Birch is 18 months (and Our Porchrait!)

A group of photographers here in Cville have been taking porch portraits – aka porchraits – and sharing them on this Instagram feed. I love seeing everyone’s smiling faces and a glimpse into everyone’s different stay-at-home setting. Payment is on a sliding scale, and 50% of it goes to the Emergency Relief Fund for Artists. Cramer Photo came to take our porchrait last week! After seeing several clever family themes (including our friends’ Wild West theme!), we donned our summer finest in celebration of warmer weather. I really hope we can get to the beach this summer!

Birch is 18 months old!

As of April 29 that is ????

He is a full-blown running and energetic toddler these days!


All night (knock on wood) with a 1.5-2.5 hour nap between 12-2


Loves: all breakfast foods (eggs, toast, yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies), all fruits, all carbs, green pouches, pizza, quesadillas – all kid food

Dislikes: raw veggies, cooked veggies, most meats (unless a bite off of our forks), anything black, mixed foods


Too many words to count – he’s talking up a storm! When we ask him “Do you love mommy? Do you love Mazey?” he shakes his head, smiles, and says “Noooooooooo.” Mazen is the only one who can get him to say “Essssss!”


Weight: Almost 25 lbs (60th percentile)

Height: 32.25 (45th percentile)

Teeth: 4 top, 3 bottom, 2 molars half in


Books, going outside, stroller walks, Peppa Pig, his brother, pillows, rocking chairs, hats

Time has FLOWN by

I have very very few memories of the past 18 months! It seems like Birch has been this age the whole time. Mother’s amnesia?! I feel like he was just born in October 2019. In fact, I often write his birth date by accident as 10/29/2019!

Flashback to those first few days!