Ah the joys of womanhood...

There is a danger in the internet.  The way a person can travel from blog to blog, just surfing, seeing what catches the eye....today I have taken a step away from the political blogs...a day of rest in celebration and thanks.  Unfortunately that pause has led me in another direction...food blogs... ...more

The things you do for love...

Sherman and I have been trying to get Ijah back on the bottle.  For some reason, be it teething, taste, comfort, ease, whatever, he has been FREAKING out every time we try to give him one.  So for the past few days we have been trying different things.  New bottle with a nipple that seems more like...well...a nipple.  Warming the formula up more.  Nipple shaped like his pacifier.  Different people feeding him.  Holding him in different ways.  Walking while feeding.  Different music.  Different scenery.  Me in the house.  Me blocks away.  Using ...more

My own personal Titanic...

I admit it.  I have a pretty bad case of the new mom overwhelmed.  Maybe it's not even a bad case, it could be a perfectly average case, but either way it is taking a toll on me.  I've been getting out during the day, trying to get out with just Sherman, trying to be a part of group activities with friends, but it's still hard.  I still feel different, a little isolated, a little confused. ...more

We just had kid number two and I feel so over whelmed it is not even funny. It took me by ...more

Third grade wisdom...

"Well do you want to be her friend?" "Yes...but I'm not sure if she really wants to be mine." "Why, don't you think Olivia likes you?" "Well, every time she asks to be my friend she wants me to do something for her." "I think if she was a true friend she wouldn't just want something from you every time." Read the rest at Not Quite Set ...more

Britax Decathalon or Alpha Omega Elite...

There are lots of pregnancy books, tons of parenting books, videos on childbirth, information on "sleeping techniques", advice, warnings, websites....you name it you can find information or advice on just about everything. I say just about because I'm not sure anything can prepare a parent for the first trip to Babies R Us.... Read more at Not Quite Set ...more

Love and potatoes...

On the way home today I caught about one minute of a show on potatoes...strange I know...They were talking about how in this particular culture a woman had to peel this particular type of potato to show the family of her future husband what a dedicated wife she would be. This was no average potato either. They described it as looking like a cluster of large grapes, tightly packed together in a potato type shape. Wow...thats one heck of a trial. Read the rest at Not Quite Set ...more

Britax Decathalon or Alpha Omega Elite....

There are lots of pregnancy books, tons of parenting books, videos on childbirth, information on "sleeping techniques", advice, warnings, websites....you name it you can find information or advice on just about everything. I say just about because I'm not sure anything can prepare a parent for the first trip to Babies R Us. ...more

Retro cool...

Certain things will automatically earn people a special place in my heart. Today it was the fact that the Dr. I went to see had a typewriter. ...more

When we were away a couple of weekends ago, some sales company or something tried to call us. ...more

Floods...and poor word usage...

After a week of worry I find that I can stop. I can stop and be great full that Comma is healthy (and was moving today). This relief has brought with it an unexpected wave of other crap though. A kind of tidal backwash. So now I find that not being completely wrapped up in Comma right this second that any annoyance that I tossed out at the time has just sloshed right back up. Read the rest at Not Quite Set ...more

Good news and Sushi...

"Looks like you have a very healthy baby in here..." No more perfect words have ever been spoken at this point in my life. The genetic counselor put things into great perspective, starting out with the "statistics" on false positives for this type of test. She seemed almost apologetic about it, but did a great job of explaining the could be's and the probably nots. My only disappointment was that she didn't catch the "tremendous good looks" that we had noted as genetic conditions our families carry. Ah well, she obviously wasn't THAT worried. ...more