• Baby,  Blogmas,  Christmas,  Creative Writing

    Christmas Lights through Baby’s Eyes

    My husband is super thoughtful, even on the days when it seems like we aren’t seeing eye to eye. Today I came home from work and went about our evening routine with getting the baby some dinner, reading to him, and playing a little before getting ready for bed. Once we headed upstairs to start bath time, I heard some pounding on the wall, like someone hammering. I went into the room and there he was, hanging up Christmas lights on the ceiling and the wall! I put our son down on the ground to play for a couple minutes while my husband finished the final touches. After, he turned…

  • Baby

    Little Boy

    A letter to my little boy… Your baby belly hangs out from underneath your nine-month-old shirts (which has been happening for a couple weeks now) and you’re not even eight-months-old yet. I can’t help but to want to eat you all up and kiss that little tummy just to hear you giggle with excitement. You are determined to accomplish something new everyday and it’s super frustrating for you when you don’t meet your own expectations. In that sense, you’re exactly like me! But don’t be too hard on yourself, baby; you’ll keep practicing and excel next time! To have your innocence would be such a blessing. You see your little…

  • Baby

    Urgent Care

    Well, today was not our day. Today, I had to take my baby to urgent care for something I couldn’t help him with. Today, I felt helpless. Today, a fear of mine came true just having to take my baby to receive medical treatment. Today was just not our day. The morning started out like any other morning: diaper change, nursing, and some morning snuggles in bed. Dominic and I talked about his feet, hands, nose, and I told how much I loved him while giving him kisses on those chunky cheeks. What I noticed was that when I kissed his right side of his face, he winced and whined.…

  • Baby,  Motherhood

    My Mom

    With Mother’s Day coming up, I wanted to take the time to reflect on the most influential role model in my life: my mom! A letter to my mom… From day one, the love you’ve had for me was an unconditional love that I could never understand until I had my baby. That instant connection, overpowering love, and natural instinct to protect are just a few things I felt growing up and now feel from your point of view with my own. I can never put into words how much I appreciate you as a mom and the many, MANY sacrifices you made for me as a child. And to…

  • Baby,  Motherhood

    Fighting Within

    I recently read an article on a friend’s Facebook page that stated “motherhood is the equivalent of working two and a half full-time jobs.” Whomever decided to conduct this research, I seriously wanted to give them a high-five! At the end of the day when I’m exhausted, but can’t really show what it is that I’ve actually done all day to make me so tired… this quote hits the nail right on the head. I’ve kept a human being alive another day; that is an accomplishment in itself! What I’ve learned most in the past four months that our son has been in our lives is to go with the…