January 2011 Archives


at long last, the bump

My sweet friend Johanna pointed out to me recently that despite the fact that O My Family was named Best Pregnancy Blog by thebump.com, there has been a decided lack of pregnancy bump pictures around here. It’s shameful, and it’s true. (But not as shameful as how infrequently I have been to my pre-natal appointments… Read more »


you’re beautiful

>I can tell you exactly where I was when this song came on the radio and I listened to it for the first time. >Home bound with a mere two bags of groceries, I was asking myself when my life became measured by the errands I am able to run. Or not run. Days will… Read more »


a little {heart shaped} pick-me-up

Because I needed some change, and it’s cheaper to decorate my mantle for Valentine’s Day than it is to fly somewhere warm: Supplies from left to right: – Pillar Candles – on hand, mostly from Walmart – Wall Words of 1 Cor 16:14 – made on my cricut cutter with red vinyl on hand –… Read more »


on triggers and the continuum of better

Most days I think about my postpartum depression and anxiety maybe twice. Both of them usually in relation to this sweet baby and how I will not let myself go without help again if my depression flares up after he is born. They are fleeting thoughts, but they are thoughts I need to have to… Read more »