half heard in the stillness-- between two waves of the sea.

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New Year’s resolutions are kind of funny.  It seems like everyone loves to make a list of them, but they’re forgotten by February. Since it’s a new year, and we’re turning over a new leaf, I would like to write down some goals…and unlike a list of resolutions, I fully intend to achieve these goals!  In fact I’ve already started most of them. I’d like to complete the 365 project–you know, one photo a day for a year?  Certainly I can do that.  They...

Photos from yesterday’s session. 0

Photos from yesterday’s session.

My busy little baby has decided she really does not need any sleep to survive. It’s ridiculous!  She’s started napping for about an hour every day around noon.  Then she goes to sleep at night at 7 pm, and at 9 pm she wakes up, wide awake.  She stays awake until around midnight.  She still nurses all night long, between midnight and 7 when she gets up ready to party.  Sometimes it’s earlier than 7, depending on if Rosie gets up...

Ada meets the snow. 1

Ada meets the snow.

Ada met the snow for the first time yesterday.  It went like this: Rosie loves the snow. Ada started saying, “What’s that?” today.  She says it like, “Hut dat?” It might not be discernible to anyone who hasn’t been listening closely to her babble for the past few months, but I made a video of it anyway. At the end she repeats me saying “bless you”.  She repeats scrambled versions of a lot of stuff we say!  I think she’s going to be...

Christmas Day. 1

Christmas Day.

Christmas morning at home…Rosie hoped Santa would bring her a doctor kit and he did! Christmas was fun this year.  Rosie was incredibly excited and Ada frantically tried to eat wrapping paper and tape and tags. Then we went to my parents’ house for lunch… We had a great Christmas. It was Ada’s first Christmas, and it was a white Christmas. My house is a disaster and we are all exhausted!

Christmas Eve. 0

Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve at my in-laws’ house… And then he threw up, right in the seat belt hole in the bottom of the seat…apparently he’d snacked on cat food prior to getting in the car. (Tyler’s brother.)

He loves her more than me. 3

He loves her more than me.

My dog Hank is something special. He’s an American Foxhound.  We got him from the shelter when Rosie was a baby.  He was biding his time, just about out of days until…you know.  The shelter warned us not to adopt him because he was a handful. Apparently he escaped one day and ran out of the automatic doors, down a busy four lane road, and no one could catch him.  They gave up.  A few hours later he came right back...

8 Months. 2

8 Months.

It’s been 8 months since the most amazing day ever. I gave birth to my sweet squishy Ada in our bed, in the same spot we’re snuggling in right now as I write this. I caught her with my own two hands while the midwife stood back and made the video. I did it!  I grew her in my womb, felt the top of her head inside of me as I dilated, and I was the first person to hold her. The other day...

The Necklace Saga. 0

The Necklace Saga.

For Rosie’s first birthday Tyler’s Granny gave her this little locket.  At the time I didn’t realize the significance of it–our lives were somewhat disorganized, we were just getting started out on our own and everything.  I remember we put the necklace on Rosie for his Granny to see, and later Rosie was tugging on it and fearing it would break I took it off and stuck it…somewhere. A year or so later Tyler’s Granny brought over this extremely expensive and out of...

The Progress of Nosey Puppy. 1

The Progress of Nosey Puppy.

Last month I decided I wanted to get Ada a pull toy doggy for Christmas.  I searched and searched but I couldn’t find one I liked.  None were cute enough, none looked like our dogs so that Ada would recognize it.  She loves dogs so much for some reason. Then I saw Fisher Price Nosey Puppy #445 from the 1950’s. I found one for sale on Etsy for just a few dollars… He was in sad condition, but I had to buy him! On the other side of his...

Co-sleeping and Child Led Weaning at Age Four. 4

Co-sleeping and Child Led Weaning at Age Four.

Another day of being alone.  Thankfully Tyler will be off this weekend, because I’m not sure how much more I can take.  He came home from work at 4 in the morning, then slept until 1.  At 1 he got up and we ran to the store to arrange for the appraiser to come tomorrow to price tile floors for the kitchen and bathroom.  (That’s what the in-laws are getting us for Christmas!)  It’s estimated at $2,800 including the tiles and installation. ...