Tag Archives: first-time parents

Nine months

I have a 9-month-old. That sounds so crazy to me! I feel like parents of  9-month-olds have their stuff together. They’re three-quarters of the way to being baby experts—which is the designation I’m assuming you’re bestowed with at the one-year … Continue reading

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Baby’s here! What now?

The first six weeks with a newborn are a blur of sleepless nights, uncertainty and tears (yours, because he can’t produce them yet). It’s also a time of intense bonding with an amazing little person. In a nutshell, it’s like … Continue reading

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Baby’s here! What now?

The first six weeks with a newborn are a blur of sleepless nights, uncertainty and tears (yours, because he can’t produce them yet). It’s also a time of intense bonding with an amazing little person. In a nutshell, it’s like … Continue reading

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Week 12: Should we or shouldn’t we?

A standard question I’ve come to expect from interested parties: “Are you going to find out the sex?” It seems simple enough; there are only two answers, after all. But this question prompted a serious discussion in the North household. … Continue reading

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Baby shower for dad

While at work the other day, I was given a toy fire truck, a bottle of wine, and a tube of butt paste. Without context, one might think that my fellow employees lack proper boundaries. With context, however, one might … Continue reading

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This does not look comfortable

Since Isaac started rolling over, he has wanted to sleep on his stomach. The “Back is Best” campaign has been a good one, because nothing strikes fear in a first-time mom’s heart like seeing her baby sleeping on his belly.  … Continue reading

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Everett’s nursery

P&N’s Nursery Tour: A peek into fabulous baby rooms across the country. Ashlee Gadd, photographer and creator of the blog, wheremyheartresides is mom to Baby Everett Hudson in Sacramento, California. What was your vision for the nursery? Mostly I just wanted … Continue reading

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Welcome, Leif!

Welcome Leif Douglass Williams! I am pleased to share that our son, Leif Douglass Williams, was born on February 28, 2013 at 4:37 a.m. His birth was a precipitous labor, and I look forward to sharing my birth story with … Continue reading

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Second child syndrome

“HP’s nose is bleeding,” my wife said the other morning. I was working in the front room, really on a roll, too. “Did you hear me?” she asked. “Yeah,” I said. “Well, don’t you think that’s a problem?” “Well…define bleeding.” … Continue reading

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