Archive for the baby Tag

The Baby Won’t Eat, The Toddler Won’t Nap, and The Dog Has a Drinking Problem

Things have been busier than usual.  Easter, friends, travel. . .trying to get stuff done around the house. . .minor car issues. . . Anyway, it’s been a lot of ripping around – with two kids in tow.  It’s making me exhausted and I’m pretty sure we no longer have any semblance of routine. And that’s making me even MORE
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Preparing for the Unexpected: A Control Freak’s Guide to A Second Baby

There are exactly 12 weeks left until due date!! Time to stock the liquor cabinet!!!!! But besides stocking the liquor cabinet what am I up to? Oh you know. . .the usual, trying to locate all the baby gear I swore I never wanted to see again after Mac was born, slapping a few coats of paint on a few
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Sh%*^&$)t I Wish My Kid Would Un-Learn

New(ish) parent?  Reading this with your beautiful bundle of joy perfectly swaddled, cradled in the your arms, sleeping peacefully?  Can you barely breathe when you see her beautiful face?  Soooooo dreamy. . . WAKE UP!  SNAP OUT OF IT!   In a few short months, that swaddle won’t work worth a damn and while your co-existence will still hopefully be
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Keepin’ It Real: The 18 Month Questionnaire

So it’s time for another trip to the Pediatrician.  Mac’s coming up on his 18-month well baby check. We have another questionnaire to complete.  It arrived in the mail yesterday. I gave it a once-over this morning.  It’s about six pages long and contains a bunch of questions regarding different developmental skills the kid should presumably possess by this point.
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I Think I Bore My Kid. . .And is That OK?

The past two weeks Mac has taken a bunch of major steps on the road to toddler-hood.  He’s sitting up all by himself.  He’s really into play time.  He’s nearly ready to crawl.  He feeds himself much more competently.  He feeds the dog much more competently.  Mass quantities of slimy avocado last evening at dinner. . .which was beyond disgusting
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I’m Feeling Supremely Smug

At least for a few minutes. . . You might recall in a previous post I was discussing our Pediatrician’s advice.  She sternly admonished me that by changing or feeding Mac during the night I was creating poor sleep habits. She. Was. Dead. Wrong. Of late, he’s been sleeping through the night.  In fact last night he slept from 9:30
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The Pediatrician

I really do like our Pediatrician.  She’s clearly on top of her medical training.  She has a booming practice and still manages to stay timely with her appointments.  Her staff is friendly and knowledgeable.  And perhaps most importantly she takes time at every one of our wellness appointments to talk with us. This leaves me feeling semi-clueless and perhaps just
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Holiday FREAKING Cheer and a Give Away!

Sorry I’ve been MIA lately.  It’s just that I’ve been so busy!  Apparently the holidays are kinda a big deal when you have a little one.  I’ve been sewing and painting and decorating.    Plus drinking like a sailor on shore leave, reading magazines, and watching NCIS marathons.  Additionally, I have very little comedic bitching to do.  Since I’ve basically
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The Night of Candy-Fueled Insanity

Last night was Mac’s first trick or treating experience.  We made it down one side of our block before he started to melt-down.  That wasn’t such a bad thing, considering he can’t eat candy yet and neither my husband nor I wanted a bunch of it in the house. Chris took Mac inside to de-chicken costume him and attempt to
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Head Effing Explodes – Pot Sticker Dinner

Yeah.  I’m a fucking calamity most of the time, but when it really counts I can typically patch it together.  From time to time, I’ll share my favorite simple solutions with you in a recurring feature called “You Can Accomplish This Before Your Head Effing Explodes.” Other feature titles I considered?  Shit You Can Do Half Sober and Tips Designed
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