Six months old

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 […]

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On Strike

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 […]

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The new me

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 […]

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Where does the time go?

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 […]

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Go Cubs 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 […]

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Looking for support

Funny story: I’m talking about sports bras that can support a breastfeeding mom with my friends. (Since my baby is three-months-old and I’m back to work, I’ve got time during my lunch breaks to work out at the gym. I luckily work at a college where there is a sports and recreation center I get to use for […]

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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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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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