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 […]

A Bump and a Bad Cold

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No, thankfully I am not sick, but The Wee One caught yet another virus recently.  ARGH!  We took him to a pediatrician, and luckily it’s a normal winter cold but the very interesting ped suggested I keep the baby in another week if possible while acknowledging I don’t really have control over that.  (shakes head) He also told me that April is more ideal for having babies.  Why on earth would you say that to someone who is 38 weeks along?  Let me just go back in my time machine…  And then Read more […]

A Bump and Buying a Minivan

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Sure, this week’s B word has little to do with my pregnancy… or does it?  We’re obviously buying a minivan because we need more space for our two kids (plus car seats), a dog, and all of the crap we take with us when we travel.  It was never all going to fit in our old vehicle, a Kia Sportage.  After lots of research and one loooong Saturday we ended up choosing a slightly used Dodge Caravan. Car buying while pregnant is a bizarre experience.  There may have been tears as we drove away Read more […]