Last weekend marked four months since Leo joined our family. It’s been a whirlwind of joy, though we’ve had our share of challenges in adjusting to life as a family of four, managing school and job changes, minor house catastrophes, postpartum recovery, and general life stuff (the laundry never ends). But around the dinner table… Continue reading Leo: 4 months old!
A few weeks ago, I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego half-marathon. I was only nine weeks postpartum at the time, and probably would’ve opted out if it were any other race, but I’ve run this one every year since we moved to San Diego in 2009. I couldn’t break my streak! [*I should… Continue reading #RnRSD Race Recap 2017
Tuesday, March 28th – I was 39 weeks and 5 days pregnant. With my due date looming, I was feeling anxious, impatient, and overwhelmingly excited. Liv was on spring break from school, so we enjoyed a slow morning before I headed to the gym and jogged 3.3 miles on the treadmill, thinking: “I feel so… Continue reading Leo’s Birth Story
How we’re growing?: At 39 weeks, our little guy’s around 20 inches long and over 7 pounds! My pregnancy app. says he’s the size of a small pumpkin, but he feels incredibly large, heavy, and squirmy to me… How I’m feeling?: I’m uncomfortable, anxious, and really excited! Weeks ago, I was battling dizzy spells and… Continue reading Cookie: 39 weeks +1 day
How we’re growing?: Tomorrow, we’ll be 38 weeks pregnant! Baby’s probably 19+ inches long and 6-7 pounds — the size of a honeydew melon, spaghetti squash… or a newborn baby! I get a mix of comments every day, ranging from: “You’re so tiny!” to “Wow, you’ve really popped!” Whatever your opinion, my midwife’s happy with… Continue reading Cookie: 38 weeks
How we’re growing?: On Thursday, we’ll be 36 weeks pregnant, which means baby’s about 18.5 inches long, 6+ pounds, and the size of a papaya or a cabbage patch doll! With (about) a month to go, I could start saying “I’m in my ninth month,” but I haven’t said those words outloud. I like pretending… Continue reading Cookie: 36 weeks
While I should’ve been tackling items from my excessively long and detailed “Before Baby Arrives To-Do List,” I decided to set up “Cookie’s Baby Pool.” Here, you can guess our little guy’s birth date and time, height, weight, hair color and eye color, as well as the first letter of his name. Liv recently suggested… Continue reading Cookie’s Baby Pool
How we’re growing?: At 34 weeks, baby’s around 18 inches long, 5 pounds, and the size of a cabbage or cantaloupe. Although Liv was born right on her due date, I’ve had a gut feeling (and so many dreams that) this little guy’s coming early, so I hope he hangs out another 3 weeks until… Continue reading Cookie: 34 weeks
On Sunday, Liv turned FOUR! A year ago, I asked Liv the following questions, and here’s what our big four year old had to say this year! What is your name? – “L-I-V Luhwee” (*She writes her name on her own now!) Do you have any nicknames? – “Daddy calls me Weasel. You call me… Continue reading Liv is FOUR!
How we’re growing?: At 32+ weeks, we’re only 5 weeks away from “full term!” Baby’s about 18 inches long, 4 lbs., and the size of a large jicama or pomelo. How I’m feeling?: Like a mess! The sciatic pain in my low back and through my left side has gotten worse. I’m getting terrible calf… Continue reading Cookie: 32 weeks