• 9 Month Update

    Storm is now just over nine months old, and with that he's spent more time outside my womb than inside it. And for some reason, the impending fall has made it feel like we're now close to his first

  • 8 Months Old Today

    Well, actually it was yesterday that Storm turned 8 months. But I didn't manage to finish the post in time. Things have begun to move so fast. This month I felt like Storm really started to show his

  • Five Months

      Compared to the fourth month of Storm's life, the fifth was relatively uneventful. We've stopped changing locations every few days, and developmental changes happened gradually. So

  • Let’s talk about the postpartum

    I can't remember when I found out that the postpartum period was a thing. For those of you that haven't spent the last many months researching things related to pregnancy and baby, the postpartum

  • 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

  • The end of the pregnancy

    At the end of my last pregnancy post, I commented that since we were now at term with the pregnancy (this was at the end of week 37), there was now only the waiting left to do. As it turned out, we

  • Our Memorial Day Trip to Zion National Park

      At the end of May my dad came to visit San Diego for the first time. We had decided to get out of town for Memorial Day, my dad, our friends and us, seven of us all together. My dad had only

  • Christmas in Holland

    On Christmas morning, Paulus and I woke up early, and my mom drove us to the airport. A long list of parties and gatherings awaited us in the course of the following week. We started that night