An adorable meeting of the minds. Pumpkin’s curiosity was already very apparent!
Leaving the hospital with our daughter was legitimately one of the scariest moments of my life. The enormity of responsibility that we’d just undertaken didn’t really hit me while we were in the hospital — we were taken care of so well by the staff at Carolinas Medical Center, everything was very structured and organized.… Read More 2009: Going home with our girl.
Our little Pumpkin arrived at 7:32 pm on Thursday, September 24th! She weighed 8 pounds and 14 ounces, and measured 20 and 3/4 inches long. She is incredibly strong, bright-eyed, and positively beautiful, with a head full of silky dark hair. She looks just like her daddy. I was exactly a week “overdue”, and had… Read More 2009: September 24, Pumpkin’s birth.
When I found out I was pregnant in January, I looked forward to the belly. I’m not a small person — 5’11 with bare feet — and I assumed that with pregnancy, my frame would expand accordingly, and quickly. I was ready for it. It didn’t happen. I didn’t really begin to show until I… Read More 2009: The belly grows.
I remember when the Captain took these photos. I was probably napping, or sleeping in. When he showed them to me later, I told him that I was going to steal them and share them on my blog. Now, almost nine years later, I finally am. These glimpses of our life in South Carolina bring… Read More 2009: May
This year, South Carolina has gotten record snow, but when we still lived there, I could count on a single hand the number of times that we had significant snowfall. These photos were taken one afternoon that we had a rare snowfall in January 2009. The dogs loved it.
In a one-year period of time (2008-2009), we adopted three dogs, and I became pregnant with our first child. We didn’t have a fenced back yard when we adopted the dogs, so when we finally got one, it was a big deal. Not having to take the dogs out on leashes, allowing them to have… Read More 2009: A fence for the Bubbas.