A Good Big Brother

Sunday is a family day. We were able to start the day with a video chat to my parents, which when you are oceans away is incredibly important. Listening to my three-year-old talk with his grandparents always amazes me. Of course there is the abundance of love on both sides. But there is also his … More A Good Big Brother

This Guy

I’m sitting in my rocking chair trying to coax the 1/month old girl in my arms to sleep. I think it finally worked. All I hear is the gentle breaths. Another ten minutes and maybe it will be safe to move. In the next room my 3yo is eating dinner. I had to give him … More This Guy

Contentment

Some things you want to go on forever. For me, my baby girl sleeping on my chest is one such feeling. She has only existed outside of her mother for just over two weeks, and yet she feels like an essential part of my life. Like I’ve known her forever. I love this little girl … More Contentment

Holding my Girl

She’s so tiny and fits in my arms. I how her close and she snuggles in. We rock and rock until she sleeps. If I put her down and she cries, I get to pick her up yet again. The cycle repeats. Hours pass. Tired and tired and tired and tired. But I don’t want … More Holding my Girl

My Mom is Mighty

The truth is I was going to write about something else other than my not-quite-a-week-old baby today. Not that I had anything specific in mind, but I was thinking maybe a week straight was too much. Then two things happened. The first is my mother, who is in town to help us out for a … More My Mom is Mighty

Doing our Best!

Our brand new baby girl has been here about 24 hours. I already love her so much, but that has been true since even before she was born. But, she is a lot of work. Every two hours she needs feeding. And changing. I would add holding to that list as well, but that hardly … More Doing our Best!