Tag Archives: Firsts

The Monday Snapshot – Fun in the Snow Edition

Well, the big news of the weekend is that HARVEY IS WALKING! Not super confidently or routinely, but he’s already getting a kick out of taking 10 steps across the living room and then grinning at us from ear to ear when we clap and cheer. 🙂 So far I haven’t gotten a great video […]

And So It Begins! … Or Ends?

I have such mixed feeling about my baby being old enough for solid food. On one hand, it’s so fun to think of all the foods we’ll get to introduce him to now. On the other hand, it’s the end of him needing me and only me to survive. So bittersweet…

1st Giggles

Charlie was making a silly noise to Stella last night and for some reason Harvey thought it was funny. Behold, his first giggles! I so needed that pick-me-up last night.

The Monday Snapshot – Cow Milk Edition

On Saturday we did a family trip to the grocery store, and while we were there I decided to pick up some organic whole milk with Vitamin D for Stella. She has been EBF thus far (except for 3mL of organic formula on day 2 of her life so they’d let us out of the […]

And She’s Off!!!

On November 30th at 51w1d, Stella started taking a few steps at time. The first time was that morning as I tried to sneak away to shower for work. She looked over at me from her box of stuffed animals, started doing her whiny/cry, and walked right over to me. Consider my jaw dropped. 🙂 […]

The Monday Snapshot – 1st Snow Edition

We finally got a couple inches of snow early Sunday morning, though not nearly what we need to get anywhere near the normal averages around here. After a dry winter last year, we are really hurting for moisture here in the mountains, so everyone is praying for a lot of snow this year in order to […]

Stella Times…47 Weeks

My Dearest Stelly Belly, Clap clap clap. That’s what we’ve been seeing around the house for the past few days. Clap clap clap. Nana Joan has been playing patty-cake with you forever, but it wasn’t until you spent a day at Ms. Jen’s clapping with the other kids that you decided to come home and […]

Kicking and Screaming

So yeah, I’m apparently one of the only people on the planet who isn’t in love with Halloween (thanks, Mom?!). I even refused to buy an exorbitantly priced outfit for my 10.5 month old, just to take a picture of her in it. THEN, my co-worker asked me yesterday if she could buy her an outfit […]

The Monday Snapshot – Fall Leaves Edition

Charlie was SO excited to rake up a pile of leaves for Stella to play in this fall. I think it was pretty much a highlight of the first year of fatherhood for him, and we’re pretty sure she loved it! 🙂 He is such a great Dad. This is part of a weekly feature called The […]

Memorable Moment Monday – Holiday Weekend Edition

So it has been a long holiday weekend of being on the go, but it has been really fun for sure. Friday night we just chilled at the house, and I got to Skype with Ann  (my oldest bloggie friend) for 1.5 hours. I’ve missed you, girl!! I’m trying to figure out how to swing a quick […]

Memorable Moment Monday – Troublemaker Edition

My child, the crawler, now gets locked sweetly and lovingly left in her bedroom while I shower in the morning, and this is what I come back to now… She gets into everything, butt least she seems to love reading, right? I’m not sure I’m ready for this. 🙂 To see more, check out PAIL’s Memorable Moment […]

Memorable Moment Monday – Water Baby Edition

Stella has been quite the water baby this past week of vacation (which we are still on – I just had a minute to post and I’m off the computer again – crazy!). We spent Thursday and Friday in the pool at my parent’s house, and we spent Sunday on the Mississippi River. We still […]

Memorable Moment Monday -1st Solid Food at Daycare Edition

Stella goes to daycare on Mondays and Tuesdays, and last week when I picked her up, the daycare provider mentioned that I might want to start sending solids for Stella to munch on at lunchtime, because she was getting mad when her girlfriend Campbell got to eat and she didn’t. 🙂 Today I sent with […]

My MIL Thinks I’m Crazy

So tonight was our 3rd softball game of the season (which we won – and I made an AWWWWWWWESOME catch, which basically made me feel like an athlete after years of not feeling like one). In the meantime, Nana (my husband’s Mom) was in charge of the baby at home, and as we were leaving, […]

Now That’s a Lot of Polka Dots

For the past week or two, Stella has regressed to sleeping pretty horridly at night (waking up 4-5x like a newborn instead of the 1-2x we had gotten used to).  We had been putting her to bed, swaddled with one arm out, in the co-sleeper attached to our bed. She would sleep there most of […]