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Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 30

I love having three kids

There was this moment, after Jessica was born. She was an emergency c-section, and my pressure bottomed out, post-op. I remember that I couldn’t hold her, because I couldn’t stop the shaking and it was so awful, not being able to hold my baby that I just closed my eyes. In a very real sense, …

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Jul 29

I love this baby

We’ve been joking since Julianna was born that she has four basic expressions – confusion, indignation, indignant confusion and confused indignance. But I’m very happy to report that we can add another to the list – flat out delight. She’s got a grin that just lights up her whole face and I laugh every time …

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Jul 28

Sisters…

I love my sisters. All of them. Mandi, my baby sister, who could not possibly be more different from me – and yet if I don’t talk to her daily, I feel just a little bit off. My cousin Becky, my big sister. We grew up together, have seen each other thru everything and the …

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Jul 27

Thoughts on parenting…

I was accidentally watching Caillou this morning (actually, it was on the television because I was letting the boys watch tv longer than I normally do for a variety of reasons) and that little boy makes me insane. Putting that experience together with a couple of awesome essays I read earlier on babble (http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1HTrXR/www.babble.com/kid/school-and-learning/preparing-kids-for-disappointment//r:f and …

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Jul 26

Random thoughts on the weekend

- Take out really does make my life so much easier. Given the option, I’d always rather have take out, over cooking at home or eating at the restaurant. I know it’s the definition of lazy, but seriously – I adore it. Food delivered directly to your door – is there anything better? – It’s …

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Jul 23

Time

I think I forget sometimes, just about how much sheer TIME I spend nursing. I nursed Sam for so long, my primary breastfeeding memories are still of nursing a preschooler, and that’s fast and easy. Nursing a baby is so very different. Julie really is perfectly content to spend ALL of her time latched on. …

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Jul 23

Grumpy

Some mornings just are unpleasant. But I did what I’m constantly trying to teach my daughter NOT to do, and made sure that everyone was just as unhappy as I was this morning. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, I guess, and I’m reminded of when Marc told me that Jess was me with …

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Jul 22

summer photos

Jul 22

He’s so cute

Sam is in the living room, Julie is asleep on the couch (thank goodness – yesterday was a no nap day), and Jessie and Marc have already left for camp and work. And Sam’s got his army guys and his fireman figurines out and he’s in there chanting quietly to himself “Never give up, never …

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Jul 21

Teething…

Ah – it starts again. I hate teething – I hate the idea that my kids are in pain and there’s nothing to do but suffer thru it. Poor Julie is drooling all the time, chewing on her fists and having such a hard time sleeping. It’s ten of two, and she just now fell …

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