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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...

A Mysterious Baby Bonnet.

Shortly after we brought Cooper home from the hospital, a small package arrived in our mailbox. It was addressed to “Master Cooper” which I thought was cute and very old-fashioned sounding in a charming kind of way, and it didn’t have a return address on it. I opened it to find this:   It’s a sweet little handmade baby bonnet accompanied by a poem that reads: I’m just a little...

iPhone Apps: Baby Connect

Spending the last eight weeks at home on maternity leave has given me lots of downtime. It’s not free time, not like you’d think. I can’t organize my closets, clean out the basement or even do laundry most days— even though he sleeps a lot, baby needs constant attention and my “free” time comes in small amounts that aren’t enough to accomplish much. I’m lucky if I get to...

One-Month Check-Up.

One of the important tasks that I failed to tackle during nine months of pregnancy was finding a pediatrician. I know, kind of important. We had to assign a pediatrician to see Cooper after he was born, and since he was delivered at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, we had to pick a doctor with privileges there. Which meant, not a doctor in Lawrence. My friend Michele loves her pediatrician, so we listed them...

Party Like a Baby.

Cooper went to his first party last night! And mommy got to get dressed up, fix her hair and spend time with adult people. (And enjoy a margarita for the first time in ten months. It was darn good.) Our friend Coleen hosts a post-holiday mixer every year. Since we’re all crazy-busy in December, she has her holiday shindig in January, and it’s seriously the party of the year. Amazing food, tons of...

One Month.

One month ago, our sweet baby boy arrived at 2:04 p.m. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a whole month, and that I’ve been off work for five weeks now. Time truly does fly! It’s true what they say: you don’t accomplish anything on maternity leave other than taking care of baby and trying to sleep when you can. Grand ideas of organizing closets or cleaning out basements while...

First Mommy+Baby Solo Outing.

It’s been over two weeks since baby was born, and the doctors finally cleared me to drive. Their criteria? No more pain medication, and that I feel comfortable slamming on the brakes in case of an emergency. Apparently abdominal muscles are used to push the brake pedal. We’ve been out of the house a few times already; a trip to the pediatrician, lunch at Ingredient and dinner at the Burger Stand. But...

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