Early this morning I glanced at the clock as I carried my sleeping baby from where I had been nursing him in the living room to the bedroom. Thank goodness it is only 1:30 a.m. and I can sleep for a few more hours. I'm so glad it is the weekend. Maybe the kids will … Continue reading Does It Ever Get Easier?
Weekends are always our family's favorite part of the week. They are a time where we get to spend time together, relax, and have fun. Let's face it- life is expensive, having kids is expensive, everything is expensive these days- and our family is growing so we are trying to save money wherever we can. … Continue reading Our Family Weekend Activities
I have been anxious to get baby boy's bedroom decorated and ready for him to come home to, or as my husband said recently, "nesting like crazy." Part of it is because I am excited, part of it is because I want it to be done if he were to be born early. My cousin … Continue reading Getting Ready for my Little Monster: Decorating Baby’s Bedroom
When I was pregnant with Abby lab tests showed that I had low platelets in the last few weeks of my pregnancy. I was warned that if my platelet count fell too low that I would not have the choice to get an epidural, as low platelet count affects the body's ability to clot blood, … Continue reading Delivery Uncertainty
Decisions, decisions. When I asked Abby what her ideas for baby names were, she said Elmo and Coco. Sorry, kid, those aren't going to make th cut. With only ten weeks left before delivery, my husband and I have finally gotten serious about picking out a name for our new baby. Well, maybe. Last week … Continue reading The Name Game
Mom needs a vacation. Or maybe just fifteen minutes locked alone in the quiet bathroom. I will take what I can get. It seems lately I am one step away from losing my shit. I keep waiting for that one thing each day that will send me over the edge. If you see me sitting … Continue reading Mom Needs a Vacation
When I became pregnant I began to prepare for the possibility that my firstborn would become jealous of the new baby. It's only natural, it happens. I remember being jealous of my little sister when she came home from the hospital. I was so excited to have a sister to play with, but I soon … Continue reading Jealous of Dad