Baby, LIFE

Nursemaid’s Elbow

You see it in all of the movies and television shows. A family, walking with a tiny one (usually between one and four years of age). The baby is between the adults, holding their hands for safety, and then the adults start counting. One… The baby smiles. Two… The baby may laugh or hop a… Read More Nursemaid’s Elbow

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One Year of Ava

Today, my baby Ava is one year old. ONE. Year. How did this happen? In some ways, this has been the longest year ever. But in others, it’s a blur of growth and wonder from my baby girl. As the weather started to change, leaves started to fall and a cool breeze swept across the… Read More One Year of Ava


Baby Talk

Today on the blog, I’m going to write about the things I needed and loved for having a baby. Disclaimer #1: EVERYONE has such a different list for these things, so these are just the things we loved. Disclaimer #2: We had FOUR baby showers because we are truly surrounded by amazing, wonderful people in… Read More Baby Talk

Baby, LIFE, Travel

New Experiences

What a month! Ava has had amazing new experiences this month as she prepares to turn five (FIVE!!!) months old. How did we ever get here? Earlier this year, I looked at my mom with a sudden start because I realized that we’ve only gone through the very, very, very early part of Ava’s (hopefully,… Read More New Experiences


Four Months Out

My sweet Ava is now four months old, which is just WILD. I remember so vividly a year ago, thinking that I would have a four month old baby in January 2020, and how crazy that seemed even then. Now, it seems even stranger. How do I have a four month old? Ava is such… Read More Four Months Out

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The First Day

Today is my first day back to work after my maternity leave. I am so lucky to have the team and boss I have, and I was able to check in remotely for the last couple of weeks before coming back to work after the near year, which helped to ease the transition. I’m also… Read More The First Day

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Great Expectations

I expected to be filled with love for my new little human once she arrived. I expected that my life would change in great and irreversible ways. I expected that I would get less sleep (a LOT less sleep). I expected to be focused on her and her needs for a while as she adapted… Read More Great Expectations