Four years ago, we were driving down 94 to the hospital with excitement to meet our son. I remember that night like it was yesterday. We drove steadily down the expressway at 2:30am singing to Justin Bieber. Leigh had been baking for 40 weeks and one day. We were both ready to get this party […]Read more "Turning four during COVID-19"
Now entering the next phase of my son’s life: LEGO mania. One day, grandma innocently gave her grandson a basic LEGO builder box and he was instantly hooked. That was 5 months ago. Not a day has passed when Leigh hasn’t played with LEGOs. He’s officially a LEGO lunatic. It’s not a bad thing. It’s […]Read more "LEGO Lunatic"
Our son turned three-years-old yesterday. Oh, wait. It was two months ago to the day. How does time go by so fast? Our lives have been so busy, I haven’t had time to document his third birthday, but better late than never! Since becoming a self-aware, naturally independent child, Leigh picked up his nickname “Leigh […]Read more "Birthday Bug"
Some nights when I work late, there’s nothing more I love doing than snuggling our son to sleep. I rush home as my husband stretches our two-year-old’s bedtime past 8, sometimes 9pm. But his weariness is so worth the relief I feel as his body hits mine, reuniting our souls together as the day comes to […]Read more "Bedtime"
Watching your baby grow into a toddler is an awesome part of parenthood. Everyone warned me that they grow up so quick, but they forget to mention how awesome it is to witness. Being a part of a human being’s development is both humbling and stressful. You worry all the time about screwing something up. […]Read more "Weaning"
It’s hard being a parent. But it’s especially hard when you have a sick kid. The last few days were some of the hardest in my life. Leigh had his first real cold. He started coughing and then developed a runny nose. He was miserable. I felt so awful because there was really no easy […]Read more "The sickness"
Everyone wants to know: “Is he sleeping through the night yet?” I dread this question. It seems like an innocent thing to ask, but it’s a sore subject for many moms, like me. Some parents are lucky. Their baby sleeps 10-14 hours every night. I don’t hate those moms. I’m happy for them! I hate […]Read more "Sleeping through the night"
I posted to this blog when Leigh turned one-month-old. Then I blinked and now he’s six-months-old. Half a year has gone by and he’s grown so much. Physically, Leigh went from 9 lbs 6 oz at birth to 19 lbs 3 oz over six months. It’s amazing to realize that he’s grown from 20 inches […]Read more "Six months old"
At Leigh’s four-month doctor’s appointment, the pediatrician gave us the go-ahead to start feeding him solids. At first I was excited, but then I started to realize maybe I wasn’t ready for that stage yet. Starting solids is a big step for a baby who has only had mother’s milk his whole existence. I was […]Read more "Food for thought"
Just when I think I know what I’m doing with a baby, my five-month-old goes on a nursing strike. He’s been a great nurser since coming home from the hospital. We had a few road blocks, but with some advice from the hospital’s lactation consultant, he nurses like a pro. We’re talking about starting solids […]Read more "On Strike"