it's considered a medical procedure. So,… Continue reading Another strike against ticks…!
Being in the cave as my dad so fondly refers to caring for my children. It reminds me of the pit from Parks and Rec and more importantly the song that Andy/Mouse Ray performed: https://youtu.be/-vMpfbuI9FY The cave's gotten a lot bigger and a lot brighter as we get used to everything. The babies are both… Continue reading The Cave
I just can't believe they will be twelve weeks old on Monday. Isabelle and Carter are the sweet new loves of our lives. I have been too busy to write, but things are going well. Not without incident, of course, but we are feeling our way through things. We switched Isabelle's formula to the most… Continue reading Where did the time go? Also, the longest twelve weeks of my life.
Our babies are 8 weeks old this week and are doing well. I have been hesitant to use the word colic, but they sure do cry a lot. I remind myself that it is the way they express themselves and work hard to comfort them. This week I'm back to work part time and my… Continue reading 8 week old babies