Energizer bunny?

June 15, 2012

Someone remarked today, after spending a couple minutes with me, that I seemed so energized for a new mom. I wasn’t sure what to say. Thanks! I think? Why thank you, I took my vitamins this morning! Energized? Yeah, I charged my batteries last night. I have to admit, I’m not sure I agreed with […]

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Dear Babygirl, You have arrived. (!!!!!!!!!!!!) And it’s about time, girlfriend. Sunday, May 6th I stepped out of the shower around lunchtime and realized that your swimming pool had sprung a leak. You threw that water over the edge for several straight hours, until Daddy and I finally checked into the hospital late that afternoon. […]


Dear Babygirl, You’re late. I’m trying not to obsess over it. Your lateness. I’m trying really, really hard. But everyone else is having their babies and darnit why won’t you come out and play! My birthday is in April. Your Daddy’s birthday is in April. Your birthday…will not be in April. You are gonna be […]

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Happy Birthday Hubz

April 30, 2012

He’s my strapping, handyman, marathon-running, American Pickers-watching, Pretzel M&M-loving hubby. The guy who surprises his 13-month pregnant wife with a designer diaper bag one day and then is elbow deep in dirty water replacing the inner workings of our continuously running toilet the next. He is the master of our puppy dog’s domain. And he […]

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Dear Babygirl, I was thinking about today. This day. And I wrote a few things about it, and it kind of turned into a letter at the end. Sorta kinda. A letter to you. It’s sorta kinda a letter and sorta kinda a poem and sorta kinda just a random piece of writing that my […]


They’re random, personal, and sometimes incomplete. And they’re always weird. They’re tidbits From The Notebook. Here are a few things my notebook, unedited, has had to say the past month: 3-23-12 [Encourage + Inspire] How can I do more of both? 3-23-12, later, in car to Iowa! Blog Post Idea: W/ rental props, it is […]

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Dear Babygirl, I walk up the stairs, your new lamp in hand. Into the nursery, I set it on the side table. It looks cute. Nice purchase, I tell myself. It’s late afternoon, around 5 o’clock. A bad time of day for me and my energy levels. The rocker looks comfy. Real comfy. I decide […]


Dear Babygirl, I was talking to one of your grandmas yesterday and, without really thinking, mentioned how you have blonde hair and blue eyes. I don’t know this, of course, but it just kind of makes sense. Your Daddy and I are both blonde and blue, why wouldn’t you be? Your grandma politely reminded me […]