Welcome to the world, Jack William

If you regularly follow my blog or follow me on Twitter, then you most likely know that I had a baby on the way. On August 21st at 9:34 pm, Jack William Andersen made his early arrival! He was due September 9th, but he must have really wanted to meet me and his dad 🙂 He’s the reason why I wasn’t blogging that much this year and why I haven’t blogged at all since the end of the summer. We’ve also been in the process of selling our house and buying a new one. Two major life changes happening at one time is just a wee bit stressful!

To be honest, I don’t know how much I’ll be able to keep up my blog, but I do know that I’m not abandoning it. I’m on maternity leave right now, and I think once I return to work and Jack’s not quite so new I’ll be able to blog more. We shall see!

Anyway, here are some pictures of my sweet little boy. I have some professional newborn pictures that were taken when he was about a week old and some pictures I’ve taken since then.


  1. He is beautiful! Congratulations – what a sweet little boy. 🙂

  2. What a beautiful baby! Thank you for all of your handwork on the blog too… I don’t usually comment but I have used your blog A LOT to inspire my own students to read… and for inspiration for new book titles. I’ve never been disappointed by a book you’ve recommended. I hope you are able to keep it up – but I am also very aware of how precious our time is as mothers. I wish you all the best!

  3. I agree with Aimee 100%… I’ve loved following your blog. Your book trailer day and book ideas for students (and myself) have helped me share the joy of reading with so many. Your days ahead will be brimming with new wonders and adventures, so enjoy them to the fullest. When you’re able to carve out time for posts, we’ll be here! Best wishes and thank you!

  4. So adorbs – congrats and enjoy him


  5. Congratulations and welcome to the world little Jack! You both look great. Absolutely life will change, but I hope as you find your balance you’ll still write a blog post now and then. I’ll be around when you are. Enjoy all your time with Jack now!

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