One year ago tonight…

One year ago tonight, right about this time, I was wondering when I would be going to the hospital. I’d been having contractions for a few hours that were erratic but getting closer. At 11:00, the doctor on call told me to take a hot shower to see if that stopped the contractions, then to […]

In case you didn’t notice, we’re back from being hacked

I found out from a co-worker of mine today that this site had been hacked over the weekend.  It would appear that the downtime was limited to about 24 hours. I apologize if you stopped by and had to look at that horrible hacker message.  We’re back! And a great big thank you to Morgan […]

Things I love about you, my baby boy

I just came downstairs from rocking you to sleep, and I can’t go to bed without writing down the thoughts in my head. I love the way you feel in my arms, snuggled against my shoulder. I love the way you tuck your arms under your body. I love how your hair is straight and […]

Happy 11 months!

Where can I even begin? You took four unassisted steps about a week ago, though still no signs of more steps to come. You’ve gotten more nervous when you realize you’re standing on your own. You point at things you are interested in now. This can range from pointing at Mommy or Daddy when you […]

Your first steps!

We were over at Grandma and Grandpa’s house tonight for dinner.  After dinner, while we were in the living room, you were so fussy because you wanted Daddy to let you down on the floor and he was trying to hold onto you. Once you finally got down, you wanted to see Ruby, and you […]

A good swing is just the thing for a colicky baby!

If you have a colicky baby, you know that you’re willing to try anything to calm him down and make him feel better. Many people will tell you to follow the five S’s: Suck, Shh, Side, Swaddle, and the one I’ll be talking about here – Swing. There’s only so much swinging any pair of […]

Happy 10 months, TJ!

You’re growing up so fast. You regularly let go of things and stand on your own for up to 30 seconds at a time. We always have an eye on you, wondering if this is the time you’re going to take that first step. You have 8 teeth and it seems like you may get […]

Easing a Worried Mommy Mind

There are so many things for moms to worry about these days. From SIDS to falls to car accidents, it’s enough to make you crazy. But there are some things you can do to protect your children and ease your mind. A baby monitor is one of the things many moms will ask for on […]

Unpopular Baby Decisions: Formula Feeding

This guide is the second in a series on unpopular decisions we parents make about our babies. Formula feeding is something that is a choice for some parents, a necessity for others. But regardless of why they started doing it, most formula feeding parents will encounter critics who look down on anyone who does not […]

The Stair Master

You learned how to climb the stairs today! You climbed all the way to the top all by yourself… although I was two steps behind the whole time. Tags: babies, climbing, developmental, stairs