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Six weeks old on Remembrance Day

Posted on November 11th, 2012

Dear Baby A, Today, you are six weeks old! Probably the fastest six weeks of my whole life, even though I’m trying very hard to cherish every second, to make this time last longer. Six weeks ago, you were sleeping angelically through your first day of life, as many people (who had already loved you […]

Best and Worst Parenting Moments (in one day)

Posted on November 4th, 2012

Yesterday there were some radically contrasting highs and lows in the tapestry of our family life. Some high points with Baby A: Starting to get waking smiles this past week – the ones when she’s looking right at us, so they seem like she means them. She peed on her potty for the first time! […]

Baby Lessons, and How Daddy Saved the Day (or Night)

Posted on November 2nd, 2012

There is a lot I’m re-learning about having a very young baby. Lots of things I only half-remembered, especially the counter-intuitive parts. For instance: The more sleep she gets, the sleepier she will be. The more tired – or overtired – she gets, the more awake she seems. She may hate the swaddle (and she […]

James Hill – and Anne – Concert, with baby in tow

Posted on October 29th, 2012

On Friday evening, Sean and I had the good fortune to see ukulelist James Hill in concert with his cellist fiancee, Anne Janelle (Davison)… in the company of our not-quite-four-week-old Baby A. We had debated about whether to go, since we would have to buy our baby a ticket, and then there was always the […]

The new life of the two-child family

Posted on October 18th, 2012

And now, how we’re doing back on the home front, after 2.5 weeks: Mommy, Daddy, big brother, little sister… just like the Berenstain Bears. The New Family What’s the same: The new baby looks like Daddy! Although now, people are more likely to say she looks like her brother (who is Daddy’s Mini-Me). She does, […]

Dear Rainbow Baby, now that you’ve arrived

Posted on October 4th, 2012

Dear, sweet Rainbow Baby A, You are finally here. Today you turned four days old. You arrived on Sunday morning, September 30th, at 10:21, after about thirteen hours of labour. It was a beautiful autumn day, and we could see spectacular orange and red trees from the hospital room. Precious girl, it was so amazing […]

Toddler Tracks: Recent Quotes and Conversations

Posted on May 31st, 2011

Here are some examples of sentences and conversations I’ve collected from my son over the last couple of months. You’ll notice that some of them seem quite random, while some of them show just how much he’s paying attention to things… * Standing all wobbly on this bed, arms out for balance, grinning, still wearing […]

Notes on the Mid-Pregnancy Ultrasound

Posted on April 6th, 2011

Last Wednesday, we had our 20-week ultrasonic anatomy scan of Baby #2! Over the years, I’ve worn my share of medical/hospital gowns, but this one took the cake. The WORST GOWN EVER. Tissue paper poncho that’s only shoulder-width, so you have to try to hold onto the edges to keep from flashing your whole bottom […]

Footage Sampler

Posted on September 18th, 2010

Here you go. It’s a bit on the long side, but there are several activities included: phoning, singing, boofing, sock-stretching, and a wee bit o’ walking. Just day-in-the-life stuff. Hope you enjoy! Related Posts:A Very Special One-Year-Old and His MomHappy Second Birthday, Rainbow BabyCelebrating One Year of Baby ABThe village that raises my childrenThings to […]

Multiple Steps!… and final Baby Bits?

Posted on September 16th, 2010

Yay! Yesterday, our little boy walked! He was having fun practicing standing alone, with both arms in the air (looking like he was about to take off flying), so Sean and I tried walking him between us as we sat across from each other. Suddenly, he can take four or five steps at a time! All […]

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