Author Archives: chrissyosborn

Goodbye, 2016. Onward and upward.

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 […]

Losing Lily

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 […]

Saying Goodbye to the best year of my life

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 […]

Oliver – 3 weeks

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 […]

Welcoming Oliver

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 […]

1 Down, 2 To Go

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 […]

The time we (kind of) got pregnant

At the beginning of the year, I reflected on 2013 and made some goals (resolutions) for 2014. At that point, my final goal – to grow our family – was  already kind of-sort of under way. We actually decided last October that we were ready to have kids, but felt it would be better to […]