on to the next one

by far, the fourth month of penny's life has been the most eventful. the dreaded sleep regression, huge developmental gains, and a growth spurt. wait, another growth spurt? obviously, babies are constantly growing (penny is wearing size 6 months) but there are certain times where babies go through an extra 'spurt', so to speak, where… Continue reading on to the next one

weekend fun

i think the worst of the sleep regression has subsided. I really don't want to jinx it but the past few nights have been penny waking up at her "normal" hours - once a night. this is, of course, excluding last night. penny had her 4-month vaccines on friday afternoon. i learned this after the fact… Continue reading weekend fun

happy (?) 4 months

i had a rough first month of motherhood - latching issues, nipple pain, and an oversupply of milk leading to mastitis. i kept hearing "it gets better" and "the first month is the hardest." well, i'm four months in and i find that every month brings with it a new set of challenges. penny is… Continue reading happy (?) 4 months

summer daze

with school in session and it being the second week of september, you may think fall is just around the corner. as the official first day of fall is september 23rd, you would be correct. but this month has still been summer strong. new england has been having record heat the past few days. i didn't… Continue reading summer daze

hair today, gone tomorrow

i was hoping it wouldn't happen, but it has. during pregnancy, my hair became thicker and more lush. i had a lot of hair to begin with but pregnancy hormones caused less of my hair to fall out. naturally, we shed hair every day but this process stalls during pregnancy making it seem like you're… Continue reading hair today, gone tomorrow