1-year old, Baby E, Second Child, Years are short

A Baby’s First Year Journey in Memories, Visits, and Pictures

My little girl celebrated her first birthday recently. Written at different times of the year, I present below some examples of her busy PRE-one-year-old life. Month 1 (March – April) Two days after E was born, we returned to the warm familiarity of home where Grandma and Grandpa were eagerly awaiting our arrival. E was as delicate and sweet… Read More A Baby’s First Year Journey in Memories, Visits, and Pictures

Feelings and Emotions, Motherhood, Second Child

Why I Am Sometimes Envious of Parents with One Kid

I know. I am committing parenting harakiri by speaking the unspoken, writing the unwritten, and by even thinking the unthinkable. Honestly, though, there are times when I have been envious of those with only 1 kid and particularly of those where that one kid is a reasonably older, say 7-8-years old kid. Allow me to explain… Read More Why I Am Sometimes Envious of Parents with One Kid

Baby E, Second Child, Sleep

Oh, Divine Sleep!

1:13 a.m. I hear little sniffles coming through her slightly open and my completely closed doors. I shuffle quietly in bed. Take my eye mask off and just lay there. Then, the sniffles start getting louder, less muffled, more obvious. I try to turn the AV baby monitor on. It says, “Login Failed. Device disconnected.”… Read More Oh, Divine Sleep!

Growth & Development, J and E, Lists, Parenting, Second Child, Toddler Days, Uncategorized, Years are short

5 Challenges of being a Firstborn

Most people, myself included, will be forgiven for thinking that firstborns have all the advantages over their younger siblings. After all, they got their parents’ undivided attention for a while before the next one came along. They were fussed over, hovered over, and attended to perhaps far more than any of their siblings. Parents could… Read More 5 Challenges of being a Firstborn

Baby Prep, Baby Shower, Indian Rituals, J and E, Motherhood, Parenting, Second Child, Siblings

How my second born child’s life is different from (or similar to) her older brother – Part 1

It was under five years ago that I began a beautiful journey with Aaron. As soon as we got engaged and got married three months later, we knew we wanted kids. Plural. We both wanted two kids. Baby J now Toddler J or TJ was born two years later. In fact, I was pregnant on… Read More How my second born child’s life is different from (or similar to) her older brother – Part 1