announcing blueberry

Happy 2015! It’s a new year and {another} new phase for me… pregnant with #3, our highly-anticipated blueberry. My little boy is due at the end of June/beginning of July. I’m 21 weeks now and feeling great! A few thoughts about this pregnancy: [PRO] getting to set up a real “nursery,” finally! [CON] everything I […]

zoe’s arrival

Well, the waiting game finally ended. Gregory and I welcomed our second daughter into the world one month ago, with joyful amazement at the natural process of birth and awe at the new creation G-d placed in our lives. Our baby girl was born on October 18 {15 Heshvan}, and we have named her Zoe […]

the waiting game

We didn’t expect to wait THIS long for our Strawberry! I’m almost 42 weeks pregnant, with none of the “signs” that labor might be close. This past week has been a true emotional roller coaster, which I really don’t think a woman can understand until she’s been there. It caught me off guard this time, […]


There’s a reason I haven’t posted much this year… Her name, for now, is Strawberry Bartos, and we expect her arrival in 3-4 weeks. It’s been a wonderful pregnancy, though it’s starting to become a bit of a challenge to keep up with Sophia Ruth these days!  My Sophia is eighteen months old, and at […]

starting a new year

We’ve reached half a year! Sophia was 6 months old yesterday. Wonder if I’ll be so meticulous in tracking small milestones with future children… {grin} So, an update. Sophia Ruth is a little over 13lbs… she is about 2′ tall, with soft light brown hair and big blue eyes. I think she looks like a […]