One year ago today, my life changed.

John at 20 weeks old

Last August 19th, I found out my life was changing forever. I sat in disbelief, spouting happy obscenities to myself as I stared at a plus sign. From behind a closed door, Mixicat meowed something similar to the word “MOM?! MOOOOOMMMMM??” over and over, making me question my sanity and this moment even more. That night, I put the test in an envelope addressed in fake old lady handwriting to Miklos and left it on the counter for him to find. When he opened it up, … Continue reading

1 month of Johnny

Johnny loves art

I never knew why our moms never killed us when we were bad kids. Now I know it’s not just because of the threat of jail. Not that Johnny has had a chance to be bad yet. Over the past month, though, I realized quickly that I love this kid so much that if he ever does something very wrong the only thing I could probably do is be extremely sad or disappointed. Parent-love is a new thing for me, at least from this perspective. I don’t know how people do … Continue reading

Hello, Baby Boy!

I have a few seconds to blog that I’ll never get back again if I don’t take advantage, so here are some pictures of our (very hairy) newborn boy! Meet John. Go ahead and tell me that heartburn and hairy-born babies is just a wives’ tale. I’m not inclined to believe you, as I may have the hairiest kid on the planet (since my own birth short years ago) and I complained more of heartburn than has any pregnant woman ever known. Somehow, he has darker … Continue reading

39 weeks: The final mugshot? Please? And Fitbit progress!

Here’s hoping these are the last bump selfies you need to see of mine. As noted on the Instagram version of this picture, Casey has been following me around non-stop. This isn’t totally unusual as she’s a big needy dog, but it’s definitely been amplified this last bunch of months. Junior does not seem to know anything’s different, except that he no longer dares to jump up on me with his giant paws. This week I’ve been making a lot of progress with Fitbit. I’m … Continue reading

39 weeks: Here’s the nursery!

I honestly didn’t think we would get this far into the pregnancy. Boy is estimated to be 8lbs as of last week (though I know that could easily vary… I’m a house now, so I believe it’s that much or heavier). It’s possible he might be late. This kid hates our wintry spring as much as I do. Today is milder, so there might be hope. Here are some pictures of our nursery. My niece came over with some cute outfits and other baby-related stuff … Continue reading

DIY: Easy upcycled knotted baby hats!

DIY knotted baby hats

What to do when a baby isn’t out yet? I decided to make use of our remaining free time — a lunch date here, a sewn diaper there… a plush toy or two. When it comes to materials, I’m a huge fan of using what you’ve got, so I was thrilled to find a sewing project for the bub that I could make using old graphic tees that didn’t fit anymore. Newborn babies have to have soft, adorable hats, right? I first saw these hipster … Continue reading

Directions & map to the ice caves at Crystal Beach added!

After noticing a lot of traffic to the site looking for how to get to the ice caves on the shores of Lake Erie, I’ve added a map and directions for your reference on my post from the other day! Hope you’re having a great Family Day! Don’t forget to comment and leave a link to any pictures you took at the ice caves. I’d love to see them!   You might also like: Ice shoves on Lake Erie at Crystal Beach – just wow. … Continue reading

27 weeks along…

… and boy are my arms tired! Actually, the arms are the least tired of any of my body parts, but that’s probably because Wii Fit planking is out of the cards when my belly now touches the ground. This quick phone composite gives me hope that at least my back view will remain sort of unpregnant-looking after Little Boy is born. Pregnancy is weird and funny. Watching your belly move on its own is not unlike something from Aliens. You really want waffles in … Continue reading

Happy birthday, husband!

I’d like to wish my sparkly new husband and father to my unborn cartwheeling child a very happy birthday today. He’s smart, wonderful, handsome and he doesn’t “has cone had”. I also admire his bravery at wearing two or more plaids at a time. Wishing him a bewitching day of birthday fun! Do a few push-ups if you like this guy. He’s the coolest, so I assume you’re going to get really buff tonight.   Share the post “Happy birthday, husband!” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail