Baby

Nacho Family Camping 2015

Every year since I can remember (give or take a few missed), my extended family meets somewhere to campout in nature. Sometimes my mom and aunt(s) join, but its become more of a tradition for my dad, brothers, uncles and cousins. Now that many of us are scattered in various directions, its always fun to catch up with each other, teach the kids our traditions, and make new ones. This year we scored reservations at Pfeiffer Big Sur and for her first time camping Cecily got to sleep in a tent, snuggle around the…

Cecily’s Birth

We spent the last 12 weeks of the pregnancy taking classes in the Bradley Method of natural childbirth. Its based on going into labor with a strong education of the birth process to be your own advocate to prevent unnecessary medical interventions. It teaches the husbands to be strong coaches and we practiced many relaxation techniques for pain management. We both loved the class, felt extremely prepared to attempt a natural birth with our awesome doula and the open-minded nature of Sutter Davis Hospital. At the end of it our biggest fear was tackling…

Mothers and daughters

Hi blog! I think about you a lot but the old fear of the blank page stops me. Or I have some great idea that involves way too much planning, photographing and pulling together to make it possible for now. Or I just forget what my great idea was in the first place. I read that most blogs are abandoned within 3 months, and as much as I have going on right now I’m still not ready to wave the white flag. Out of the 4 Reasons That Most Bloggers Fail I think I’m mostly guilty…

Back to life

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Tomorrow is Sunday. A day that will once again take on that familiar weight that Sundays can have. For the last 4 months I’ve been on maternity leave getting to know this new person in our lives, healing my body and becoming a mother. She has changed so much since we first met in September, I’m already reminiscing about what holding an 8 lb newborn felt like and trying to lock it in my synapses. Every day it seems a new piece of her personality presents itself and we fall in love a little more. She tends to…

Cecily Newborn Photos

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When CeCe was about 2 weeks old we had Penny Sylvia over to capture some photos of our little family. I just wanted a really relaxed shoot that was a bit of a time capsule of us in our new house. Just coming out of my postpartum fog I didn’t spend a lot of time doing my hair or makeup–we just kind of went with it and luckily the baby (and beagles!) cooperated.

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At some point I may do a post on the nursery design, but here’s a peek. Since we didn’t know the baby’s gender,…

Its a Girl!

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Its a girl! Our beautiful and tough little lady Cecily Parker Plumb (CeCe) was born was born late Thursday night, September 18th at 8lbs. The labor was grueling and more complicated then I had hoped, but we all got through it together (with our incredible doula) and are much stronger for it. I hope to write the birth story while I still remember it, and have reminder for myself  of the ‘impossible’ things I can do when I really have to. She is perfect, already teaching us big things and we are obsessed. xoxo…

The waiting room

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Its my Due Date Eve. I realize a ‘due date’ is arbitrary and really holds no meaning as to when a baby is likely to be born, but for me its something I wasn’t sure would ever happen, and have been waiting for for much longer then 40 weeks. Motherhood has always been a goal of sorts that I’ve never taken lightly and was always willing to wait for. In my adult life I’ve waited indifferently, I’ve waited with great frustration and now that its reality I wait quietly keeping my impatience in check.

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