On My Watch

I am taking care of Madelene during the week now that Jen has returned to work. It was strange to be completely on my own with M, I really relied on Jen’s seemingly endless energy and diligence. Now, I feel a bit more comfortable and am finding my own way. It turns out that I…
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Finally a Family by Law

Yeah, I have been mightily remiss in my posting. So much has happened, but all of it little stuff, details:  we had a great visit in Virginia, we came home without incident, Madelene laughed for the first time, she has her first little cold but it’s passing quickly… All good stuff. I got behind in…
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Sweet Spots

Jen and I will be heading down to Virginia to see my family in a week or two. I am excited for my people to finally meet my daughter in person, but I have to admit, the travel part scares the crap out of me. We’re driving down to Lexington, see, seven hours on the…
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Madelene, You Don’t Owe Me a Thing

Sorry for the silence. I have to admit, the Valentine took it out of me, far more than I expected. I’ll be better about my posting. I sometimes hear people snidely say something to the effect of “I changed your diapers so one day you’ll change mine” to their children. It’s just a god-awful sentiment,…
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Fighting Sleep

Short entry this time, still recovering from the Valentine. Each time I go to put Madelene down for a nap, she fights it with all her tiny might: she struggles to keep her eyes open, she pushes against me, she whips her head around. It’s sweetly heart-wrenching (if that’s possible) because I know exactly what…
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Faster and Furiouser

I am in the thick of Valentine production and holy crap, it’s going so well! I am managing to help out a little with Madelene, but Jen is really taking on the brunt of the baby care today. There is no way to do it all, you have to give and take and push and…
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First Shots

Today Madelene turned 2 months old, so we took her to the doctor’s office for her first wave of immunizations. It was horrible watching her in pain, but Jen took it much harder than I did–she even cried. M is starting to smile more and lifts her head like a big girl; she’s growing so quickly….
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DWR vs. Ikea vs. Graco

I am putting together the nursery furniture this weekend, and it just struck me how far I’ve come from my fantasy self. When I was single, I dreamed of having kids when I was rich (yes, I was that naive). I planned on waiting until I could afford the very best in designer goods for my children–or…
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Calling all Work-from-Home Parents!

I am looking into my mental crystal ball, wondering what the future may hold, parenting-wise. WIll we have more children? Adopt? Will we be able to have at least one of the two of us with the child(ren) until they are a good age for daycare? It’s foggy at best and I cannot make any…
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