My good friend Brandy gave birth to her second child – a boy named Trajan, who tipped the scales at 9 lbs. 10 oz.(!!) – yesterday at her home. Her first son weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz. at birth, and we thought *he* was big. Both births were completely natural and unmedicated, and Brandy is a big believer in Hypnobirthing. It’s also worth mentioning that Brandy is only about 5 ft. 2 in. tall and weighs *maybe* 105 lbs. (if that) when not pregnant. She is my birth goddess hero. Congratulations, Brandy! You are an inspiration. And you are woman, hear you roar! :) —————————————-Read More →

For the most part, it was a very nice three-day weekend here. On Saturday, the roofers came around 8 a.m. and got started stripping the old shingles off the roof. Ava managed to sleep through all that noise for about an hour and a half before waking up. Lucky. Then I headed to my photoshoot that went pretty well, though – a word to the wise – a three-week-old baby will NOT fit into a belly cast done when mom was 36 weeks pregnant no matter how you try to bend her/him. ;) Thankfully, I wasn’t the one doing the bending. The rest of theRead More →

no, not fire (thankfully), but I have that song stuck in my head. ;) We’re getting our roof reshingled on Saturday thanks to a hail storm last year that caused enough damage that insurance is covering the whole thing (less our deductible). The shingles and all the materials will be delivered to our driveway on Friday, then work begins bright and early at 7 or 8 on Saturday morning. Zzzzz. It’s a bit early for my taste but at least they will only be tearing off the old shingles for the first few hours so that shouldn’t be as noisy as all the hammering, right?Read More →

Long post ahead. Here’s what we did on our trip to California, along with tons of pics (click the pic to view it larger). I tried to save you by not posting too many “scenic” pics, but mostly pics that had us in them. I honestly didn’t take *that* many pics on this trip and didn’t get artistic with any of them. It was hard not having my camera of choice with me. ;oP (Also, a disclaimer to all my veggie readers… I figure some of you probably missed the post where I said that I’m no longer vegetarian so I wanted to say itRead More →

We got home safe and sound last night. It’s so good to be back in CO. :) I am in a major house cleaning mode right now (and I have tons of laundry to do) so I probably won’t post about our trip for a day or two. Also, a quick congrats to another friend (Heather) who had a successful VBAC yesterday and welcomed her second son, Cole, into the world! :) Congratulations mama!

Just a quick post to say we’ve been having a great time and finding LOTS to do (and good things to eat) in CA. The weather was rainy today, but the rest of the time it was just gorgeous so I can’t complain. The only thing I really feel justified to complain about is that someone almost hit us as we were crossing the street in Little Italy tonight. The car literally came within a couple inches of Ava’s stroller and my leg. It is seriously scary to think about the what ifs. Thankfully we were fine, just a little shook up. I’ve been writingRead More →