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Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 31

Teething – again

It’s entirely possible that I’ll do a separate post for each tooth that this child pops out.  When she’s teething, she morphs into this entirely different baby.  She’s not unpleasant, she’s actually in a pretty decent mood as long as I’m within two feet of her at all times.  But when I stray – to …

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Jan 27

Lessons I’ve learned as a mom

(in no real order) 1.  Number one rule is to get the baby fed.  If that means supplementing with formula, it’s not the end of the world.  But breastfeeding is so much more than just feeding the baby, and you don’t want to miss out on it.  It really is worth all the struggles. 2.  …

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Jan 24

It’s my birthday!

Actually, it’s not, it’s my mother’s birthday today, but mine is tomorrow and that’s close enough.   I was thinking about how much everything has changed since this time last year.  I was so pregnant and itchy and uncomfortable last winter.  Not enough time has passed since Julianna’s pregnancy, I can still remember how just miserable …

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Jan 22


So I’m bopping around the yahoo homepage and run into a writing prompt on how public is your blog meant to be.  This blog wasn’t ever meant to be super public, which is to say that my target audience was always just me.  I like to write, it helps me to understand where I am …

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Jan 19

Oh, the agony of it all

I know she’s my third child, and in theory, I’ve been down the teething road before – but I feel like it’s so much harder with Julianna.  Probably because she’s my easiest baby, she’s more than content to hang out and play with her daddy or siblings, or even just the bucket of blocks on …

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Jan 12

It’s not my fault – thoughts on parenting very different children

My daughter Jessica was born to a very different mother than my other two were.  Jessie was my first baby, she was born almost exactly a year after I met her dad.  I was still figuring out how to be a wife, how to be a grown up.  Being a mother was wonderous and amazing, …

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Jan 11


The other night, Jessie and I were watching “Four Weddings.”  Strangely addicting show, especially given that I had a backyard, very simple wedding at my mother’s house.  I totally can’t relate to spending all that money on one event, but still am oddly pleased by watching it.  So we were watching the show, and out …

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Jan 10

Remember me?

I apologize for going so long without posting, but my beloved husband has recently discovered facebook, and thus, is monopolizing the computer poking his friends, playing odd western facebook games, and commenting on esoteric economics blogs.  Much, much to post on… Julianna cut her third tooth.  She cut the first two on the bottom and is …

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Jan 03

Much, much to discuss

New Year’s – I have a bunch of different blog topics to write about (summary of last year, hopes for this year, holiday wrap up, thoughts on religion, family topics, etc), but it’s late and I’m cold, so this is going to be a very short post.  Simply wanted to update everyone (the three people …

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