Category Archives: Babies

Let me tell y’all about this almost-6-month-0ld, leading with the obvious WTF HE’S ALMOST 6 MONTHS OLD. This one has gone by the fastest, and that’s a damn shame because he’s so delightful. The first 8 weeks of my colicky first-born’s life took longer than this. I’ve had progressively easier babies, so now that we’re […]

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A couple months before Wallace was born, I asked “Can this baby monitor change the game with our 4th baby?” about the Owlet Smart Sock. I’m back for an update! Wallace just turned 5 months old, and I’m here to tell you the Owlet is, indeed, a game changer. Owlet is sponsoring this post.  To […]

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Is it because I’ve been through this enough now that I can sense these shifts? I can look at him and just feel and know that he’s grown. Not just that he’s bigger, and boy is he bigger- filling out 12 month outfits that finally let me buy both his and Lowell’s clothes from the […]

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One of the first things I bought when we were preparing to have our first baby 9 years ago was Burt’s Bees Baby® Nourishing Lotion and their shampoo & body wash. I remember smoothing the lotion onto Kendall when he was just a day old after I asked my mom to bring it up to the […]

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“I am so lucky to have you. We are so happy you’re here!” “Do you like us as much as we like you? I hope so.” “You are the best surprise.” “Thank you for surprising us!” “I never knew you were missing until you were here.” Those are all actual conversations I have with Wallace […]

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Babies cost money. That’s a fact of life. From the moment you spend money on an overpriced pregnancy test that shows you a positive – by the way, you can get perfectly fine pregnancy tests at dollar stores- you’re in for a couple decades of buying stuff. You don’t have to buy all the stuff, though! […]

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I learned the magic of a good, tight swaddle when my first was days old, already spending most of his hours screaming. He was not an easy baby, and I was desperate for any kind of magical solution that would help him calm down. This was way back in 2008, and I kept reading all […]

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