I’m a Working Mom Now

12 weeks. Almost three whole months. 86 days home with my precious baby boy.

In these three months, my Caelan went from a newborn to a not so little boy with his own funny personality.  He’s learned to smile and make eye contact and to grab his toys. He knows who his mommy and daddy and grandparents are.  He can almost hold his own head up and he absolutely LOVES bathtime. Continue reading “I’m a Working Mom Now”

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A Typical Day with Caelan

One thing I’m constantly asked about is what my typical day looks like with Caelan.

And it’s a tough one to answer because he’s definitely not on a schedule yet.  Of course my type-A personality would love for him to be, but I honestly believe it’s not feasible to live life according to the clock, especially with or as an infant.  The best thing for a baby, in my oh so experienced opinion, is to let the baby lead, but provide structure around what he/she needs.  What we do instead of schedule, is look for patterns and signals that allow us to develop routines for certain parts of the day, like bedtime. Especially bedtime. This helps Caelan understand how the day is broken up and will hopefully provide some sort of structure for when I go back to work next week. Continue reading “A Typical Day with Caelan”

May Snapshots

We’ve been soaking in the beautiful spring weather, spending lots of time outside, and just savoring the moments we have as a family. Caelan will be two months on Wednesday; never in my life has two months seemed to go by so quickly. His first year is flying by and I’m so afraid that if I blink, I’ll miss something. Continue reading “May Snapshots”