Not This Again…

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Yes, this again.  THIS meaning another post about me falling off the blogosphere for a while.  Hey, it happens! I promise I have a good excuse.  My in-laws are coming from Scotland for three whole weeks!  It's very exciting but it means I'm going to be even busier.  I'm so pumped they get to meet The Wee Two for the first time and see The Wee One again now that he's walking and talking.  The last time they saw him he was 10 months old and newly crawling. Despite how badly we want to Read more [...]

It’s Not About the Pillows

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Every day The Wee One pulls the couch pillows and blanket down to the floor.  And every day I put them back on the couch.  This happens roughly 100 times per day.  OK, so it doesn't happen that often but I will put the couch pillows back, turn around, and The Wee One will be wrestling them to the ground yet again. The little rascal in action, he also likes to throw my burp clothes on the ground.  Grr.   I have to put them back up for two reasons, 1) because I use a pillow Read more [...]

The Wee Two: Two Months

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The Wee Two turned two months old on May 3rd.  To be honest, it's been a lot of the same newborn stuff with the added pleasure of more smiles and alertness.  The Wee Two is focusing more on faces and objects which has been really fun.  I can't wait to see more of his personality shine through! We've started giving The Wee Two a bottle regularly but by regularly I mean mostly on the weekends because it's difficult managing The Scottish feeding him while I pump, The Wee One running around, Read more [...]

The Wee Two: One Month

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Soooo, The Wee Two is actually two months old (already? yes!) but obviously I have to post his one month update first!  Let's rewind to April 3rd. Like I mentioned, the first month with two kiddos was tough.  Just as The Wee One was getting more fun and independent we HAD to throw a newborn into the mix.  :)  The lack of sleep and busy days made The Wee Two's first month a bit of a blur but we got into a rhythm and now we can't imagine our lives any other way than with our two boys. The Read more [...]

Newborn and Family Photo Shoot

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I'm so in love with these photos from Annie at Annie Wiegers Photography.  Not only has Annie taken The Wee One and now The Wee Two's newborn photos, but she also did The Wee One's first birthday shoot and The Glue and The Tape's wedding.  By now, having her come to our house to take our picture is like having an old friend stop by to say hi.  We catch up on life while she snaps photos quietly with her camera.  It's the perfect, relaxed setting for a mama who has just given Read more [...]

The Wee Two’s Birth Story: My 2nd Beautiful Miracle

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If you are just tuning in, part one of The Wee Two's birth story can be found HERE. Where we last left off I was a whopping 8 cm dilated and feeling good about my progress.  My OB decided it was time to rupture my waters.  It seems my babies like to take their sweet time descending and breaking my waters usually speeds up the process. Remember at the end of my last post when I said I was at an 8 but not for long?  Unfortunately, after my OB broke my waters, I went backwards to 6 cm dilated. Read more [...]

The Wee Two’s Birth Story: IV, Epidural, Drugs, Please

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I didn't want to start contracting at night.  I was hoping for a day time birth because laboring overnight means less sleep and the dark makes everything seem scarier.  Alas, my body seems to enjoy contracting in the evenings... Tuesday March 1st.  Both The Scottish and I are relieved to have made it to March.  We didn't want a leap year baby and we had our hearts set on March and a slightly more spring time birth.  I begin losing my mucous plug and I'm tentatively excited. Wednesday March Read more [...]

Remember Me? Frazzled Mom of Two?

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Hiiiiiii friends! I finally found time for a quick check-in so I could update you all on how we're doing as a family of four (five with McKenna!). Umm, life is tough!  The first two weeks after The Wee Two was born were a total blur of doctor visits, nursing, attempting to sleep (The Scottish and I took turns on the couch at first), and moments of "What have we gotten ourselves into?"  The third and fourth weeks got even worse at least for me.  After The Scottish went back to work and Read more [...]

Introducing… The Wee Two!

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The Wee Two arrived Thursday March 3rd at 10:48 AM. He was 9 lbs even and 21 inches long at birth!  He was born at 39 weeks and 4 days.  Labor was shorter this time at 12 hours from start to finish with only 10 minutes of pushing!  That part was awesome.  There is more to the story of course so I will be writing a birth story when I have time but for now I just wanted to stop in and show you our newest little guy. The Wee One was a bit skeptical at the hospital but since we've brought Read more [...]

A Bump and Baby Watch 2016

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Well, it's official!  We're going to have a March baby!!  The Scottish and I are very happy about this.  We love March, it's the month of his birthday, our wedding anniversary, and the first day of spring, what's not to love? I'm officially 39 weeks 2 days as this post goes live which is the exact day I delivered The Wee One (contractions began at 39 weeks).  For some dumb reason, we all assumed that I'd be having baby number 2 by this time as well.  Maybe it was all those early contractions Read more [...]