Motherhood

Oct 01, 2009
I know that some people with daughters go to great lengths to avoid pink and frills and typical girl stereotypes.  Not me.  When Donald told me that I’d given birth to a girl, my reaction was to break out the bows →MORE...

Sep 28, 2009
Dear Charlotte, You are almost 25 inches long, sweet girl.  25 inches.  Do you know what is shorter than 25 inches?  NOT.  MUCH. Your giant baby genes astound about 120% of the population.  People cannot help but bond over a baby, →MORE...

Sep 24, 2009
Donald and I spend a ludicrous and embarrassing amount of time holding our baby and saying to one another that she is just so beautiful.  There has never been another baby so ravishing.  We got the best baby EVER.  And gee →MORE...

Sep 22, 2009
Charlotte has a spot on her head where the hair is not coming in as thick or as long as it is everywhere else.  It sits above her ear, along her hairline.  It is her tiny, dainty bald spot, about the →MORE...

Sep 21, 2009
When I breastfeed my daughter, I do not use a blanket. Now, look.  I gave the blanket trick a good run.  Really, I did.  But it just doesn’t work for me.  It’s a lot like pregnant sex: VERY AWKWARD. First of →MORE...