We have a bundle of cords in two spots in our house: under the sideboard and around our nightstands. One of those bundles is completely inaccessible right now due to the Pack N’ Play that’s next to the bed and … Continue reading
Dear moms who are looking for a diaper bag: Get this one. The LeSportsac Ryan Baby Bag is the bomb diggity (not only did I just say that, I said it seriously). I luuuuurve it. It’s lightweight, waterproof, easy … Continue reading
First, I’d like to take a minute and laugh about yesterday when I broke the media fast before I started. Hahahahahah! Classic. But, we’re here to talk about Day 12 of Apartment Therapy’s January Cure: Declutter Books & Media Hi, my … Continue reading
Did you see today’s Apartment Therapy January Cure assignment? Create a Landing Strip and Start Using it Woooooo!!! We were basically done before we started! Which is super fortunate because today did not go as planned (trip to Target for supplies … Continue reading
This little project is actually something we finished months ago and in my head I posted it months ago…uh, nope. Didn’t do it. Toootally forgot about it. Chalk it up to pregnancy brain…okay I’ll stop using that as an excuse. … Continue reading
It’s been almost a full month since I’ve posted anything, but I’m about to make up for it: Aiden’s little sister, Mia, was born 8 days early on November 8th! I can’t even begin to compare this birth experience to the … Continue reading
This one is about pregnancy and labor and birth and all that fun stuff, so if it’s not your thing, now would be a good time to stop reading. I remember a lot of people telling me that I would … Continue reading
Now that the cat is way out of the bag and I’ve made it public that we are expecting baby #2, as promised I will explain
1- why we waited to make it really public news, and
2- our nickname for the little nugget
I held back for awhile for several reasons, mainly because: it’s scary.
Like many people, Tuv and I kept the news to ourselves for the first three months (except for close family). While I was ecstatic to make the news public in our circle of family, friends, and neighbors, there’s something a little frightening about sharing the news in such a public place.
If you think about it, it is ASTOUNDING that healthy babies are born every day. That your body knows how to take care of a growing fetus and that the baby’s organs know how to form and where to go and how to function. I honestly believe that it is a miracle every single time and I am so profoundly grateful for it.
To be completely honest, I took it for granted with Aiden. I assumed everything would be okay and that he and I would both be healthy. Definitely not this time. If anything, having a kid teaches you not to take any of it for granted.
This is a long video, but certainly explains better than I ever could (or anyone who isn’t as clearly brilliant as Alexander Tsiaris) just how incredible the entire process is :
Now, on to the nickname:
Before Aiden was born we knew we wanted to name him for Tuvia’s grandfather who had recently passed away, Paul or his Hebrew name, Pinchas. Neither name was on the top of our list for a first name, but we knew we would honor it somehow (and eventually did, as a middle name). Among the many helpful suggestions for a first name (Mufasa, Stinky, and Uncle Tuvia were just three offered by various nieces and nephews) was my father-in-law’s suggestion: Primo. And it stuck.
So for baby #2, we went with Segundo. It’s easier to have a name to refer to and since we keep the real name a secret until the bris for a boy and birth for a girl, it’s definitely even more helpful.
This past chanukah, Aiden got the very generous gift of a play kitchen from Tuvia’s parents. It’s one that he had played with and loved at other people’s houses, it got fantastic reviews, and it fit into the space in … Continue reading
I’ve been working on a few things this week, but none are ready to post. Since tonight is the beginning of Rosh Hashana, I also won’t be able to post for the next few days. So here’s a sneak peek … Continue reading