The Story of Bean—Part 2

Bean is two weeks old. Though we have the usual post-partum fatigue, and my c-section recovery is slower than I would like, the past two weeks have been blessedly uneventful. We’ve rested, nested and generally found the new rhythm of life with a baby in the house. I’ve been fortunate to have my husband home […]

Designing the Nursery—Part 3

After nine loooonng months, we’ve reached the week of Bean’s birth! The nursery is about 95% complete (we’re shy some artwork and maybe a lamp or two), but I’ve resigned myself to the fact that the finishing touches will come with time. Overall, I am really happy with what we’ve accomplished thus far, because I […]

Baby Gear—Figuring Out What We Need, What We Don’t, and What We Really Want

I realized today that we are exactly six weeks away from Bean’s arrival, assuming nothing unexpected occurs before then. I’m personally skeptical that we’ll make it all the way to our surgery date, because I can’t, for the life of me, fathom this baby growing any larger. Her cute kicking has morphed into painful ninja moves […]

A Blanket for Bean—Or Worrying that I’m Not Worried About My Persistent Procrastination

Wooooweee. I’ve been a bit under the weather recently, which wouldn’t be so bad if I could just stop time for a day. But, alas, school projects, homework, hungry heathens and a house that won’t clean itself mean that I’ve been running pretty much from sun-up to sun-down lately. Of, course, then there’s that whole […]