Hi kid.

So today marks the first time I leave you with dad while I travel with Mozzi across state lines.

I mean, Mozzi doesn’t really have a choice. Involuntary uterine travel and all.

But it feels weird. Separating our family.

This is also the first time I leave you as a Kindergartener.

Please make sure your dad remembers to take you to the book fair, it goes until 7.

Your homework is in your bag, I’ll be back on Monday.


Dad will be here when you get off the bus.

Oh, how I love watching you get off the bus. (This may or may not have something to do with you not getting off the bus on the first day…police bringing you homeblah blah blah…)

Sometimes you watch the bus drive away, sometimes you bend down and look at a bug on the sidewalk. Occasionally you skip, most of the time you run and on the really good days? You dance home. Sometimes you make grand gestures towards your mouth and your stomach signaling that I am to feed you as soon as you cross the threshold. But you always smile and wave as soon as you see me.

And my heart melts when you do.

walking home.

I miss you already.

Do you think it would be weird if I asked my roommate to rub and kiss my belly every morning when I wake up?

Yeah…me too.


  1. dad will do great ๐Ÿ™‚ how’d the mozzi name come about?

  2. I think that is a perfectly acceptable request. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have fun. I can’t wait to see all your photos. Hug freely for me.


  3. That last picture is superb. You’ll all be fine. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. My daughter NEVER eats her lunch at school, and subsequently DEVOURS anything put in front of her the moment she sets foot in the house.

  5. dear mozzie –
    I know you are super small, but not too small to already be a pain to travel with. Be nice to her this weekend. And if you behave, she’ll take you more places in the future, otherwise you will never leave the house. And that’s no fun.

  6. Ohhh, so sweet. Your recounting of those afternoon events just makes my uterus ache. I hope you have a good trip.

  7. My uterus WOULD ache, too. If I had one. And that whole rubbing and kissing the belly thing is REALLY tempting – but I won’t go there. This is, after all, a family show.

  8. Aww shucks. So cute!

  9. I always came home from school starving too and my dad always had a snack for me before he started prepping for dinner. He wasn’t always the most supportive dad; but I’ll never forget coming home to cheese and crackers.

  10. Here’s a cyber belly rub for the road!

  11. Depending on who your roomie is… they might be happy to give your belly a rub!
    : )

    I’m not sure about the kiss though.

  12. I think you have a title for a tv buddies show: Moosh and Mozzi. I have no idea what it would be about, but the actresses would have great hair. And fantastically perfect mani/pedis.

  13. Oh man, I was so super sentimental about Grant before the babies came. I cried so many times thinking about how it wasn’t going to be just me and him any longer. Of course I was excited to have the babies I wanted for so long but I definitely had a mourning over the loss of our little lone buddy-ship.

  14. moosh and mozzi. I love these names.

    and you are brave for traveling during peak puke season of the pg. go you.

  15. Mozzi, eh? Has a nice ring to it, for a uterine traveler and all.

  16. oh.. oh… oh..

    squish goes my heart

  17. This post is adorable – now I can’t wait to get pregnant again!!

  18. I remember when Aly started Kindergarten. Your emotional aches are completely valid. I dropped her off to start 4th grade this year and I was hoping it was going to be easier then the last year.
    BTW I hope that you are still intaking Oxygen when the Moosh is in grade 1. I walked up to pick Aly up from Kindergarten one day and the poor little subsitute teacher couldn’t find her and said she was just in the classroom waiting for me. I saw visions of cop cars flashing before my eyes and wasn’t sure if I was going to take another breath. I ended up finding her outside with one of her friends as well. Her little friend had gotten her from the classroom and told her that it was ok to come play after school.
    Loving children is fantastic and aging. I hope that Addie never has to be dropped off in an unmarked police car again.


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