Happy 14 months, buddy.

Not the happiest of days, since it ended up with a double ear infection diagnosis for you. But you’ve been growing in leaps and bounds. You’re a whopping 23 pounds now. You walk just great, sometimes with your hands behind your back, which looks really funny. Cracker and dragon have entered your repertoire of commonly […]

At least he’s not a tricky picky eater like me

That’s my boy. This morning, he threw a piece of plain cake donut on the floor and opted instead to eat the Fruity Cheerios on his tray.  He prefers green vegetables to orange vegetables.  He even prefers vegetables to many other foods. I feel so lucky; I’ve been a picky eater since birth.  I wish […]

Rocking my baby who wants to be a big boy

I have to admit: my first reaction to TJ’s screaming over the monitor was annoyance, as I use nap time to try and get some work done. But he wasn’t napping, and the scream level was reaching critical. Work would have to wait. And then I got to do something wonderful; I got to rock […]

TJ’s first birthday party

Yesterday was a crazy day. We planned TJ’s birthday party for 3:00 at Kitty’s. He generally doesn’t nap at that time, Kitty’s got more room than we do, and she also has a crib for him to nap in for when he does decide to nap. That was the thinking. Except that TJ woke up […]

Happy first birthday to my big little boy

One year old. Happy birthday, TJ, even though you don’t understand what that means. It’s a very bittersweet day for me. I’m so proud of everything you’ve done and learned to do. You’re so strong and so smart. But you’re not really a baby anymore. You’re a little boy. You can see if in your […]

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 […]

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 […]