March 2012

chocolate mama

March 31, 2012

In about a month, my youngest won’t be 2 anymore. She’ll turn three, land of big-girl stuff, where she’ll be easier to understand and less likely to say the things that are so endearing. Actually, she’ll probably say pretty cute stuff for a while. But it’s coming, both girls are moving swiftly to the place […]

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thank God it’s Friday

March 29, 2012

There are so many things that happen that we can’t control in life. I know a hundred, maybe a thousand, people who have given birth to healthy babies. Babies who have lived, thrived, grown, and begun growing up. I know two women who have had babies die after they were born. I know two women […]

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friend purge

March 25, 2012

Arrrrghhhh! I am having a baby in four months. Actually, three months, plus a couple of weeks. And I am acutely aware of that every day. There are so many things I need and that I need to do and I just can’t seem to wrap my mind around them all because BEFORE I KNOW […]

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working, weather, and flicking people off

March 22, 2012

Just when I think being a stay-at-home mom totally blows, something comes along to make me love it again. Sort of. It’s been 80 degrees this week. Eighty. While I wouldn’t mind a stay in the mid-70s (being pregnant), it amazes me how warmth and sun can change people. Maybe that’s why people in LA […]

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third time’s the charm

March 21, 2012

I don’t know about you, but I’m not complaining one little bit about this weather. This is unheard-of for March, and even more so for February, when all the 60+-degrees began. I love it. I loooove it. Things here are good. I’m getting ever closer to the time when we introduce a baby into this […]

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bunk beds

March 19, 2012

This weekend Carpenter made the girls bunk beds. They are huge, and really amazing, and crazy amounts of fun. If you are under the age of six. And if you are not your mother. Because for me, they are quickly becoming the bane of my existence. Right now I’m listening to thumps and bumps from […]

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to cut or not to cut?

March 15, 2012

Well, since we’re having a baby boy, some things need to change around here. He may not prefer pink and purple, the colors that are prominent around here with his two big sisters, and therefore some things might need to be bought, or dyed, or simply called “violet” instead. He will possibly not want to […]

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22 weeks update

March 12, 2012

I guess I’m at 22 weeks. Which means there are 18 weeks left, or for me, 17. Thank you, scheduled c-section. Most of my days go as you might have thought, very slow and very fast at the same time, with BAM! BAM! BAM! thing after thing to do. Like, Get up, get everyone downstairs […]

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if I had a day…

March 10, 2012

If I had a day, this month, where I didn’t have kids. Where they were away all day and into the next and I didn’t worry about them at all, I would rest. I’ve been sick lately, just a cold probably but cutting my legs out from under me like no other cold has, ever. […]

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March 8, 2012

I have two daughters, ages 5 and 2. And when we got the ultrasound to see which gender this next kid would be, we brought the kids along. It was 7:30am, which meant they had been up for a while, but we usually don’t do much until 8 or 9, so they were pretty calm […]

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