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Lesson 87: Time management is a thing of the past

Lesson 87: Time management is a thing of the past

Dear S & B, I wrote a little note for J every month. I told him all that he was up to at the time–his likes, dislikes, how he’d grown. With you guys, I snap a picture. That’s it. I’m keeping up with your big milestones, but I couldn’t tell you all of your likes […]

Lesson 86: Your birth plan may not go the way you intended

Lesson 86: Your birth plan may not go the way you intended

Dear S & B, It’s taken me nearly 6 months to write your birth story. I know I should have documented it sooner. I want to be able to remember the day, and I want to be able to share it with you. But the day of your birth just isn’t ranked right up there […]

Lesson 84: Mind your business

Lesson 84: Mind your business

It’s been quiet over here for awhile, I know. I haven’t known what to write. I considered starting Lesson 84 about potty-training, but then I didn’t know what to write because my son wouldn’t use the damn potty, so I failed at potty-training (P.S. he got there in his own time, not much thanks to […]

Lesson 21: Again, take lots of pictures!

Lesson 21: Again, take lots of pictures!

Have at least one person visit right after birth who will not listen to your demands of “no pictures of new mom!” That way you’ll always have a gem like the one I have of me shoving a whole hamburger into my mouth. Trust me, you’ll want it one day. But you’ll probably choose not to […]

Lesson 20: Write the story of your baby’s birth

Lesson 20: Write the story of your baby’s birth

Write down the story of your baby’s birth as soon as possible because the memories will become fuzzy. One day your child will love to hear the story of her birth–especially when she is expecting her own baby. Here is the letter I wrote to my son: Dear Baby J, On Tuesday evening, March 27, […]

Lesson 16: Nesting

Lesson 16: Nesting

I can’t say whether or not the nesting instinct was real for me. The problem with me is, I’m always “nesting.” On any given day you can find me cleaning or organizing something. So whether or not the nesting instinct kicked in, I couldn’t say for sure. There was one day, when I was about […]

Lesson 10: Prepare the nursery!

Lesson 10: Prepare the nursery!

We waited until after finding out the gender of our baby before we started decorating the nursery. But, we already knew how we were going to decorate for either gender well in advance. So we were ready to go! That’s one thing I look forward to the next time–not knowing the gender in advance will […]

Now, let’s revisit that registry

Now, let’s revisit that registry

Starting a registry can be a bit daunting, especially if you visit one of those big baby stores like Buy Buy Baby or Babies ‘R Us. I personally love Buy Buy Baby because, while it can appear overwhelming at first, they’re set up in a such an organized fashion that a control-freak like me can […]

Lesson 7: You get to buy a new wardrobe! Kinda…

Lesson 7: You get to buy a new wardrobe! Kinda…

I wasn’t sure when I was supposed to shop for and start wearing maternity clothes. But I had heard from some of my girlfriends that they just woke up one more morning and had a baby belly, where one had not been the night before. So I was a little afraid to wake up one […]

Lesson 6: Take lots of pictures!

Lesson 6: Take lots of pictures!

Document the heck out of your growing belly! This is the one time in your life that you don’t have to “suck it in.” Enjoy it! 16 weeks. Related articles Belly Series DIY Maternity Photo-Session for you Non-Photographers Save Save Save

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