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Juliette Marie

date
Oct
23
2012

The Loss and Gain of Having Two

Almost the very moment Juliette was born, I realized that my relationship with Veronica had changed. I think I knew it in the days leading up to giving birth for the second time. Each night in those last days of pregnancy, I crawled into Vera’s bed with her and kept my arms around her until Read more…

date
Sep
26
2012

Twice the…

It’s Wednesday morning in Santa Monica. Jules just went down for a nap and Vera is in school. I’m unshowered in a sweatshirt, battling a case of mastitis. Life is not glamorous these days. I think having a second kid is going to go down in the books as one of the hardest things I’ve Read more…

date
Jul
18
2012

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Too

Juliette is a month old. Everyone says that time moves faster with the second, and they’re right. The first month of Vera’s life felt like a year, each day its own kaleidoscope of new beginnings for each of us. In contrast, Juliette has slid into the motion of our family the way the second hand Read more…

date
Jul
03
2012

Dear Juliette: What I Know Already

Dear Juliette, You are just over two weeks old now. I’d like to say that I can’t imagine life before you arrived, but that’s not quite true. It’s only been two weeks and we’re all still adjusting to being a family of four. What I can’t remember is what is was like to be just Read more…

date
Jun
28
2012

Juliette Marie: The Story Behind the Name

We only had two names during this whole pregnancy. Juliette Marie, if it was a girl. Everett William, if it was a boy. I’m still mourning the loss of Everett a little. I really loved that name. We were going to call him Ever or Rett for short and I imagined that he would have Read more…

date
Jun
21
2012

Juliette Marie Boose: Birth Story

I have another daughter. Juliette Marie Boose. She was born on Father’s Day, June 17th, 2012 at 9:02pm. Here’s the story: I can’t help but begin with this quote that I found years ago in an essay online: “If I’ve learned anything in ten years of motherhood, it’s that the way our children are brought Read more…

date
Jun
20
2012

First Days Home

Hi! I’m alive! …but exhausted. I want to write all about the birth and the billion things that have gone on in my head since becoming the mother of two girls, but I just don’t have it in me right now. I think I’ve slept a total of 7 hours since Juliette was born. The Read more…

date
Jun
18
2012

Juliette Marie Boose, An Introduction in Photos

Juliette Marie Boose Born June 17, 2012 at 9:02pm, 7lbs and 13oz I’ll write lots more about her birth, her name, her sister’s reaction…as soon as I can. For now here are some photos! First photo with mom & dad… Greg cutting the umbilical cord… Little snug… Greg and his mom admire the 9th grandchild Read more…