Hi James, We Love You!

We welcomed James Arthur into the family on April 12th at 4:22am! He was 23 inches long (half an inch longer than Molly, and she was super long!) and 8lbs 8oz. Of course (because what can you expect after a pregnancy like that one?), nothing went as planned. At all.

You Know What Makes Me Happy? Molly and my Mom

Many people know that my mom has been coming to help with Molly. Many people may not realize that she has actually been religiously coming on every day where Molly is home from daycare (3 times a week). She also arrives as early as she can, is driving from Toronto every day (at least a 45 minute trip each way, usually longer), tidies our house, does dishes and laundry, makes lunch for all of us, wrangles Finnegan and her dog Tucker, often brings meals or snacks, takes Molly out to the library or grocery store AND seems to have bottomless energy and patience for entertaining Molly with crafts, elaborate games, sledding, you name it! 

A Letter About My Health, Pregnancy, and Motherhood

Dear friends and other readers,

Discussing negatives of pregnancy and motherhood can be tough. I always struggle with a feeling that by expressing what is hard I am somehow being ungrateful for all the good parts. The reality is that I've found motherhood and pregnancy to be the most challenging thing I have ever done, but not in any of the ways I would have expected before choosing this path.

Recent Embroidery Work (For Sale!)

The last months have been consumed by embroidery as I got ready for (and successfully completed! - with the help of my sister, husband, mom and in laws) my first craft show table. The table also held prints, cards, and a few original paintings, but for the most part the star of the show was the embroidery work, and thankfully it was really well received!