Baby Babble

Is it weird that I look forward to conversations with my four month old? It’s seriously one of the highlights of my day, his very favorite way to play together is to sit where he can see me and tell me stories.

Right after he wakes up, he tells me about his dreams. Sometimes he’s giggly about them, and sometimes he’s downright indignant. My favorite are the sad stories because he tells them so pitifully, like this:

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And that makes me laugh, which makes him laugh!

When he isn’t talking to me, he talks to his toys. His favorite is his Michael doll from his Peter Pan collection – they totally have this baby with a bear bonding thing going on! So for his first “real” photo shoot, I just gave him toys to play with and talk to and snapped away! Here are some of my favorites!

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Love the drool here 🙂

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Is anybody watching me? I think I’m gonna bite Tink, nobody will mind, right?

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Did I say that? Nooo, I’m a good baby!

Things That Make Me Go Hmmmm…

– A local business that has gone to the trouble and expense to take out a digital billboard…and put up an all-text ad written in Comic Sans.

– Those “Must Be The Honey” and “Won’t Touch This” breakfast commercials, which to me might as well say “Oh hi, you’re old now, but think about when you were cool and buy our crap for your kids.”

– That I could get fined for taking PJ to see the deer in Valley Forge because Congress is more immature than my four month old.

– The Kardashians. I just don’t get it.

– How many people use the phrase “Your an idiot” without the slightest trace of embarrassment.

That’s just a few of mine, leave yours in the comments and we’ll have a good laugh about it!

Happy Anniversary!

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At this very minute, two years ago, I was waiting for my cue to walk down the aisle and marry my best friend. It’s been two years of getting used to the whole “grown up married” thing, lots of laughs, and just enough tears to grow on. I wouldn’t trade a single minute, and I can’t wait to see what’s coming down the road for us.

Hugs and kisses, happy anniversary honey 🙂

The Mostly Dead Art of Critical Thinking

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People who know me outside the blogosphere know that I have strong opinions on a lot of subjects that are hotly debated in our political system. I hesitate to express any of them here, not because I’m not confident about establishing and defending my positions, but because I don’t want this little record of my baby’s growing up to get sidetracked with the pettiness that has taken over our public discussion.

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Four Months Already?

Last weekend, I got an awesome package in the mail from my friend Andrea, who is also a preemie mom. She put together a CD for her little guy’s first birthday and sent it to me because she thought I would especially love the first song – and I did! I can’t believe that PJ is four months old now, and how far he’s already come from that tiny little guy in the NICU all hooked up to wires and tubes! So let’s celebrate little man today, and take a listen to the song Andrea picked out just for these mighty little guys: 

Yeah, that’s my dog! Na na na na na na (catchy, isn’t it?)

Aww shucks, someone gave me a reader award!

This is one of those things that makes my nerdy little heart go pitter-pat! Remember how I said that my main goal in starting this blog was to connect with other preemie parents? Well, it’s happened and I am beyond flattered to tell you that one of them, reinventionofmama, has nominated me for the Liebster, WordPress Family, Semper Fidelis and Reader Appreciation Awards here on WordPress 🙂 I plagiarized her descriptions because this is all new to me haha!
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Another day, another blog…

You may be wondering (because I’ve asked myself this already), why on earth I would take on writing another blog with a new baby, when I’m about to return to work in a week? Am I crazy? Maybe a little, and I’m a writer, which in a lot of ways is the same thing! I’ve thought about it, and what finally made up my mind was this:

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That’s the look of amazement on my tiny baby’s face the first time he saw leaves blowing in the wind. And I realized how many adventures we have in front of us, and that I don’t want to forget what it’s like to see the world through those little eyes. So I’ve started writing things down for me, and for him someday, and decided that I will share some of them with you too.

Another reason I’m going to tell our story is that while PJ was in the NICU, I received a lot of support from other parents who have been there, and I would like to pay it forward and put our story out there for people who are going through it and maybe don’t have the support network that we did. I received an email this weekend from a work contact who was apologizing for not answering a question that quite frankly I’d forgotten I’d ever asked! He told me that his daughter spent the summer in the NICU at a different hospital, and we ended up swapping stories and pictures of our itty bitty miracles. There are so many of us out there, it just feels right to give our story its own online home.

So welcome to it, I hope you’ll stay awhile!