• Paulus and the Pacifier

    For the first three weeks after we moved, we were crib-less. It was no big deal for a few weeks - we have often co-slept at home, so we were fine with doing so here as well. And I have to say that

  • Big Changes

    The past couple of weeks have been eventful for us - a total disruption of the slow, Storm-focused, living-in-the moment life of a household on parental leave. The disruption came about because Paulus

  • Two-month update

    Since Storm is already 10 weeks old, his two month update is probably due. Since our families left, we've fallen into a fairly predictable routine. In the morning, Storm wakes up been 6.30 and 7. I

  • Family Visits from Across the Seas

    We were fortunate enough that our families were willing and able to travel across the Atlantic to come see us after Storm was born. My mom, whom I had wanted to be here for the birth, arrived with

  • He’s One Month Old!

    I absolutely cannot believe how a whole month has passed already. Actually, at the time I'm writing this, we're closer to six weeks, but I'll try to accurately distinguish between the first month and

  • Leaving the hospital

    After Storm was born, we spent almost two days in the hospital. I was given a clean bill of health (as much as you can get when you've just birthed a baby - but that leads into a discussion of the

  • Storm’s Birth

    At 39+5, my water broke at 3.30pm just as I woke up from a nice afternoon nap. Although I had been waiting for signs of labor, my initial reaction was confusion. What are we supposed to do now? During

  • We made him from scratch!

    Our son is here! We've named him Storm. He made his arrival two days before he was due, and came through labor like a champion. He weighed just over 3.5 kilos and measured 51 centimeters. And