Touching Base

It’s been a while and I hope you are well.

Amelia Katelyn was born on March 2 at 10:35 am. There was some serious concern that the gestational diabetes I developed was inhibiting her growth, so I was induced three weeks early. She’s tiny, currently at 5.5 lbs, but healthy and absolutely the center of attention. 

Back in November, when I shared the news that our family would be growing, I also mentioned that we were considering a move in the spring. I know spring doesn’t start for a couple weeks, but we did it. The original plan was to have the baby, put the house on the market, and then find a home to fit our family. We found the home (it was on my walking route), put in an offer on contingency (which if you aren’t a real estate buff means that we could back out if our home didn’t sell) and the sellers accepted. We scrambled, put our home on the market, and signed a contract.

The plan was then to move, then have the baby.

Life doesn’t like plans. 

I would like to thank my husband’s crossfit gym, Sacred Pine, for all of their help over the last few days. The owners and members knew we needed help due to Amelia’s early arrival and stepped up in a big way. We truly appreciate this. 

The last few months have been rough and I knew conceptually that having a community was important, experiencing it has been incredible. It’s hard to accept help, especially when you prefer to be the one to give (or as my therapist would probably point out rescue), but life gets easier when you do. 

We’re sleep deprived and surrounded by boxes, but that will get beter, one nap, one box and one day at a time. I’m currently on maternity leave from my day job. My plan, haha, is to begin playing catch up here.

Many thanks to Margo for this picture of our baby.



  1. Judi on March 20, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Congrats on the house, and you are truely blessed to have have such friends/community. Your little one is absolutely adorable!!!! Blessings!

  2. Betty-Jo on March 13, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Amelia is adorable. Congratulations on the baby and the new house!

  3. Megan Ugur on March 13, 2018 at 7:40 am

    You are so precious and real, Heather. We wish you everything beautiful, just like your Amelia!

  4. Linda on March 12, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    She looks beautiful and perfect.
    So happy for all of you.

  5. Barbara Karr on March 10, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Whenever I am having doubts about my faith, or God, all I have to see is a beautiful baby like yours and all is restored. You are truly blessed! Amelia is a miracle. Funny thing though, she doesn’t look sleep deprived. Best wishes and Blessings. B Karr

  6. Joyce on March 10, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Congratulations! She’s adorable.

  7. Kelley on March 10, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful!

  8. Martha on March 10, 2018 at 11:56 am

    What a beauty! I know you are in love. Nearly 32 years ago my daughter was born 4 weeks early at 4 lbs, 6oz. She is now a happy, healthy grown up, in a great career and about to be engaged.
    Blessings and peace to you all!

  9. Jennifer on March 10, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Oh my goodness, she is tiny, and adorable, and beautiful. She looks very thoughtful in that picture. Congratulations!

  10. Marci on March 10, 2018 at 11:33 am

    What a beautiful baby! Congrats to Mom and Dad and the extended family!

  11. Diane on March 10, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Heather, I am so happy for you. Amelia is so beautiful.

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