i love seeing mila in these overalls.
when i was 17-weeks pregnant at our anatomy scan, the doctor told us our baby was a girl (yay!) and also that she had markers for a fatal genetic disorder, trisomy 18. i had blood tests to confirm right away, but it took three agonizing days to hear the results. i’ve never cried or prayed so much. thankfully, the tests came back clear — but those three days were dark and full of dispaih. i wrote about my experience over on well rounded before mila was born, but wanted to wait and share until i had a happy, healthy baby in my arms. and here she is!
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my mama bff kelci and mila’s little bestie harvey (they’re best friends! i promise! they just don’t know it yet!) took a little adventure this week after our morning workout. it was the sweatiest workout i’ve ever had — my legs are still sore — but our reward was totally worth it!
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last weekend, my favorite doctor/chef/husband/dad competed in the rei skillet battle and despite the total deluge, it was such a great time! he went head-to-head against nine other washingtonians, cooking an entire meal in a cast iron on a camp stove in 45 minutes. somehow, he pulled off the most delicious paella, full of maryland lump crab, clams and half smokes. oh yeah, and some natty boh.
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i just shared one of my toughest struggles as a mother over on well rounded, talking about how mila lost 14% body weight in her first 48 hours. finding out she had lost so much weight, especially as an EBF baby, was gut wrenching — i felt like i had been torturing her; starving my tiny baby, unknowingly. to read more about my story, and why i didn’t hesitate to formula feed my breast fed girl, head over to well rounded.
and mamas, please remember: fed is best. always.
i have no idea how this is possible, but i’m the mama of a five-month-old now! she’s dancing around in her jolly jumper as i type this. how is my tiny baby so big?!
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nothing to say, just cute pics of my baby wrapped in an american flag. happy fourth!
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mila got the okay to start solids at her four month appointment. it’s been so fun making and feeding her food. i think she’s going to be a little foodie just like her dad! we always joke that her first words will be, “oui chef!” last night, while he was feeding m her new favorite (apple + banana), the light was so perfect and they were so sweet i had to stop and take a few pictures.
i’m a little torn at times between wanting to “live in the moment” and not always have my camera and phone out — and wanting to document every minute of her exciting little life. i’m not sure if i have the balance down yet, but i’m sure glad i have these images.
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