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Organizing photos, baby books and memories

Organizing photos, baby books and memories

I feel like I’m constantly behind on a million things I want to do…but maybe that’s just life with kids?  Lately I’m obsessed with wanting to write things down for my kids so they have documented memories forever.  I think a lot of it has […]

What to expect: Bringing baby home

What to expect: Bringing baby home

I found this post languishing in drafts from awhile ago, and decided I should finish it.  I know a lot of people who’ve brought home babies recently, or who are about to, so I’ve been thinking about all of that newborn stuff lately.  We also […]

Bedtime and morning weaning from nursing

Bedtime and morning weaning from nursing

Jenson recovered from his mysterious virus over last weekend and is back to himself, though a little clingy still.  Basically, he vomited for 7 days without having any other symptoms of flu or other illness.  We went to urgent care first (on a Sunday after […]

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Onesie

Jenson has a Thanksgiving outfit that his Aunt Summer and Uncle Gary sent him, but I couldn’t resist making this turkey onesie because I’ve had it pinned since before we were even ready for kids.  The website I pinned it from is no longer available, […]

Got mastitis? Tips for nursing and nursing woes.

Mastitis is breast inflammation caused by an obstruction from plugged milk ducts, infection from bacteria that enters through a cracked nipple, or allergy, and is most common in the baby’s first 2 months of nursing. Stress and fatigue can increase risk of mastitis (what new mom […]

Jenson update: One Month Old

Jenson is almost 5.5 weeks now, but I was waiting on his 1 month appointment before doing his monthly update.  Or I forgot to do one.  You pick.  He had his one month appointment on Tuesday and it went well.  His growth is perfect and […]

Mastitis is a biotch.

Mastitis is a biotch.

I’ve been meaning to post about my fun little postpartum experience with mastitis that I had two weeks after Jenson was born.  And by fun, I actually mean completely awful. Breastfeeding had been going pretty well and I was starting to get the hang of […]

12 Days of Parenthood

12 Days of Parenthood

Despite never knowing what day it is, it has been 12 days since Jenson was born.  Before he was born, people kept asking if we were ready.  My response was usually that our house was ready, we had everything we needed, and that we were […]

Welcome to the World, Jenson

I’ve been MIA around here because I had a baby!  Jenson Charles arrived 9 days early, and we are so in love with him.  My doctor had been telling us that I would probably need to be induced because I wasn’t showing any progress.  She […]

Nursery Photos!

The nursery is finally done!  I didn’t really want a theme for the nursery, but if there is one, it would be “woodlands”, I guess.  I just wanted grays and whites that would go with the light sage color of the walls from when we […]