Monthly Archives: October 2010

Taking the bull-imia by the horns

I had read to expect that Stella’s little digestive system would change as we went.  Her poos would become less frequent and more substantial.  I had also read that although she’s strictly breast-fed, her burping and vomiting would also probably … Continue reading

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Where there’s a Will, there’s a way….

After considerable nagging, I made Will dictate his experience of our C-section to me.  I had heard odd snippets of what he heard and witnessed, so I thought it was a good idea to immortalize this before he forgot anything … Continue reading

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Cacking up

I’m a bit late, but it’s been very much on my mind that Stella and I have officially marked our 4 week anniversary together.  As with so many things, it’s one of those occasions where it seems like it’s been … Continue reading

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Too tired to be witty…..

Hmm….Somehow this didn’t get published.  Better late than never, I guess: Yesterday at 1:12 PM, Stella officially made one week old.  This is one of those absolutely surreal things to think about. On one hand, it seems she’s been here … Continue reading

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Rage against the (milking) machine

Almost from the get-go, Will has been anxious for me to try pumping.  That was fine, as breastfeeding was something that was important to me, and I knew that with me eventually returning to work, it was something we’d need … Continue reading

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(Not-so-)Freshman

Something odd and powerfully nostalgic happened to me the other night.  Stella and I were drowsing on the couch.  During these sessions, the TV (muted) becomes the ultimate nightlight.  When I glanced at the screen, I saw that it was … Continue reading

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To sleep, perchance to be reamed

We’re making nighttime progress around here, but I’m a bit on the fence as to whether or not it’s good progress.  Basically, Stella is now sleeping 5 hours (and even 6 hours on 2 different occasions)during the night.  It’s absolutely … Continue reading

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Someone stupid this way comes

The past 4-5 days have been a whirlwind.  My mother finally left us Saturday, and I’m proud to report that I/we have managed to keep the baby alive and well since then.  Monday, we were joined by Will’s mom, as … Continue reading

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Dramatic Mom-ologue

It’s crazy how rapidly and completely things change when you have a baby.  Already, at just 2 weeks old, Stella is different.  It’s kind of sad.  She used to make this sweet little squeak when she would begin to cry, … Continue reading

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Tit for tat (the obvious title)

First, a disclaimer:  To any of my usual male readers, this will be a post about breastfeeding.  Reader discretion is advised (Translation:  Don’t bitch later if you find yourself offended or grossed out). I knew from the beginning of the … Continue reading

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