Going home

We decided in the hospital parking lot to head to my in-laws’ house. It’s always been where everyone gathers for holidays, birthday parties, or just to hang out. I thought it was a great idea. I didn’t want to face our home yet and see all of Nash’s toys. When we got there, my friends Shawn […]

The aftermath

As I rocked Nash, I searched Todd’s face for his reaction. His eyes said it all, this combination of pure horror and questioning. He had his hands on his head, shaking his head no…like he just didn’t understand. He went back and forth between that silent look into space and saying that he was going […]

Being Nash’s Mommy

I would say that when Nash was around two months old we started settling into our roles as parents. We knew what made him tick; we were starting to know his cries. We no longer complained about how it was a total event that had to be thought out and planned just to run to […]

The learning curve

People are not lying when the say that having a baby is hard work. I remember the first hour he was home. Do I change his diaper? Do I feed him? What now? I was a mom and should naturally know what to do. Nash woke up every two hours during the night to eat. […]

Nash’s “celebrity” status

We stayed in the hospital for three days after Nash was born. The hospital staff would come in and out of our room frequently to catch a glimpse of the 11 pound baby and his parents. I saw one doctor point to our room as she walked by and say loudly to her colleague, “That […]

Nash’s birthday

On January 8th at 7:00 pm, we were getting ready to head to the hospital to be induced. I’m not going to lie, I was scared to death! I have heard many stories about the pain of labor. I tried not to think about it as I packed my bag for the hospital. I told myself […]

Carrying Nash

My pregnancy was wonderful…no morning sickness, no pregnancy acne. Other than a huge belly, my pregnancy weight gain was minimal. Everyone who knew us and our story was over the moon for us. This baby was long awaited. We are both incredibly close to our nieces and nephews. After all, they were at one time […]

Our struggle

To know my story, you have to know my past. I come from a large blended family with numerous brothers and sisters. I am an aunt to so many I have to stop and count. When I was sixteen, I was diagnosed with endometriosis. I didn’t quite grasp then how much this would affect my […]