All posts tagged: Baby

Throwback Thursday

Looking through old photos tonight and wondering to myself and now to you – how did we get here? Did all of that time really fly by? Quentin is a year old now, and quite the lively little man. This past week has been so cold outside that we must wear our winter jackets before leaving the house. I sit him down on the first step and say “Peanut, it’s time to put on our coat. Please hold out your arms.” Sometimes he listens and cooperates. The rest of the time, he is off the step and already headed toward the kitchen to ponder whether today is the day to knock over the cat’s water and food bowl. Thankfully, when I get to him, he has paused in mischievous contemplation, his plans thwarted for another day. And just like that, I’m a mother to a little boy. Well this mother is looking at baby photos and can’t help but share some. At 2.5 weeks old, he sure did make a good nap buddy. Cue the heart-eyed emojis here. …

Daisy | one!

Babies = wonderful. And having friends with babies around the same age is equally wonderful. Please meet Miss Daisy Anne, a dear friend of Quentin’s. Daisy recently turned one, which in case you didn’t know, is a great occasion to take some photos. A few of my favorites of this sweet gal… Isn’t she the cutest??

Family slice of life

Gratitude. That is what I feel for my friend Amanda who saw me through the hard days of fresh motherhood. Her gentle wisdom helped boost my confidence during a time when I was unsure of everything. And so it seems a little unfair that I’ll have to say goodbye to her as she and her family are moving away soon. But before that happens, we got together, and I snapped some photos of them in their beautiful home. Here are a few of my favorites… Cheers to friends, exciting new beginnings and supporting one another. You will be missed around here! love, Jen

Bringing baby home

I carried my baby for 40 weeks and a day before I met him. Prior to meeting him, I didn’t know much about him except that he was a boy and he enjoyed kicking me when I laid down for bed. My husband and I didn’t even know what he was going to look like; the 3D ultrasound machine was down at our 20-week appointment. Well all that changed on a sunny Wednesday morning. After a whole day of early labor and an evening of active labor, my midwife asked me to push at 7 a.m. on Dec. 18. Our baby wasn’t ready to meet us then, so we gave him extra time to get with the program. At around 10 a.m., we gave it another go, and at exactly 10:41 a.m., we met each other for the first time. “Hi baby, I’m your mama.” This is what I squeaked out through the tears as I held him. I kept looking at my husband who was by my side and asked him, “can you believe it??” …

Life changing news

Ladies and gentlemen, we have an announcement. Drumroll, please! BasiL, thank you for passing the envelope. You even opened it up for us! Can you read it for us too? We’re going to be parents! My husband and I are expecting a little one this December. To say we are thrilled is an understatement. We are also terrified. And sick. Well I’m the only one who is sick; my husband has been holding up just fine. But back to the point – there’s a baby on the way! The card above was sent from our dear friends, who also bought our sweet peanut his/her first article of clothing. Baby clothes = so tiny and SO cute. I can hardly stand it. Speaking of tiny and cute, look who else deserves a warm congratulations at our place. A mama bird has taken refuge in our front door wreath with her new babies. The activity has driven our cat up a wall, literally, for a chance to see these guys up close, but don’t fret, they are safe! …