It’s amazing how much you love your own child. Although motherhood can be hard sometimes, and the juggle of work vs. life vs. baby can feel impossible to get right, Toby and his little bald head and his powdery/milky scent and his drooly smile and his throaty laugh make me so moony every time.

They say that when you have a baby, your heart lives outside you, and that phrase has come to mind so many times since Toby was born. It even feels physical: Funnily enough, when I’m away from him, like at a work meeting or dinner with friends, I often get a constant nagging feeling that I’ve left something behind; I keep checking my pockets for my cell phone and my wallet and my keys, and then I realize, oh, yes, of course, I left behind my Toby!

I read a great Carl Jung quote the other day: “Loneliness does not come from being alone, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important.” And I realized that I’d love to talk more about the real-life, day-to-day experiences of being a new mom. So I’m excited to start a new weekly series called Motherhood Mondays, where we can talk openly about everything from babysitters to breastfeeding (and Alex will finally share his side of our birth story). (And is there anything specific you’d like to talk about or have been wondering about?) Much love to you all! xoxo

(Photos by Alex)