1 year with Misha

Our baby turned the big 1-2 {months} yesterday. I spent a lot of time in the last week reliving his birth story, feeling fresh relief that it ended, as I was sure at the time it never would. I've also spent a lot of time reflecting on the kind of parents we are shaping up to be. What I'd do differently, what I feel good about, what I hope to start doing more of.

1 year Misha

Having a new baby is a great filter. What you spend your resources (time, energy, money) on shifts as you gradually rearrange your priorities around this tiny human. This child, who needs more of you than you feel you have to give at times. And so we sleep a little less, drink coffee a little more, go through a lot more laundry, and lean on each other a great deal more than we ever did before Misha's arrival. And most days, we remember to look up and really see the beauty and humor and messiness of human life taking shape in our little boy.


  • Favorite toy: Anything that stacks or nests
  • Favorite word: Dog
  • Favorite food: Spinach, bananas, and mangoes, whizzed up in a blender and sucked down directly from a packet.
  • Walking: Not yet! Still pushing around a kick stool and following his WeeRol. Getting more and more confident every day.
  • Clothing Size: 12-18 months (still eeking out a few more days in 6-12)
  • Shoe Size: 4.5 (inches)
  • Naps: Usually two a day, for a total of about 2.5 hours
  • Sleeps: NOPE. Still doing 3-4 hour stretches.
  • Firsts: Separation anxiety! And first trip to the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh.

Misha is protesting a nap on this 366th day of life.