Radio silence

Sorry I have been gone. The length of my absence got so lengthy that I started avoiding writing because I didn’t know how to start again after so much time. Unfortunately, that problem only gets worse the longer you stall. So let me simply dip my toes back in with some bullet point updates. We Continue Reading →

The last time

On weekends TED takes Baby Love in the morning so I can sleep in. For a long time this was the only potential for a stretch of sleep over 2 hours that I got (before our magical sleep supplement), and it is much of what keeps me functional. Once I’m up I IM him and he Continue Reading →

She amazes me

I have been debating writing this post. On the one hand, I use this blog to record Baby Love’s life and growth, but I realize it is also open for public reading (and I love connecting with others in that way!) and I am afraid this post will come off as bragging. I do want to Continue Reading →

To find a heartbeat

Last night I went to my first midwife appointment  Even though all looked well on the ultrasound, a lot can happen in 3 1/2 weeks without your knowledge when you don’t really feel pregnant yet, so I was a nervous mess leading up to it. I mostly managed to keep the nerves healthily suppressed, but Continue Reading →

It’s worth it, every night

Baby Love has been sleeping with fewer wake ups since she started receiving DHA. (The night before last she slept through the night for the first time EVER.) The flip side of this is that bedtime is taking ages. I long ago noticed an inverse relationship between these two aspects of her sleep; when one Continue Reading →

Banning “OK”

A large part of managing my stubborn, willful, likes-to-be-in-charge toddler is managing my own words. To be successful, one word I have mostlybanned from my vocabulary is “OK.” It usually wants to show up in one of two ways. The first is the ever-insidious, “OK?” As in, “We’re going to leave the park now, OK?” or “It’s time to Continue Reading →

Friday Favorites: New Baby Picture Books

Baby Love learns really well through reading books, so when I learned I was pregnant I began searching for some new baby books to help her understand what was coming as best she could. I was amazed at how difficult it was to find ones I liked! I don’t want to introduce all of the Continue Reading →

Baby names for Voyager fans

Naming Baby Love was a lengthy and arduous process fraught with much discussion. Most of the discussion went like this: Me: What about Beatrice? The Energizer Daddy: No. These long talks really deepened our marriage. With the new baby, however, choosing names was easy. A few weeks ago TED came up to say goodnight to Continue Reading →

Our magical sleep supplement

This is presented without comment only to potentially help others, not to invite a curse. I am not speaking of my child’s sleep on the internet. Please be merciful, gods. A couple months ago I read an article on a study showing that DHA is correlated with sleep in children, and that supplementing with DHA can Continue Reading →

Ready to believe


I took this photo of Baby Love about a month ago. She brought me her baby doll and insisted I nurse her. She carefully watched as I lined up my nipple with Baby’s plastic mouth, then smiled and latched on herself. She watched Baby happily while she nursed, occaisionally reaching out to caress Baby’s head Continue Reading →

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