Archives for August 2014

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 […]

Feeling the Love at 10 Days Old

It’s 3pm, my nugget is full of milk and sleeping in his bouncer, and I have about 1 hour before I need to go pick up Poppyseed from daycare. So I figured I’d try to spill out a blog real quick. First and foremost, I want to post a few pictures of some really thoughtful […]

Middle is a Week Old!

I cannot believe that an entire week has passed since we welcomed Baby Middle into the world.  I know I just called him his blog nickname, Middle, but I want to make a sort of announcement of sorts that we have decided to call him Johnny.  We debated between John and Johnny for the first […]

Middle’s Birth Story – Written by Oatmeal

I guess it is somewhat fitting that I’m taking a break from a John Wayne marathon to write a birth story for my little boy.  I’ve always imagined that we’d have a son, but now it’s real.  I already have a running list of work for him to do, and I’ve already had a close […]

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 […]

40 Weeks + 5 Days Pregnant with Middle

Well.  Hi. I don’t know why I’m updating, other than just to document that I’m still here. This morning when I woke up, I felt incredibly antsy.  I walked around the house in my bra and underwear and managed to accomplish absolutely nothing over a span of about four hours.  Oatmeal went on a 5 […]

40 Weeks + 4 Days Pregnant with Middle

The following paragraph showed up in my email this morning.  I quite appreciated it. It seems like your baby has opted for a late checkout, quite a popular option judging by the numbers. Fewer than five percent of babies are born on their actual due dates — and around 50 percent decide to overstay their […]

40 Weeks + 3 Days with Middle Baby

The past few days have been busy, and in a good way.  My big sister came to visit.  She and I have always been close despite an 8 year age gap and at least a few hundred miles between us.  Last month she, her husband, and three kids moved back to the States from Japan.  […]

40 Weeks + 1 Day with Middle

Well, hello there. Being past your due date is like no other place.  It’s not a bad place, but it’s very distinct place. On one hand, I find myself thinking, “Gosh, I am so close to holding my baby.  I can literally feel the tiny little body in my arms, the weight of the little […]