Well, after several months of planning, 39 weeks of pregnancy, a whole bunch of excitement and a little bit of nerves, our little guy is here! Well, Samuel Liberty has been here for a little over 6 weeks now and we're starting to get into the groove of this thing. Sort of. I have … [Read more...]
The Hospital Experience; We’re NOT Doing That Again!
Our time in the hospital was one of nervousness in the beginning as we were both wondering how exactly the whole baby delivery thing would go and whether I could avoid passing out. The long awaited moment to meet Little Browne had us filled with indescribable joy and worry over … [Read more...]
Breastfeeding: Privilege or Burden?
Whether you've ever had a baby, are planning on having a baby, never wanted anything to do with a baby, or have arbitrarily come across a baby in your life, you've likely heard talk of breastfeeding. It's one of those things that we all know exists and have probably put some … [Read more...]
How To Raise Quality Children: The Manual
Well, that’s kind of a “load of crap” title. First, there are no manuals on how to raise children, even though many people actually do need them, and second…what’s your definition of “quality children”? Annie and I have talked endlessly about how we want to be as parents and … [Read more...]
Pregnant: Who’s in There, Anyway???
So, there's a little person in my belly. It's a boy. That's about all I know about him at this point. Well, that and the fact that he likes to kick around a lot and squirm and stuff...and that he's somewhere around half me and half my husband, but other than that I have no idea … [Read more...]
29 Weeks Pregnant: Another Doctor Visit Down
At today’s doctor appointment Annie found out that she has gained a total of 12 pounds so far in the pregnancy and that the glucose test she took a couple weeks back came in with good results. The only other information was that she measured about 30 weeks pregnant but is 29 … [Read more...]
To Reproduce or Not to Reproduce
I used to have these thoughts in my head of having a couple of kids in my early twenties…now at 35 and no kids to be seen the question came up in a more serious nature in the summer of 2011. Annie and I spent a little bit of time here and there chatting about the why’s and why … [Read more...]
A Letter From My Sister to My Son
A while back I had told my sister that if she ever wanted to write something for our blog she could...she didn't say much about that but yesterday Annie and I get an email from Heather and below is what she had attached. After reading it, and openly weeping, I asked her if we … [Read more...]
Our Best Pregnancy Questions and Comments
We love to socialize, and since we've been pregnant, that hasn't changed much! Well, except the part where I can't drink, but other than that we still get out and about quite a bit. As you might expect, the topic of conversation is often anything to do with pregnancy/baby/birth, … [Read more...]