Happy 1st Birthday, Eli!

It’s true what they say–the days are long and the years are short. Elijah Jefferson Meng is one year old today! I can’t believe it. I feel like I’ve spent the year looking at my fourth son and wondering, “Who are you, little one? Who will you be?” His personality has slowly unfolded over this … [Read more…]

Happy 6 months, Eli!

Eli’s 6 month birthday was actually 4 days ago…but as the 4th child in the family, it’s just par for the course that this update is late, right?  (poor 4th child!!) This little guy is a butterball of joy. He is my biggest baby yet–18 whopping pounds! That’s 2 lbs more than Silas at 6 … [Read more…]

Happy 3 months, Eli!

Three Months Today! Elijah Jefferson Meng is THREE MONTHS OLD today! Happy 3 months, baby!   Here he is in all his 7lbs 10 oz glory. We’ve come a long way since December 23.    The first month after he was born was very difficult. In fact, Aaron and I kept talking about how his … [Read more…]

The BIGGEST surprise of my life!

I meet so many people who tell me, “Oh, I always wanted twins!” Growing up, I never had this thought. Don’t get me wrong: having twins is great (crazy…but great!) but I never wanted twins, basically because I never thought I could  have twins. “Twins don’t run in our family.” I remember my  mom saying. … [Read more…]

My Christmas Miracle: Eli’s Birth Story

This is a birth story. Therefore, it is long. Also, may contain gory birth details. Read and enjoy at your own risk. Eli’s birth was simply miraculous. Yeah, yeah. I know. That is such a cliche. Every birth is miraculous, right? Right. No, but REALLY! My little boy, born on December 23, 2014, had such … [Read more…]

Meng Menu + What I’m stocking in my freezer for baby-go-time

Sunday: Chicken-Bacon-broccoli alfredo Monday: Pork shoulder roast w/bbq sauce, twice baked potatoes, corn Tuesday: Sausage and kale soup, rolls Wednesday:  Chicken, broccoli and rice casserole Thursday: Dijon pork chops, roasted red potatoes, green beans Friday: Out to eat Saturday: Sloppy joes, chips, carrots Sunday: Spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad Monday: Chicken and rice w/ dijon … [Read more…]