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  • Gemma at one day old.
    Parenthood

    Here’s to the First Year

    Above: Gemma at one day old. Every morning, I take the first nap with the baby. I always wake up an hour before she starts stirring, but rather than getting up and…

  • Gemma at one day old
    Parenthood

    Four Months, Four Thoughts

    Above: Gemma at one day old. I feel like I just wrote this post, yet here I am with a post about my four-month-old. Four months old! Officially out of the “fourth…

  • I planted my placenta
    Parenthood

    I Planted My Placenta

    Yes, you read that right. Warning: Images of placenta ahead. When I was pregnant, the placenta — or rather, what to do with it post-birth — was a popular topic among my friends who…

  • Welcome home, Gemma Lumen
    Parenthood

    Welcome Home, Gemma Lumen

    For months I eagerly anticipated meeting the little one, and true to her nickname, Sprout — our darling Gemma Lumen — arrived on March 20, the first day of spring, after almost…

  • Thoughts on impending parenthood
    Parenthood

    Thoughts on Impending Parenthood

    I can’t quite believe that we’re a week away, more or less, from meeting our little Sprout. Nine months certainly fly by before you know it… three seasons of gardening, three trimesters…

  • Our Southern California baby shower
    Parenthood

    Our Southern California Baby Shower

    I really can’t express it enough. Will and I are ridiculously lucky to have the people in our lives that we do. We’re not the first ones in our group to have…