weekend recap indian summer

what is going on with the weather this fall?! i’m not complaining but it’s 85 in the mid/late september. it’s funny how the air can be so hot but so crisp at the same time. the brink of fall is about to break and i am ready. i’m ready for the scents of fall, the […]

we have a plan

this week has been a total and complete roller coaster of emotions, plan, doctors etc. we have seriously had appointments every single day for the otter both at home and at helen devos. the biggest one was with the cardiologist on tuesday morning. otto had his echocardiogram (an ultrasound on his heart) and his EKG. we […]

cardiologist appointment update

yesterday was a long day at the helen devos hood. these appointments typically last about 2 – 3 hours not to mention getting there, checking in and of course getting coffee. I swear that starbucks in the hospital has to be the busiest one ever. we got to the appointment early in an attempt to […]

back to the cardio

here we are again heading back in for our routine cardio appointment. i’m not an anxious person typically and i usually thrive on stress but this is a type of stress and anxiety i’ve never experienced before. probably because i never had a kid before haha. i had this conversation with another heart mom the […]

weekend recap family time

i know what now distinguishes the weekends from the weekdays. joe being home. seriously it makes such a difference when that man is home that it just makes things so much easier around here. someone to share the feedings, changings etc… also someone to be around so i can get out of the house and […]

no safe assumptions

this is something that has been weighing on me pretty much since we had our miscarriage about two years ago and now into having kids. it’s the assumption that everyone else has/had it so much easier than you. when we miscarried i would catch myself being jealous or snarky that the people who were due […]

otto updated growing up!

i know my blog has been a bit sporadic and when i do post it’s usually about the tiny love dictator that robs us of all sleep but melts our hearts all at the same time… but that is seriously 90% of my life right now. sure in between feedings, poo poo changes and pumping […]

weekend recap the found cottage mercantile market

oh long weekend thank you for being long. i feel like i have so many amazing things to cram into this post because so many amazing amazing things have happened this weekend. like, i don’t even know where to begin. probably with the mercantile market. because that has consumed almost all of the weekend and […]

The Found Cottage Mercantile Market

in between pumping and feedings and diaper changes we at the shop have been working all summer on one of the most amazing mercantile markets i’ve ever seen. and…. it’s coming up this weekend (friday and saturday). i cannot believe the amazing artists, boutiques and pickers we have coming from all over the states to […]

otto one month

my baby is one month old. technically little otto was one month on sunday but we believe in celebrating for days. time seems to have flown by but been so slow at the same time. i look back and i can’t really imagine life how it was without him. i think i’ve learned more about […]