Babies

Daily minutes and cucumber salad

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This Friday morning I woke up determined to get back in the saddle. Four weeks of utter chaos (aka “vacation”) left me yearning for some good old routine. The queen of toddlers is back on track, in daycare and away from indulgent grand parents influence, my husband is back at work. Now its up to baby Tom and me […]

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Yesterday I shaved my head

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No I didn’t. But it makes for a nice, catchy title, doesn’t it? In fact, at a certain point yesterday I was giving the notion much serious thought, right about when I realized that for the third time in a row, I will have to entertain my 3-6 months old pajama clad little boss while I’m in […]

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Enough already

I ain’t really here. Just past some of the night in a real bed while Grandma took charge for a few hours. I hang out at a hospital now, with a 2-year-old pneumonia patient, going out every 3 hours to breast feed in a car. Not fun. I begin to wonder if the big guy has it […]

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Motherhood is

As I see it, Motherhood, especially fresh new one, is all about readjustments. When your miracle child is born into this world everything changes. Among others you find yourself readjusting your standards so that: Burping in public becomes desirable behaviour (the baby ladies, the baby) 5 consecutive hours of sleep constitute “a night” A quick pass […]

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C'est bon mama

C’est bon mama, said my little francophone. It’s good mommy. For the first time, I heard these words coming out of her little mouth. My impossibly tiny toddler who systematically refuses to follow any growth curve known to man, who survived her sickly second year of life on grapes and cheese, who wears out her […]

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Newborn knowledge – Unlikely but practical tips

Finding myself mothering a newborn for the second time is a strange experience. I mean, in a way I have a sense of calm, a “been there, done that” sort of attitude, but at the same time, every baby is different. Not every hard earned lesson I learned with my girl necessarily applies for my little […]

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Back with a vengence

Our baby boy arrived. Finally. After all the grief this pregnancy caused us, the little thing did not even have the decency of arriving on time. 5 days overdue, when I was practically carrying the belly on my knees, he finally arrived. 5 more hip waddling, ice cream craving, sleep deprived days. 5 days may not […]

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It's probably nothing

I don’t know about you, but when a doctor tells me not to worry, I immediately start fretting. Unresolved health issues are worrisome enough when one’s own health is concerned. They turn downright terrifying when your helpless little man cub is on the line.   Pajama parties in a hospital room with my baby girl, oxygen tubes in […]

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NightmAir

In my not so far days of no babyhood, sitting next to a mother and her baby in an airplane would evoke a panic I could barely contain. Babies cry, make noise, are unpredictable and might do the worst and try to communicate with me. I felt so sorry for myself in these occasions that I never stopped […]

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Babies Cry, Don’t take it personally

When my baby was born into this world, I was struck with the reality of it all. She is mine, my baby, nobody else’s. It  felt like one of those reality shows when you get to play a part in someone else’s life for a while, but don’t get too comfortable, the camera crew is on its way […]

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