𝗔π—₯𝗧𝗛𝗨π—₯ π—œπ—¦ ➏ π— π—’𝗑𝗧𝗛𝗦!

β«Έ 𝕋𝕠𝕑 π•‹π•–π•Ÿ π•‹π•šπ••π•“π•šπ•₯𝕀 β«·β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”βž™ 16 pounds 1 ounceβž™ 26.25 inches longβž™ rosey cheeks; poor teething babeβž™ sits-up unassisted for a few minutesβž™ β€œMr. Handsome Hot Temperβ€βž™ wakes up 1-2 times a night for a snackΒ βž™ devours all of Mama’s homemade purΓ©esβž™ favs: snowy walks & blowing raspberriesΒ  Β βž™ refuses the bottle and demands Mamaβž™Continue reading “𝗔π—₯𝗧𝗛𝗨π—₯ π—œπ—¦ ➏ π— π—’𝗑𝗧𝗛𝗦!”

𝗔π—₯𝗧𝗛𝗨π—₯ π—œπ—¦ ➎ π— π—’𝗑𝗧𝗛𝗦!

β«Έ 𝕋𝕠𝕑 π•‹π•–π•Ÿ π•‹π•šπ••π•“π•šπ•₯𝕀 β«·β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”βž™ 15 pounds 1 ounceβž™ 25.5 inches longβž™ reaches for anything in sight, our faces includedβž™ met Santa, but infatuated with Mrs. Clausβž™ β€œMr. I’ll Bite Your Knuckles” (if you let me)βž™ enjoyed 1st Thanksgiving at the tableβž™ sleeps through the night… when Dad is homeβž™ favorite: staring at all theContinue reading “𝗔π—₯𝗧𝗛𝗨π—₯ π—œπ—¦ ➎ π— π—’𝗑𝗧𝗛𝗦!”

Merry Christmas- 2021

Tears are allowed to exist amongst happiness; when they appear, they’re just deemed β€˜happy tears’.Β  So surely smiles are allowed to exist amongst grief; I say we just deem them β€˜grieving smiles’… These grieving smiles are certainly forced at times; yet they also originate from new perspective, and carry immense gratitude for the present day.Continue reading “Merry Christmas- 2021”

𝗔π—₯𝗧𝗛𝗨π—₯ π—œπ—¦ ➍ π— π—’𝗑𝗧𝗛𝗦!

β«Έ 𝕋𝕠𝕑 π•‹π•–π•Ÿ π•‹π•šπ••π•“π•šπ•₯𝕀 β«·β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”βž™ 14 poundsβž™ 24.5 inches longβž™ officially part of the β€œrolling clubβ€βž™ superhero Jack-Jack for Halloweenβž™ β€œMr. I Don’t Like Sleep Anymoreβ€βž™ enjoyed 1st time on the swing at the parkβž™ wakes up every 2-4 hours overnight againβž™ loves to watch Big Sis dance and play pianoβž™ cracks up at Dad’sContinue reading “𝗔π—₯𝗧𝗛𝗨π—₯ π—œπ—¦ ➍ π— π—’𝗑𝗧𝗛𝗦!”

ARTHUR IS 3 MONTHS!

β«Έ 𝕋𝕠𝕑 π•‹π•–π•Ÿ π•‹π•šπ••π•“π•šπ•₯𝕀 β«·β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”βž™ 12 pounds, 11 ouncesβž™ 23.75 inches longβž™ gives wide-mouthed smiles to anyoneβž™ starts to giggle when feet are rubbedβž™ β€œHappy Drooly Thumb-Suckerβ€βž™ made first trip to Niagara Fallsβž™ usually sleeps 10 hours through the nightβž™ favorites: long car rides to fall festivalsβž™ loves having loud β€œconversations” with Dadβž™ got dedicatedContinue reading “ARTHUR IS 3 MONTHS!”

ARTHUR IS 2 MONTHS!

β«ΈΒ π•‹π• π•‘Β π•‹π•–π•ŸΒ π•‹π•šπ••π•“π•šπ•₯𝕀 ⫷ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” βž™ 11 pounds, 13 ounces  βž™ 22.25 inches long βž™ gives the most adorable genuine smiles  βž™ loves to have babbling conversations βž™ β€œSmiley Spitter-Upper”  βž™ completed a 7-hour road-trip vacation βž™ sleeps 6-8 hour stretches at night βž™ favorites: blue binky & finger nibbling  βž™ enjoys long warm baths with Mama βž™ prefers lullabies over white noise  β«Έ π•„π•’π•žπ•’β€™π•€ π•„𝕠𝕀π•₯ π•„𝕒𝕣𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕦𝕀 π•„π• π•žπ•–π•Ÿπ•₯ β«· β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Contrary to timeContinue reading “ARTHUR IS 2 MONTHS!”

𝗑𝗒𝗧 β€œπ—§π—ͺ𝗒” 𝗙𝗔π—₯ π—”π—ͺ𝗔𝗬…πŸŽ‚

Oh Theodore, you would’ve been TWO today…Β  I remember this moment…Β  I remember being so thrilled that you were β€œcomfortable” enough on this particular day to lay β€˜chest to chest’ with mommy; feeling your chest rise and fall with each breath against mine was well worth recruiting someone to help coordinate the process of delicatelyContinue reading “𝗑𝗒𝗧 β€œπ—§π—ͺ𝗒” 𝗙𝗔π—₯ π—”π—ͺ𝗔𝗬…πŸŽ‚”

ARTHUR THEODORE NELSON

On July 23, 2021, at 5:57am, all 7 pounds and 19.5 inches of you entered this world and brought a fresh, yet familiar wave of immeasurable joy… We cannot wait to introduce you to the world’s best big sister, MacKenna, and teach you all about your incredible big brother, Theodore. I know Teddy is lookingContinue reading “ARTHUR THEODORE NELSON”

…It all begins and end with a kiss πŸ’‹

Think about it. The first instinct a father has when holding their precious baby is to kiss their cheek… because what feels better than fresh newborn skin pressed against your lips when no words seem significant enough to properly represent your overwhelming amount of love? Those same fathers eventually experience earthly departures, yet that sameContinue reading “…It all begins and end with a kiss πŸ’‹”

⚑️WONDER WOMAN IS 6⚑️

I laughed when this little β€œsuperhero” requested a β€˜Wonder Woman Birthday’ because prior to last month, the words were never even in her vocabulary… Ironically, her β€˜silly thought’ quickly evolved to a very β€˜appropriate suggestion’, as I soon began to realize that MacKenna casted herself for the perfect role… I think back over the pastContinue reading “⚑️WONDER WOMAN IS 6⚑️”