Maybe you’re like me. Maybe every day in some way you feel like a newly fallen turnip. A rookie. A beginner. A little wet behind the ears. When I had a baby, I glanced over my shoulder to discover regurgitated breast milk dripping down my back. That’s when everything — not just motherhood — seemed a little more important. A little more up in a ponytail. A little more up in the air.

Posts Tagged "newborns"

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to Some Pork Medallions

Act I: “See you at nine,” said Gordon, grabbing his keys and heading for the door. He was going to BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) Monday night, as usual. I was late making dinner and was just firing up the wok; he would have to eat when he got back. “Are you sure you shouldn’t call…   read more

Let’s Boycott the M Word

When was the last time you got out of the house? Really? My goodness, what supplies did you take? Are people still driving in cars or is Scottie now beaming them from place to place? If there was a nuclear war and everyone was forced to live underground with Pez dispensers and dehydrated hot dogs,…   read more

Stupidity, Poop, and Maple Syrup Urine Disease

“Clogs! It’s got clogs in it!” This incoherent specimen of verbal ballyhoo is what (I believe) I said to Gordon at approximately 3:42 a.m. on Monday morning. I was changing Thing Two’s diaper in her dimly lit room, and the very moment I got her diaper off, she shot a bowel movement across the room….   read more

First Week Home

You may be wondering how I’ve been holding up this week with the new baby fresh home from the hospital. Or not. You may just be wondering what you’re having for lunch. But in case you’re interested, here’s the run-down: Day One Home: Greeted in the a.m. by my hubby bringing me breakfast in bed….   read more

Welcome to the World, Madeline Mae

I didn’t think I’d be writing the “Introducing Madeline Mae” blog until two weeks from now, but as life goes sometimes…suddenly here we are. Her arrival was fraught with high drama and all the trappings of movie cliché: a fast-onset labor brought on by spicy Mexican food and the luring beams of a Texas full…   read more