Holiday Traditions

It’s holiday season and Bean is getting in some serious time in with family in VA and NYC!  He’s growing up right before our eyes and it’s so cool to see him interact with our families.  We split the holiday weekend so Bean could experience it with both sides of our family. Bean took pictures…

Month 4 and 5

Hello….is this thing on?! It’s been a couple months…possibly the busiest couple of months since Bean’s arrival.  We’re officially in our first home!  We ended a two year lease at the end of August…only we were still in the home-buying process.  Fortunately we have great friends that took new career opportunities in New York and…

Sleep Regression

Around 13 weeks, our family moved…and I prepared myself to lose some sleep as Bean transitioned.  Surprisingly, his sleep schedule stayed the same. It was a week into our move when I noticed a change in his sleep habits. Bean has very strong legs.  We have a rocking bassinet (thanks to some of Bean’s awesome…

Back to work…

The first week back to work was pretty uneventful. While I work at a school, the students are not back yet….so it was pretty quiet.  I’m in a new role now that I’m back!  Who do you know that gets a promotion while on maternity leave?!  But GOD! The biggest thing about going back to…

Better out Than In

With all that nursing…it’s inevitable.  Bean has THE worst gas.  At first, it was cute…a poot here, shart there…but it’s on a new level now.  Just short of three weeks ago, he began straining.  The worst of it occurs first thing in the morning…5-7ish.  He turns red in the face and groans so loudly, he…

What are you feeding that baby?!

Nursing was one of my mommy goals from the time I started thinking about life with Bean…around the second trimester.  I read about a lot of mom’s experiences and talked to friends that decided for or against breastfeeding.  It didn’t become a reality for me until I began seeing milk expressed while I was in…

Month 1: Bean’s Update

It’s been 5 weeks…almost 6 now since Bean has touched our lives.  He is growing and changing so quickly!  When I look at the hospital pictures, I can’t believe it’s the same person that I’m sitting next to now. Bean is now 9lbs…yep, my heavyweight is packing on the pounds.   He was 5lb 11oz…

Month 1: Mommy Update

I can’t believe it’s been a month (well 5 weeks) since Bean made his debut.  Life will never be the same (I wouldn’t change a thing).  I’m so in love with this little human!  I’ll tell you more about changes with Bean in another post.  This post is about changes with me! First, healing…this will…

Bean’s Early Arrival!

  Where do I start?! Let’s go back a few weeks. I had been preparing for our baby shower and the pressure was increasing by the day…no, not social pressure…pressure below.  While I was still working out, it was at a much lower intensity and with many breaks because Bean felt so much lower than…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Yesterday was eye-opening for me as I sat on a patio overlooking the James River while brunching and chatting with my parents and fiance.  It all makes sense now… When Bean’s Dad and I first realized we were expecting, I was surprised…wait, terrified that we would be responsible for someone’s LIFE.  Yes, it was that…