Monday, November 12, 2012

He's here, he's finally here : )

On Sept 21,2012 our newest little guy arrived... I'm so grateful to my supportive husband and lovely doula for their awesomeness!!!
Here he is...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sibling love and an update on updates...

Summer in our household has reluctantly  yielded to the back-to-school grind... at least we still have our weekends!

That means I will have time to get my cloth diaper reviews up asap, being that I am stilllllll pregnant... yep, you read that right... and I'll be channeling my restless, insomnia into updating the blog.

For now I'll leave you with some pictures of sibling love : )

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Holy Round-belly Batman!

Maternity photos have always been one of those things I truly loved. Seeing the awesome beauty and radiant glow of a pregnant mama has always warmed my heart and brought a smile to my face. I swore up and down that I would indulge in this activity whenever I got knocked-up : )

Then my first pregnancy came and went... no fancy maternity photos. I wasn't heartbroken. There were so many things to do and it was just one of the many things I never got around to doing. This time, however, I was so lucky to know a generous and talented mama who made my little dream a reality...

Yay!!! Check these out!!! And, of course, check out her website Lula's Lens Photography

Saturday, August 4, 2012

I'll be back soon... I promise!

So we got very busy over the last few months, but now we're starting to slow down for back-to-school time... Fall fun... and, of course, the impending arrival of new baby! It's a very exciting time!

Despite my recent, unplanned internet absence I will be returning in the next week or so with lots of updates. I'll also have a lot of info, reviews, and rantings about cloth diapers since I've spent the last month or so getting ready for #2 in cloth. We also started out adventure into Potty Learning so I'll have lots to share about that too.

Enjoy the end of Summer everyone!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sandboxes & Summertime!

After a busy weekend and a few rainstorms... teeny tot finally got out to play in the sandbox. He's thrilled, I'm content... it's going to be an incredible summer!

I'm looking forward to a very productive, fun-filled couple of months before this new little baby makes his arrival...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Little More Background Info

Alright! I'm pretty much going to jump right into my regularly scheduled life, but I thought it would be helpful to give you a little background on my wonderful, growing family...

I posted a photo-montage to recap my first pregnancy and the beginning of my journey through motherhood... with the birth of our first son and the exciting experience of being a step-mama. So far the photos are up, and I'll be adding more details asap.

Check out the Family Love page for some background info and updates on our adventures!

Friday, April 20, 2012

My Journey to become an IBCLC has begun...

For many years I've been interested in different aspects of social work and public health, especially as it relates to mothers and young children. I just love mamas and babies!!!

In the last year, I've become inspired to become an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I have come to recognize the important role of lactation consultants through my work with young mothers, my own experiences as a new mother, and the challenges many friends have faced with breastfeeding. The reality check: for something so amazingly natural and wonderful, breastfeeding can be hardwork. Support, education, and advocacy from a lactation consultant and/or participation in a mother-to-mother support program can help mamas gain knowledge about breastfeeding and help to cultivate a wonderful, meaningful mama/baby relationship!

So I very recently made the decision to pursue my goal of becoming an IBCLC!!!

I just added some info about the certification process and my progress thus far. Check it on my Career Stuff  page and keep checking back for future updates on my journey!

Welcome, welcome...

This is my first real effort at blogging... so cut me some slack! At least for the first few months.

I'm also pregnant, almost always chasing a toddler, and just the type of person who constantly has a thousand little projects going at once. Honestly, this blog is sort of my attempt to focus my efforts a little more... honestly? Hopefully?!

Okay, lets get to the obligatory introduction:

Hello, my name is Lex. Look, that's me... 

I'm a mama, a wife, and a social worker living in a small city in Western, NY. I grew up here, left a few times, and now I'm married with a family here. The family consists of my husband and I, our hilarious 2-year-old son, and my awesome school-age step-daughter. Currently, I'm incubating the newest addition to our family- due September 2012. More details on all of this stuff soon!

The content of this blog will probably vary greatly at times and most definitely be heavily influenced by my every whim... that being said, you can expect to hear about my daily adventures in motherhood... my ever-evolving career stuff... all sorts of crafts and other projects... and resources/info to help you keep up with the roller-coaster that is life!!! 

Alright, lets do this...