I’m so sorry! She was crying so loudly that I couldn’t wait any longer to feed her,” the nurse said. “So, I gave her some formula,” she continued. Ella was in the NICU following her birth for severe jaundice caused by incompatible blood types (Micah spent time in the NICU for the same thing. Read […]
A Tale of Two Children: Our Transition to Life with Two
On January 21st, we welcomed our precious baby girl, Elizabeth Ella Grace (or Ella, as we call her), into the world. Life since then has been full of more love, joy, and happiness than ever before! As I mentioned in one of my last posts before the baby, my plan was to take a short […]
How We Montessori At Home
Do self, do self.” As the mother of a 2-year-old, that’s a phrase I hear almost daily, and for many parents, that phrase is representative of the developmental stage we’ve either experienced or heard about, and have come to dread— the terrible twos. Translation: “I want to do it myself.” I know for […]
Micah was Sick on Thanksgiving!
Two weeks ago, I spoke about my excitement in being able to share with everyone again, and then I went silent one week later. So, I just wanted to take some time to update you on what’s been happening. Last week Sunday, Micah came down with his first cold 😢! As usual, I took […]
Fall is finally here! Some of the things I love most about this season are the cool crispness of the air, delicious warm drinks like apple cider and hot chocolate, and of course, the beautiful changing colors of the leaves. As much as I love fall however, it’s hard for me to say it’s my […]
Disciplining an 11-Month-Old
I remember how exhausting yet rewarding the first few months of Micah’s life were. Even though my husband and I were completely and utterly sleep-deprived, there was so much joy that sprang from our hearts every time we looked over at our precious bundle of joy. All he did was eat, sleep, soil his diaper, […]
He’s Not Eating and I’m Exhausted!
This past weekend, I hit a wall. There was no dramatic breakdown, I wasn’t curled up in a ball on the floor in tears, but I was drained. For the past week, Micah hasn’t been eating well because he’s teething. So much so, that he began to lose a few ounces in weight. In the […]
Introducing Solids: Baby Food Recipes and Ideas
In my first blog post, “From Dr. Wife to Mrs. Mom,” I made mention of things that I would’ve regretted missing, had I decided to continue working the way that I was. I wrote about how I would’ve missed Micah’s first steps, his first Christmas, and his first words. Included in that list, was also […]
Time For Another Baby???
“What do you think about us having another baby?” I asked my husband while on a walk recently. I had been crazy enough to start thinking about “Number 2” a few months ago, and I brought it up many times before, but this time I was serious. “I don’t know if we’re ready yet,” he […]
Breast Milk, Medicine, and Your Future Self
Sometimes blessings come from the unlikeliest of places. Spending the first week of our little one’s life visiting him in the NICU was certainly no easy task (Read about it here). However, it provided us with the awesome blessing of teachers, in the form of nurses, to help us with transitioning into parenthood. Every day, […]