Category Archives: Family

Gemma: Eleven Months

This baby is walking! She took her first steps at nine months, but now is walking more than crawling. She definitely prefers being upright and tries hard to keep up with her big sisters. I already miss her funny speed-crawl, but it still cracks me up to see her walk around a corner into the room I’m in.  Continue reading

And I Wonder Why I Don’t Get More Done

I had recently been thinking about life with 3 kiddos vs. 1 little needling. Yes, there’s more food and laundry and doctor visits and chauffeuring and night waking but the older ones can do a few things for themselves, and the best is that they have built-in playmates to keep each other occupied. Continue reading

Gemma: Ten Months

It feels as though every stage is fun and new, but I really am loving Gemma’s age right now. Her personality is coming out, she’s learning new things, and I’m constantly reaching for my phone to take a new photo or video of whatever cute things she’s doing. Continue reading

Simple Joys

The other day, I was wondering aloud why I turn into a crazy person around 5pm each day. (Joe’s helpful response: “I don’t know. I’m not here during the day.”) The so-called witching hour is a real thing, and the two-ish hours from 5-7 every evening feel like the last stretch of a marathon. Or so I hear, because I don’t hate myself enough to run for 26.2 miles. Anyway, none of us are usually at our best at that time, and there’s a good chance someone will end up in timeout or in tears, if not both. It’s hard to see past the exhaustion and frustration (HOW many times during one meal do I have to tell someone not to put her fork in her hair?!) to all the sweet moments that are what really keep us going sometimes. Continue reading

Gemma: Nine Months

Nine months–that point where Gemma has been alive outside the womb for as long as she was inside. Weird thought, right? Honestly, though, it’s hard to remember life before her.  Continue reading