A general life update: infection, injury, preschool plans, and dork-dom. June 29, 2012
The antibiotics that I was prescribed on Tuesday night kicked in within the first twenty-four hours.  I still have mild discomfort, which I suppose means that the bladder infection is still being fought off, but overall I feel much better.  Normal →MORE...

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The numbers. June 27, 2012
NO, I am not dead.  I did not drop off the face of the planet.  I was not eaten alive by zombies.  The last four days were just really REALLY miserable and I haven’t had the time or energy to add →MORE...

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Soon. June 22, 2012
The last six weeks or so have been busy, busy, busy in our household.  There has been birth.  There has been death.  There has been yard-work.  There have been extensive wedding festivities.  There have been out-of-town guests.  There have been taxes.  →MORE...

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If you can solve this riddle, I will be in awe of you forever. June 20, 2012
Yesterday when I was carrying her on my hip, Charlotte saw something that she wanted six feet off the ground in the pantry.  Ten minutes later, she had it. I have no idea HOW she did it.  There are no step-stools →MORE...

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The nightmares. June 18, 2012
On Saturday night, Charlotte fell asleep in Donald’s arms.  A few hours later, in the dead of the night, she released what can only be described as a rather piercing scream.  It woke my husband and me up in a flash.  →MORE...

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The calm (probably before a storm). June 14, 2012
One of the things that I have noticed during this pregnancy is that I am much more relaxed this time around.  When I was pregnant with Charlotte, I was wound tighter than a spring.  Worry was my middle name. This time, →MORE...

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It’s a Baby! June 12, 2012
The ultrasound yesterday went well.  There were no super obvious signs of trisomy or down’s or any of the other conditions which automatically preclude me from delivering at the birth center.  A radiologist is going to look over the nine hundred →MORE...

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A three-year-old’s favorite things. June 11, 2012
This weekend, Charlotte was introduced to both roller-skating and bowling and I feel that calling these activities RAGING SUCCESSES really underscores how much she loved them.  Certainly roller-skating made her list of Absolute Favorite Things In The World EVER EVER EVER →MORE...

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A small curiosity. June 08, 2012
At some point a month or two ago, I joined a new mom group. Over the past few years, I have tried a variety of mom groups on for size and what I have generally found is that the groups do →MORE...

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These two. June 06, 2012
Donald and I share an e-mail address which has, of late, been aflurry with activity as several individuals from our adoption agency have been working to update our profiles and organize our paperwork and clarify this, that, or the other thing.  →MORE...

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Hello hello and hello again. June 04, 2012
Sometime last week, Charlotte spent the afternoon running through the house with the noodle strainer atop her head.  “I am a fireman!” she told me proudly.  Toddler incarnate, this moment. “Well run along then and put out fires,” I said.  I →MORE...

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