I didn’t know whether I was having a boy or a girl when I was pregnant with Cameron- but with all my heart I was hoping for a boy. I think it’s because I wanted this boy- this handsome, strong, determined kid who makes our house livelier, happier, and has draped the place in […]
My intention, on August 8, 2003, had been to pass my weekly NST and go back to the office. Instead, after thirty minutes or so, the resident came into the room and said, “You have a beautiful contraction pattern. We’ve called for a wheelchair to take you to Labor and Delivery.” After twelve hours of […]
Dave had to leave the house at 4:30 this morning to be at a job site. It’s his birthday today, so that triple-sucks. My girls had this covered, though. Look:
Those are a series of birthday notes (where’s Cam, you’re wondering. Well, last night was his lacrosse team banquet, at which he […]
Super rough-looking shot from last New Year’s Eve. I think we had just been outside, shooting off unexpectedly huge fireworks; we both look a little shell-shocked.
Cam had terrible, terrible allergies as a young kid. Like, the maximum sensitivity to the allergy tests is a 6. When he was first tested, the nurse brought […]
My boys, on our trip to the East coast this Christmas break.
One time, when Cam was four years old, we spent the afternoon at the beautiful, recently remodeled home of a friend who (unbeknownst to Cammy, of course) was in the midst of a great deal of marital trouble. Everyone was outside, […]
He had already had several haircuts. SEVERAL.
…was my due date with my first child, whose gender we did not know. I grew up with an adorable little brother (he’s still cute, fyi- and now he comes with a wife and daughter, which is a bonus), so I hoped for an adorable little boy […]
Addie has become a bit of a fashionista, and she approaches it kind of lottery-ball style. She goes into her closet or her drawers, pulls out super-random pieces, and puts them together. Gabby used to do the same thing. I have a firm rule that, unless it’s inappropriate in some way or will otherwise […]
My niece Olivia is thirteen years old today. I remember Jill calling me, a couple of weeks after returning from her honeymoon. “You’re NEVER going to believe this!!” she said… and then commenced a long and happy nine months of meticulous, Jill-style baby preparation. I still remember the outfits Jill had ready for the […]
….at about 2:00am, Dave came to bed. I don’t remember what he was doing. Then we experienced the following course of events:
3:30am My water broke while I was sleeping. (I clearly remember saying to Dave, “Um, buddy? Either my water just broke, or I have a serious problem.”)
3:35am Dave stopped trying to convince me […]
Taken at about 10pm on March 12, 2001. Betsy’s daughters had written his name all over Papa’s hand, for reasons unknown. He let them, because he was always a boss like that.
…I was nearly 5 days overdue with my first child. I had had a really easy pregnancy– never sick, never tired. […]