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Aug
03
Our Day
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Wednesday was just a regular ol' day for us. We're in the middle of a heat advisory. Every night they say it will end the next day, and every morning they extend it for another few days. Fun times. Here's a picture of my car thermometer when we went out yesterday. Doesn't that look pleasant? I decided to see how hot it had to be to fry an egg on the road. ...
Jul
24
Growing Up
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This week's to do list? Shopping preschools! What? Did I just say that? How did my baby get old enough to go to preschool? I'm fighting the whole thing, actually. I know Baby Girl will love it! I know that the needs the socialization, especially since we don't have any play dates or get-togethers right now. But...for some reason I'm struggling with it. Here are the waring sides:  1. Mama wants ...
Jul
21
Motherhood = Tough
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I know it's tough in a lot of ways, but this week it's the weaning process. Buddy is still breastfed. As of a month ago he was eating 6 times a day. We're now down to 3 or 4. The problem is that two of the feedings are after he's in bed. He eats at 9 and then again early morning. The early morning was 6, then he'd go back ...
Jun
26
Buddy’s First Year
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My man came through for me! Here's Buddy's first year in a nutshell. Enjoy!
Jun
14
Leaving
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Tuesday night my Facebook status was "A month ago yesterday my man left for Texas. Saturday our belongings left for Texas. Tonight my car left for Texas. The kids and I are getting anxious to follow next week!" Let me tell you, this transition hasn't been easy. Don't get me wrong; it's been full of great times! We've made wonderful memories with my parents. We've seen friends, gone to cookouts, visited family. ...
Jun
09
My Baby
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Today we're celebrating Buddy's birthday. I can't believe it's almost been a year since his birth! He brings so much joy and laughter into our lives. We're still in Connecticut, so I decided to throw a party with my friends and family. I don't know the next time I'll be able to celebrate with people I know so well. So, even though it's his first birthday, I'm throwing a pretty big ...
Jun
04
Baby Girl
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*I wrote this several days ago. I forgot to post it. We've been busy (more on that later). Baby Girl had a wonderful day today! Yay! Baby Girl still struggles with the adjustments and being away from Daddy. I am at a loss as to what to do for her. The only thing I know is to be patient and love her. Some days I do that much better than others. I ...
May
24
11 Months
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My Buddy boy has made me smile for 11 months now! I can't believe we're heading towards his first birthday! I am amazed at how quickly the time is passing! Buddy continues to keep me on my toes. I told my man that it's been a long time since I have been this tired. Combine early mornings with non-stop chasing all day and I am asleep when my head hits the ...
May
13
Motherhood
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I know it's sort of expected to write a post about motherhood on Mother's Day. What can I say? I am not the most "unexpected" person in the world. Besides, as I begin this adventure of single parenting for the next several weeks, I am thinking more about being a mom and the responsibility it is. Before I was a mom I was a student and then a special ed teacher. ...
May
07
Dear Baby Girl,
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Sweet Baby Girl. I love you so much! You are thoughtful, sweet, funny, and so much more! This move has been hard on you (side note: thanks to Mama's friends for the good advice. Even if she's still struggling, I feel much better about how I'm handling it! Thank you!) You are overwhelmed. Almost every day you ask if the truck is coming today. I know you're excited and nervous. ...