Just when I think I know what I’m doing with a baby, my five-month-old goes on a nursing strike. He’s been a great nurser since coming home from the hospital. We had a few road blocks, but with some advice from the hospital’s lactation consultant, he nurses like a pro. We’re talking about starting solids […]
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I’ve been back to work for a few weeks now. It feels like I never left. I jumped right back into the busy rhythm of work life. I spend 9-5 typing away at a computer, sitting in meetings, and breaking for lunch with colleagues– same things I did before my maternity leave. Only one thing has dramatically […]
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On Saturday, we get home from a lovely brunch with my in-laws (thanks for the bacon and avocado omelet!) and Leigh is asleep in his carrier. I put him quietly in his nursery as my husband heads out to the garage to change the oil on our vehicle. A rare moment alone appears! I’ve got […]
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We’re lifelong Chicago Cubs fans, so it was a no-brainer that we’d go for a trip to Wrigley Field for our son’s first ballgame. We took a week off work for a “stay-cation” and this was an easy trip to scratch off our summer bucket list. We couldn’t wait to take our three-month-old baby for […]
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I wanted to do something memorable for our dads in honor of Father’s Day, so my husband agreed to help me make a gift out of Leigh’s footprint. I was inspired by this blog post about how to make DIY stepping stones. It seemed easy enough. We went to Menards and picked up a bag […]
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Everywhere we go, people tell me that my son looks exactly like his father. And he does. Leigh is a mini-me of Eric. From the way his dark blue eyes and invisible blonde eyebrows stand out to the size of his big head, there is no denying that Leigh gets his looks from his dad. […]
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We’re finally getting somewhere with the sandman. Our baby Leigh is 11-weeks-old and nowhere near sleeping through the night, but that’s okay. Most nights he falls asleep between 8 to 9pm and wakes up for a mid-night nursing at 1am. He usually stirs again around 5am to get a little snack in before passing back […]
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Since the day Leigh was born, our cell phones have been on silent and it’s been a life-changer. I’ll never go back to constantly being interrupted by rings, dings, and pings. Life is so much quieter when you aren’t constantly looking at your phone at home. When we were in the hospital, we were constantly […]
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My maternity leave is quickly coming to an end as summer begins. Here are some things that I want to do around Chicago with the baby as the temps warm up and we can go outside to play (I was going to type “without a hat,” but we’ll be exchanging our winter hats for bucket […]
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This week, I got Leigh ready for bed and grabbed a sleeper from the closet. I struggled to shove his legs into the feet, not because he was kicking the whole time (that I can handle), but because they were too long for the PJs! He’s 10 weeks old and growing like a weed. Leigh […]
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