Goodness

Last week I had an appointment out of the house. The receptionist greeted me in her usual cheery manner and inquired about Gus. “Is he still being a good boy?” I don’t remember how I answered but I’m sure it was vague and mentioned something about sleep. I do know I...

Body Builder

  I distinctly remember in elementary school hearing my mom and her friends discussing how birth had made them lose all sense of modesty.  I also distinctly remember thinking, "Ew." And now here we are, with all sorts of things being seen (and unable to be unseen, I'm...

Then and Now

One of the wild things about having had children over the last decade and a half  (holy cats, that makes me feel old) is how much things have changed between our first baby and our last. And I'm not even talking about us - no that's a whole other post. No, the world...

In the Middle of the Night

Octavius, Yours was the pregnancy of sleeplessness so it seems only fitting that my favorite time with you is in the middle of the night. That's when it's quiet and still and it's just you and me again.  Your eyes are wide and bright in the dim light of the lamp and...

Goodness

Last week I had an appointment out of the house. The receptionist greeted me in her usual cheery manner and inquired about Gus. “Is he still being a good boy?” I don’t remember how I answered but I’m sure it was vague and mentioned something about sleep. I do know I...

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Body Builder

  I distinctly remember in elementary school hearing my mom and her friends discussing how birth had made them lose all sense of modesty.  I also distinctly remember thinking, "Ew." And now here we are, with all sorts of things being seen (and unable to be unseen, I'm...

read more

Then and Now

One of the wild things about having had children over the last decade and a half  (holy cats, that makes me feel old) is how much things have changed between our first baby and our last. And I'm not even talking about us - no that's a whole other post. No, the world...

read more

In the Middle of the Night

Octavius, Yours was the pregnancy of sleeplessness so it seems only fitting that my favorite time with you is in the middle of the night. That's when it's quiet and still and it's just you and me again.  Your eyes are wide and bright in the dim light of the lamp and...

read more

Named

Snippets of conversations from the last week regarding names: "Does it sound pretentious?" -Jac "Yes. Yes it does." - Me "I kind of feel like this might be our last shot so we have to make it count." - Jac "I think I'm okay with being 'those' people with the zany...

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The Change

Spring has arrived! Tess is planting plants, Lu learned to ride a pedal bike, Philip's allergies are in full swing and poplar buds are sticking to everything. It's glorious! Finally. This winter . . . it was a long one. A really, really looooooong one. So much bleak...

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