nearing the end

i'm on week 35. i sound like a broken record, but it's unreal how quickly this pregnancy has gone by. i recall being excited, nervous, and scared for penny's arrival but i have a few more emotions to add to this one: sadness and guilt. i know, i know, i talked about guilt in my last… Continue reading nearing the end

those busy toddler days

miss penny is 20 months old now - closer and closer to becoming a 2-year-old. every day, penny goes back and forth from being a fiercely independent toddler to a clingy one. most of the time she will want to do things on her own -- placing different shapes in the correct cutouts, putting animals… Continue reading those busy toddler days

birthdays & bachelor(ettes)

welcome to april! although in new england, not much has changed. actually, the weather has taken a turn for the worse. we were teased with a few days hovering near the high-60s last week. then it rained on saturday which turned to snow on sunday and finally ceased yesterday. i look forward to taking walks… Continue reading birthdays & bachelor(ettes)

happy new year!

2 0 1 6. a whole new year with penny. she's growing up so, so quickly. her first birthday is in 4 months! what?!? :O the overzealous mom that i am, i started a pinterest board for her birthday when she was 3 months old adding ideas here and there... but now i really have to… Continue reading happy new year!

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

penny’s 100th day (백일)

baek-il, or 100 days, is one of several korean birthday celebrations. in the olden days, infant mortality in korea was high so if a baby reached 100 days of life there was a small celebration to give thanks for the baby's, and mother's, health thus far. prayers were also said for the baby's longevity, wealth, and… Continue reading penny’s 100th day (백일)

essentials to survive the first two months

i have been working on this post for five days now. there isn't much downtime with a baby and i suffered from another bout of mastitis (!) but more on that later... penny had her two-month doctor appointment on monday. it was a moment that i had been dreading because of the vaccines - 3 shots and… Continue reading essentials to survive the first two months