Meal Planning Diary #1

January 30th, 2016


Guys, having a toddler–a TODDLER–means having to be a little more on top of things than I have in the past. Before, I could wing it at mealtimes, sometimes experimenting mid week. Who cares if we don’t eat dinner until 9:30pm? Read the rest of this entry »

One Year Old!

January 19th, 2016

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You’re one, little Judge! It’s been a great year. Life is a ton of fun with you — your dad and I both agree. Here are some special things to remember. Read the rest of this entry »

Eleven Months Old!

December 27th, 2015

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My son! You turned eleven months old, I promise. It happened nearly two weeks ago, right around when the hectic-ness of the holidays was starting. You won’t remember, but we’ve been BUSY since then. Thankfully, I remembered to snap these photos on your actual eleven-month birthday (December 15). So, that’s something! Here’s some of the cool stuff you’ve been into lately. Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Months Old

November 15th, 2015

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Happy ten months, little buddy! I’m so happy you’re in my life, and I think you like me and your dad alright, too. You just keep on growing and changing. Here are a few of the ways you’v grown and changed in the last month. Read the rest of this entry »

Nine Months Old

October 15th, 2015

I didn’t think it could get any more fun with you, Judge, but it has! Happy nine months, little man. Here are a few of my favorite milestones and memories from the past month.

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Your fourth (FOURTH!) trip back to the east coast to visit your grandparents. You like to grab everything in site, so it’s getting a little trickier on planes. But you still make lots of friends on our flights.

Visiting again with your great-grandmother. Read the rest of this entry »

Being OK with being done

October 11th, 2015

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This week I stopped breastfeeding my baby.

I know what you might be thinking–I thought you were supposed to breastfeed until your kid was at least one.

Sure, that’s what “they” say, but that’s not what I decided to do. Read the rest of this entry »

Eight Months Old

September 15th, 2015

Oh, little Judge. You’re not so little anymore! Everyone comments on how big you are for your age. Must be something in the milk.

It’s been eight months and–just like everyone said it would–it just keeps getting better.

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Your hair! Your blonde hair is growing and growing and I love it. You’re one good looking kid, Judge.

My very favorite part of your bedtime routine, when I cuddle you and sing you a lullaby right before putting you in your bed. It’s our sweetest time together. Read the rest of this entry »


September 13th, 2015

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Something’s changed.

I was listening to an audiobook and I was at an important scene where one of the main characters tells the story of when her baby drowned. I was surprised at how I much more it affected me now that I’m a mom. I could feel myself wanting to shed tears for a fictional baby’s death.

It’s not that I ever was OK with stories about babies getting sick or dying, but now, it’s different. Read the rest of this entry »

Seven Months Old

August 16th, 2015

My, how you’ve grown, my son! I just love spending time with you. You’re getting so expressive, and it’s fun to find the things that make you laugh. Here’s to seven months.

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How easy it is to “scare” you. I love hiding behind a wall and jumping out to say “Boo!” You love it.

You’re first true crawl! While you’ve been thinking about it for a long time, it finally happened last week. You may fall down a lot and substitute belly crawling sometimes for hands-and-knees crawling, but one fact remains–you’re mobile. Read the rest of this entry »

Six Months Old

July 15th, 2015

A whole half of a year that’s how long it’s been since you entered our lives. It’s been a really fun ride so far. In the past month you’ve continued to race ahead in your development. I want things to slow down, but I’m having a blast watching you discover the world.

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Your flipping and flopping all over the floor!

How you’re THIS close to crawling, but for now you just scoot backwards little by little. Read the rest of this entry »

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