Oh, Hello There

Hi, I’m Christene and the author of this little blog that I started almost 3 years ago after I had my first baby in 2011. I blogged for myself mostly as a way to write down my memories of being a first time mom and also as a way to keep track of milestones, things I did not want to forget and share with friends & family who couldn’t be here. Because let’s be honest, the 2 baby books I purchased during the pregnancy sat empty on my desk for months. Looking back, I am so glad that I wrote so many little moments down and captured it in words.

In the beginning I blogged for myself and I wrote anonymously and gave my son the pen name BabyBird. Partly because I was working and didn’t want this blog to come up as the first search result in Google and having colleagues & clients read about my birth story or struggles with breastfeeding. But now over time I have found the blogging community, especially the mommy bloggers, to be amazing and have made some great friendships over the years. Not only are they a great resource for advice and how-to but a great online community of other women going through the same stage in life – motherhood. And overtime I have grown to feel more comfortable in sharing with other bloggers, friends and relatives.

Now that my son is about to turn 3 in a few months the pen name Babybird seems rather silly and I had no clever ideas as to what to name his baby sister. So I would like you to meet…

boy

Cayden William aka Babybird :: 2.5 years old and is a ball of energy and melts my heart with those eyes. He loves to sing, especially Mumford & Sons and dance. His favorite has to be his toy guitar and banjo. Loves books, stickers, running and being mommy’s little helper. He is a few months shy of turning 3 in February and so far his two’s haven’t been too bad. He talks up a storm, has his own preferences & opinions and is turning into more of a little boy each day.

 

girl

Alexis Paige :: 7 weeks old and absolutely adorable. She loves to snuggle, be held, getting her diaper changed and nurse. Hates having a dirty diaper and will squirm and wiggle until it is changed. She loves to party from 1am-3am most nights, but other than that she has been a good sleeper (3hr-4hr stretches at night). Loves listening to music and overall a pretty chill baby.

 

us

Christene & Dustin :: married since 2006 and have been together since the summer before my freshmen year of college in 2002 which would mean we’ve been together for over 11 years. We both graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and we got married on the top of Flagstaff mountain, bought a house, changed jobs, went on trips, changed jobs again, and then started a family in 2011 and then expanded it in 2013. I used to work full-time in the accounting dept of a graphic printing equipment industry and then moved into a finance role and Dustin works for a start up tech company called MobileDay.

 

  • Bryn Ellis

    Hi! I’m Bryn and I loved this post. I wish I even knew where to start to write a blog. We live outside of Philly in the suburbs and we both work at the same large financial company. I just moved into a new job managing projects but for a long time I have been a supervisor in our sales area. We have one dog who is LAZYYYYY but a great friend to our toddler, Rory. He is the light of my life and absolutely crazy. They learn so much so quickly at this age! He will be 18 months on Sunday. My husband and I met the first month of college and so (wow I feel old) that means we have been together for over 14 years now! Married in 2007.