Sleeping arrangements

We’re finally getting somewhere with the sandman. Our baby Leigh is 11-weeks-old and nowhere near sleeping through the night, but that’s okay. Most nights he falls asleep between 8 to 9pm and wakes up for a mid-night nursing at 1am. He usually stirs again around 5am to get a little snack in before passing back […]

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Please silence your phone

Since the day Leigh was born, our cell phones have been on silent and it’s been a life-changer. I’ll never go back to constantly being interrupted by rings, dings, and pings. Life is so much quieter when you aren’t constantly looking at your phone at home. When we were in the hospital, we were constantly […]

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Growing pains

This week, I got Leigh ready for bed and grabbed a sleeper from the closet. I struggled to shove his legs into the feet, not because he was kicking the whole time (that I can handle), but because they were too long for the PJs! He’s 10 weeks old and growing like a weed. Leigh […]

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Sweetness to the suffering

I don’t think you could approach parenthood without being told it’s hard to have a baby. From the sleepless nights to cluster feeding, most aspects of being a parent in the first few months are difficult. My little one is a relatively happy baby. His weakness is gas. He gets really fussy when he has to […]

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Gramme’s daycare

When we started looking for a house, we pictured our lives at least ten years into the future. We wanted to find a place where we could start a family and when my mom offered to watch our baby while I worked, we looked for a place near her house up in Antioch, Illinois. It’s a […]

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Extra baggage

I’ve only carried around my diaper bag for a few weeks but I know that it needs some serious downsizing. It’s really hard to handle a 12-pound baby in a car seat AND a loaded pound packed diaper bag. Before I had the baby, I was eager to pack my diaper bag because I knew […]

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Portillos

Portillo’s restaurant holds a special place in my heart. Yes, I truly enjoy visiting the iconic Chicago restaurant for the best Italian beef sandwich dripping with tasty gravy, topped with the savory sweet peppers. They recently opened a new location in Gurnee and our lives haven’t been the same since. But that’s not the (whole) reason why […]

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Mommy and me

Mommy and me time is the classic ladies outing, except with more bottles of milk than glasses of wine. I felt a social pressure building inside myself to at least try to experience mommy time with other mothers. I still have a hard time picturing myself as a mom. Thinking about hanging out with complete […]

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