It’s that time of year again where Mr. Transatlantictransplant and I reflect on the year that’s been and express our hopes and goals for the year ahead. This year has been a mixed bag. Mostly great, but not without its challenges, and I am looking forward to what 2018 has in store (even though it, […]

While most days as a stay-at-home parent to a young child are roughly similar, it’s New Year’s Eve, so I’m suddenly¬†finding myself reflecting on the year and thinking of my hopes and goals for the coming 12 months. I don’t think I’ve heard a single person say 2016 was a ‘great’ year, and I am […]

Almost immediately after we had Oliver, Mark and I knew we wanted another child. It’s not that Oliver wasn’t enough, but we learned how quickly and enormously your heart can grow after having a baby, and we knew we had capacity and desire for even more growth. We also liked the unique challenges and rewards […]

It’s New Year’s Eve, which means Mark and I are reflecting on the last year and discussing goals for the year to come. I remember a couple years back when I thought I’d had the best year of my life – we did lots of travel, Mark and I were at an amazing place both […]

Today, Oliver is 3 weeks old. I’d like to start weekly recaps, so we can remember all the changes, challenges, and little things that are likely to be forgotten along the way. For the first couple weeks, Oliver just ate, slept, ate, slept with pretty much no fuss (other than diaper¬†changes, which he slowly got […]

Yesterday was meant to be my first day of maternity leave. I was going to attend a baby shower Mark’s office was throwing us and get a pedicure, followed by a walk and a nap (the two things I planned to do every day of my maternity leave before the baby arrives). However, I am […]

Today marks Week 12, Day 6 of my pregnancy, which – depending on which books you read – is either the end of the first trimester or a week before the end of the first trimester. At any rate, my chance of miscarriage is now pretty slim, though that doesn’t seem to stop my near-constant […]