Tag Archives: Harvey

Preschool Woes

So I just got a call from the elementary school letting me know that Harvey did NOT get into the preschool program in the fall. Fuck. Fuckity fuck fuck fuck. I live in a town of < 1000 people, and there is only one school in the town. It’s actually a fantastic public school (#1 […]

My Second EBF Child: It Takes a Village

Would you accept donated breast milk from another nursing mama? To take that a step further, would you allow your baby to literally nurse at another’s woman’s breast? After having two very different EBF (Exclusive Breastfeeding) nursing experiences with my children, I’ve now been the mother on both the donating and receiving end of frozen breast […]

The Monday Snapshot – One [1]

It’s completely incomprehensible to me that it’s been an entire year since this happened. And now we are celebrating the completion of this little man’s 1st year of life on this earth.

40+4

For 284 days, Harvey grew into a strong, healthy little boy inside my belly. For 284 days, Harvey has now been living & breathing & growing on the outside of my belly as the perfect addition to our little family. ***** I had intended to write a big post today reminiscing about our amazing home birth experience, but […]

The Monday Snapshot – Sitting Like a Boss

He is so happy to be able to sit up and play with his big sis now. 🙂

The Monday Snapshot – Goodbyes

This morning was my Grandmother’s funeral, and it was a beautiful morning for it. The music at the church service was fantastic, and it was so fun to see how many people in the community had known and loved her. There’s something to be said for living in the same area for 85 years. After […]

Last Minute Travel Plans & a Poem

Yesterday was a bit of a scramble, but when the dust settled, my sister that lives in Ohio and I had both booked tickets to fly home for Grandma’s funeral on Monday. I’ll be flying with Harvey (flights #1-#4, coming right up!), but I decided to leave Stella here in Colorado with her Dad for Father’s Day […]

Photo Comparison #75819502 :)

Carlia over at Nest Building 101 (formerly The Stork Drop Zone) sent me this onesie when a bunch of my blog friends gave me a “virtual baby shower” while I was pregnant with Stella. I snapped a picture of Stella in it to say thank you, and the other day I snapped a picture of Harvey […]

You Cannot Go Back – Tearful Thoughts on Godparents

Last night I hung up the phone after talking to my best friend here and sobbed my heart out. Let’s back up. After Jaime died, my cousin whose Mom died the day after Harvey was born recommended signing up for emails from GriefShare.org. It’s a daily email that comes into my inbox in the middle of […]

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 – Daddy’s Boy Edition

It’s been so much fun to see the relationship start to develop between Charlie and Harvey. ❤ my boys.

The Self Soother

When Stella was little, we waited a week or two to introduce the pacifier because I was worried about nipple confusion. She never really took to it, and other than the random OH MY GOD MY CHILD IS LOSING HER MIND AND WE’RE ON THE HIGHWAY AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT […]

How do I feel about being 2 months old?

…well, it depends upon the hairstyle I guess!

The Monday Snapshot – Back to Work

Just over two years ago I wrote a post about my first day of work after Stella was born. She was 8w1d old when I started at that job, and coincidentally, Harvey is exactly 8w1d old today – on my first day back at work at that same job. It’s unbelievable to me how much […]

Cleaning Out the (Cloth Diaper) Stash

Unlike his big sister, little Harvey lucked out and got to wear cloth diapers specifically sized for newborns for the first 5-6 weeks of his life because we had a 12 pack of bumGenius Newborn All In One diapers that are sized to fit babies from about 6# to 12#. Unfortunately, since Harvey came out of the […]

Newborn Photos & the Birth Announcement

One of my close girlfriends came over when Harvey was just 5 days old and took some newborn pictures of him for us. She did it for FREE (she is trying to build up her family/lifestyle portion of her photography business), and we got some totally great ones! I finally got the announcements & thank […]

The Monday Snapshot – Snuggling Edition

So far Harvey pretty much sleeps in bed with me all night. I’m hoping to get him into the co-sleeper more soon, but for now I’m just rolling with it and loving all the snuggles. They aren’t this little forever, and man am I lucky to get to do this again and to know to focus […]

Bottle Feeding, Then & Now

When Stella was born, we weren’t originally planning on me going back to work for awhile. Even so, I always knew I wanted Stella to be able to drink out of a bottle so that I’d have a little freedom for getting out of the house and for having a few drinks, so I started […]

Yes, another photo project :)

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know that I’m fairly obsessed with photos and that I love doing photo projects. I took belly pictures with both my 1st pregnancy and my 2nd pregnancy, and I took weekly pictures of Stella’s first year of life and monthly photos of her through age […]

Day to Day Living, 2w5d

I’ve been struggling with coming to this space to write lately, and not necessarily because of fatigue & exhaustion. I mean… I’m tired, but I’m not that tired. I’m feeling conflicted and afraid of coming across as too “gloaty” (which I know isn’t even a word) or as having it too easy. I know that’s […]

The Monday Snapshot – Stages

These pictures are just SO my kids right now. Harvey in all of his awkward newborn glory (I adore that you can see how hairy he is in this light!) and Stella in her gorgeous toddler-ness…no longer a baby, but not quite a big kid yet either. I ❤ them both so much.

Harvey’s Home Birth – Part 2

Read Part 1 Here (The day before birth and 1st & 2nd stage of labor, 2:34-6:34am) This second part of Harvey’s birth story is about the 3rd stage of labor (passing of the placenta) and the check-ups during Harvey’s 1st week of life. ***** 6:34am: Neither of us cried when Harvey was born (we didn’t with […]

Harvey’s Home Birth – Part 1

On Sunday, January 12th at 6:34am, our son Harvey Adam was born into this world via the most perfect home water birth experience I could have ever asked for. My husband, initially on the fence about the entire home birth idea, has spent the days since telling everyone how awesome it was (200% better than […]

Harvey Adam, 40w4d

Well, we are just getting ready to tuck in for the night, but the photographer we hired to take pictures at the birth just sent me this shot, and I couldn’t resist sharing it with y’all before I got some sleep! Meet Harvey Adam – 9#5oz, 21.5″ long. The 1st contraction I timed was at […]