Our Little Dinosaur

This endearing term refers to my son. The name was coined by my husband, who, while shopping for baby clothes at our local resell shop, would only consider items that had dinosaurs on them.

My son arrived in early November, 2016. Once my husband saw him in his "stegosaurus" outfit, he exclaimed, "Aww, come here my little dinosaur!" The name stuck, along with many other endearing pet names.

The journey through pregnancy and the early life of my son has been quite an adventure. My husband and I were married nearly six years when I discovered I was pregnant.

The nine months of pregnancy were so very special to me. I loved being pregnant, despite some of the side effects. I enjoyed watching my belly grow and feeling my son kick. I nested from day one. My first baby project was throwing a gender reveal party to share our important news with those closest to us.  After that, Building the gift registry was especially enjoyable. I researched everything and read dozens of reviews. All those cute little baby things only added to the imaginings of my child as I thought of him smiling, playing, and growing. Then the baby shower day arrived! Mothers of all ages, shared their tales of pregnancy and parenthood as we played games, laughed, and ate.

Then there was the learning curve. I especially loved the learning part that is involved with a first pregnancy. There is so much to know! The research I did and the knowledge I obtained before delivering my son, was definitely the most positive contributor to the birthing experience.

Now that my baby is here, the learning continues, however, the time to research and read is as fleeting as those z's I'm longing to catch. I also realized just how little I learned to help me AFTER my son was born.

This is record of our journey from my perspective. From the first moments when we learned we were going to be parents, to the challenges of breastfeeding, and tricks for encouraging tummy time (and beyond), this is our story of "baby makes three."

My desire is that readers will find this journey encouraging and insightful. My goal as I recount this adventure, is to build this site to be a helpful resource for mommies-to-be (and daddies too!) as well as new parents. I hope that as readers have questions, you will find many of your answers here.

So, let the journey begin....