It Always Feels Like This

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It feels amazing when they first arrive.  The room is filled with calm and happiness after months of anticipation.  THEY’RE FINALLY HERE!!  The Scottish is not an overly expressive man, but there is something extra joyful about him when his parents are around.  It’s super cute. I feel really lucky that my in-laws are such great people and fantastic grandparents.  They stayed with us for two weeks and spent much of it playing and laughing with The Wee One.  After some slight hesitation Read more […]

The Wee One: Ten Months

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Well, he did it.  The Wee One is officially crawling!!  🙂  For whatever reason he took the plunge right after Daddy left for work on Friday May 8th. After it happened once I quickly grabbed my phone to capture it on video.  (Please excuse my proud mom gushing.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4_aoFuvEvs&feature=youtu.be His coordination was shaky at first but now he is a man with a mission.  His favorite things to touch are the sharp grates and the blinds (of course).  And if Read more […]

The Scottish Are Coming, The Scottish Are Coming!

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My Mother-in-law and Father-in-law or as we now call them on the blog, Grandpa and Grandma Scottish are coming to Minnesota for a two-week visit!!  YAY!!  We are beyond excited.  The Scottish is taking days off from work and this guy can’t wait to see his other set of grandparents. Geez, he looks SO grown up sometimes!  I think I’ll call that his salmon shirt, just like Ross on Friends.  🙂 My in-laws want to spend the majority of their time playing with The Wee One, taking him Read more […]

First Mother’s Day Anticipation

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My first Mother’s Day is coming up this May. I know I share this holiday with millions of other wonderful women but this year is special for me because it’s my first time as a mother and a mother to the most amazing little boy at that.  Of course when something feels extra special, the expectations can ride a little high. According to The Scottish I’m not the easiest person to surprise or gift at holidays (WHAA??), so I’m going to tell him exactly what I want this time. Does anyone else Read more […]

The Wee One: Nine Months

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The Wee One is 9 months old today and cuter than ever!  Right now, he’s all about the verbal skills and communicating with us.  He chatters away non-stop and we are starting to hear consonants and things that sound like words in his babbling.  He’s also started using sign language!  We’ve been signing a few words to him for about three months now and he has picked up on “more” and “milk.”  He cracks us up when signing “milk” because he tends to use it for everything. The Wee One is also eating Read more […]

Weaning Off a Feed

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This post is likely to be very boring to about 90% of my readers, but weaning (while a very personal thing). is something I wish more bloggers wrote about online.  Just like birth stories, I love reading personal experiences and I believe this is worth sharing with my fellow nursing mamas or those who plan on nursing at some point in the future. The Wee One and I have always nursed on demand but sometime between 3 and 4 months a daily schedule formed.  Once we passed the 4 month sleep Read more […]

The Name Game

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It’s obvious that my first name is on the long side as far as first names go.  Stephanie was always one of the longest names in my classes growing up.  It never fit on those Scantron tests that spelled out both your first and last names, but instead read as Stephan.  Regardless of its length, I would meticulously write my name out on each and every piece of homework I was given, never shortening it.  I only introduce myself as Stephanie and can’t imagine calling myself Steph. I love my name, Read more […]

My Little Airplane

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My sweet boy is turning one in a matter of months now and what kind of organized type A mom would I be if I didn’t start planning his July birthday party now?!?!?  🙂 After lots of mulling it over, I came to the conclusion that his party shall be “airplane” themed.  Both The Mother and I had thought it would be best to pick a theme based on his likes but it’s tough to figure out what your 8 and a half month old is into.  He doesn’t know any TV characters, he isn’t partial to a certain toy, Read more […]

Easter Adorableness

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This year I went to both a Good Friday service and a Sunday morning Easter service at my parent’s church.  I’ve mentioned before how we’re in the process of finding a new church but recently we’ve switched gears and have been attending the one I used to go to during high school.  It’s insanely close to our house, the interim Pastor is a really sweet older guy, and my parents are members of the congregation.  All good perks!  I’d still call myself a church commitment-phobe but after Read more […]

Let’s Take This Fight On The Road

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Based on my last post it would appear that our trip to Chicago was perfect.  While it was definitely wonderful, it was also exhausting and stressful at times. I hope you guys know by now that I try to share both the awesome and frustrating parts of life and this trip will be no exception.  Unfortunately, The Scottish and I were not as nice to each other as we could have been while traveling to and from Chicago. Shocking I know, haha! The main reason behind our bickering was due to our failure Read more […]