Back in January, I wrote a post in which I gave myself permission to let things be. “Percolating,” I called it. Well, it took a lot longer than I thought. Letting decisions come to me in an organic, easygoing manner is not my forte. I have too much pent-up energy for that. Trying to “let . . . → Read More: Moving Forward
My husband’s increasingly intense love affair with brewing beer has had some unexpected benefits. Drawbacks as well, to be sure—he spends a ridiculous amount of time cleaning bottles, shopping for supplies, reading books about beer, and marketing the “burgeoning brewing society or club or organization or some damn thing” known as Subzero Brewing. But back . . . → Read More: Brew Day
When I was in ninth grade, my family moved across town to a big brown house that quickly became HOME. It was the kind of place that attracted other people, and over the years, we welcomed many honorary family members—often for a meal, sometimes for extended stays. One of the most frequent and consistent visitors was a . . . → Read More: Kids Getting Married
Yesterday, I spent five hours organizing the absurd collection of baby clothes we’ve managed to acquire in the last three years. It happened rather subtly—tiny socks, onesies, and footie pajamas found their way into our house as hand-me-downs, baby shower gifts, and thrift store finds. Much of the clothes were purchased well in advance, and . . . → Read More: Real-Life Family
I may need to take a leave of absence from blogging. You see, there is a baby permanently affixed to my breast. Even with my small netbook, this makes for rather awkward typing. Voice recognition software might be the answer. Or maybe I could teach Linnea to tap out my posts, letter by letter.
Linnea . . . → Read More: Occupied
My busy life has been stripped down to the essentials; it’s back to the basics for Team Wilhelm. With little to no regard for clocks, our collective lives are now about sustenance, smiles, and, God willing, sleep. Our boy is a sleeper, to be sure, but he has a ways to go in terms of . . . → Read More: I Welcome It
Our baby is here!
Leading up to the birth, I’d been hoping for a more pleasant delivery experience than last time, and I got it! It wasn’t the all-natural birth that I’d always wanted, but it was wonderful nonetheless. Like last time, this was a relatively long labor. Before going to the hospital, I’d been . . . → Read More: Worth the Wait
My Mom Mom went into labor with me on Mother’s Day of all days. Naturally, I was a stubborn baby, so I didn’t come out until the next day. Still, I imagine it must have been exciting to be laboring for the first time on such a significant day. Who knows? Maybe I’ll follow suit . . . → Read More: What I’m Loving Right Now
As my due date approaches, I’m starting to get nervous about all of the change that is about to take place. Josh, Linnea, and I have a nice routine down, and soon, we’ll be back to the craziness of welcoming an infant into our lives. Bring on the spit-up, the middle-of-the-night feedings, and the whole . . . → Read More: The Big Sister
For once, I don’t have much to say, so here’s Linnea’s take on our girls’ weekend.
On Friday night, Mommy was exhausted, so we ordered in our favorite veggie pizza and watched The Land Before Time. I made fun of Mommy for being afraid of the sharptooth. She isn’t very tough sometimes. I think she . . . → Read More: Girls Weekend