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Baby Pencil’s 1 year update

Like most moms, I’m shocked how quickly time flies by! I swear I was just a wreck of a newbie mom a second ago. Baby Pencil’s current 1 year stats are: Weight 22 lbs 4 oz Height 30 inches Current likes and dislikes: loves to clap loves to cruise and is starting to stand on […]


Expectations vs. Reality: Year 1

Before you have a child, there is absolutely no way to predict how your life is going to change. You can dream and anticipate all you want, but nothing will ever truly prepare you for how much your world will be turned upside-down. I know there were quite a few pre-conceived notions I had about […]

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Joy in the Morning

March 10, 2014 Dear Elliot & Finn, A year ago today, I had no idea what would await me when the morning came.  I was excited and nervous and scared and giddy.  I was 36 weeks pregnant, and we were instructed to come to the hospital at 7 a.m. on March 11.  The doctors were […]

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One Year Old

Well, we made it. What a crazy/amazing year it has been. Before Isaiah was born we weren’t sure we’d even get the chance to adopt him, and here we are a year later with a full blown, almost walking, almost talking one year old. Eating: He is eating solids like a pro and he is […]


Jaren turns One.

Jaren, my sweet sweet boy.  You have been an incredible baby, and made this first year so pleasant for your mama.  Ever since you doled out your first social smile at 5 weeks, you’ve kept it up without reservation – it is almost too easy to get a smile or laugh out of you!  You take […]



My sweet little girl is one! All the cliches are true, this year has truly flown by. Like yesterday, I can still recall those intense emotions I felt while waiting for Baby Markers to arrive, then while holding her in my arms for the first time. As they say, the days are long but the years […]

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Little Deer – The Big ONE!

The big day has finally come—we hit the big ONE! My sweet little baby is now a one year old toddler. How is that possible? This past month has been a whirlwind with celebrating Thanksgiving, her birthday, and Christmas. We also road-tripped it up north to Seattle to be home for the holidays. It’s been […]

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