Dear Bean…

Dear Bean…

Dear Bean, I know that lately it has been loud and crazy at our house, thanks to a certain unnamed redheaded sister who throws temper tantrums and demands a LOT of attention. I know that sometimes Daddy and I don’t do such a great job of balancing our time between you and Gracie right now. We are really trying to do better. To speak kinder. To hug harder. To tickle more. Because even though Gracie is louder, you are just as important to us as she is. I have loved…

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Happy 3rd Birthday, Bean!

Happy 3rd Birthday, Bean!

Tomorrow, June 1, is Bean’s 3rd birthday. But I’m too excited to wait the one hour and fifteen minutes to post this on his actual birthday. We are celebrating tomorrow morning with Bean’s favorite breakfast – powdered donuts! And then we’re taking Lightning McQueen cupcakes to school for a party tomorrow afternoon. Then, after school, we are packing up and heading to our hometown to celebrate with Chris’s mom and her parents, who haven’t seen Bean in a couple years and who have not yet met Gracie. We’re only there…

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Father/Son Bonding in the Hair Salon

Father/Son Bonding in the Hair Salon

This weekend, we are heading up to Atlanta for a bridal shower for my sister.  The trip sort of crept up on me and now I am frantically trying to get us ready for another weekend of traveling.  Today, as I hauled out suitcases and rounded up outfits for the weekend’s festivities, I glanced over at Bean and stopped in my tracks. His hair. There was no way I could take him to a bridal shower with 45 of our closest family and friends with that toupe on his head….

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Thank Heavens For Little Boys

Thank Heavens For Little Boys

IT’S A BOY!   IT’S A BOY!   IT’S A BOY! I WAS RIGHT!   I WAS RIGHT!   I WAS RIGHT! HE’S HEALTHY!   HE’S HEALTHY!   HE’S HEALTHY! Though that pretty much sums it up, I should probably provide some details here.   My doctor and our genetic counselor called me yesterday to tell me that genetic testing confirmed we are having a little boy!   And the best news of all is that he is 100% healthy!!!!!   I did pass the Fragile X gene on to…

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