Car seat safety: Rear-facing

I have this friend who is only a text, email, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram away. She’s a friend of course, but she’s also my own personal car seat safety expert. I send her pictures and ask her questions so I can ensure my boys are the safest they can be inside the car. I feel … Continue reading Car seat safety: Rear-facing

The ups and downs

It’s easy to see that every baby and child are different. That I expected. What I didn’t expect was my mental or emotional reaction to be different. I think I handled the transition from zero babies to one. It was a little difficult in the summer knowing that my friends were out doing¬†fun¬†things while I … Continue reading The ups and downs

Sleepless nights

I recently had a conversation with a friend who said, “your boys and their sleeping!” Yes, I’ve had it easy. I’m grateful for that, but know how easy I’ve had it. That’s probably why it didn’t bother me when Quinten spent the first 9 weeks getting up a lot. Of course it’s a distant memory … Continue reading Sleepless nights

Today

Today I get up with an alarm clock. It’s something I haven’t done for 12 weeks. A little more actually. I started my maternity leave after taking the last of my vacation. That was the last time I slept through the night. Today I got up with a baby at 4:30 and realized at 5 … Continue reading Today

Baby sleep styles

Somewhere along the pregnancy journey, most people buy a crib. We did that. It’s been sitting in a bedroom untouched for about eight months. Both of my babies spent the first few weeks sleeping in our room in a bassinet. Maximus moved to his own room much earlier than Quinten did. {Maximus 1, Quinten 0} … Continue reading Baby sleep styles

My solo outing

February 12, a Tuesday afternoon, came quickly and in a cloud of anxiety. Anxiety because I was solo parenting a dual pediatrician visit. The appointments put me on edge because Quinten likes to eat every two hours during the day. I was semi-nervous about nursing in public when I wouldn’t know our exact schedule or … Continue reading My solo outing

How different brothers are

Having a second baby is a lot like riding a bike for us. Feed the baby, change the baby’s diaper, swaddle the baby, and wait to start the cycle all over again. That’s about the only thing that is the same. Quinten has made his differences known since day one. He came out with a … Continue reading How different brothers are

Sleeping like a baby

Is he sleeping? It’s the second most asked question after “what’s the baby’s name?” In my house, half of us love sleep and the other half don’t necessarily need a lot of it. Maximus and I are the ones who love it. I’m hoping that eventually Quinten moves to our camp. After all, it’s nice … Continue reading Sleeping like a baby