What I Didn’t Expect When I was Expecting

This post isn’t a fun family update, but it’s about our family in the sense that the experiences I have encountered with my boys, and the knowledge I have sought, frequently too late, has culminated in a set of opinions on pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the early days of child rearing. I did some thinking…

Mind the Gap: An Illustrated Tour of Elijah’s Split Lip

[Yes, this has graphic lip wound pictures, but I’ll be nice and put them at the end.] Not to be outshone by the birthday boy, Elijah took a tumble from the kitchen table, right at birthday cake time. I was on the other side of the table and didn’t see most of the fall. He…

The Milky Way

Elijah’s endeavor to increase his molar count has not resulted in the greatest time for either of us. Particularly, it makes for a less-than-idyllic breastfeeding and sleeping situation. However, I did get a good giggle in the wee hours of the morning. My arm had fallen asleep, yet again, under an 800 pound head, so…