The Essentials: Exclusive Breast Pumping

I’ll spare you the photos of my underthings. Since Lauren was my first baby, I thoroughly researched every decision from the stroller to the nail scissors. By the end of my pregnancy, I was so burned out that breastfeeding and pumping fell to the wayside, and I thought I would figure it out when the baby was here. As it turned out, Lauren struggled with breastfeeding and poor weight gain from the beginning. When she was admitted to the hospital at two months for a heart issue, I decided to switch to exclusive breast pumping. Prior to this, I didn’t know that exclusive pumping was […]

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Four Months

Happy four months, little mama. You hit ten pounds this month! You love to blow raspberries and suck on your fingers. You are frequently mistaken for a boy due to your lack of hair. You love my sweet lullabies, especially “Who Let the Farts Out,” sung to the tune of “Who Let the Dogs Out” by the Baha Men.  

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The Short, Vol. 1

This is not a fashion blog. Or a hair blog. Or a makeup blog. Hey. Hi. I started a blog. This is it. I’ve blogged on and off since college (LiveJournal!), but it’s been a few years. And by a few, I mean eight. I’m planning to try this slow cooker Asian short rib stew. Blogging is good motivation for doing stuff you wouldn’t normally do (e.g., cooking, leaving the house). Or maybe that’s just me. We have a houseguest, our friends’ Jack Russell. Crazy as she is, I miss having a small dog around the house, and I think George likes having […]

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