7 Months In: Life With 2 Kids

We are nearing lil bro’s 6-month birthday (whaaa?!)  (side note: he’s now just over 7 months old, so clearly I didn’t get around to posting this timely!). So we can officially say we’ve been parenting 2 kids for over half a year!  Biggest accomplishment of our lives?  Yes.  Definitely, yes. We have definitely settled into a routine which is helpful for my sanity.  Lil bro generally takes 2-3 naps a day (depending on their length) and I usually nurse him 5 times a day (sometimes up to 7 depending on his mood/growth spurts/illnesses/teething).  Lil bro now sleeps in a sleep sack in his crib on his tummy which is a major new development after he slept tightly swaddled in the swing for the first 6 months of his life! […]

Working Mom 4

Oops, I haven’t blogged in 7 months!  Well, I’m here now and a lot has changed. Becoming a mom is completely life-changing (obviously)!  My son is seriously my everything.  He is the coolest, sweetest, funniest person I know.  It has literally taken me 9 months to even start to dabble in my old interests.  It’s truly like falling in love – all I could think about the past 9 months was him! After 3 months of maternity leave, I went back to work in mid-August.  One week after I started back to work, I put in my notice that I was leaving.  Yep, I resigned from my job after just one week of being back. Most people thought I was leaving to stay home with […]

Thoughts at 37.5 Weeks 1

So, here we are.  I’m “full-term” according to some doctors and websites.  I could give birth any day over the next several weeks!  Here are some updates in bullet format: One of our dear friends lost their baby late last week.  She was 36 weeks pregnant – due just 3 days after I’m due.  This would have been their fifth child.  The news was a shock to everyone, obviously, and it made me appreciate the aches and pains of pregnancy a little bit more.  I can’t imagine what they must be going through but they seem to be taking it better than I would.  Life is precious. I’ve felt more at peace with this major life change over the past couple of days.  Maybe that […]



My Grammy’s Art 4

I spent some time visiting with my parents at their house this weekend.  They had just returned from a trip to Texas where they were seeing my dad’s side of the family, who all live in and around Dallas. Anyways, my mom said she had something for me.  She showed me three paintings and told me I could choose any one of them.  The other two would go to my two brothers. The paintings were all painted by my great grandmother on my dad’s side  (Grammy, as we call her).  She passed away many years ago, but she was a successful and accomplished artist and painter while she was alive.  It never occurred to me that I didn’t own any of her art, so I […]