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April 2013

I know that time is going to go by so fast. Dashiell will only be this teeny for a short time and we'll probably forget there was ever a time we didn't know how to put on a diaper. Here are some things that I want to remember about these first couple weeks with Dashiell: + In the first couple of days home from the hospital peanut butter and banana sandwiches were a staple and were so delicious and filling. I was ravenous! Chris would make them for me and feed them to me while I nursed. + In the... Read more →

Even before we knew we were having a baby we knew we wanted to cloth diaper. Our motivations to cloth diaper include concern for the environment (not sending thousands of disposable diapers to the landfill) and cost (making a one-time investment in cloth diapers that will last us through all our children). I also like the idea of our baby wearing natural fiber next to his skin instead of a plastic-based disposable diaper. Of course, like all parenting decisions, this is just what we've decided is right for our family. It's going to mean extra laundry on top of all... Read more →

The morning of April 9th was crisp and grey and the air felt fresh; a perfect spring morning. When Chris and I took a walk that morning with Drew I said, “This would be a great day to have a baby” although I knew that it wouldn’t be that day. Who gives birth on their due date?! I felt so big and uncomfortable that day I decided to treat myself to homemade chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. Delicious. That ended up being the only real meal I ate that day! Throughout the morning and early afternoon I received “happy due... Read more →

Our son is here!! Dashiell Mack Wharton Born on his due date (of course!), April 9, at 11 PM and was a hefty fellow at 9 lbs 8 oz and 22 inches of perfection. Words cannot describe the euphoria I felt at seeing Dashiell and holding him for the first time. Chris and I are so completely in love with him. Obviously we think he is the most beautiful, perfect baby ever to be born. Labor and birth was intense and hardest thing I've ever done. But I was able to have the natural birth Chris and I had planned... Read more →

April! The month Chris and I have been waiting for since finding out we were expecting in August. The month our baby boy will be born. It's spring! It's sunny and everything is blooming and new. What a perfect time for a baby. The year has been pretty packed so far but the pace of life slowed significantly starting last weekend with the end of our weekend commitments. So I'm taking a deep breath and savoring this time, however brief, before a whole new kind of exciting busyness fills our lives. As much as we can be, I think we're... Read more →

(I'm a week behind again and am actually 39 weeks this week!) 38 weeks this week (well, last week) and we are getting so so close! Thinking back to finding out I was pregnant in August feels so long ago; so much has happened since then and my body has changed so much. I'm so excited to be so close to meeting our baby boy and to have had such a healthy pregnancy. I'm still feeling good overall and I'm even still going to spin class twice a week. I feel proud of myself for staying active throughout my pregnancy... Read more →