Tapping Into Me

The first year of motherhood was…amazing, beautiful…but consuming.  Being a mother to an infant consumed EVERY part of me physically and emotionally!  I thought about Bean in everything that I did.  I don’t want to say that I was obsessive about him because of the negative connotation, but I kept him in mind in ALL…

9 months…already

Where did the time go…Bean has been here for 9 months (9.5 actually)! I can barely remember what life was like without him…except that I got more sleep! Who needs sleep when I get to witness him grow each and every day?!  So what’s new with our 9 month-old? Well, he’s has 4 teeth and…

Merry Christmas

  Merry Christmas from our family to yours!  The holiday was a whirlwind as we hosted family dinner for the first time.  It was a lot, but we made it through and there were no meltdowns!  There were some killer germs going around because Bean and I have been sick for the entire holiday break.  It…

Baby (and Mommy) Eczema

I’ve had eczema since I can remember.  Back then, the treatment was a steroid cream/ointment for flare ups.  Citric acid seemed to trigger it (at least that’s what we thought) so I stayed away from citrus fruit, sodas, etc.  That probably explains why I’m not big on orange juice now (unless it’s a mimosa). When…

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…