Another year has just flown by. I look back on what happened this year, surprised by it all. This year has truly brought a lot into my life individually and our life as a family. When the year began, Bryan and I were dating and discussing how the future looked for us. He was cultivating … Continue reading 2017 Year in Review
Mary is now two months old! My baby is looking less and less like a newborn and more like an infant. She is awake about as much as she is asleep and getting more interactive with the world around her. She especially loves bright colors, fixating on them for long periods. I guess it's a … Continue reading Two months old!
I love this time of year. I love how colorful everything is. I love how imagination abounds this time of year, the wonder in children’s eyes. I love the family time and the delight in the exchange of gifts. What I don’t like is the cold, but even the chill of winter adds to the … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Bryan and I are a part of an amazing community: the Renaissance Festival community. I have been attending Renaissance Festivals since 2000. In these years, I have met many amazing people. About 90% of my friends are from this community. In fact, it’s where Bryan and I met! One thing I love about the RenFest … Continue reading Communities
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! A day where we think about all that we have and are thankful for. Today, and every day, I am thankful for my friends and my family. People that are there for us and support us in times of need. Without them, this journey of parenthood would be so much harder. I … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Last week, Mary had her post-natal echo-cardiogram. It was a simple, but long procedure. They did an ultrasound of her heart, looking for any potential issues that could not be seen in utero. You would think it would not take very long with such a tiny heart, but it was about 30-45 minutes long. She … Continue reading Echo Results
That's right! She is here! There is no clear start time as to when the labor all began this time around. I had been having contractions off and on for a few weeks. Each time, they got stronger but never close enough together regularly to warrant a trip in. On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, the … Continue reading Mary’s birth story
Alex started Kindergarten today! For some parents, this was a big day. It was their child’s first day of school ever. However, Alex has been in preschool for 2 ½ years prior to this so it ended up being more of a change in the school routine for him. He went from a half day … Continue reading First Day of Kindergarten!
Earlier this week, Alex turned 6 years old. As I am sure most moms do, I have been thinking back to the baby he used to be. I remember the day he was born. He was perfectly healthy, weighing in at 8 lbs 6 oz. The one thing I was concerned about with him was … Continue reading His 6th Year Here
Something to know about me is that I have Bipolar Disorder. I was officially diagnosed with it in 2010, though it had been suspected for a few years before that. I have been able to keep it well managed for the last 6 years. I am lucky that it is not a severe case. However, … Continue reading Resuming Counseling