On to the next.

We survived the fourth trimester.  Baby Middle is now 12 weeks old. A few updates about him… Eating – With a little bit of work, I’ve managed to space out Middle’s feedings to about every 3 hours.  I’m so happy to be in this place, because I am able to nurse him (for quite a […]

Divide and Conquer

I wanted to write a post about the huge difference between parenting one baby – your first baby – and your second one.  It’s an interesting stage/transition, one that I bet many of you can relate. So when we were pregnant with Poppyseed, Oatmeal and I went to Bradley Method Childbirth classes together.   When I […]

Baby Middle is 6 Weeks Old

Yesterday our little nugget turned 6 weeks old! Last weekend we made our first ever road trip to Louisiana as a family of four.  Ever since I had Poppyseed I’ve made a big effort to go to Louisiana to visit family every 6-8 weeks.  It’s never been easy to travel 4.5-5 hours with a kiddo, […]

In the Trenches

I’m writing a short post just because I know that the next four days are going to be nuts.  Oatmeal is going to be working out of state, so that means I am pretty much going to be on my own here with a newborn and a 2 year old. A few fun facts about […]

Surviving and (Sometimes) Thriving

Oh hello friends. After I wrote my last post about having the worst day ever with a newborn and a 2 year old, many of you reached out with some encouraging words.  THANK YOU.  It’s so nice to hear that you’re not the only mom who goes a little cray-cray when multiple children are crying […]

2 Week Postpartum and Baby Update

I wanted to write a brief blog just to document how I’m feeling and how Baby Middle is doing.  To be honest, I’m pretty tired and don’t feel like writing much, but I so enjoy looking back on the blogs that I wrote when Poppyseed was born, and I want to have the same experience […]

Middle’s Birth Story

I guess I knew the end was in sight on Sunday around 6pm.  My MIL had been keeping Poppyseed for us, but on Sunday evening she drove her up from Sealy and we all sat down in the living room to play and do puzzles.  Even though I hadn’t seen Poppyseed in a day and […]

Welcome to the world, John Rapsilver!

Oatmeal and I welcomed our second child, a SON, into the world at 9:34am today, August 11, 2014. He weighs 8lbs, 5oz, and measures 21 and 3/4 inches long. Oatmeal has been contemplating names for months, as it was his turn to name our baby.  He chose the name John Rapsilver.  John is his father […]

Final Days of Freedom

I’m sitting at a coffee shop with my feet up.  Today has been so relaxing. Don’t think I haven’t relished every minute. Oatmeal woke up at 5:30am and starting rustling around the house.  A half hour later Poppyseed was up, too.  I made her get in bed with me and enjoyed our regular snuggling session […]

Poppyseed is 2 years old!

Today our little girl turned 2.  I may or may not have cried about this.  Once.  Twice.  Several times. Starting with last night, when this happened. Last night I realized I just needed to pull the trigger and put her to sleep in her big girl bed.  We decided to move her into the guest […]