Archive for August, 2006

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

oh boy

Oscar has a brand new baby cousin. and he’s a boy, to boot…which delights me, in a brand-new kind of way. i think his parents might have suspected a girl was waiting in the wings, as the family was statistically due for one, but Angus Phillip Joseph Lastnamehere made his grand entrance safe and sound […]

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Monday, August 21st, 2006

to believe in this livin’

Oscar is four months old today. he hasn’t had the easiest four months of it – rather a rough welcome to the world, really. but just this past week or so, he seems to have turned a corner and left much of his gas pain and the accompanying screaming sessions in the dust. suddenly, he’s […]

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

a deeper well

it appears i am running dry. this isn’t entirely news, as Oscar began pulling off the breast in the middle of feedings at least a month ago. but that didn’t last, and i chalked it up to nipple confusion from too much bottle supplementation. i wondered whether the fact that it happened right at the […]

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Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

the mamas

i’ve started a mom’s group. those words make me blush. rather self-consciously, like i’ve exposed a secret fetish for something turgidly wholesome. in my former baby-free life, i might have conjured up an image of a mom’s group founder as a rabidly perky, baby-obsessed keener, replete with matching tupperware and a “Chicken Soup for the […]

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