May 8, 2013


Wow, I really didn't think it would be this long. I just can't do both, successfully at least. Thank goodness maintaining this blog is not a money making gig because I would be broke right about now. I've been thinking about this blogging thing for some time now and part of me thinks that I should just retire it. I enjoyed when I had time to write, but lately it seems like a task that is lingering over me like another thing "to do" which takes the fun out of it. What is even greater is that I am enjoying being a mom so much that sometimes I don't miss blogging...and then I do again. Like now, just as I write this I miss it. I especially hate not keeping up with my blog buddies and all of their amazing crafty creations, recipes and renovations. 

Well, I'd love to keep on going but I have stuff to do! Starting with bathing my little 9mth old :-) Yep she is 9 months old today....and walking!! She started walking a week ago in her 8th month. We have a little milestone maven on our hands, she does everything earlier than average. Maybe one day I will find time to post photos and video.

Until then...

February 20, 2013

Emerson Gray 0-1 Month

For prior posts click here. The day we drove home from the hospital was a beautiful summer day. It was so surreal having a tiny baby in the back seat. When we got home we drove straight into the garage and started our new normal.

Zero to month one with little Emerson was great! Chris did a lot of the work since I was recovering from having her. He changed a zillion diapers, cooked, cleaned, did laundry, etc. None of this was new to him except the diaper part, he always helps around the house. Emerson slept well and we had to wake her to feed. I initially thought that she would be up crying all night because people would say, prepare to get no sleep, but she hardly cried. The three of us honestly fell into a perfect little routine. Often we would just lay and watch her because it was so surreal that she was ours and we were just that lucky and blessed.

From the beginning she was an active little girl. We kind of expected this based on the comments from the doctors while she was in the belly. She lifted her head her first day on Earth! To the surprise of the nurse. In her first week she tried to walk up our bellies when we were holding her. She made funny squealing and grunt sounds often while she slept, she was literally the noisiest baby ever, it was hilarious. She made all types of funny faces as well.

 There were so many little things that happened leading up to her first month it was just so fun to experience.

So there you have it, photos leading up to month 1. From this point forward I am only going to post high points and milestones (well to us they are all high points) for three reasons 1.)  I OBVIOUSLY can't keep up with this blog and our daughter is aging rapidly! 2.) I cannot find the time to work on little photo collages 3.) Other than family, people don't care THAT much about other peoples babies. She may be the world to us, but to my loyal followers...well the ones that are still hanging out there since I suck at blogging lately, I'm sure they couldn't care less about all of the details.


January 20, 2013

Introducing Emerson Gray! Finally :-)

Finally after four months I am finally posting the last of my weekly pregnancy posts, week 40. Clearly I am not a good multi-tasker since having the tiny one. Getting online to write has been the last thing I have wanted to do. If I am online I am looking up baby stuff and I love it!! On the other hand I love blogging too and need to find a nice balance, especially since I am already behind in posting our daughters beautiful photos!! I would like to introduce you to our much anticipated baby girl Emerson Gray Duckworth, our angel born on August 8th and weighing 8 pounds and 0.5 ounces.

We were so ready for week 40 because we were ready to meet Emerson. It was in this week that I started to show signs of swelling, not much but my ankles did retain some fluid. I worked up to two days before she was due. Her due date was August 4th, our next appointment was on the 6th, we went in on the 7th to be induced and she was born on the 8th. It was an amazing day, surreal even. I will share details of the day at at later time. To read prior pregnancy posts click here.  If not, enjoy some pics of the big day.

So there you have it...the beginning. Next I will bring you up to speed on the 5 months of Emerson, some pics and milestones and then hey, caught up! Will all of my posts from this point forward be about Emerson? Maybe. Will I get behind again and not update you until she is 10 months? Maybe, I've been known to procrastinate on this blog since her birth. Have these past 5 months been absolutely amazing? Absolutely!!!!!! We love love love our new normal.

Stay tuned! But don't hold your breath... unless you have a suicide mission....



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