I keep wanting to share some of my thoughts and what I’ve been reading about baby and child development. With Ari, I read sooo much and I was determined, this second time around, to put the books and internet away and just enjoy Sam. But I’m just passionate about baby and child development. I started… Continue reading Respecting Babies and Children: Parenting Resources and Thoughts
Hello! We’ve had a snowy week and some exciting things going on here. Let me go back to the beginning of the month, with a visit from my parents and aunt and some holiday activities. With our visitors, we went to the Christmas Festival of Lights at the Grotto. It was cold and beautiful! Ari… Continue reading Sam at 6 Months Old, First Half of December
What a month! I’ve had some better days at work along with some more exhausting ones with one 30-minute pumping and eating break in each 13-hr shift. But I’ve made peace with that. Sometimes Sam gets formula but nursing at night and all day on my days off is keeping my supply up for now… Continue reading Family Update, Halloween, Sam at 4 to 5 Months Old
I have some “big feelings” to share. Ari also has been having some big feelings this morning, lying face down on the floor in the hall at school while I dropped Sam off, then yelling loudly but not talking or using any words in his own classroom before I sad goodbye. I’m assuming it’s related… Continue reading Back to Work (the Life of a Working Breastfeeding Mom!), Family Update, and Sam at 4 Months Old
Ugh. WHY do I wait so long between posts? Well, I know, it’s because there’s no shortage of other things to get done. But now it’s going to be another super long post! It’s amazing how much can happen in three weeks and how hard it can be to remember things that happened less than… Continue reading Family Update, Sam at 16 Weeks Old, Goodbye Summer!
We’ve been out of town for most of the past two and a half weeks, and today school started again and we’re getting back into our home routines. First, we had a six-day trip to Sunriver, Oregon for our annual get-together with my extended family. Then we had a weekend at home, then school was… Continue reading Family Update, Sam at 3 Months Old
Just some quick notes on what we’ve been up to since my last post! We went to the Clark County Fair with a childhood friend of mine and her two-year-old daughter. She and I rode horses together and used to do 4-H activities at our county fair and now we got to see our kids… Continue reading Family Update, Sam at 10 Weeks Old
When I’m doing photos or blogging now, I’m often wearing Sam in the wrap, because he is now taking after his older brother and not sleeping unless he’s being held. Here’s a photo I took while working on the computer with him: The weekend after Sam’s vomiting started and I got mastitis, A.’s brother and… Continue reading Family Update, Sam at 2 Months Old
Yikes, there’s been a lot going on since my last post! You know how I was amazed by how easy it was to be home with just the baby? Well, I spoke too soon. Things got hard! And then they got easier again, but still hard. I’m not going to be able to tell the… Continue reading Family Update, Sam at 1 Month Old
Ari turned 3 a week and a half after Sam was born. He’d been saying he wanted to invite all his friends from school to a birthday party, but I couldn’t handle hosting a big party at that time! Fortunately, when the time came he didn’t seem to mind. Shortly before the big day, he… Continue reading Ari, 3 Years Old!