Boooo

I was behind on everything when Linnea turned 4 months old last Friday, and then everything else happened on Tuesday to make me forget to post. And now all the batteries are dying in my laptop and phone and I’m too lazy to get the chargers so I guess it’ll have to wait again.  Sending…

My postpartum body 

I’m up about 15 lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight. That doesn’t feel like a huge amount in the scheme of things except that I was already considered obese and have struggled all of my adult life with my weight. Sometimes, especially in recent years, the major reason for the struggle is health related but even…

To clarify

I’m not trying to compare my kids to Jesus any more than I would compare anyone else’s kids to any other religious figure. I’m just saying I think the sun shines out their diapers (or undies, in Darwin’s case) and they make me glad to be alive. I think all kids are holy in ways…

5 things

This has been a big week!  1. Potty training. Darwin is not potty trained by any stretch of the imagination, but she’s been doing a great job wearing her undies and peeing in the potty as long as we remind her regularly. If we aren’t on it every 45 minutes or so then she’s prone…

Strange sadness

My phone has been running suboptimally for a few days now, and I realized that I’m using too much memory. I started to uninstall some apps, starting with the Couch to 5k app that I haven’t used even once, moving on to the Cloud Library app (which I actually highly recommend, for people with time…

End of the Fourth Trimester

Monday marked the day that Linnea turned 13 weeks old, and Tuesday was 3 months. We are officially out of the fourth trimester by any count! In the past month, we’ve seen some incredible developments. Linnea has grown (a lot) and seems to have come into herself in a really fun way. I’m not sure…

2 months

On Sunday Linnea turned 2 months old, and yesterday was 9 weeks.I am now to the point of feeling like she’s been here a lot longer than that, which is only reinforced by the fact that she seems older in some ways. A few days ago I weighed her and she was 13 lb 3.5…

Holy cow it’s been a month!¬†

This was supposed to post yesterday but the pictures wouldn’t upload. Forgive me for being a day late.  Linnea is a month old! At last measure, she was 23 1/2 inches (increase of 2″ since birth!) and in the 99th percentile for length, and 9 lb 13 oz (increase of a pound exactly since birth)….

A few days ago, Rachel and I got a message from a friend asking if she could come over and get some baby snuggles to help decompress from a60 hour work week. We had a busy weekend planned already, but we managed to find a time that would work for all of us. We were…

2 weeks!

Today Linnea has officially been on the outside for two whole weeks. She’s not quite back to birth weight (though our midwife said that’s not uncommon for big babies, especially given the iv fluids I had once we got to the hospital- baby had water weight too!) but she’s grown an inch in length already!…

41 weeks

Well I kind of fell off the blogging wagon over the past several weeks. Sorry about that. I had every intention of writing at least once a week til baby came, but I was feeling so crappy both physically and mentally that I just didn’t have it in me.  Here’s a picture of me on…