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How to Adjust to Putting Your Baby in Daycare (Or, “I’m not crying! You’re crying!”).

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've gone back to work and the young prince has begun attending daycare 4 days a week. I am aware that this is the best thing I can do to keep him from falling behind developmentally, that he needs the socializing, and because of our schedules he's there… Continue reading How to Adjust to Putting Your Baby in Daycare (Or, “I’m not crying! You’re crying!”).

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How To Say Goodbye When You Didn’t Get To Say Goodbye…

My grandmother passed away a couple of days ago. I would love to tell you we were incredibly close and intertwined in each other's lives but unfortunately that wouldn't be true (through no fault of hers). I distanced myself from my family when I was 18 and never fully closed the gap, though I did… Continue reading How To Say Goodbye When You Didn’t Get To Say Goodbye…

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Misdiagnosed Strep Throat put me in the hospital.

Because every day of my life is an adventure. I went to Texas at the beginning of June.  My parents came back with me and left on June 17th.  On June 19th I wasn't feeling well, on the 20th I went to an urgent care clinic to make sure it wasn't anything to worry about.… Continue reading Misdiagnosed Strep Throat put me in the hospital.

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How I became an Accidental Stay At Home Mom.

I'm not sure when exactly I completely lost control of my life.  I'm going to guess it was somewhere around the time the strip turned pink on that little stick but I'd be lying if I said I ever really had total control over things. I have a fairly modern marriage.  Gender roles have no… Continue reading How I became an Accidental Stay At Home Mom.

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Gas Bubbles, Moby Wraps, and Lactation Cookies: I Used To Be a Party Girl

I type this with Seth in a carrier against my chest, alternating between sleeping (and drooling down my boobs) and screaming like a maniac.  It's surprising because he's normally the most chill baby you ever met, but he seems really burpy and I think it's uncomfortable. I had to stop between paragraphs to give him a bath… Continue reading Gas Bubbles, Moby Wraps, and Lactation Cookies: I Used To Be a Party Girl

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One more surgery down!

The wee prince is now 6 weeks old and will be 7 on Friday.  He's totally perfect in every way which, as you know from my last post, is a huge relief as we were still waiting for a final brain scan to be sure things were really healed up. I know you'll forgive me… Continue reading One more surgery down!

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A quick (long) explanation.

Some of you may have noticed it's been a while since the last update.  I assure you, I did not forget you.  It's just been a stressful couple of months and I as a rule don't like discussing a problem until I have a solution for it. So, let's cut right down to the dirty dirty and get that out of… Continue reading A quick (long) explanation.

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It’s a…. Party!

Our wonderful friends Serena and Shellie threw a baby shower/gender reveal party for us this weekend and it was super fun.  I'm going to admit that it was a little weird for me to get excited about baby blankets and bottles instead of jewelry and...  different bottles...  but it's a really great change that makes… Continue reading It’s a…. Party!

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Get off my bladder please…

This kid thinks my bladder is a trampoline, so that's fun and exciting.  I should really just be glad I can feel movement, one of the ladies I'm friends with on one of my pregnancy forums just lost her baby at 22 weeks. Baby shower this weekend!!!  And the other one is March 12!!!  Sooooo… Continue reading Get off my bladder please…

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Babies and Pibbles and OMG I can’t reach my feet.

So Bender and the baby are already playing together. Two days ago I was laying on my side in bed, reading a book.  Bender (who is 85 pounds of solid muscle and 100% a sissy) HAS to lay near me at all times so he invited himself up and decided to nudge his nose under… Continue reading Babies and Pibbles and OMG I can’t reach my feet.