Penelope’s 4-month update

4 months ago today, I was home from the hospital snuggling this sweet little lovebug. During my entire pregnancy, I had no idea what she was going to look like, or how her little personality would evolve. I knew her so well, and at the same time, knew nothing about her. 4 months later, this […]

When they’re 13 lbs…

(Sleeping Liv!) When Liv was itty bitty, and we were praying for the sleep unicorn to make an appearance, Tom was talking to one of his friends at work about it. His friend was an exchange pilot from France, and since he had 4 kids of his own, he always seemed to have awesome tips […]

The end of the 4th trimester

At a point in time that once seemed SO.FAR.AWAY. Everyone tells me that they miss the newborn times and the early days. I smile and say, “Yes, aren’t they the best?” and then laugh in my mind because I personally think the newborn days are kind of terrible. Sure, it’s amazing to have a sweet […]

Livi-isms

“I don’t know what Bell-bell’s going to grow up to be. I’m going to be a doctor.” “What kind of doctor?” “Um…. well, I want to be a dentist.” “What’s daddy’s job?” “To work out.” “Hahha. Does he teach people how to fly airplanes?” “Oh. Yeah.” “What’s mommy’s job?” “To work out. And clean up […]

Happy 3 months, Penelope! (+ an Owlet giveaway!)

Guess who is 3 months old? That’s a quarter of a year! I can’t even. Miss P is still smiling like crazy, babbling and cooing to her heart’s delight, and chewing on her hands like they’re a delectable treat. I’m convinced that she’s teething because she is always gnawing on her hands, but the ped […]

end of a swaddle era

I think the time has finally come, because we have a Houdini on our hands. To be real, I kind of suck at swaddling. You’d think that by kid #2, I’d be almost pro level, but no. I wrap her up like a delicate flower and 4 seconds later, arms are out. I’ve gotten a […]

Things that have helped

Hi friends. I wanted to say thank you again (SO, so much) for all of your kind comments on last week’s wine date post. The prolapse situation has felt extremely isolating, and I have been sad about it since I was first diagnosed at the ER. I had no idea that it was something that […]

two and through

This post was inspired by my friend Emily’s post, Thoughts on Three. They’ve been debating about adding another kiddo to their family. While I would love to have allthebabies, we’re two and through over here. 😉 It’s funny because as soon as you have a baby, particularly when both of your kids are the same […]

Coping with baby’s reflux

Drink a glass of wine and pray to reflux gods. The end.  If only it were that easy… 😉 One of the questions I’ve received quite a bit lately on our journey with P’s reflux has to do with the emotional side of the situation. It’s usually a variation of the following: “How are you […]

Penelope is 2 months old!

Hi time, where did you go? It’s hard to believe that that what was once a tiny, snuggly squish has already emerged into her own person, with a distinct personality, smiles for days (!), and is so much fun to have around.  Here’s what’s happening at 2 months:

Breastfeeding round 2

Is officially over. This is something I have mixed feelings about. For one, I’m really happy to be able to eat food again, but it sucks (<— pun?) when you can’t feed your baby the way you would in an ideal world. All in all, I’m thankful that I have the resources and medical help […]

Livi-isms

“Let’s read my non-infection book.” “Your non-infection book?” “Yes, the one about butterflies.” “You mean your non-fiction book?” “Yeah, that’s it.”   Me: “Let’s get something for P. She looks cold! Her teeth are chattering.” Liv: “Mom, she doesn’t have teeth.”   [drops something] “Son of a nutcracker!”   [At the petting zoo] “Goats don’t think […]

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