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Seven Months with Misha

Our baby is 7 months old today! Seven. WHAT! He’s finally sleeping and I’m exhausted and House of Cards is back, so… Happy seven months little dude! Mama’s gonna go have some PJ time. Currents Still hates napping. Still wakes 2-4 times a night. Tons of “soldier crawling.” First snow!! Smiles all the time. This kid has the BEST smile. Started going for runs with dad in the new BOB stroller. Tries repeatedly…

Six Months with Misha

I’m listening to the fragile silence of a Sunday afternoon marveling at how far we’ve come in the last month. Misha and Vance and Chester are all napping, the dryer is resting between so many loads of laundry, and the only sounds I hear are the heater whirring and the keys underneath my fingers. Bliss. I still assume everyone else has this parenting thing figured out more than we do, that most days we…

Five Months with Misha

WHAT! It's been five months already. Five. Unbelievable. The pages of our little family's story are flipping by almost too quickly to process, yet it's hard to remember a time before Misha was with us. This truly is the "longest shortest time." I have discovered in myself a tendency to make much of every small thing these days. "Look at him grabbing his toes! That's NEW!" I have loads of these little snapshots piling up in…

Four Months with Misha

Misha is four months old today! November was a big month for him: his first Thanksgiving, first visit to the house in Brevard, first long car ride, first head cold, first plague he’s brought down on the whole family… While Misha has pulled through the worst of it, Vance and I are still battling what I’ve determined to be sinusitis. I may have no medical training whatsoever, but I have Google, and that’s…

Window panes

The introduction to this year’s Trinity Park Home Tour guide included a note about how the author loves to walk the neighborhood streets in the evening because everyone has their lights on, windows open. It’s true, too. You get this beautiful glimpse of real people living real lives, writing new history in historical homes. Photo by Rebecca Ames Photography Vance reminded me of this on our drive home tonight from church, early again, because…

Three Months with Misha

Yesterday was a big day for us: we threw the first real dinner party since Misha came into our lives. It was an all-day affair punctuated by the cries of a baby who refused to nap after an impossibly hard night of the same. Somehow between the two of us we managed a four-course meal with Alex and Maria, which was its own reward. Love them. Yesterday was also Misha’s three-month birthday. Which according to…