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Back from the Blogging Break.

It’s been almost two months since I posted here. A whole pile of things contributed to the break: taking care of a baby, returning to work after maternity leave, adjusting to a new schedule and, especially, frustration at the repeated hacks on this blog.

Fortunately, my friends at Philsquare fixed the blog problem. If you have website drama, call them. They’ll help. Unfortunately, Philsquare couldn’t help me out with the rest of life’s craziness.

So, what’s happened in the last two months?

  • You might remember my plea for recipes. Many of you stepped up with ideas, recipes and websites. So far, the biggest success we had was a big pot of chili (without beans, of course!) that provided dinner and lunch the next day, as well as two frozen bags for future dinners. I know that the biggest hurdle to get over is planning weekly meals; once I can do that, it’ll be easier to get on track with shopping and cooking. We’ll get there.
  • I went back to work! This is my eighth week back at work and it almost feels like I never left. Almost. We’re slowly getting in the groove of a new morning routine that includes more miles in my (still short) commute, and one day I’ll actually get to work on time. As much as I loved being home all day, every day with a baby, I have to admit I enjoy being around adults again and feeling productive. Oh, and earning a paycheck.
  • Cooper started daycare, turned three months old, and then four months old. We love his daycare. Five days in, he got sick. Of course he did— all the babies at daycare were sick! We think it was RSV, that’s what most of the other babies had, but our doctor doesn’t actually test for it because it doesn’t change their protocol. The pediatrician ordered breathing treatments, the baby screamed a lot and then he learned to sit through them quietly.
  • The house is still under construction. That is all.

Look how much he’s grown!

Four month stats: Weight, 17 pounds 10 ounces, 91st percentile. Height, 27.5 inches, 99th percentile (!). Head circumference, 16.5 inches, 47th percentile. So, we have a very long non-bobbleheaded baby who weighs a lot but it’s in proportion to his body. He’s a full six inches longer than he was at birth. And he’s in size 3 diapers.

Realization: While I love my iPhone camera (especially the Camera Awesome app!), and I use it to take most of my pictures since it’s practically attached to my hand, the dSLR takes way better pictures even though I don’t really know how to use it.

The blanket in the laundry basket was a handmade gift from our friend Susan, and another friend Rochelle gifted us with the clever monthly stickers for the onesies. Thanks, ladies! The baby-in-a-laundry-basket idea is from Pinterest, of course.

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