Preparing for the Second Birth

I mentioned yesterday that though the second pregnancy can be different from the first, I am using most of the same information and resources to prepare for birth this time around. My birth philosophy is pretty simple. Yes, birth is natural and can be an empowering experience (it was super empowering for me!). But there…

The Second Pregnancy

As I sat in Liam’s room rocking him last night, I noticed how big his toddler body is. I remember rocking him when I could hold him against my shoulder with one hand. It seemed bittersweet to feel his weight against the new baby growing inside me, and I nearly teared up thinking about Liam…

Trying to Build Rhythm Into Our Days

Now that Fall is coming, our days are a little more predictable. I’ve been trying to find ways to bring a little more order and routine into our days. Life with a two-year-old can be (and maybe should be) a little unpredictable. While I don’t want to rule out spontaneous trips to the playground or…

Baby Number 2 is…

A BOY! And we are so excited! Most people assumed we wanted a girl to even out our family gender-wise. While we would have been delighted with a girl, we were secretly hoping for a little brother for Liam. At our thirteen week ultrasound, the ultrasound tech and I agreed that Baby looked rather like…

Long Time No Post

Since I last wrote, a lot has happened. We’ve been in full swing summer mode. And we’re expecting a baby! I’m due in the middle of January, and we are super excited. I’m nineteen weeks along (though thirteen in the picture) and so glad to be feeling human again. We found out we were expecting…

A Day in Our Lives: Spring 2015

I love reading Day in the Life posts because they give me so much inspiration. Plus I want toย remember what a typical day is likeย during this sweet phase of our lives. Twenty-two months is so much fun. Liam learns new words every day, and ย I love the creative games he invents. This was not a…