A Journey of Hope

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Parenting thoughts

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Having a second baby is a different journey from just having one. I felt guilty when I was pregnant with Nathan, because I love Aidan so much I didn’t think I could have much room in my heart for another. Well, little Nathan arrived, and I also fell so in love with him. Sometimes I […]

Dealing with two babies

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Life with two babies is rough. It’s hard to juggle everything. I constantly feel like I am pulled in multiple different directions, needing to divide my time, energy and attention between the 4-month-old, the 2-year-old, and my husband. I don’t feel like a good mother and wife, and I don’t feel like I’m doing a […]

Two months and two years

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Nathan is two months old, and Aidan is getting close to his two-year birthday! Aidan has gotten sick again with something, which means he isn’t sleeping through the night and wakes up early in the morning screaming and crying. I’ve been having a sore throat, nausea and fatigue as well. Our house really is what […]

Stomach flu cramping or period cramping… either way, it sucks!

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Aidan loves to bring home all sorts of lovely diseases. Recently he had a cold, which then turned into an ear infection even though he has ear tubes — because the tube in his left ear has fallen out! So he got on antibiotics, which turned into diarrhea, which then turned into horrible diaper rash. […]

One month old Nathan

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Nathan’s colic started around 2-3 weeks, and is basically getting worse. Our pediatrician did warn us that colic tends to peak around 6 weeks. We’re on the upswing if that’s true. He has crying episodes of 2+ hours every night, anywhere from 10pm to 6am (like 10-midnight, then 4-6am). This is a daily thing. He […]

First weeks with Nathan

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These first several weeks suck. HARD. Nathan is three weeks old and getting up every 1.5 hours. I have been sick and exhausted, but at least I know with certainty it gets better because of our 22-month-old son. With him, I wasn’t so sure. Eventually things got better enough that I felt like having another! […]

One week old Nathan

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Nathan is now a week old. I’ve given up on breastfeeding, and I’m no longer needing to supplement. I’m now pumping 2+oz from each side, sometimes 3+oz each for a total of 6+oz in one session. Making enough that I can give some to Aidan because… Yeah, I got hand foot and mouth disease, too! […]

Two under two

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Two under two… they said it would be hard. I didn’t know it would be THIS hard. Our 5-day-old son is home. The birth was a smooth induction with pitocin and unmedicated vaginal delivery at 39 weeks, but things went south pretty quickly after that. First I got some kind of eye infection while in […]

Walk of shame out of the hospital

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At 38+3 weeks, I started having some regular, painful contractions around 11pm Sunday night. After about three hours of them, around 2:30am, where they got as close as 4-5 minutes apart and fairly regular, they were painful enough to wake me up frequently. I woke up my husband, called the doctor on call at the […]

Long hiatus

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I had been taking a break from the blog. Aidan has been a growing boy, and the pregnancy with Nathan has been going well despite Aidan giving me every single illness he catches. We were having trouble coming up with names for a second son. We had the perfect girl name, but it’s another boy […]