Archive | June, 2006

Isabella Updates

She’s now six weeks old! I can’t believe it. Today we went to the hospital for a hip ultrasound. Evidently the breech position tends to force the ball of the hip out of the socket, predisposing to dislocation after birth. Our doctor had no reason to suspect a problem, so the ultrasound was simply a […]

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What I’m reading: Little House

The Little House in the Highlands While the Little House books were not quite as much a favorite as Narnia or Anne of Green Gables, still, they were a prominent feature of my childhood landscape. Recently I stumbled across Melissa Wiley’s blog, Here in the Bonny Glen and discovered that she has expanded the series, […]

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Some Thoughts on Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and reading When I was reading books and blogs on pregnancy and when talking to people (everyone has advice for you when you’re pregnant!), I frequently came across the truism that once the baby came I’d not have time to read. I knew that wouldn’t be the case for me and I was right. […]

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Alarms and Excursions

Woke up at 1 to a chorus of alarms going off upstairs. They couldn’t figure out what set them off so we bundled up the baby and I stumbled out into the rainy night barefoot and disoriented. Bella woke up, of course, so I sat in the car and we had an early feeding while […]

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Bella’s Got a Brand New List

My former roommate Shanna was in town this weekend with her finace and stopped by this afternoon. She brough a gift for Bella and how well she knows me… she gave books. The classic: and a book I’d never heard of, but that looked very cute: which reminds me of The Monster at the End […]

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[url=]Quiz: What Type of Mother Are You?[/url]

intp   �The �Love of Learning� Mother �I keep the encyclopedia in the kitchen so we can look up things together while we eat.�   * Intellectually curious and patient, the INTP mother relishes those times with a child when they are learning something interesting together. Whether they�re at the zoo or computer terminal, she […]

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Ok maybe it wasn’t the excedrin… the past few nights I’ve gone back to bed around 3am after waking up to feed Bella and have laid there for an hour or so, wide awake, until she woke up again for another snack. Is it just that I’ve adapted to her schedule? Or has the general […]

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Yesterday afternoon (doesn’t really feel like yesterday, but since the sun is now up, I guess it must be) I was in the grocery store with Bella. A woman waiting at the deli counter with a one-year-old in her cart turned and oohed (as everyone seems to do) and congratulated me. Then as she walked […]

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Sleep Deprivation and InterLibrary Loan

Oops. I must have nodded off while ordering my books. Though to my credit the book I ordered had the same name as the one I wanted, but a different author. I intended to order For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay because I’d seen it mentioned in Real Learning and elsewhere. But instead […]

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