The Scottish

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This post has been ruminating in my head for weeks now, maybe even months.  Sometimes it’s easier to whine write about the crappy times in your life because readers like to see all whole spectrum, not just the best parts you show on Facebook.  It makes a blogger more relate-able. On the other hand, as an outspoken mommy blogger, everyone who reads DH knows that gushing about my child is inevitable.  I know I’m biased but I’m pretty sure it’s completely warranted because he’s AMAZING.  But Read more […]

2 Under 2 Photo Shoot

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At the end of August we did a mini photo shoot to capture our baby #2 announcement photo and I thought I’d share the rest of our pictures.  We shot the photos at my old elementary school which made it extra special.  Sometimes it feels like I never left Minnesota for those 12 years.  How can that be? Anyway, here’s the photo The Scottish edited to make our social media announcement.  His favorite part is The Wee One peering down over the bar at me. This was our other option.  Obviously Read more […]

The Wee One Picks Apples

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Hi everybody, Happy Monday! I’m still not feeling 100% myself in regards to weaning but I would say I’m starting to think a bit more positively.  Distraction is working well most of the time, but some mornings The Wee One sobs and pulls on my shirt and that just breaks my heart into a million pieces.  The Scottish is always nearby to help and he keeps reminding me that I have to think of what I’m gaining with The Wee One instead of what I’m losing  Easier said than done, but I’m working on Read more […]

My Year+ of Breastfeeding

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This post is going to be very personal and very cathartic for me, and to be honest, probably a little dramatic too.  I definitely have more feelings on the subject of breastfeeding than I can articulate into words but I’m going to do my best to recap things, for myself so I can look back on this in years to come, and for those of you with interest in breastfeeding and weaning. First, some notes.  (And a catch-up for anyone new-ish to DH, hello!) All photos taken this week by The Scottish. Timeline Read more […]

A Bump and a Boy

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It’s pretty common knowledge that your bump appears a lot quicker with your second pregnancy than it does with your first.  The stomach muscles have stretched out and are not as firm as they used to be and in my mind, I like to imagine my uterus being all like, “OH COOL, this again? I know what to do.” as it wastes no time pushing on my bladder and forcing out my gut. The Scottish and I were slow to the game on taking photographs of this bump but I knew I wasn’t going to be that person who Read more […]

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

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Mmm, it smells like autumn a little bit, doesn’t it?  The air is crisper in the morning and pumpkins are popping up everywhere in everything.  Speaking of, am I the only person who doesn’t drink pumpkin spice lattes?  Instead, I spend most of September and October shoveling these delicious candies into my mouth. I have so many emotions going into September and during back to school time.  I’m not yet sending my little guy off to school so I get to enjoy the desolation of all the parks Read more […]

A Day in the Life: Stay-At-Home Mom of One

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I LOVE reading “day in the life” posts from other bloggers and I keep meaning to write my own. Well, this week I finally got around to it.  This particular day we did not have a play date but on average we usually see our friends about three days a week. (My apologies for the lack of photos, I kept forgetting to take them!) 5:37 AM: The Wee One wakes up crying, loudly. The Scottish and I both wake up slowly, groaning when we see the time.  This is one of those crazy early days I guess! Read more […]

Cradling the Future in My Arms

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The Wee One caught a small cold last week. His nose has been pretty runny and he has a cough too.  Always the trooper, he’s been in mostly good spirits and sleeping pretty well for being sick. This past weekend he went down for his second nap as usual around 2 PM.  He woke up crying and upset at 3 PM so I went in and scooped him up.  I took him into my bedroom and we laid down together, his head on my shoulder, seemingly still tired but I could hear McKenna pawing at the patio door to come Read more […]

Pacifier Weaning

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It’s not fair, I know, but the truth is pacifier weaning was easy for us.  Maybe it’s all the horror stories people tell or the fact that doctors warn you a pacifier can affect your child’s teeth placement, but whatever the reason, we were dreading it and ended up happily surprised. Background Info After The Wee One was born we waited 4 weeks to start using pacifiers (or dummies for our UK crowd) to avoid nipple confusion (although I bet we could have started earlier and I’m sure it would Read more […]

12 Month Photo Shoot Starring The Wee One

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Guys, I am so in LOVE with these photos and I’m so excited to share them with you today.  Truthfully, it was a stretch for us to find room in our budget for professional photographs this summer.  Summer time gets so expensive, doesn’t it?  But I will treasure these memories forever and I do not regret taking them at all.  While The Scottish has done a great job with our previous month photo shoots, i wanted all three of us together for a change! Plus, we absolutely love working with our Read more […]