For the inaugural post that pretty much explains why/where/and when I began this website, just go HERE.
Now for some introductions:
A short 9 months after getting married, we found ourselves parents of an ex-utero child:
And though she spent many of the earlier months of her life being called by various weird nicknames (slobber monkey, Nanny Hawkins, and the Nomes to name a few) we now call her by her given name, Naomi. Or most of the time "NAOMI THERESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!". She has been prepared for adulthood since she was born and is constantly READY for the next fun thing. When she is not tying any string she can find in impossible to get out knots, she is coloring or cutting paper into insanely tiny pieces.
18 months later came Bernadette:
After one baby lost, we were blessed again with yet another small female who made a very grand entrance on the 15th of October 2012.
Lucy Josephine. Her hobbies include: asking for snacks, stealing things from her little brother and being the sweetest older sister to her smallest brother (she plays favorite a bit). She is constantly making up words and giving very confident definitions of them and I think she'll likely be smarter than me very soon.
And in July of 2014 we celebrated the surprisingly early (even for me!) arrival of baby Joseph Pio , the first of the male offspring in the Hahn home:
Joseph is throwing me for a major loop being the most quintessential 2-year-old-BOY ever, caps, bold and italics absolutely necessary. Most of his waking hours are spent with a gun as big as his body clutched under one arm begging for one of his wimpy female siblings to play. He climbs, he tackles, he runs and he cracks me up all day.
Fred Bernard joined the ranks in utero in 2015 and ex-utero the summer of 2016, just 3 weeks shy of a huge move for our family.
He is the laziest member of the household by far and spends his days lounging in any of the various baby apparatuses we have around, although the exer-saucer is his apparatus of choice. He also loves nursing, smiling, and drooling into your mouth when you least expect it. Watch out.
I think that's all of them. For now.
I am a lover of honey roasted peanuts, I all-too-often binge eat frozen Reeses cups, I'm a little obsessed with seltzer water, I'm a boxed wine connoisseur, I am a profuse user of the word "super", I take great joy in throwing the first piece of trash into a freshly replaced trash bag, I hate the dentist and prefer for all of my Feedly items to be read at all times.
This blog exists to help me stay sane during these years of feeling like I live under a pile of diapers and am swimming in a pool of soft toddler stool.
Welcome to the world of motherhood taken way too seriously.