Amalia’s 12 Month Update

Amalia had her first birthday this past week! My baby is ONE! She had her doctor appointment and weighed 14lb 14oz and 26 inches long. Developmentally, she is meeting all of her milestones perfectly. She officially started walking just two days before her birthday. She had taken a couple steps here and there before that, […]

Captain’s Log Day 2,121

I noticed that I hadn’t written in nearly a month a couple days ago and put it on my to-do list. I don’t really know what to write about other than mundane life happenstances, because, well, life is pretty boring at the moment. Currently, we are all sick with a pair – yes, two – […]

Capitain’s Log: Day 2078

We took the kids out to the park a couple days ago while the weather wasn’t too cold. they’ve been getting cabin fever, and with the Midwest weather – ever changing – it makes it hard to make plans to go outside. One day it will be nearly seventy degrees outside and then it will […]

Survival Mode

This week has been rough guys. All five of us have RSV after Sylas brought it home from school exactly a week ago. I’m constantly wearing someone else’s mucus, chasing kids around going from nose to nose with a box of tissues trying to keep it under control. One sneeze and Niagara falls cuts loose. […]

Amalia’s Seven Month Update

This month snuck up on me! I think that with all of the Holidays, time just escaped me. Amalia is seven months old! She weighed just over 13 pounds at her doctors visit at the end of December. She is transitioning into 3-6 month clothes now. She is working on getting her last little tooth […]

The Gift of Life: Part Seven

On April 28, 2013, my parents moved back home. It was bittersweet, leaving behind the friends that they had made but so looking forward to all the memories to be made at home. His transplant journey was far from over though. He would have to continue visiting St Louis for the rest of his life. […]

The Gift of Life: Part One

Story time! I don’t know that I’ve ever mentioned this on my blog before. I was going to write one post about it, but soon realized that there was way too much back story for it to be in one single post. So I’ll be doing a series instead. Coming up on five years ago […]

Sickies

Our household has come down with a case of parainfluenza 1, aka croup. One of Sylas’ preschool friends decided to share it with him, and he has shared it with all of us as per cold season protocol. I think that Sylas and Ivan are on the mend, though still coughing and sleeping more than […]