“This is a spectacular moment for us.” Together for three years, the pair began discussing starting a family and after deciding Wolfe would carry the child, underwent artificial insemination with an anonymous donor.
I’m at the kitchen table trying to harness my ten million racing thoughts.
Her father was the owner of a chain of leather factories back in Puerto Rico and later moved to Jamaica with his wife while still expanding his operations.
Jenna’s mother, Sheila Greenfeld, was an American Jew and grew up in New Jersey.
until you tell us otherwise) Everything for us was relatively effortless—dating long distance when your other mother lived in London, dealing with her travels to the world’s most dangerous places as a war correspondent, coming out as a couple on national television … If I could hold your hand through all the scary parts, I would. As much as I’d love to keep you this age forever (Harper you’re 20 months and Quinny, you’re 3 months), I have to let you grow so that I can ultimately let you go. And I know where I was when it happened for each of them.
The apartment was immaculate, I was always on time ( days), there was never spit-up on my clothes (and if there was, I had bigger issues), I never had to carry Cheerios and Puffs everywhere, and I never ever had to worry about childproofing the silverware drawer (unless I was dieting). The truth is, I want to do it for the rest of your lives. Failure, while depressing, will make you resilient if you get back up again.
After you've completed week one of the summer-shape up plan, continue with this calorie-burning routine. Finally, step back into a lunge with your left leg, then return to start. Stand with your legs slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Next, pull both elbows down, bring your left knee to your left elbow and repeat. Start on your hands and knees with wrists underneath your shoulders, knees underneath your hips and toes curled. Continue to raise and lower in a gentle pulsing motion.
Now, two months into her three-month maternity leave, the first time mom takes a few minutes between feedings to catch us up on life with baby. Oh yeah, it was late August and my parents were dropping us off at the hospital. Steph appropriately brought two outfits and a toothbrush. It's funny to think about, but we arrived at the hospital as a party of two and were leaving as a party of three. Read more posts from TODAY anchor (and TODAY Moms blogger) Jenna Wolfe That first night alone with Harper was straight out of a sitcom.
I would to sit down and knock out a blog at a moment’s notice.
Two different exits, but the same welcome committee (your mother and me) there to greet you.
A thousand questions flooded us: Were we ready to raise a child? But all the firsts lead to seconds and then thirds and the next thing you know, you've become a parent.
And you start doing weird parent things like taping your calendar to your fridge to remember everyone's appointments.