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Photography is pretty cool

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Since last fall, my husband and I have been getting into photography. Just before Nathan was born, we got a new interchangeable lens digital camera, the Sony A77 Mark II. Through a lot of research we came to the conclusion that it is the right one for us. We like its features, which were also […]

Stomach flu cramping or period cramping… either way, it sucks!

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Aidan loves to bring home all sorts of lovely diseases. Recently he had a cold, which then turned into an ear infection even though he has ear tubes — because the tube in his left ear has fallen out! So he got on antibiotics, which turned into diarrhea, which then turned into horrible diaper rash. […]

One month old Nathan

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Nathan’s colic started around 2-3 weeks, and is basically getting worse. Our pediatrician did warn us that colic tends to peak around 6 weeks. We’re on the upswing if that’s true. He has crying episodes of 2+ hours every night, anywhere from 10pm to 6am (like 10-midnight, then 4-6am). This is a daily thing. He […]

First weeks with Nathan

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These first several weeks suck. HARD. Nathan is three weeks old and getting up every 1.5 hours. I have been sick and exhausted, but at least I know with certainty it gets better because of our 22-month-old son. With him, I wasn’t so sure. Eventually things got better enough that I felt like having another! […]

One week old Nathan

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Nathan is now a week old. I’ve given up on breastfeeding, and I’m no longer needing to supplement. I’m now pumping 2+oz from each side, sometimes 3+oz each for a total of 6+oz in one session. Making enough that I can give some to Aidan because… Yeah, I got hand foot and mouth disease, too! […]

Two under two

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Two under two… they said it would be hard. I didn’t know it would be THIS hard. Our 5-day-old son is home. The birth was a smooth induction with pitocin and unmedicated vaginal delivery at 39 weeks, but things went south pretty quickly after that. First I got some kind of eye infection while in […]

Walk of shame out of the hospital

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At 38+3 weeks, I started having some regular, painful contractions around 11pm Sunday night. After about three hours of them, around 2:30am, where they got as close as 4-5 minutes apart and fairly regular, they were painful enough to wake me up frequently. I woke up my husband, called the doctor on call at the […]

Long hiatus

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I had been taking a break from the blog. Aidan has been a growing boy, and the pregnancy with Nathan has been going well despite Aidan giving me every single illness he catches. We were having trouble coming up with names for a second son. We had the perfect girl name, but it’s another boy […]

Happy 2014

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Happy new year! This is the year of hopefully giving birth to our second son. Yes, we found out right before Christmas at 13 weeks that we are having another little boy! I had a miscarriage that was a trisomy 15, so we opted for the detailed genetic testing. It is an in-depth look at […]

15 months and more sicknesses

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Aidan has been getting lots of illnesses this winter, and due to my suppressed immune system in pregnancy, I’ve been catching everything he’s gotten soon after. He turned 15 months old with a nasty cold, another double ear infection, and a lot of snotting and crying. I thought that getting the ear tubes and getting […]