Sunday, June 18, 2006

Babies, babies, babies...

It's amazing how pregnancy and babies can bring people together. Shortly after I found out I was pregnant last July, I ran across the WebMD pregnancy message boards. I admit, while I love internet shopping, keeping in touch with friends and family far and wide via email, and researching and reading about anything from a recipe for soup to Kundalini yoga, I had never participated in a chat room or posted on a message board before I joined the first trimester message board on WebMD. At first I would just watch from afar, occasionally posting a question, thought, or my answer to someone else's question. But after awhile names started to become familiar and with a few visits to the pregnancy chat room, I found myself hooked.

There is a special bond that is formed between women who are pregnant. I found this to be just a true for those of us who met on the message board as I did for those women here in my home town who I knew who were pregnant. Throughout our pregnancies we shared our joys, our concerns, our frustrations, and some laughs. Checking in with the board felt like checking in with your neighbors to see how their day is going. I still feel that way as we've all graduated to the newborn-6 month board, now sharing the joys and challenges of parenting a newborn.

As a celebration of the connection a group of strangers from around the globe have found through the miracle of bringing a life into the world, I bring to you a collection of baby photos of the WebMD Babies.

Thank you to all my WebMD friends who took the time to send me pictures!


Thursday, June 15, 2006


Those of us who have a sibling know that the bond between siblings is a unique and special bond. When we found out that we'd be adding a baby sister to our family, I had many people comment about the extra special nature of the sister-sister bond. Watching Lexi become a big sister has been amazing, but witnessing the special bond between sisters has been truly incredible. Lexi is such a gentle and caring sister. She's attentive, loving and protective and already willing to teach her little sister about things of this world. And to watch little Brea respond to her, even at this very early Her little face lights up with joy when she hears big sister enter the room. The unspoken connection that they share is truly special and unique and I look forward to watching that bond grow in the years to come.

Two perfect, beautiful little girlies. We are blessed!


Sunday, June 11, 2006

Where to begin...

There are just so many things I want to write about tonight that I don't know where to begin. Basically it's all mommy blabber and kiddo photos. So since it's already past my bed time and the alarm will be going off to wake us up in about 7 hours, I'll keep tonight's post short and continue the mommy blabber tomorrow night.

Tonight's featured photo...this cute pink Nalgene kids water bottle. I have some what of a Nalgene water bottle addiction. Yes, I know it's silly to have a thing for something as simple as a water bottle, but I guess it's one of those oddities that makes me who I am. Having now two girlies in the house I of course couldn't buy just ONE of these adorable pink kiddie bottles...oh NO...I bought two even though the youngest girly won't be able to use hers for quite some time. AND even though I have 4 (yes I said FOUR) Nalgenes of my own, I had to get a matching pink grown up bottle for mommy! (Let me diverge for a moment...I would like to note that being the mother of girls does something to you...I used to HATE pink. Now our lives have been over run by pink. Who is this person I have become?!)) But back to the subject at hand...I now believe the Nalgene bottle count in our house stands at 9...but who's counting :)