A Sonnet for Zoe

A Sonnet for Zoe

The snapshots of you I will remember:Squinty, smiling eyes, that dimple in your cheek,Tiny, loud, and pink, born in September,The sound of your giggles and every squeak.The look of pure trust as IĀ  breastfeed you,Love beaming from your big, ocean-blue eyes,Little nose, chubby cheeks, my favourite view,A moment of peace, no fussing, no cries.The sound [...]

The ‘Good’ & The ‘Ugly’: A Day In The Life – COVID-19 Edition

I've been debating posting a day in the life entry because, quite frankly, every day is a bit different. But now with all this COVID-19 stuff going on, my days have been a bit like a hamster wheel lately and I thought that maybe, some time in the future, this'll be a fun one for [...]

It’s okay to get an epidural

It’s okay to get an epidural

For almost the last three years I've been searching for a post to help me feel at peace with opting to have epidural births. As soon as I hit the letter "e" in the search bar, Google already knows to prompt the rest of the word, "pidural", and whatever other key phrase I've searched. I've [...]

Going from 1 to 2

Going from 1 to 2

Wow, I can't believe it's creeping up on 4 months since I've last written (aside from A Sonnet for Sawyer). Life is moving at warp speed. My baby turns 6 months next week. SIX MONTHS. She's halfway to her first birthday and I still feel like I woke up to contractions just the other day. [...]

A Sonnet for Sawyer

A Sonnet for Sawyer

These are my true memories of our days: The sticky sound of every step you take, Your little feet wrapped in footed pj's, Smile beaming wide, happy and awake. Belly laughs and big tears - cheerful and blue, Your tantrums and squeals - pure fury and joy, Cheeky yelps of excitement, yes that's you! Big [...]

Zoe’s Birth Story

Zoe’s Birth Story

I woke up around quarter after five in the morning the Wednesday my daughter was born. This was nothing out of the ordinary, I was waking up multiple times a night at this point to pee. But this time it was different. I was feeling cramping. Not like the kind you feel right before your [...]

Terrible Twos

Terrible Twos

My son's officially hit the dreaded Terrible Twos. He's the sweetest boy in the world one minute, and as soon as one thing doesn't go his way, he...THROWS. IT. DOWN. I'm talkin' dramatic fall onto the ground, inconsolable tears, and so much rage displayed on his adorable little face. Lips curls, cheeks red, forehead scrunched [...]

Pregnancy is less fun the second time around

Pregnancy is less fun the second time around

I have officially entered theĀ single digit weekly countdown until my baby girl is here. Where has the time gone? This pregnancy has definitely felt totally different then my first one. For starters, consistent exercise has been an ultimate goal of mine for... roughly 34 weeks now, and is yet to be met! With my son [...]

Two years of motherhood

Two years of motherhood

My baby turned two. I have to say, the transition from one to two has been much smoother than zero to one. We've got a good groove. We've had ups and downs, but all in all, I have felt relatively in control and (more or less) well composed. I no longer assume that one bad [...]