Welcome To The Dollhouse

It’s My Birthday And I’ll Play If I Wanna

Originally published at Welcome To The Dollhouse. You can comment here or there. After all the events of this month, my 44th birthday is kinda anticlimactic. I mean, come on. Zara’s birth, my first Mother’s Day, graduation and getting a few more letters behind my name…turning 44 is just like, whatever. At least it beats […]


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Nursery in Progress

My posting time has been curtailed of late thanks to Miss Missy, her royal diva-ness herself. But I thought a short post would be better than no post, right? Though Miss Zara is sleeping in our bedroom, her nursery is coming together well thanks to our decorators, Liz and Shannon. Knowing that I am so […]


The Obligatory First Mother’s Day Post

I feel like I would be remiss to let this day pass without comment. After all, after 4 years of infertility treatments, pregnancy loss and adoption preparation, I finally became a mother right in time for Mother’s Day. That is an important milestone. Right? Well based on my feelings today, the answer is yes and […]


The Obligatory First Mother’s Day Post

Originally published at Welcome To The Dollhouse. You can comment here or there. I feel like I would be remiss to let this day pass without comment. After all, after 4 years of infertility treatments, pregnancy loss and adoption preparation, I finally became a mother right in time for Mother’s Day. That is an important […]


Our Peapod

I am overwhelmed. You’ve given AdoringHusband and me such an outpouring of warm congratulations on the new addition to our family. It would take me the a ridiculously long time to reply to everyone individually. And I’m taking all my time enjoying our little peapod. So I hope you won’t mind my choosing to say […]


Zara Elyse is Here

Everyone, Today was the day. The lady we’ve all been waiting for has made her debut. Zara Elyse was born today at 2:29 PM. She came into the word crying and pooping, showing that both ends were functioning properly. She weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 20 1/4″ in length. AdoringHusband and I were […]


Waiting Game

I know that everyone is looking for an update or as my dear brother calls it, a Baby Countdown status check. Right now we are in a waiting game…waiting for the little peanut to feel like making her appearance. She doesn’t seem to be in much of a hurry. I spoke to Josie today. She […]


Entrustment Ceremony

This is a tough post to write. I think I’ve started it about 50 times already. I’m so worried about not telling the story right…or not sufficiently doing it justice. I want to convey my awe. I am in utter, jaw-dropping, heart stopping awe…all because of Josie. I know I’ve gone on about how fabulous […]


The Orbit Is Cool

Everyone, Thank you for your comments and thoughts on my last post. I agree with those of you who said that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to the naming issue, but we have to do what feels right to all parties. I believe that this is what we have achieved with me, AdoringHusband, and Josie. […]


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