Oliver Joseph turned 10 months young this week, and he is just so wonderful! He now claps, waves, and attempts to blow kisses. He can make a great rolled ‘r’ sound and does it when imitating our cat or just for fun. He is getting so, so, so close to walking and coasts all over…… Continue reading Oliver at 10 months!
Oliver turns 9 months old on Monday! At 9 months, he pulls to standing constantly, crawls everywhere, loves babbling and interacting with friends and family, and remains the sweetest, cuddliest little snuggle bug around! In the last month, Oliver took his first trip to the beach and his first trip to Michigan! He was, all…… Continue reading Oliver at 9 months!
Our sweetest Oliver is 8 months old today!! He has changed so much in the last month! He sits up on his own, constantly pulls to standing, and just started belly-off-the-floor crawling! He has two adorable teeth and smiles for days! He waves often, and says “hi,” “mama,” “dada,” and “Ed-da” (edmond) when he wants…… Continue reading Oliver at 8 months!
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