Very Brief Family Update | 10/14/20

It has definitely been a minute since I last posted anything, which I’m sorry about. I had a lot planned and drafted throughout September, but a few things happened that threw me off my usual writing groove: Iva has suddenly changed her sleep routine on me, and instead of sleeping until 8 in the morning…

8/17/20 | Family Update & Future Plans for the Blog

Things have been pretty standard here at the Hageman home. Iva is busy growing, Devynn is busy working, and I am busy cooking/cleaning/caretaking. We’re settling into a semi-regular routine in these things – though we have plans for improvement still – and it has been really beneficial after such a wearying season of constant change…

Update | 7/29/20 | Settling In

If you’ve been keeping up with our updates over the past three or four months, you’ve seen us in a massive (and seemingly never-ending) season of transition. Just to recap: Our first child, a girl, was born in late February. Two weeks after her birth, COVID-19 lockdowns were enforced in our state Facing the end…

6/13/20 | We’ve Moved . . . Again

We made it to Colorado (finally!) in the past two weeks, just in time for things to slowly start reopening. It has been fun to take Iva out to the park and watch her stare at the trees and squirrels, and Devynn and I have really enjoyed being within driving distance of some dear friends…

Birth Story (& Photos)

I’ve been trying to sit down and write this in increments for two months now, though I haven’t tried too hard since, one, taking care of a newborn is the most challenging thing I’ve ever done, and two, my labor and delivery of Iva Jane was so smooth and uneventful it kind of seems boring…

3/24/20 | Things Are Quite Different

Within the past month we have welcomed our tiny girl and witnessed the effects of COVID-19 on our corner of the world. Needless to say, there is so much that has changed since our last update and I’m not sure what exactly the blog will look like over the next couple of months. I (Jessica)…

Update | 2/18/2020

Keeping consistent with blog updates has always been a challenge for me. Let’s hope these prove to be an exception to the rule, especially as life continues to get more complicated and taxing. I (Jessica) am sitting in my favorite coffee place in downtown Fredericksburg as I write this, and “Take Me Home, Country Roads”…

2/3/2020 | Sowing and Reaping

The winter blues (and the general blues that tend to come with transitional seasons) have hit the Hageman house this week. We’re trying . . . trying . . . to chug along in the spirit of the Psalmist, who declares, “If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with…

(Brief) Family Update | 1/22/20

I (Jessica) meant to write a new update each week on Sunday, but it might take a while before that becomes super consistent. Thanks in advance for bearing with me. It was recently confirmed that the pain in the lower half of my body that happens most nights is indeed sciatica, which is unfortunate, but…

Update & Maternity Photos | 1/12/20

It seems like we’re just now catching our breath after the wave of holiday (and emergency) travel that hit us from September until Christmas. Every thirty days, at least, we were driving or flying to North Carolina or Colorado from our home in the D.C. metro area. Only one of those trips – a last…