As I shared in “Loving Life with a Toddler: The Things I Most Appreciate Today” I was extremely surprised by how deeply I loved being the mom of a toddler. I must say that I have a completely different relationship with our little girl, Baby B, than with our little boy, Kiddo A, but I’m just as fond of her toddler stage. She regularly leaves me missing the two-year-old version of the boy who made me a mom and I delight in watching her explore, develop, and acquire knowledge.
Baby B is quick to Continue reading
I have been crazy, stupid excited over the arrival of Little Brother N. Now that he’s here safe and sound, I’m thrilled to share the way we celebrated him, and honored Kerstin’s second pregnancy, over the summer.
Friends, my Baby B turned 6 months old over the weekend. We all already know how quickly babyhood time slips by, even though there are moments that can feel eternally long as a parent. I have to admit, I’m overly shocked at the lightning speed of this last half of a year. There are a couple of things that contribute to this, I suppose, Continue reading
Our beautiful friend, Mama T, is expecting her second bundle of joy. We celebrated this precious boy at a great baby sprinkle over the weekend. Because this is kiddo number two, her party hostesses requested that guests bring frozen meals to stock the deep freeze of her growing family. This was one of the most helpful things for Daddy D and me when Baby B was born, so I was more than happy to prepare an entrée. In addition, I wanted to do a little something extra for Baby J. I decided to create a delicious, glue free diaper cake! Continue reading
Technically, I have a toddler. He will turn three this fall. That is smack in the middle of toddlerhood by most people’s standards. And, in many ways by my own as well. But, there are still moments I look at him or hold him and I still know he is a baby.
I frequently fear that the next time I look at him I will fully have a little boy and any traces of my sweet baby that exist today will be gone. Continue reading
Whoop, whoop! It’s a baby sprinkle! While we were waiting for Chelse’s sweet Baby B to arrive, several of our closest friends decided to throw her a little “ Baby Sprinkle.” Continue reading
On Tuesday, I shared A Letter to My Son on His 2nd Birthday. These annual letters have become an important tradition to me. Another tradition we started from the week N was born included taking his photo on a different piece of fabric each week (it turned into each month when he turned 1). I hang them up every year at N’s birthday party. Our guests love looking at how he’s changed over the year.
Here are the photos from the last year (scroll down to see photos from last year).
Since I just shared N’s Birth Story Part I and Part II (include links), I thought I’d share a few of my favorite “Go To Baby Gifts” for new families. These are some of the things we use(d) and love(d) most.