2014 Christmas with Auntie Lori and family December: Favorite Picture of the Month
I have fallen so far behind it’s kind of ridiculous.
All I can say is this… 2014 did not end quite how I hoped it would. Actually, It kind of turned to total SH** right there towards the end.
Continue reading Difficult Ending to a Good Year (2014)
It never really occurred to me how much pain a small adorable baby could inflict on a grown adult person. I’m not talking about the pain of giving birth, either.
Continue reading Bundle of (Pain-inflicting) Joy
First Birthday Photo By diamondshotstudio
November: Picture of the Month.
Most days I feel very blessed with the life I am fortunate to have, but reflecting back, I am reminded of what a special month this was.
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October: Picture of the Month
OH, Yeah! We are those parents! Dressed Monks up as a little devil and went to the mall to show him off. What else is there to do with a baby who can’t really walk or say trick or treat? It was cuteness overload.
Continue reading the devil (el diablito) on my shoulder
Multitasking September: Picture of the Month
It was a month of many accomplishments; standing, turning pages, your first fever, yelling, singing, throwing a fit…
All signs that you are healthy and growing. A a mom could not be more proud.
Lots and lots of labor
As my dear friend Judi labors on this evening, trying to push out the miracle of life for the second time, I am reminded of my own right of passage into the club of motherhood. I recall the early labor contractions that woke me up at 4 AM or so (I’m not 100% sure what time it was, but it was definitely still dark out). It would not be until 10 PM that Saturday night that we headed to the hospital.
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Here is the schedule you asked me for a few weeks back. I included all the main feedings and naps Monks usually takes during a typical day. I also added a few tips to help get you through the day.
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First Grocery Cart Ride Photo by mommamonks 2014.08.08
At the behest of your grandparents, you had the first ride in a grocery cart at Costco. You resisted at first, but ultimately, you enjoyed it. Though, it’s not so obvious from this pictures.
July: Picture of the Month
Nothing like a little fun time with Daddy
First Father’s Day Photo By Grandma 2014.06.16 June: Picture of the Month
Sunday Morning, Father’s Day at auntie’s apartment. Had a picnic lunch and spent the afternoon by the pool.
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