First Birthday

Happy First Birthday, Cora!

Wow! We made it. I’m writing this post on New Year’s Eve, a year to the day we brought our sweet girl home from the hospital after a three-night stay. We’re home on the couch tonight, without even the slightest bit of FOMO, reminiscing about the wildest year of our lives while drinking champagne. The […] Read more…

Cora’s 11 Month Update

As we head into December, I’m starting to have such vivid flashbacks of those final days before heading to the hospital. As always, it’s amazing how it feels like so long ago and yet like yesterday at the same time. We’ve now been in our house for just over a year (yes, we moved into […] Read more…

10 month update

Cora’s 10 Month Update

Happy ten months to Cora! There are only a couple of these monthly updates left as we approach her first birthday. Cora is still such a happy and relaxed baby and we are so amazed by all the new things she does and learns every day. While at one point in her little life her […] Read more…

Cora’s 9 Month Update

As the days get cooler, I keep thinking about how quickly we’ll now head toward the holidays and, of course, Cora’s first birthday. Nine months feels like a milestone. I suddenly find myself spending more time looking back at the early days of the blog. I can’t believe how much she’s changed in some ways […] Read more…

Cora’s 8 Month Update

Cora is officially on. the. move. As you can probably tell, trying to get her to lie down to take her monthly update photo is becoming futile. She army crawls all over the room, and she can get up on her knees for a few little scoots while working on staying on all fours. She […] Read more…

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My Current Beautycounter Favorites

Since people are naturally (and often rightfully) skeptical of direct sales, people often ask me the same question: do you really love Beautycounter? I get it, you want to know if it’s a product truly worth buying or just another low-quality, mass-produced beauty product. Truthfully, I would never promote something to my family, friends, or […] Read more…

Cora’s 7 Month Update

Cora has been with us now for 7 months, and she is really such a happy and chill baby. We are so grateful. She smiles all day long, giggles, sits up on her own, and army crawls all over our living room floor. She pushes up to her knees, and tries SO hard to move […] Read more…

Cora’s 6 Month Update

We are halfway–HALFWAY to Cora’s first birthday. I’m equal parts devastated, proud, in awe, and elated. I don’t mean to rush things, really. But when Cora was one month, even three months, the idea of her being six whole months old was unfathomable, and I couldn’t really picture what life would be like at this […] Read more…

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