My sister and her husband are expecting their first baby in nine days. I remember that tail-end of pregnancy very well – feeling swollen in body and anticipation, telling myself, “any day, any day, we’ll get to meet our little girl any day.”
They have no idea how their lives are about to change, but […]
My daughter has no fear.
She learned to crawl Thanksgiving weekend and hasn’t stopped trucking since. Nothing deters her. She would crawl right off the edge of the couch if I let her. She recently figured out how to crawl up the flight of stairs from the living room to her room, and she thinks […]
Wow, did I ever need this past weekend. I’ve never been a huge fan of winter, but the last two years in Baltimore have been very mild, and I spent the 11 years before that in Atlanta, where contrary to popular belief, it does actually get cold. It’s just that winter in Georgia typically just […]
I’ve never really been big on New Year’s resolutions. To me, it has always seemed kind of arbitrary to designate January 1 as the day to make a major life change – finally start going to the gym, write a book, eat more vegetables, etc. Too much pressure! Which is why most people – including […]
Hey everyone! Before I launch into today’s post, I want to let you know I’ve made a change in anticipation that Google may discontinue FeedBurner (my current RSS feed and email management tool). I’m now using MailChimp, which will provide a better experience for my subscribers.
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My daughter gave me a hickey.
Luckily it’s on my arm and not my neck, so I can avoid the “aren’t you a little old for that?” looks.
I was sitting on the couch, peacefully reading and enjoying a glass of wine under the assumption that Isabelle, whom I had just nursed and put to […]
So apparently I have Mommy Thumb. Yes, that’s actually a thing. Just another fun way your body might rebel against you, even after you’ve evicted your baby from your womb.
The medical term is De Quervain tendonitis – inflammation in the tendons that run from the thumb to the wrist. I self diagnosed myself […]
When I started the third trimester of my pregnancy, my doctor gave me a terrifying 10-page packet entitled, “Getting Ready for Labor.” After hiding it under the magazines on our coffee table for a couple days (denial at its finest), I finally clenched my teeth and read it cover to cover and then gave it […]
A couple weeks ago, as Tim and I took turns alternating between shoveling dinner into our mouths and holding/rocking/jostling our wailing month-old daughter, he said, “I think we can safely say that she’s not a ‘dream’ baby, right?”
I burst out laughing. Of course, Isabelle IS our dream baby – in that we dreamed of […]
I had every intention of keeping the blog going once I finished my 2011 project of donating a dollar for every mile I ran to organizations that use running as a tool to help people toward a better life.
But in 2012 my life got really busy – and exciting. Following Tim’s December 2011 […]
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