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Dear CeCe – You’re 3 months old!

Dear CeCe – You’re 3 months old!

Dear CeCe – One day you’re going to yell at me and slam your door and demand to be taken seriously and I’m going to take a deep breath and remember how you used to get done breastfeeding, smack your lips, drooooooooool everywhere, sigh, and fall...
{Personal} Today I Felt Like Supermom

{Personal} Today I Felt Like Supermom

Photo by Tara Parker Photography.  (c) 2014. Today I felt like freaking Supermom.  CeCe slept 8 glorious uninterrupted hours for the fourth night in a row.  I woke up feeling like I could run a marathon . . . but instead I ran a momathon.  Before 10:30 I had cleaned...
Putting Away the Newborn Clothes

Putting Away the Newborn Clothes

Today I put away  put in a stack that I can still stare at,  all of CeCe’s newborn clothes.  I let my thoughts wander to washing all of her clothes and meticulously putting them away in the weeks before she was born, and the adorable monkey face on the butt...
CeCe Helps Around the House

CeCe Helps Around the House

On the weekends we get CeCe out of her crib and put her in the bed with us for early morning snuggles.  I love how complete my world feels when we’re all tucked in together.
{Personal} CeCe’s First Shots

{Personal} CeCe’s First Shots

  We took CeCe to get her first shots on Monday.  Staring at a newborn in the waiting room, I couldn’t believe how big CeCe suddenly looked.  I had mentally prepared my fragile mom heart for her being upset by the shots but barely held it together when she...
Brooke’s Field Session

Brooke’s Field Session

A few weeks before we knew I was pregnant I was having all these “maternal” feelings to create beautiful images of my niece, Brooke, in a field by our house.  She wore a new white dress and looked adorable.  We bribed her with baking cookies with Uncle...
Giving Up On Being Perfect

Giving Up On Being Perfect

I’ve come to terms with the fact that I might not be awesome at this next chapter of my life.  As a recovering perfectionist I am accepting that I might just be white knuckling it from day to day without my planner written in beautiful color-coding, or a memory...
Two Outstanding Women

Two Outstanding Women

There are certain people who do their jobs so well it leaves you thankful they found their calling and crossed your path.  In the last two months I’ve met two of those such people. The first was Stacy, our nightshift nurse during our first stay at WakeMed (when...
Crying That Won’t Stop

Crying That Won’t Stop

Your poor daddy.  Both of his girls are currently losing their shit.  It is 11:00 and you’ve been crying since 9.  I’ve just been crying since your daddy got home and asked me if I was OK.  Tears of frustration.  Tears of inadequacy.  Tears of hurt for you...