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Month: April 2013


I parked the car and was working on getting the baby in the Ergo carrier. By myself…one handed. There was a flurry of activity all around me, I was shifting left and right trying to get the Ergo on and strapped properly. I placed the diaper bag, keys, sunglasses and some papers on the trunk of the car while I got the little guy out of the car seat and into the Ergo. Arms and legs flying everywhere. Then I dropped my glasses as I was fumbling for the keys to lock the car. I took a deep breath,...

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The other day I looked at myself in the mirror and realized – I have one arm. Here’s the thing, I know I have one arm. But I rarely see it. I carry myself like I have two arms. I actually use my little arm like a regular one – when I make hand gestures and when I carry things or fold my arms together – I do it all as if I have two arms. And sometimes I forget altogether. And, really, that’s the way it should be. At least, that’s what I think. How many times are...

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When my little one was small, like weeks old small, I was manic. The second he started fussing or crying, I would run to his side and try to comfort him. Sometimes it was changing a diaper. Other times it was nursing…well ok, a lot of the time it was nursing. The sound of his crying somehow made me feel like I was failing as a mom. I’m not really sure why I thought that. But it was a strong emotion that gripped me every time I heard him “voice his displeasure”. I just couldn’t bear to think the...

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One Year

My baby just turned one. That’s 12 months, for all you math nuts out there. And, I just can’t believe it. I can’t believe that I endured 26 hours of labor – 26. That’s a long time. Period. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. In my entire life. At certain points in operation “Dumbo drop”, I thought he was in there to stay. Never coming out. Sure, I had just pushed for two hours with no results – maybe that’s my sign that he didn’t want to pack up his Lazy Boy and move out his...

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