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Every Which Way But Juice

Once upon a time when I was a kid growing up in Pennsylvania, I had a pretty strict household.  My mom had married a guy that was pretty rigid in the rules department.  There was a legendary argument about “no … Continue reading

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One Spit Wonder

My daughter has a spitting problem.  It’s gone on for months, and I’m kind of tired of it.  She will take a swig of water and slowly, deliberately create pools on the coffee table.  That’s the most common victim of … Continue reading

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Every which way but lose: The diet continues

I am officially on day 4 of the “cruise phase” of the Dukan diet.  Will and I both did 7 full days on the “attack phase,” where in we ate nothing but protein and fat-free dairy.  Monday morning, I had … Continue reading

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Cack-a-doodle-doo

Now that Stella’s sleeping, I’m worried about a new nighttime phenomenon.  What will become of my milk production?  The first several nights she slept more than 3 hours at a time, I would find myself waking up at 2:00 or … Continue reading

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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

It was bound to happen at some point.  Having to pump twice a day at work can be a bit challenging.  What’s made it more of an issue is my employer’s need to “streamline” and “downsize.”  As such, they have … Continue reading

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The Pukey Little Puppy

I’ve written plenty about milk.  The squirting boobs, the different kinds of milk vomit (thick and ropey vs. curds and whey), the wet t-shirts.  I have neglected one aspect of it, however.  The décor potential! We have this ceramic tile … Continue reading

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The land of milk and mommy

I’ve developed a new fixation, and it may or may not be sick.  It seems I’m a hoarder, but with a very specific hoard: breast milk. I know it sounds crazy, and I guess it is.  It is constantly in … Continue reading

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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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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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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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