What 2011 Taught Me

As 2011 comes to a close, I’ve been pondering the life lessons that this year has taught me.  Do you also find yourself reflecting on the past year?  If so, what are some things that you have learned?

1. Becoming a parent is life-changing.  Even though Continue Reading…

Adoring My Little Boy

After C woke up for a night feeding, I just sat there adoring him instead of putting him back to bed right away.  I was just sitting there staring at his little face and holding his soft little hands, thinking about how awesome he is.  Here are some of Continue Reading…

My Friend Had a Baby!

I heard via the wonderful world of Facebook yesterday that my friend was in the hospital to have her baby!  Maybe having C made me a softie, but now whenever a friend of mine announces a pregnancy or has a child, I get teary-eyed.  It’s a mixture of Continue Reading…

Teething

Do kids spit up more while they’re teething?  C’s now on his third outfit of the day, and I’m rocking some spit up in my hair.

I know he’s teething, but I’m wondering if this could be part of it.  Please weigh in with your experiences in the Continue Reading…

My Life Now Revolves Around My Washing Machine

My dad recently mentioned to me that I’m doing laundry every time he visits – for the entire time he’s here.  He doesn’t only come on my laundry days and, since we live in different states, he is here for more than a short visit.  He’s right.  I Continue Reading…

This Week’s Photos

Look at those bright, blue eyes!

 

Splish Splash

 

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Caption This!

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5:30? 5:30??!!!

Apparently C has decided that instead of the more palatable wake-up time of 7 or 8, he would prefer to wake up at 5:30am.  FIVE THIRTY IN THE MORNING.  Naturally, he insists on continuing two night feedings, the second of which is typically Continue Reading…

The Battle of the Nap

Two sides, equally strong-willed and determined, face off in an epic battle of sleep.  A refusal to give into slumber is met with an equal dedication to enforce the rules of nap-dom.  Screaming and a theatric conflict of wills ensue.  There can Continue Reading…

Myth: Being a Stay-At-Home-Mom is Easy

Over the past week, someone said to me that they’d love to be able to “just” stay at home with their kids.  (They emphasized the “just.”  This person did not have children.)  Inwardly, I was outraged that this person thought that life at home with Continue Reading…

Get Me Outta Here!

Ever have one of those days that make you want to run far, far away?

Yup, it’s one of those days.  And it’s only 12:48pm.

C has been crying constantly for hours.  He’s been fed twice, changed multiple times, rocked, put in his bouncy seat, etc. Continue Reading…

Infant Massage

Have any of you tried this?

I can’t imagine C putting up with this.  He hates being naked.  HATES it.  I’m not talking about totally naked in the bath type of naked.  I mean, unzipping his sleeper to change his diaper naked.   Like, any skin exposed. Continue Reading…