Family


My Baby Turned One
Family |
June 23, 2016

My Baby Turned One

I have been dragging my heels for weeks to write this blog… First, I’m having a pretty hard time believing my baby is one. Like how in the WORLD did that happen?! Just yesterday he was a dream in our minds, a squiggly baby in my tummy, a tiny floppy newborn… how is it possible that he is now a cruising, squirmy, tantruming, babbling big boy toddler?! This year has flown by but I thought I would write a little letter to the nugget and share some pictures here. Maybe one day......

Continue Reading


The Value of Mom Friends

I didn’t get the concept of ‘mom friends’ until we started trying to have a baby. I joined the “You are having a baby due in December 2014” group immediately. We all obsessed about the same stuff and it felt like a pretty safe space to talk about all the things I really wanted to talk about but my husband was uninterested in. And then we lost our first baby. And the moms who had been there before guided me through my grief. Then I joined the “You are having a baby due......

Continue Reading


Baby Gear
Family, Reviews |
May 22, 2016

Baby Gear

I get totally overwhelmed when picking out baby gear. I have, on several occasions, been researching products and looking at different ones, gotten overwhelmed and bought whatever I had seen first. There are so many options out there! I do love my some BabyGuyNYC and Lucie’s List for recommendations (OMG I love BabyGuy boxes and he’s why we got the UppaBaby system) but it can all be SO overwhelming! One resource that I have found that I cannot live without is Diapers.com (and Soap.com). Seriously. It’s like Amazon but it’s baby focused......

Continue Reading


Haykin Family Cider
Cider, Family |
May 20, 2016

Haykin Family Cider

Because we didn’t have enough going on in our lives… If you don’t know us or haven’t spent much time with us recently you may not know that Dan (my loving and wonderful and slightly obsessive husband) has become more than slightly obsessed with making his own hard apple cider. Yes, I assist… I did a lot of cutting, grinding and pressing before the baby came. I do less now… more wrangling the nugget while he works but I do press and remove stickers on occasion but my role has matured to......

Continue Reading


That Mommy Feeling
Family |
May 18, 2016

That Mommy Feeling

I happened to me the other day. I didn’t believe it would… or maybe I just wasn’t sure that it would… but oh boy did it happen to me. My labor was… not traumatic but challenging. I’ve felt like “I could do that better” and thought about our next child and my next pregnancy with an eye towards “it will be better.” But it was all very theoretical. I’m not pregnant (parents, you hear that? I’m not pregnant!) but we’ve talked about another child and I’ve thought about how the situation will......

Continue Reading


My Baby Is On The Verge Of Being A Toddler

How did this happen? I’m not entirely sure how to handle this transition… It feels like yesterday he was this tiny 5lb 15oz nugget. We struggled to nurse and sleep and well… function during the day. I struggled to recover and feel some sort of normal in my body. All four of us (mom, papa, nugget, and Soba) were trying to find our place and job in the family and some kind of routine for us.   And here we are today. With a babbler, a cruiser, an “I will get into......

Continue Reading


Please welcome David Moshe Haykin

It’s true! He’s here! David Moshe Haykin was born at 5:43am on 6/12/15. (I was always skeptical of how moms remembered the birth times of their babies… I am no longer. 5:43am will be burned into my mind forever now, in the best way possible.) I will write more about his birth and him but he had his bris today and I know people are anxious to know his name and the stories behind it. I will share pictures of him on this blog but they will be protected posts so contact......

Continue Reading


The birth of Baby Haykin

Wow. What an intense thing, to have a baby. Doesn’t that feel like an understatement? Not only the labor and trauma of birth but the first week of trying heal while trying to learn about this little creature you have created and brought into this world. It’s been a whole week since I had my son (MY SON!!!) and every time I sit down to write this, he wants to be held or fed or changed or loved and I want to oblige! 🙂 But here is the story of his birth: I......

Continue Reading


Full Term

Uh… can you believe it? I am considered full term. Meaning, if this guy decides to show up, barring any physical problems, he could come home with us and would be considered a totally normal, full term baby. WOW! That milestone is 37 weeks for those of you playing the home game. We hit 37 weeks last Thursday and are actually on our way to 38 now. I can’t actually believe it. Both Dan and I have been in a crazy rush to finish things before this guy gets here. Dan is......

Continue Reading


[vc_gallery onclick="link_no" img_size= "full" type="flexslider_fade" interval="3" images="440,444,445,434,437,449,451,433,438,446,447,439,448,442,443,450,429,430,431,432,435,436,441" custom_links_target="_self"]

I am so excited. We got our maternity pictures from our very favorite photographers, Dox Photo. We hired them for our wedding because we LOVE their style and now we have done five (!!!) photoshoots with them. Our engagement, an impromptu photo shoot in our garden for the New York Times, our wedding, a family photoshoot when we got Soba, and now our maternity pictures. Every single time, they capture us and our family so perfectly. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Here are our maternity pictures!...

Continue Reading