I cannot believe Oliver is 7 months old (so much so that I forgot and am writing this belatedly!). At 7 months, Oliver has just started being able to get to a seated position on his own, does a weird army/belly-off-the-floor hybrid crawl, has said ‘mama’ and ‘dada’ with a little consistency, and continues to…… Continue reading Oliver at 7 months!
Hello all! I’m writing a second novel — it’s the one I hope to publish first, since I feel my first novel, Sparrow, warrants a major re-write at this point. So I’m releasing my new novel, The Child in the Garden, in serial form on my new website: thechildinthegarden.wordpress.com! Please follow along there or through my…… Continue reading I’m writing a new book!
Oliver turned six months old last Sunday, and I cannot believe a whole half year has gone by since he joined our family! He remains the sweetest, happiest baby. He recently really got the hang of rolling, and now rolls all over the floor — he’s no longer stationary! He spent one beautiful day saying…… Continue reading Oliver at 6 months
Alright y’all. Friday is Jonathan’s last day as a professor at Belmont University, and then we will both be stay-at-home-parents/self-employed musicians/writers/woodworkers/farmers. It was our plan to be self-employed by the time we were 30, and here we are at 29, and it’s happening! In turns, we feel delighted and anxious about this. We have chosen…… Continue reading Living a Less Ordinary Life
Here is a rough draft of a prologue of sorts to a book I never wrote. It contains the level of pre-Trump enthusiasm I used to feel most natural to my soul. These days, I’m having to work harder to conjure this level of hope and peace. But I enjoyed getting a peptalk from myself,…… Continue reading A Note to Self
Our little Oliver is 5 months old! I can’t believe it! At 5 months, he is just. so. adorable. He smiles or laughs almost any time you look at him. He has really found his voice in the last week or so, resulting in loads of very loud shrieks and squeals which are mostly happy.…… Continue reading Oliver at 5 months!
Edmond was recently diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, and we are both relieved and heartbroken by the diagnoses. In the relieved column, we finally have a probable answer for a few mysteries: from day one, I’ve tried to gear our parenting towards raising a calm, peaceful child. And Edmond has, inevitably, always been the most…… Continue reading Edmond is Sleepy
You guyzzzz. This baby is so wonderful. At 4 months, Oliver laughs and smiles and coos and is starting to babble a bit. He has rolled over several times now from his belly to his back, and a few times from his back to his belly, but he tends to pretty much stay put. I’m…… Continue reading Oliver at 4 months
Oliver Joseph is 3 months old, and out of the “4th trimester.” He is a rolly polly happy little fellow. It already feels like he snuggles, and he gives the sweetest smiles and laughs. He has rolled over once from his back to his front, but didn’t seem to enjoy it too much and hasn’t…… Continue reading Oliver at 3 months
Our sweet Ollie is 2 months old today! He is making the sweetest coos and gurgles, smiles so often, laughs (mostly in his sleep), and loves any attention from Edmond. His favorites are nursing, sleeping, and smiling at the hanging candelier above our bed – he is seriously in love with it and tries to reach…… Continue reading Oliver at 2 Months