Scottish Grandparents Visit MN 2016

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I know, I know, this update is super late but better late than never.  We had a fantastic time while The Scottish's parents were in town, and we got to show them more of what the Twin Cities has to offer.  I love Minneapolis and St. Paul and each time they visit I get more ideas of places to visit and things to do.  We are already excited for next May!  :) This post is going to be extremely photo-heavy and perhaps not super interesting to most of you readers.  But for our family it's a Read more [...]

The Wee Two: Three Months

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This was a big month for The Wee Two. We had Papa and Gran Scottish visiting from Glasgow for three weeks so not only were we extra busy but this little guy did a ton of developing too. I absolutely LOVE when a baby's personality starts to peek through.  I'd describe the first look of his personality as laid-back, curious, and sweet.  The Wee Two began giggling and laughing this month and it's pretty much the best thing ever.  I don't think I caught his first chuckle like I did with The Read more [...]

Sweet Iced Lattes

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Hi friends, how is everyone doing?  We had a wonderful time with The Scottish's parents the past few weeks and I will share more when I do a photo-filled blog post of their visit. I also need to write The Wee Two's three month update.  Can you believe it's already the middle of June!?! But first I have some musings to sort through. Being a parent is hard. OK, duh, right?  A lot of it is frustrating or terrible (up at night with a baby, toddler tantrums) but most of it is sheer bliss.  And Read more [...]

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 [...]