Project 356 {week 11}

This week was it.

Charlie’s arrival.

March 11: Playing outside in the sunny weather while Cort takes down the Christmas lights


March 12: The night before...goodness look at that belly! Time to come out!


March 13: Happy Birthday, Charlie!


March 14: Hello, World.


March 15: I really love seeing Cort with a bundle on his chest. happy sighs...

March 16: Going home!


March 17: Eddie reads his baby brother one of his favorite books.

Our week has been filled to overflowing with joy.

But I would be lying if I said the transition has been easy.

Cort and Eddie have felt the strains of a new baby and a recovering mommy/wife.

And I have been having a really difficult time with the new mommy tears.

That being said, things will be quiet from me on the interwebs for a few days or more.

I need to worry about what is happening in the moment and put on my blinders to future moments.

I am just too fragile right now.

Thank you so SO much for all your support and love.

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Prayers and hugs.

  2. You will be sorely missed on the internetz, but you and your family come first. Take care of you. The rest will be here sending virtual love and hugs. <3

    And that last photo of Eddie? I melted into a little teary puddle. So sweet! I hope, hope, hope those moments outweigh the tears and worry and adjustments.

  3. Good job on taking care of YOU in this time. You rock! & anyone that matters will be here when you get back.


  4. OH, the new mommy tears. I SO get it. Hang in there, and yes, focus on your family and your recovery. You’ll be back, and in the mean time, I am thrilled for you.

    I’m also sending prayers that this major life transition goes well for you. Hang in there!


  5. Sending love and prayers and a big giant, “Your boys rock. All three of them.”

  6. OMG the picture of Eddie reading to Charlie? I die. The early post partum days are incredibly rough. I remember uncontrollable tears for no understandable reason. Hated that. Do what you need to do to take care of yourself and your sweet boys. We all understand, and will await your return when you are ready. Love you, friend!

  7. Katie Katie, You are not alone. Please lean on us for support. Email me any time, please. New mom tears are normal but overwhelming. Your safety net is here and we’ve got your back. Thinking of you and sending a big hug. XO

  8. He’s beautiful. Congratulations to all of you 🙂

  9. He is so cute.
    I may just come across the border and eat him.
    I could come across the border and take that Eddie man off your hands so you can rest. Could you imagine Eddie and CHunky? Good lord, we would need a padded room.
    Anywaysl, you rest my sweets. Know that I am always here for you. Always. Just a tweet, skype, email…
    Thinking of you and sending you lots of hugs…the gentle kind that won’t squeeze your guts out from that cut…gah…I’m so inappropriate.
    love you.

  10. We’ll be here when your ready. You and your beautiful family are the most important things. Sending hugs and keeping you in my prayers.

  11. Katie, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you all the best as you figure this all out and you will figure it out. 🙂

  12. well those are just about the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen 😉

    love you and hoping you are enjoying every single moment today xoxoxo

  13. Beautiful photos! Thinking about you and your family.

  14. Something tells me this was your best week of the year. 🙂

    Beautiful photos.

    Take your time, sweet friend. We will all be here when you’re ready. xoxo

  15. Sending all kinds of love and strength your way.

    Take. Your. Time.
    (Because there is never enough.)


  16. Congratulations Katie! We’ll miss you, but take care of yourself and your sweet family.

  17. Simply gorgeous, all of you. Take care of yourself as well, Katie. We’ll be here waiting patiently (:

    P.S. My second son is also a March 13er. Lucky 13!

  18. Hugs and best wishes to you and your family, Katie. Love the photos.
    Take care…