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Birth story

My doctor’s words ran chills down my [partially-numbed] spine. “This baby was meant to be here.” He was, truly. I don’t know what his purpose is in life, other than to be loved by us, but I’ve believed from the … Continue reading

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  While we’re on the topic of guys in our [expanding] family, I just have to share with you a couple of pics from last weekend’s second annual Soccer Superclassico. Does anyone know who this is? Yeah, that’s my husband, … Continue reading

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So …

The shock still hasn’t quite worn off, even though my belly is protruding like I’ve eaten a big feast of bowling balls. This baby thing really has taken us all by surprise. I’m astonished at each ultrasound – nothing like … Continue reading

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Baby number 3 is due in April!

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He ate it.

Except he didn’t. Beans lost his first tooth on Monday. It had been loose for a while. It was so loose, in fact, that it moved not only back and forth but side to side, as well. I tried to … Continue reading

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Such offensive language!

Lots of kids have security blankets, dolls, burp cloths, whatever. But since before she was 5 months old, Tallulah has had a strong attachment to my hair. I don’t know that there are any pictures that show our “bond” but … Continue reading

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It’s OK.

Since summer break started I’ve been sneaky about getting Beans to practice his reading and math skills. You know, if I asked him to do some addition or read a book he might take that as a personal affront. I … Continue reading

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