Bringing Sebastian into the World

×This is a day late as life just became too busy to get it published. Exactly one month ago today, Rob and I dropped Lola off at the sitters and told her she’d be a big sister soon. We kissed her goodbye and as we left tears returned to my already flooded eyes. I was just a couple days shy of being 41 weeks pregnant and per my doctor’s advice (for reasons I’m choosing to remain private about), I was going to induce labor. The decision had been made the day prior and for some reason, it wasn’t sitting well with me. While it was ultimately my choice, the thought of forcing our unborn child into the world made me feel somewhat guilty. I pictured our child all...
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Happy Birthday Lola!

Dear Baby Lola, I suppose it is inappropriate to continue to call you baby Lola as you are turning three years old today. OK, I’ll be cliché and say you’ll always be my baby, but – in truth – you are becoming a big girl. And not just figuratively either. Your father was holding you in the cradle position the other night and realized you were sprawling out of his arms with your length. How did you get to be so big so fast? It’s hard to imagine you’ve been in our lives three years already yet it’s hard to imagine a life before you. And now here you are just days away from going to school full-time. When I heard your bus schedule this week, my heart...
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That’s SAHM to You!

Stay at home mom

Today begins the third week of something I’ve looked forward to for a long time now…I’m officially a stay at home mama (SAHM). OK, I fibbed a bit. I still work two days a week, but for the most part I am immersed in Lola’s life every single day. And I have to say…I absolutely love it. I won’t go into full details about the transition, but lets just say Rob landed what many call “a dream job”. He is incredibly happy and while I know he misses his time with Lola, he was more than ready to embark on this next chapter in his life. I have to thank him for everything he has done for our girl. Most men would never make it as a stay...
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Sweet Baby Howell

This follow-up post was supposed to be just that – an immediate follow-up to my last post. But hey…I’m pregnant (29 weeks now) and I’m already a mama to a child who now treats our living room furniture like a darn jungle gym (even gets up on the coffee table with this crazy look of pride) which means no eyes can be taken off of her. Ever. Well I had discussed before about why our family and friends were in Indianapolis to visit…and while the immediate reason was obviously to hang out with the coolest child on the planet, they were also here to help celebrate the soon arrival of Baby Howell. Sweet Baby Howell. The restaurant where I work was graciously donated to us to celebrate my...
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Our Family (Including My Belly) is Expanding

We’re back. I guess I should say I’m back. After almost three months of taking a blogging hiatus, I can finally tell you why it was necessary that I take a hiatus at all. We are proud to announce that our little family of three will soon be expanding to a family of four… Baby Howell is due to enter our world on January 6th, 2014. Yes…January 6th. Two short days after Lola’s own birthday on January 4th. Not the best planning on our part, but hey…our kids are going to have one heck of a birthday bash every year. Baby H will be the baby’s name for the next six months as we have decided to wait to discover the sex. We did find out Lola was...
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