“It’s all messy: The hair. The bed. The words. The heart. Life.”William Leal As of this month, I will have spent three years as a stay-at-home mom. It’s something I never planned or expected to do. However, once I made the decision to do it, a big sense of relief swept through our household. At… Continue reading Three years of being a stay-at-home mom
How did you grow so big overnight?How did you get so smart and bright?Yesterday you were asleep in my arms.Today you’re growing off the charts.I’m so proud of you. Frances England Off she goes! Although it’s been a slightly emotional week and day for me, neither of us cried this morning.… Continue reading Preschool!
For as much incessant photo-taking that happens around here, I recently realized that I hardly have any nice photos of just Rosie and I together. (The selfies taken with me in my PJs with my iPhone do not count.) Yes, she is only two months old, but the time is going by too fast. … Continue reading Me and Rosemary
I feel like Mother’s Day becomes more special to me each year. It’s not just because I’m a mama myself now, but because my respect and admiration for other mothers and mother-figures is always growing. I find myself smiling at other moms and holding doors open for them wherever I go because I finally am starting… Continue reading Mother’s Day 2014
This post is about a week overdue, but still worth a share! So, I blinked and now Rosemary is one month old. Right now she… has a healthy appetite sleeps decently at night has outgrown newborn clothes and diapers does not prefer baths enjoys being snuggled and practicing holding… Continue reading One Month
When we brought Rosemary home from the hospital, I tried to make an effort to take videos of those first few weeks. To me those brand-new baby days are almost magic. (To be clear, there’s also lots of sleeplessness, poopy diapers, feeling physically icky from having a baby, and just messes everywhere in addition to… Continue reading Our first weeks at home
This weekend, our second girl arrived. Rosemary Grace Gaetz was born on 3.15.14 at 3:22 p.m. She weighed in at 7 lbs, 13 oz and measured 20.5 inches long. She is healthy and lovely. Rosie eats like a horse and sleeps like… Continue reading And then there were four.
I am 40 weeks and one day pregnant today. I have been trying to be patient and trying to remember that nature will eventually take its course, but I am so ready to get this show on the road! Wish us luck, we’re hoping it happens SOON!
Over the past few months I’ve tried to take a weekly baby bump photo. (Some are more thoughtful than others.) I know I’ve gone overboard with all of these pregnancy photos this time around. However, I don’t know what the universe has planned for us. Thus, I’m trying to embrace this experience as much as I can.… Continue reading “I carried a watermelon.”
Potty training has been on my to-do list for about a year and I have always been too happy to find excuses/reasons to keep NOT doing it. Finally, it hit me that we are going to have a new baby here in possibly less than six weeks, so the situation began to develop a “now or… Continue reading Potty Training