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OMG, I Have Two Kids! {One Month Update}

One month in, and we’re still standing! 

(Actually, yesterday marked one full month with our baby girl, but a killer headache took priority and I hit the sack early.)

Our sweet Little E was born at 7lb 7oz, but at her 2-week appointment she only weighed 7lb 3oz, so they had her listed as underweight. So, to appease them, I took her in for a weight check yesterday. Exactly 2 weeks later, and she had gained a full pound, weighing in at 8lb 4oz. Take THAT! I wish doctors would utilize breastfeeding growth charts consistently. The thought that your baby might not be thriving is very scary, and could really cause doubt in many breastfeeding moms. The best rule of thumb I know: keep an eye on those diapers. If they’re full and frequent, you’re golden. And believe me, Little E has been filling hers like it’s her job (which, I suppose right now it is…)  Continue reading

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Spring Fever Then and Now {Orange Bunny Buns Recipe}

We always want better for our kids, right?

Sure, I want my son to have more than I had growing up. More opportunities, more experiences, more everything. But that’s not to say that what I had wasn’t good enough. Quite the opposite, really. In fact, as spring settles in and a sense of renewal hits the new land we now call home, I find my mind flooded with my own childhood memories of spring.

Funny how the season seemed so long as a child, isn’t it?

Not so much any more. The days are flying by. As I watch my son change from a baby into a little boy before my eyes, I realize more each day that I have to make the most of this. It won’t be long until he has no time for dear old Mom, so this spring I plan to share with him all the wonderful spring things that made such an impression on me as a child. Gardening, cooking with my mom, exploring the outdoors. Now that he’s two years old, he can really get down and dirty with us…and let me assure you, he is.

Spring has always been my favorite season. I recall so vividly the days spent helping my parents ready the garden so we could grow all my favorite things…

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15 Fun Facts About My Kid

At the urging of Blogger Extraordinaire Gina from The Feminist Breeder, today I’m sharing 15 fun facts about my kid! :)

1. He will be 28 months old on March 5th…which officially makes him a big boy. Just ask…he’ll tell ya.  Continue reading


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I got the best Valentine’s Day gift ever!

Ok, maybe not the best ever, but it’s up there. My husband started walling up the completely unnecessary and even-more-completely ugly doorway leading from our office into our bedroom. I can’t wait to have a whole wall there so I can paint. I’ve chosen a totally funky avocado green and chocolate brown paint combination, along with a little mustardy yellow and teal as accents. (I know. That’s the look my mom gave me. Would you people trust me?!)

We’ve been in this house for almost 5 months now, and I can’t believe how unsettled I feel. Yes, it feels like home, but there are still boxes waiting to be unpacked and the ugly wallpaper borders are still waiting for me to take them down.

I’m trying, but I’m tired. I have tons of ideas, but my body just won’t cooperate. After a long day at work, I could get lost in sites like Houzz.com for hours, imagining what could be if I could just get my butt of the couch. And then I do get my butt off the couch to cook, and run errands, and chase my boy, and the extras just never seem to get done. I think what I really need is a reality show! You know, the ones where the interior designers and sexy carpenter dudes show up and transform your sorry home. :)

I could get down with that.

But today, it seems that progress is happening. Many thanks to my Valentine for that. And it was light out when I left for work, and for most of my drive home. That means spring is on the way.

Brighter days ahead.



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Breastfeeding Blog Hop: A Dear Jen Letter

This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop, founded by Jen at Life with Levi. Check out the archives hereLast week, the reigns were handed over to a new host, Erin at The Slacker Mom. (Hi, Erin!)  This week’s topic is “Celebrating One Year of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop! We did it!”

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