To My Second Baby on your First Day of Daycare

Today I go back to work. I’m already feeling all the emotions today, no matter how strongly I feel going back to work is the right thing for us. Today is also Ella’s first day of daycare, and if she could understand me, these are the things I’d want her to know.  My sweet Ella […]

What’s in a Name?

I feel like I need to blow cobwebs off this space or something. I’m still here, just slowly adjusting to life with a newborn and our new normal as a family of four. I have had a few people ask the inspiration behind Ella’s name, so I thought I’d start back into regular blogging with […]


Well, I’m officially 6 days overdue. While I had a feeling this would happen, it doesn’t make the waiting easier. In the past few days, I’ve seen a few people, most due after me, have their babies… and I’m still waiting. While I’m happy for them, it also only serves to make me more anxious. […]

Beer Baby Two: 40 Weeks – Due Date!

Well, as I expected, my body likes to grow babies the entire 40 weeks… and then some. Happy due date, sweet girl! Consider this final bumpdate your eviction notice and GET OUT! How far along? 40 Weeks! Size of baby: About 20.2 Inches and 7.6 pounds – a pumpkin. For size reference, Abbie was born […]

To My Daughter, Before You Become a Big Sister

Well, any day now, it’s happening. With an induction date on the calendar, bags packed, and a nursery ready to go, it’s more evident than ever that our days as a family of three are numbered. Every night when we put Abbie to bed, I find myself wondering if this time is the last time […]

Beer Baby Two: 39 Weeks

Another Thursday, another bump update. I meant to do 38 weeks…. but life happened and hey, I’m still pregnant this week so it’s fine, right? How far along? 39 Weeks Size of baby: About 20 Inches and 7.3 pounds- a small watermelon! For size reference, Abbie was 21 inches and 8 pounds, 2 ounces at […]