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"
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"
I’ve been back to work for a few weeks now. It feels like I never left. I jumped right back into the busy rhythm of work life. I spend 9-5 typing away at a computer, sitting in meetings, and breaking for lunch with colleagues– same things I did before my maternity leave. Only one thing has dramatically […]Read more "The new me"
On Saturday, we get home from a lovely brunch with my in-laws (thanks for the bacon and avocado omelet!) and Leigh is asleep in his carrier. I put him quietly in his nursery as my husband heads out to the garage to change the oil on our vehicle. A rare moment alone appears! I’ve got […]Read more "Where does the time go?"
We’re lifelong Chicago Cubs fans, so it was a no-brainer that we’d go for a trip to Wrigley Field for our son’s first ballgame. We took a week off work for a “stay-cation” and this was an easy trip to scratch off our summer bucket list. We couldn’t wait to take our three-month-old baby for […]Read more "Go Cubs Go"
I wanted to do something memorable for our dads in honor of Father’s Day, so my husband agreed to help me make a gift out of Leigh’s footprint. I was inspired by this blog post about how to make DIY stepping stones. It seemed easy enough. We went to Menards and picked up a bag […]Read more "Failing at our Father’s Day Craft"
Everywhere we go, people tell me that my son looks exactly like his father. And he does. Leigh is a mini-me of Eric. From the way his dark blue eyes and invisible blonde eyebrows stand out to the size of his big head, there is no denying that Leigh gets his looks from his dad. […]Read more "Mini-Me"