I was feeding Ann and got to thinking…

[An Instagram post, expanded.] Eight years ago, Jonathan and I were gearing up to meet each other’s family. Seven years ago, I was still pretty much a newlywed (we’d been married for less than 4 months) sitting in a hospital room with Jonathan. He had just had insanely invasive surgery to get lymph nodes that…

a few things

1. We have been harness-free for a week. I’ve been meaning to create a blog post all week, but we’ve had data issues with our phones and I’ve had issues handling the computer. It’s been a wild week. But we’ve been able to change bebe diapers about 4 times faster than before, and AnnieMer is…

at home

:: our first two weeks at home with anniemer :: ^ getting set to go out on a yard adventure with DadDad; Aiden’s wearing “andihebbert’s hat” ^ ^ after a few minutes, they brought these flowers inside… and these acorns… and we’ve since added to the acorn collection ^ ^ I think this was the…

Grace Bright as the Sea

I’m working on typing up and organizing what went on with annbebe’s birth and our time in the hospital, but I wanted to go ahead (almost 2 weeks later, haha) and share some of my favorite pictures from those first few days. Our second daughter was pulled into the world feet first (for seriously) at…

endings and beginnings

Most of you reading this know me well enough to know that I enjoy telling a story. I enjoy the attention and the control and waving my hands around. I don’t just love public speaking, but if I’m telling a story and I know the facts and feel safe with the potential margin of error,…

ready for baby

I firmly believe that no one is ever actually, fully, truly ready to have a baby or take home a newborn. There’s a level of preparedness that can be achieved, but… it’s such a life-altering, mind-boggling experience… you’re just not ready. I mean, I’ve ridden home with three newborns. Each time has been very much…

be light

I posted this image (without text) to Instagram before the kids went to bed. They were being wild, and when I looked around for something to attach the wild story to, this is what I saw. I was so glad it saved out of focus… it’s just been hard to focus lately. There’s so much…

birthday fun: quinn doug edition (part two)

This is the second of a two-parter about Quinn’s birthday. Here’s the first part in case you missed it, or just want to be sure to see it before you read this. —————————————– This year, Quinn’s birthday was on a Wednesday, but I started making and putting up decorations on Saturday. I did a few things…

birthday fun: quinn doug edition (part one)

WARNING: This is a combination of sentimentality and practicality. It ended up being so long that I made two posts. Just sayin’. ———— Quinn turns 6 this year and I’m pretty much brokenhearted about it. I mean…. I’m glad. But I’m sad. I remember being pregnant with Quinn. I remember being hugely pregnant with Quinn…