All Hallow’s Relieved

I have officially finished up my first round of proofreading.  Woo! Anyway, our weekend was pretty slow, so there’s not a whole lot to recap.  Jen had a late Pure Barre class on Sunday, so we did our …

Dear Daphne – 18 Months

Today is the 18-month anniversary of your birth, and it feels like this is the last of the “non-birthday” occasions of note.  After today, we’ll likely stop measuring the time you’ve been with us in months.  Years will become …

Whizzo Quality Assortment

Last weekend I broke down and committed the cardinal Halloween sin. I bought the candy too early. As a result, I’ve been taxing the hell out of “Fun-Sized!” Reese’s and Snickers and Kit-Kats and Crunch bars every night, …

Scary Scarce

Not a lot of time today. I did, however want to briefly discuss how LONG this little girl is getting… I’ll be interested to hear the numbers at her 18-month doctor visit next week. I can say with …

Back to Bed

We had an infinitely less stressful morning today, so Daphne and I had plenty of time to watch Little Baby Bum in bed before breakfast. It’s amazing how much I missed that yesterday…  Which begs the question, what …

Autonomous Unit for High Chair Snacking

Hi there.  Welcome back. So it’s been kind of a rough morning.  I was in the middle of a bizarre dream where I was at Numbers, seeing Bon Iver, and the lead singer stopped the show to thank …

Cuddling with Ferocity

My girl is becoming a tiny cuddle monster. She nuzzles her head into my shoulder when I lift her from the crib in the morning, she curls up next to me in bed as we watch her morning shows, and she toddles …

Nunca Enunciation

We’re almost 18 months in and Daphne still isn’t using any words. I mentioned this about 6 months ago and, unfortunately, there hasn’t been a whole lot of progress since then. She will occasionally give the sounds of a few …

Sleeping On the New Do

Ah, the bliss that is a full night’s sleep. For the first time in nearly a week, Daphne slept through the entire night without so much as a peep.  I’m actually so used to the repeated interruptions that it …

The Swine Soup Kitchen

So I’m upstairs reading a book to Daphne the other day… Specifically, “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” by Laura Numeroff. When it occurred to me that what I was really reading to my daughter was a …