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Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 31

Summer 2010

It was a GOOD summer… some things that really stand out for me… – the first week with Julianna – she was up just all the time, and I was SO tired. Then she flipped it around, and started sleeping thru the night at two weeks, and it’s been smooth sailing, sleep wise, ever since. …

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Aug 30

Discipline

Oh, I hate it. Just hate it. Both my kids are prone to temper tantrums, Jess more so than Sam, but they are both capable of a full blown freak out fit. And I’ve tried all sorts of ways of dealing with them (and Jess started with them when she was about a year old) …

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Aug 28

I’ll miss you Grandpa, more than I can say

My grandfather’s funeral is today – and this is the eulogy I wrote for him. I’m so sad today… When I woke up this morning, my first thought was that my grandmother had something to do with making this such a pretty day, the sky was so blue and the sunshine so bright – it …

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Aug 24

Seriously – do we ever stop second guessing ourselves as parents?

Or is it just me? I’m constantly questioning just about everything. Case in point – Jessica Mary. She’s seven and a half, going into second grade. Very bright, very thoughtful and growing more and more independent. She went to Maine earlier this summer with my mother and sister for three days without me, and I …

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Aug 24

Julianna Ruth at four months

Not that she’s there yet – but she’s getting so big and so beautiful – and has already grown up so fast. I love this age – I know I say that about all ages, but four months is just super fun. She’s smiling all the time, loves nothing more than to be plopped down …

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Aug 24

Catching up…

My last post, I think, was just before Marc took the girls on the annual Father/Daughter camping trip. My computer was attacked by an odd virus, and I couldn’t connect to the internet at all… and I’ve got so much to say – The camping trip went great, from what I understand. This year, Marc …

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Aug 23

I’m back, I’m back, I’m back…

and ridiculously pleased about being able to post – I’ve got so much to write about! But it’s bedtime for my cherubs, Julie is sucking on my arm as I type – so it’ll have to wait until tomorrow…

Aug 12

Growth spurt? Teething?

I don’t know – I just know that all day, Julianna has only slept while she’s in my arms nursing. Normally she takes one serious nap for a couple of hours, sometimes two – and today, she’s only napped sporadically. She dozes off nursing, and then jolts awake when I lay her down. It’s five …

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Aug 09

End of summer…

I feel like it’s winding down… now that I can see, just by glancing at the calendar how much time I have left before school starts. I’ve got another week with Harrison, another two and a half weeks with Jordyn. Then my babies, the two children I started watching when they were babies are going …

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Aug 06

If I could just slow it down, just a little

Jessica is huge, all long legs, big eyes and pretty hair. Suddenly, I’ve got a little tweener on my hands, she’s obsessed with making sure that she showers daily, goes thru three or four different hairstyles and outfits a day and has recently redone her room so that it looks “grown up.” She’s even singing …

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