Yikes – has it really been almost a month since I’ve blogged? I try to keep this corner of my life updated at least once a week, but I guess after the busyness of the month of November, I just needed a mental break.
Lila’s birthday went well and I was able to keep it together for the most part. I didn’t shed a tear until the night of her birthday party after everyone had left. Its hard to put into words why I was crying exactly. I am overjoyed that she is healthy & happy, but there is a pang in my heart knowing she won’t be my little baby for much longer. Having her in my life has shown me just how quickly time can go by, which at times can be an Read More
This morning you seemed worn down. I asked you what was wrong and you told me (in so many words) that you “feel like you’re doing a lot of things, but none of them well.” I wanted you to know that I couldn’t disagree more.
You are the rock of our family and are what keeps our little train chugging happily along. I know sometimes it’s hard to realize what you’re bringing to the table when you’re the one living it, so I wanted to help by telling you a few things I think you do remarkably well.
1. You pretty much are the best husband I think a girl could ask for. You make me feel cherished and valued. Read More
If there’s one thing I’ve learned so far about motherhood it’s that every baby is different and no one thing is a solution for EVERY baby.
Before Lila was born I did my research and felt strongly that I would “do” certain things as a mom. I was excited to wear her in a sling next to my body, have her sleep in a co-sleeper in between us and cuddle with her on the couch. Well none of that panned out the way I thought.
When I put her in my Moby Wrap, she immediately squirmed and screamed. When we had her in her co-sleeper in our bed, she awoke with every shift we made, leaving us all Read More
Last week Luke had to go on an extended work trip to Mexico, so Lila and I decided to make the trip back to the midwest to visit both my and Luke’s families. It was an ambitious undertaking for one parent, but one I felt was worth it to get some time with family.
They were loooong travel days – one four-hour flight, a three-hour layover and then another one-hour flight, but Lila did really well on both legs. On the way there we were lucky to get a whole row to ourselves, so she could crawl around, and on the way back, we sat with another mom and her baby, so they entertained each other. During our layovers I let her do lots of crawling around at the O’Hare Airport Read More