Tag Archives: first-time parents

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 … 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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