Quinten at 3 months

Quinten Marcus, the three-month-old. He’s starting to get the hang of tummy time. Or rather, a tummy time that doesn’t involve falling asleep. He still spends a lot of time looking like a beached whale, but that’s the funny thing about babies. Beached whale one day and the next you’re knocking them down. 😉 He’s … Continue reading Quinten at 3 months

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

Heart swells

My dates for my 30th birthday dinner This kid. He makes my heart swell so big. I can’t get enough of him. Except when I can and I need space away from him and The Whines. But, when he’s not showing his toddler 2 side, he’s showing his awesome Maximus side. And it’s just that … Continue reading Heart swells

A birthday do-over

We need a weekend do-over. Imagine that it’s your 30th birthday. Since you’re a man in this scenario, you don’t want to do anything to celebrate the occasion. Your wife compromises and suggests breakfast out. {Something I’ve been wanting to do for weeks…or months!} Breakfast changes to lunch and lunch changes to dinner and dinner … Continue reading A birthday do-over

My thoughts on the birth of this baby: VBAC and C-section

At our 12-week appointment, my doctor explained that our hospital isn’t a VBAC-approved hospital because it isn’t large enough. However, if you deliver during business hours they have enough staff because the practice is right next door. I’m paraphrasing a little here, but I did repeat it back to her as that. “Basically, if I deliver … Continue reading My thoughts on the birth of this baby: VBAC and C-section