Reflections on a year of motherhood

September 3, 2010

On Monday, my baby boy turns one. How has he already been with us a year? And has it only been a year? It seems like a lifetime and a nanosecond all at once. Over the past few days, I’ve found myself strangely reminiscent of the lead up to Jackson’s arrival. I’ll have a brief […]

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Baby steps

July 13, 2010

Last night, Jackson took one teensy, tiny step without any help from anyone. Just one before he reached for me, squealing with excitement. Just one little step as my heart leapt out of my chest. He was squealing with delight and I was trying not to cry.

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June 29, 2010

Today you are one week shy of ten months old. Today your eyes are still the gorgeous slate blue that they were the day you were born. We fully expect they’ll turn brown–someday–but right now they remain the color of the Pacific Ocean on a cool day. Today you have 8 teeth that we’re sure […]

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A day of memories via iPhone

May 18, 2010

This blog has gotten way too serious lately, and I’m starting to get all angsty about it. The last few posts may not show it, but I’m really adverse to confrontation and have never been one to put myself in the middle of disagreements. I’m basically the most passive person you’ll meet, and the last […]

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Memories of sleepless nights

April 27, 2010

Today was one of those days. Jackson hasn’t been sleeping well the last few nights (HA understatement), which of course means momma isn’t sleeping. I’ve overslept the last two days, I’m emotionally volatile, and I have no mental capacity for anything. At work I burst into tears twice, snapped at my bosses boss once, and […]

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