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
Before it gets too much hazier, I wanted to write down some things about Oliver’s birth as I remember it. It could not have been more different from Edmond’s birth (my account of which you can read here). Every labor is so different! This pregnancy, from start to finish, felt harder than my last one.…… Continue reading The Birth of Oliver Joseph Moody
One month ago today we welcomed our sweet Oliver Joseph into the family, and it continues to amaze me how peacefully he turned our family into a family of four. We can’t imagine life without him! At one month old, Oliver hardly ever cries. I mean, don’t get me wrong, he can wail, but it is…… Continue reading Oliver at 1 Month
I was in college when I first began my slow move away from my evangelical past. I think there are many reasons why this happened, and I’m not sure if there was a specific passage or chapter that brought about this change in me, but I do remember grappling a lot with Nietzche’s The Gay Science. One…… Continue reading Positivity in Parenting
So as I’ve tried to channel my post-election emotions (rage/sadness/fear/disappointment) into more productive/actionable steps, in the last two days Jonathan and I have attended both the Young Democrats meeting and Showing Up For Racial Justice Nashville. Both events were very helpful to attend, even if it had only be to confirm: I am not alone.…… Continue reading Ramblings on Capitalism, Scarcity, Wealth, etc.
There are no words for how deeply saddened Jonathan and I are by the election. We are in grief, in mourning. It will take time to heal. But we are more resolved than ever to fight for what is right, what is good, what is true. I am clinging to the words of Wendell Berry…… Continue reading practice resurrection.