This site started when I began following the growth and development of first baby through an iPhone App called, “What to expect, ” based on Heidi Murkoff’s book, “What to expect when you’re expecting.” This blog is where I began to write to our baby every week, and let it know how it was changing, and my thoughts about life on “the outside.” My goal was to write up until our child was born, but more that three years later, my thoughts about parenting keep coming, so I keep typing.

On August 28, 2012, we welcomed our son, Arlo James, to the world. Two years and two weeks later, our Daughter Elliott Mae was born. This site contains all of the letters I plan to give them when they’re older.



  1. bonniesavickas · January 25, 2012

    Whatever – boy/girl it makes no difference as she/he will be truly loved and adored. Last night your father said “I want a dog!” I said, “you don’t need a dog you are having your first grandchild!” So we are excited – checking out the strollers on line cause mom is a runner & so is dad!

    What a special way to share all going on during this new exciting adventure!

    Luv you!
    Mon & Dad S

  2. Mrs. Mo · March 22, 2012

    Your blog is making me laugh so much. I wish we would have done this for our little guy.

    I used to read out loud to my husband what Alex look liked at every stage of my pregnancy. At one point their limbs are stumps and we started calling Alex ‘Stumpy’. We were so scared that name would stick, but thankfully the minute he was born it left our minds.

    • DLS · March 22, 2012

      Thanks for the kind words. It’s been really fun to do. I checked your blog, Alex is super cute!

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