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…]

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…]

Happy 2nd Birthday, Silas!

I can’t believe my baby boy is TWO!! Wow, the years fly by. My handsome little man Silas is our little sunshine. He is such a happy boy and loves to make people laugh by performing, imitating people, and being silly. My silly squwinchy picture face! Just tonight at dinner he did all three:Dancing to … [Read more…]

Happy First Birthday, Silas!

Silas, you are ONE today!!! Where has the year gone? This has literally been the fastest year of my life! Brand new baby boy And the happiest as well. And you, my little babe, have been a big part of that happiness. You bring such joy to our family, Silas. We all adore you. You … [Read more…]

Happy Sixth Birthday, Micah and Benji!

How are my twins SIX already? It seriously feels like they JUST turned five. This year has gone by so fast! This has been a big year for Micah and Benji. They became big brothers AND they started Kindergarten.   I am so proud of them.  Look how they’ve grown!  Newborns in the NICU  First birthday … [Read more…]

A Rush of Love: My VBAC Birth Story

I love to read birth stories. I read online birth stories voraciously  while I was pregnant, finding hope and strength in each woman’s experience of bringing her child into the world. I read because I wanted to know what it was like to give birth vaginally because my twins were born via c-section 5 years ago and … [Read more…]

Happy 5th Birthday Micah and Benji!

Micah and Benji turned 5 today!!!  Here is a look at their past five birthdays…. Happy FIRST Birthday! Happy SECOND Birthday! Happy THIRD Birthday! Happy FOURTH Birthday! And (TODAY!) Happy FIFTH Birthday!  The boys modeling their new Wild Kratt’s Creature Power Vests (I made these! Blog post coming soon….)  Birthday party at Kids Cove today. … [Read more…]