Longtime readers of this blog know that I try to stick in the funniest nuggets of my week into this regular Tuesday column. My toddler (nearly 4, so isn't she a preschooler now?) has always said really hilarious things, so foraging for material has never been tough. But today I'm going to mix things up. … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Please Excuse Me While I Scoop Up My Melted Heart
Even though this is my second daughter, a lot of the time it feels new to me. No two kids are alike, even if they're related, but in the affection department I think my baby is much more so than my toddler was. Both are "mama's girls," but Baby craves it much more - which … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Little Baby Embraces
Baby is 11 months old now (!!!!!!), and all that means to me is she getting soooo close to that 12m mark - my goal for breastfeeding. In all reality, I'll be nursing her beyond that mark, since we're currently at 4 nursings and I also nurse her before her afternoon nap. No way we'll be … Continue reading Top 5 Things to Fist Pump When Breastfeeding’s Done (And a Few Things to Cry About)
My toddler is just a bit over three years old, but she only recently learned how to actually kiss. Previously she could only blow kisses - and by blow a kiss I mean make a "mmwah!" sound and move her hand from her lips. Now she can smack her lips like a real kiss! Hurray! … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Sisterly Hugs and Kisses
... 8 months! I've just figured it out, and I'm pretty sure about this. Now that my little baby girl is a day shy of 9m and teething has just began, I think we're passing into a stage where things get progressively harder. Having a 3yo also, experience tells me I'm likely right. Let's think about … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: And the Perfect Baby Age Is …
Sometimes I think I could kiss my baby, especially her head, all day long. Literally, all day long. I'd be content to just kiss her sweet-smelling, fluffy head, and her squishy shoulders, and maybe also those puffy, puffy cheeks. I'd have to stop to feed both of us, and change her diaper, and also pee … Continue reading Really: I Could Kiss My Sweet Baby Allll Day Long!
She's too old now (just seven months!) to be soothed to sleep by me holding her, and I miss it every night. Up until just a month ago - or was it a month and a half already? - she would nurse herself to sleep and I could ever-so-gently ease her off the nursing pillow … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Holding a Squishy Baby, Ahh….
My dear three-year-old still sounds, blessedly, like a baby. Despite speaking full, very articulate and generally well-pronounced sentences, her voice has that baby-ish lilt that makes her sound squishily cute even when she's saying things like, "I don't want to help set the table, momeeee!" But watching a video of her saying some of her … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Baby’s First Voice