My Favorite Part about the Virginia State Fair Wasn’t the Food

My first time going to the Virginia State Fair was five years ago, a week before Hubby and I got engaged. We saw a duck race, pig race, lumberjacks, I got my picture taken with Lady Luck of the Virginia Lottery (she made my wish come true!), watched a demolition derby, we rode the Ferris … Read on…

What I Don’t Want to Hear as a New Parent

Now that I’ve had L, I’m getting a better idea of what I find helpful and not helpful to say to a parent with a new baby. Having been dealing with learning how to care for a baby in addition to postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety, I have realized that when I’ve begun to vent or bring … Read on…

Birth Wishes: Last Time vs This Time

I’m not even done writing out G’s birth story. I’m really not ready to read through old posts during that time period to make sure, but I believe I left off just before he was whisked away to the NICU for testing only to be admitted (he had jaundice and was septic, most likely from the fever … Read on…