Newborn

Finding My Vessel

The birth and beginning of a year brings so much renewal into my psyche, something I have been desperate for throughout the past few months. Evangeline was born, Zoe turned 6, Beau turned 3, the holidays steamrolled through and now Jack is approaching 8 with...

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Little Sister

10 weeks is such a sweet spot. Evangeline is really coming into her own lately, and each day I'm emerging more from that newborn fade. I want to gush all over the place. She is a joy. She's already so opinionated, sensitive, hilarious, remarkable, feisty. Maybe it's...

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From Sleep to Sanity

I never understood how crucial sleep is until I became a mother. I think about the days that I willingly pulled all-nighters, cramming on art projects during college or studying for exams, or staying up with friends and partying. The lack of sleep on those...

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Everything Will Be OK

I want to tell you about Beau. About how sensitive he is and how he's so totally emotionally tuned in to all of us. I wish you could hear the way he calls his baby sister "Baby Evvvvvie", it's so cute and sweet that it...

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Relentlessly Restless

Four weeks. I can barely believe it's been four weeks since Evvie was born. It's just like a new mother to say something like that, isn't it? A whole month. I want to mourn the time passing but the time has been so healing for our...

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Finding Sleep and Sanity

Evangeline has been, dare I say, following something of a schedule since the day she was born. It sounds a little crazy to say, and I'm even crazier to put it out there because we all know that Murphy's Law sits and waits for these...

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Spoiling Myself in the Newborn Fade

I call it the Newborn Fade, this phase; Staying indoors, and sometimes just my bedroom for days on end, taking showers when it's only desperately necessary (because the baby cries and I can't even), literally staring and studying this sweet, brand new face for so...

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Portrait of a Newborn

I still keep expecting to automatically be an expert on parenting now that this my fourth time around. Laughable, really, especially because I've made it a point not to identify with that word whatsoever, and in parenting there is no such thing. Every pregnancy was...

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Joy in Newbornland

There are few things as precious as a newborn baby. It's an inexplicable feeling to hold something so brand new and delicate, and simultaneously rejoice in their health and growth while mourning the passing days. I know so well how fast this stage goes and...

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