Old Pros

We’re a month into this newborn thing and we’ve got it down. Annabel is a very easy baby. Her needs are few – eat, sleep, change, cuddle. I have three of those needs so we’re pretty much on the same page. This isn’t to say that we aren’t EXHAUSTED. See, I like to get more…

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The Perfect Name

I love hearing stories about how baby names are chosen, and lots of people have asked how we named our girls. Madeline Alice is, in our opinion, a perfect name. Chosen for a few reasons – I had always loved the name Madeline, my grandmother was Mary Alice, and Mike had a great-aunt named Madeline….

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The Second Little Girl

Enough time has passed where I feel like I can finally talk about the day Annabel was born. Every time I’ve tried to write about it I haven’t been able to find the words, or the emotions were too overwhelming to work through. But I fear as more time passes I will forget things, and…

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I’ll Be Seeing You

For a little over three weeks now Heather and I have been lost in the business of having a new baby. This is a business full of great joy, and we have reveled in the happiness it has brought back into our home. Unfortunately, as opposed to most new parents, our interaction with our newborn…

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She Is Mine

I spend a lot of time staring at her. For practical reasons – feeding, changing, bathing, checking. Some more anxious. I count her breaths. Are there too many? Is she pulling? Why did she sneeze? She has the hiccups again. I stare at her to remember her. She’s already gained over a pound. She’s filling…

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