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 […]

being challenged

It was only a few weeks ago that our angelic, well-behaved toddler “tested the waters” of defiance by looking at me and saying NO when I asked her to put something away. She stated her point more strongly by tossing the toy on the ground and moving several steps away. I remember the moment clearly […]

dedication

In Your loving arms we layย this wordless one so new… The incarnation of our loveย we dedicate to You. -Michael Card Last month we had a dedication service for Zoe with our community, at my parents’ house. I wanted to mention it on here so I could record what we said about Zoe’s name. We have […]

not one but two

In our family, we’ve found that the test of a father comes with the second child. When we only had one baby, Gregory was involved, but his responsibilities were limited, while my main job was caring for Sophia. I had warned him this would change when Zoe was born, and we’d have to ‘double up,’ […]

appearance

Is there an objective standard of beauty for babies? I think my baby is beautiful, but isn’t that what all mothers say about their children? I try to take a step back and evaluate Zoe honestly. I really try. And I still conclude that she is lovely, one of the most perfect babies I’ve ever […]