I really thought when my daughter took her first steps she'd be fully walking alone instantly afterward. As in, she wouldn't need - or want - to hold my hand anymore. Think again! What is this intermediate stage?! How long will it last?! Should I be happy or sad? Ugh, parenting....
Add this to the list of misconceptions I had prior to giving birth a year ago: I think weaning off breastfeeding might be harder on both my daughter and me than it was to get going with breastfeeding.
Watching our sweet, little, 20-pound one-year-old girl shovel shredded mozzarella into her mouth makes me think of how Fat Bastard must devour children: messily and scarily.
Looking over photos of our little girl from her first year, it appears I might not be her mother - since I'm only in about ten photos! My husband is definitely the father, though. Time to hand over the camera, methinks.
I know well how pee smells after one eats asparagus for dinner, but I was not prepared for how much my baby girl's pee-pee diaper would stink this morning after filling up for twelve hours ... that sodden sack stunk worse than poop!
My husband better start cleaning his shotgun in preparation for scaring off our daughter's potential suitors. Yesterday at the doctor's office one boy fell off his chair when staring at her (an iPad in his hands, no less) and another got an erection when coming up to say hi to her. I know she's a … Continue reading Like flies to the light
Our baby girl always notices when something is new or moved in a room - she points to it or just stares. So, every morning when I bring her downstairs and she sees her toys put away into their corner - compared to the toys being strewn across the floor the night before - does … Continue reading Who moved my cheese?
I'm exhausted. Today I nearly fell asleep driving home from a playdate. I must have helped the little one finger-walk a mile around the house. Yet tonight after she fell asleep I made pureed blueberry cubes, pureed gingered peach cubes, and a batch of banana mini muffins (sugar-free and admittedly a failure) for her. It's … Continue reading What we do for them
Kids - especially babies - are messy eaters. I get it. But last night I think we reached a new low in in mealtime messiness when we gave our little girl Israeli couscous. I thought it'd go down like Italian pasta - cleanly, smoothly. Nope! Sticky balls of couscous EVERYWHERE, mostly not in her mouth....
Most people count down the days until Christmas; I'm counting down the days 'til I won't have to wear a nursing bra anymore!!!