Pacifier Weaning

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It’s not fair, I know, but the truth is pacifier weaning was easy for us.  Maybe it’s all the horror stories people tell or the fact that doctors warn you a pacifier can affect your child’s teeth placement, but whatever the reason, we were dreading it and ended up happily surprised. Background Info After The Wee One was born we waited 4 weeks to start using pacifiers (or dummies for our UK crowd) to avoid nipple confusion (although I bet we could have started earlier and I’m sure it would Read more […]

My Emotional Mini-Me

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The thing about being a parent is you suddenly have this person-sized mirror in which to see yourself through and often times you see traits in them that remind you of yourself, both the good and not-so-good ones. The Wee One is a passionate guy.  That is what I always say anyway.  Sure, he is a normal toddler (that feels weird to write, my baby is a toddler!) whose lack of verbal skills and coping mechanisms make it hard for him to control his feelings. It’s completely normal for him to Read more […]

Small Change, Big Difference

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Hi everybody!  Oh, I have missed you guys and this space.  We’ve been going non-stop recently because this past weekend we were in Chicago and this past week my nanny kiddos stayed with us.  But my crazy summer of travel, guests, and 3 (yes THREE) weddings in a row has passed and I’m looking forward to a slightly slower pace for the next few weeks. This also means more time for blogging!  I have so many topics I want to share, I just need the time to sit down and write. So what is my Read more […]

The Wee One: Twelve Months

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This isn’t going to be a typical month update post.  I’m going to free flow the format and say what’s on my mind.  There won’t be any 12 month sticker photos because we decided to skip our DIY photo shoot in lieu of the professional photo session we had with our photographer Annie.  (PS: I can’t wait to post those pics!) First, the current struggle in our life.  The Wee One has always been a pretty good and consistent sleeper, and don’t get me wrong, we are grateful for those hours between Read more […]

It’s Not What You See, It’s How You Look At It

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The Cuz Man is sporting a new look.  Back in June he was fitted for his cranial cap (or helmet as most people refer to it), and he has been wearing it since early July. I might have mentioned before that parents are instructed to put sleeping babies on their backs these days, the phrase being, “Back is Best!”  Well, the good news is that SIDS numbers are dropping (yay), but the bummer news is kids with flat heads or plagiocephaly are becoming more common. The Cuz Man was born with torticollis Read more […]

The Wee One: First Birthday Party!

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Hi friends! We had The Wee One’s party last weekend and it was a whirlwind of fun.  Everyone said they had a great time which makes me so happy.  I planned ahead and spent quite a bit of time crafting the decorations, setting the menu, and even buying favors for all the kiddo guests.  We had balloons, cupcakes, and tons of food.  The party was from 11-1 PM, right in between The Wee One’s two naps.  I figured since I always have more food than I really need when I host I might as well plan Read more […]

(Not Very Much) Sleeping Outside: Adventures in Camping

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So I promised I’d update on how camping went down this year… and here it is. I’ve come to the conclusion that sleeping outside for fun is just plain stupid!  There is no toilet nearby, no kitchen, no night lights, nor a way to control the temperature.  There is an excessive amount of NOISE from other campers and wildlife and that wildlife includes bugs, bears, and raccoons.  It’s always damp when you wake up even if it hasn’t rained and if it storms, oh if it storms, you convince yourself Read more […]

The Wee One: Eleven Months

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  Wow, The Wee One is becoming such a BIG BOY.  Although he seems to be growing up and less out as he weighs the same as last month (based on our crude scale anyway).  We’ve also received comments that he is thinning out or that his face looks thinner, which has to be because he is constantly moving!  It definitely isn’t because he’s eating less, haha. The Wee One LOVES pointing at things and he’s started waving to people.  He also “gives hugs” which means he lays his head down on Read more […]

Long Days and Dead Squirrels

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Hi guys! I realize I didn’t have a post on Monday, but it was intentional.  I was exhausted after four days of taking care of The Wee One, the dog, and the house by myself.  I didn’t feel much like writing to be honest, but there’s another reason I wasn’t super pumped about posting.  It seems the blogosphere gets extremely quiet over the summer.  Every year my daily views take a hit yet once June comes and every year I am shocked by it.  Well, this year I’m taking it as a sign to blog less Read more […]

Baby Behind Bars

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As I’ve mentioned previously, The Wee One’s newest skill is crawling. This is incredibly exciting and in the past few days he’s even started walking (slowly) with a walker.  But this new-found mobility has left me running around the house like a crazy person behind him, trying to prevent injury while still giving him space to explore. Our great room (aka the living room) is quite large and has a lot of what we call, “danger zones.”  Additionally the three stairs into the great room from the Read more […]