βž‘Β π— π—’π—‘π—§π—›π—¦!

β«ΈΒ π•‹π• π•‘Β π•‹π•–π•ŸΒ π•‹π•šπ••π•“π•šπ•₯𝕀 ⫷ βž™ 17 pounds 5 ounces βž™ 27.5 inches long βž™ only sits still for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse βž™ rather nibble on own feet vs. dinner  βž™ β€œMr. Crazy Squawky Pants” βž™ hits fists on mouth to make funny sounds βž™ huge fan of peanut butter  βž™ loves when Mama sings β€˜Open-Shut Them’ βž™Β highly offended if binky is offeredΒ Β  βž™Β obsessed with banana puffsContinue reading “βž‘Β π— π—’π—‘π—§π—›π—¦!”

β€˜223 Reminiscent Days’ with β€œmy boy(s)”…

Today, you outlive your brother.  Which means: 223 days of loving you… 223 days of studying your eyes; I fixate on the faint gold ring around your dark pupil and how it dissolves into a large mass of deep crystal blue.  223 days of kissing your head; I lean in with pursed lips, simultaneously inhalingContinue reading “β€˜223 Reminiscent Days’ with β€œmy boy(s)”…”

THEODORE NELSON BRINGS ‘CHD AWARENESS’ TO TELEVISION! πŸ“Ί

Mama certainly prefers being 𝘣𝘦𝘩π˜ͺ𝘯π˜₯ the camera verses in front of it… but I’d also climb to the top of Mount Everest if it meant sharing your story, Theodore… β€˜CHD Awareness’ is now something I will be forever passionate about until the day I die, when I can hold my courageous heart warrior in myContinue reading “THEODORE NELSON BRINGS ‘CHD AWARENESS’ TO TELEVISION! πŸ“Ί”

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!”

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‚”

live. love. & smile.

2020, if you’ve taught me anything, it is that a smile can both disguise pain and exude joy all. at. the. same. time… It is that sadness and happiness know how to coexist if you’ll allow them… It is that grieving can last a lifetime, but family lasts longer; family bonds are eternal… Yes, 2020,Continue reading “live. love. & smile.”

6 MONTHS GONE

Hi Theodore,Momma here…Today, marks 6 months.Half a year since I’ve looked into those fierce eyes.I have nothing profound to say,besides “I love you more than life itself”.Β Thank you for filling my arms for 223 days.It’s your strength that has quite literally become mine.Just one thought of your courage empowers me to do absolutely anything.And itContinue reading “6 MONTHS GONE”