Mothering. Laughing. Whining. Crafting. Changing.
This is what happens when Baby Fever becomes something more. Jill writes honestly and a little too openly about pregnancy, parenthood, green living, and all the moments in life that she has to laugh at or she just might cry into a bottle of wine. Baby Rabies… it’s more than a fever. ~ Jill (Yes, that’s me in the 3rd person. I just earned my dork badge.)
Now, The Rest Of The Story…
I’m Jill, and this is my space. I’m married to a guy I actually kinda stalked in college (really). He’s amazing and was totally worth the
restraining order hunt. His name is Scott.
We met at the University of Missouri, where I also snagged my Bachelor of Journalism degree for Broadcast Journalism.
We got married in Texas, where we were surrounded by our closest friends, family and beer-toting donkeys. True story.
We had our first baby, Kendall, in May of ’08. He is now a full fledged little boy, 3 (!), hilarious (I like to think he gets that from me), athletic (he certainly got that from his father), mostly potty-trained, specializing in testing boundaries and patience. We lovingly refer to him as “the terrorist.” He is very talented at looking angelic and not at all like a terrorist in most photos.
In December ’10 we welcomed our 2nd baby, first little girl, Leyna Lorelei. Her middle name is after a rock on the Rhine River. It’s significant because I literally ate rocks when I was pregnant with her. She is a joy, and we regularly call her “fatty.” You will see why…
Don’t fret. We are working hard to erase all endearing terms like “fatty,” “chubs,” “tub-a-lub,” and “meatball” from our vocabulary before the impact sets us up for 15 years of psychotherapy bills.
Despite the daily trials of parenthood that drive us to drink, we are incredibly fortunate, unbelievably blessed, and so happy to be living some kind of fairytale.
I hope you like what you read here; that it makes you smile, laugh, snort, feel better about your own life. I hope it inspires you, and I hope you chime in and inspire me. That’s what I love most about this space: the opportunity to connect with people who make me feel normal and people who make me want to be better.