The Birth Story of Max Valentine

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I wrote the first rendition of Max’s birth story when he was just a day old, but I wanted to also share a more specific timeline of how things happened. Plus, now I have all of my amazing birth photos to match the story! Here’s how things went …   Wednesday, August 8th, 11:41 pm […]

Close to My Heart


Oh, sweet babies … Life is calm when we’re wrapped tight together. I see your sweet smile. I hear your tiny breathes. I feel your warm self. For so long you were bundled inside of me. It only seems right to be bundled together now. You’re close to my heart. Right where you belong. Babywearing […]

Three Thumbs Up


Mr. Max … Over the last month we’ve had a blast embracing the uniqueness of your extra thumb! Daddy thinks you may be an extra talented baseball pitcher someday and your grandpa is hoping you take up golf. I love holding your little hand and feeling the extra grasp, it couldn’t be any sweeter :) […]

The Placenta Report


Check out this rad button? I’m going to give you all fair warning on this post. If you aren’t feeling the placenta love – read no further. I know I have some family and friend readers who might think twice about our relationship after the placenta report. Then again, I know I have some super […]

Take It Easy — 5 Things You Need After Birth


When I wrote this post for Margot’s blog, Newfoundlander at Heart, she was about ready to have her first baby! Now her little Wendel is here as well as my Max! – – – – – Since Jemma was born I’ve become more and more of a believe in the 4th trimester. Have you heard […]

Announcing the Arrival of …

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Wanted to pop in and share some of the details of our little man’s birth! This is just the first peek – there were so many exciting twists and turns and I’m still amazed that we’ve been snuggling for over 36 hours! At this point with Jemma’s labor/birth she had only been born for an […]

Sun Safety — The Scoop on Suncreen


Earlier this summer I shared this post with Sadie over at Brambles & Honey. Seeing that it doesn’t get super warm in Washington until August or September, I figured it wasn’t too late to share it here as well! – – – – – Mama & Jemma | Summer 2011   Lately, I’ve been reading […]

39 Weeks


Here I am in all my 39 week glory. My mama said I look like a 1970’s hippie lady – all peaceful in the grass. I guess I could buy it, except for the background cars giving away the 2012 reality. Oh, and the fact that I’m wearing a bra. Oh, Brother … Mama seriously […]

37 Weeks


photo credit I’m in heaven scrolling through my maternity pictures! Christine did an AMAZING job capturing my brother bump :) We took photos in two sessions this time around. Not on purpose, but thanks to a lightning storm that cut the first train location short. I’ll be sure to share more soon! Nothing like a […]