The Short, Vol. 4

Lauren took her four month vaccines like a champ and she’s tipping the scales at 10 pounds, 12 ounces. #girlpower. Also, that exam table paper has the perfect amount of crinkle, making it irresistible to babies. I got my first library card in fifteen years. Ten minutes after we arrived, I heard the telltale squirt of baby poop, and we left shortly after. I’m excited to teach Lauren how to use the library, and Brian can’t wait to teach her how to snowboard. They say opposites attract… I cooked thee most perfect bacon in the world (note: I like it extra […]

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Hair Confessions

The new ‘do. I need to get something off my chest. Or perhaps I should say off my head? [crickets] Maybe not. Let’s move on. I never learned how to properly style my hair. I only know two styles: down and straight, or ponytail. I use Head & Shoulders shampoo, which makes me feel like a middle aged man. Also, I go to Supercuts. Partly because it’s cheap and easy, but mostly because I’m intimidated by hair salons. How to find a stylist, what to ask, who to tip. I’ve had my hair in a sad little mom bun since Lauren […]

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The Short, Vol. 3

Breakfast with my best girl and her crazy eyes. Brian, Lauren and I started Mother’s Day off right with a low-key breakfast at Corner Bakery. Brian got me the new Ergobaby ADAPT (no infant insert required!) and an extra side of bacon(!!!). We ended the day with a trip to Costco, which was surprisingly quiet for a Sunday… must not be a popular Mother’s Day destination. Speaking of mothers, one of the girls from our church has been organizing mommy meetups, and they are like food for my soul. We’re all first time moms with babies born within a few months of each other, and […]

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When Your Baby Won’t Eat

Lauren at two days old. Here’s what it’s like when your baby won’t eat. She may scream and cry and kick and arch when you try to feed her. I know how you feel. She may only eat half an ounce during a feeding, and you may be feeding her around the clock for months. I know how you feel. She may be miserable, and it will break your heart. I know how you feel. Other people may tell you that all babies are difficult, as if your expectations are the problem. I know how you feel. Other people may […]

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The Short, Vol. 2

Check out the head on this kid! The girls from our life group hosted a baby shower for Lauren, and they generously gifted us with ten sessions of mommy and me yoga. You know what that means – tiny baby yoga pants! But the greatest gift of all… was no baby shower games. I usually leave Lauren on her playmat just outside the (open) bathroom door while I get ready in the morning. She rolled over from back to belly for the first time on Wednesday, and she also likes to scoot around on her back. I love finding her in a […]

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