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LF’s Birth Story

Amazing! Another baby came into our family on January 11, 2018. The ultrasound said that the baby would be a girl, and the due date was January 1, 2018.  I heard on a birthing podcast (yes, those exist. “The Birth Hour” is my favorite) that it’s typical to look at your last birth as the normative one.  Baby X … Continue reading

The Night Before Birth…LF Edition

Our newest baby, LF, is here! I am working on the birth story.  Before she was born, I wrote this letter to welcome her to the world: Dear Baby C, It’s currently 2:21 AM on December 29, 2017.  You might be born today. I’m having trouble sleeping.  I’m so excited to meet you.  This happened with your brother … Continue reading

Letter to KLC on her Fifth Birthday

 Read my past letters here (includes birth and 1 YO)  here (2 YO), here (3YO), and here (4YO).  I’ve posted almost zero this year.  Wow.  Blogging in general has taken a backseat for many to social media such as Instagram, and I’m included in that number.  Additionally, this spring I had my private Instagram account taken over, and it was … Continue reading

Letter to KLC on her Fourth Birthday

 Read my past letters here (includes birth and 1 YO) and here (2 YO) and here (3YO).  Once again the formatting is weird and a bit hard to read.  Apologies! Dear KLC,     On Tuesday, you turned four years old. Wow.    This year, you’ve grown and changed immeasurably. Man, I forget how hard it is to write … Continue reading

Five years of T and K

We celebrated our five year anniversary on Saturday! (the 24th of September…I didn’t upload the post right away because I wanted to add family photos our friend took in February of this year.) We had a “big” celebration a couple of weeks ago while on a trip to Michigan.  GG and Granddad kept the kids … Continue reading

What We’re Up To: May 2016

What We’re Up To: May 2016

(oops…forgot to press “Publish” on this one 2 weeks ago…) Hi friends!  My fourth Mother’s Day was a fun event last weekend, and I felt duly celebrated.  I looked back on past years’ celebrations, and I appreciated the opportunity to notice how we are slowly learning to celebrate and make our own family traditions. 2013, … Continue reading

What We’re Up To: April 2016

What We’re Up To: April 2016

Baby X: 14 months He’s a crazy walker now!  What a beautiful, fun few weeks with him!  His two first molars on the bottom came through and we recovered from a family-wide stomach bug, so night time has gotten easier as well (only two wake-ups…).  As I expected, he started walking when I wasn’t really paying attention. … Continue reading

What We’re Up To: March 2016

What We’re Up To: March 2016

Baby X: 13 months yesterday. Standing all the time but not yet walking, eating well, loving daddy and rolling balls, playing often independently. KLC: 3 1/4 years today Active and independent; first riser in the house; still napping, dressing herself, and thriving with routine. Fixated on rocket ships and getting married. We have visitors in … Continue reading

Letter to KLC on her Third Birthday

The past three years, I’ve written letters to KLC on her birthday eve, including the night before she was born.  Read them here (includes birth and 1 YO) and here (2 YO).  The following was started in the wee hours of her birthday yesterday and finished just now, one day later.   Also: I cannot get the following letter … Continue reading

Happy 4th Anniversary to T and K!

Happy 4th Anniversary to T and K!

Last night on the way home from a magical boat outing, John Mayer’s  “Dreaming With A Broken Heart” came on the radio. When you’re dreaming with a broken heart The waking up is the hardest part You roll outta bed and down on your knees And for a moment you can hardly breathe Wondering, “Was … Continue reading