1-2-3 – Here We Go Again

I hear rustling, you're awake from your nap.When I open the bedroom door your head pops off the mattress and you're grinning wide.I know you're still sleepy, so I pick you up and whisk you away to Mommy & Daddy's bed. "After nap" cuddles are the best and you let Mommy hug on you a bit longer ...

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The First Word – “Mama”

Well, you said it. Your first word, "mama," and I'm over the moon.You smoosh your mouth together to make the "mmm" sound and your little cheeks push up to show your dimples.Once you get started I hear "mama, my, mmm, mama, mama, mama" as fast as you can get the words out of your little mouth. The ...

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Twice

It’s dark & rainy - the perfect day to stay in bed. But we’re up, little belly is full and we’ve changed the Mickey Mouse printed diaper. Twice. Arms and legs flailing, fast, wild. Someone woke up ready to take on the world. I can’t see anything, I’m relying on memory. Stumbling ...

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Dandelion

A field of dandelions, the flowers haven't been touched by people or animals and the grass is the brightest green I've seen. We continue on the path to our “secret place” – a large sports field on top of a hill. No one is playing soccer today, only a woman and her dog rest underneath a large ...

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You Cry

You cry.  Well, it’s more of a whimper, I can hear you rustling around. I check the monitor. You’re kicking your feet in your swaddle; I can’t help but find humor in this. You remind me of a fish flopping around. I’m awake now, remembering the dream I was in the middle of. Where was I in ...

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What I Didn’t Expect As A New Mom

Dirty diapers, sweet cuddles, multiple loads of laundry, sleepless nights, – these are things I expected when prepping for the birth of my baby boy. I knew bringing him home and getting in the swing of things would make for a challenging few months. I was prepared. I had spent weeks getting together ...

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Moments

It’s moments like these - Candle flame dancing in the dim lit room The coziest blanket one could ever curl up in on a cloudy snowy day My husband on the couch beside me typing away on his computer The scent of garlic, sage, rosemary and onions filling the air And my baby boy ...

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Doing That Whole30 Y’all

My husband and I are on day 18 or 19 (we've lost count, because it's really no big deal) of Whole30. This is my third time and the first time for him. He has always been the one to say "I just count calories" when he wants to lose weight. This time he realized that it's not about losing weight as ...

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