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I’ve done something right  Posted on 08/14/2014
It’s 8am and Baby J is sleeping. I keep thinking I should take advantage of this time and get something accomplished, like, say, clean the bathroom. But I’ve already sorted laundry, started a load, made the bed, cleaned and...
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Best Photo Ever  Posted on 08/08/2014
We have this photo from our wedding: That’s not the “Best Photo Ever,” although I love it – it’s one of my favorite photos from our wedding.  I was pooped, and sat down on the couch, and Stephen came over...
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Breastfeeding sucks  Posted on 07/25/2014
TMI warning – talk of boobs and nipples and other things, I’m sure.  Might be some graphic language.  Read at your own risk. Baby J and I had some breastfeeding issues early on.  I had some minor...
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Baby J’s Birth Story  Posted on 07/12/2014
I think it goes without saying, but here’s your official TMI alert. I can’t complain too much about my labor. I think it was fairly easy and quick, all things considered. A week before my due date, I woke up about 1:20am...
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a month on  Posted on 07/11/2014
I think it goes without saying that it’s been a difficult month. I spent five days in the hospital, followed by five days of home health visits three times a day (more on all that later), while trying to also deal with a newborn....
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I’m a mom  Posted on 06/20/2014
The title of this post should not be read as an announcement – instead, it should be read with a note of wonder, confusion, disbelief, and awe.  I spent most of my pregnancy thinking how surreal it was to be pregnant, and now I...
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6 June  Posted on 06/06/2014
Today is the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy.  We were lucky enough to tour the Normandy coast on June 6th two years ago, stopping at Arromanches, Longues-sur-Mer, and the American Normandy Cemetery at Omaha Beach....
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Hormones? Or Homesick?  Posted on 06/05/2014
I have these friends (a married couple) back home that I’m very close to.  I’ll call them The Ls.  We’ve spent so much time together we know what each other is thinking (all three of us), and she and I have been...
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We’re moving!  Posted on 06/04/2014
I have news!  With the baby coming, we’ve been trying to get into a larger apartment.  We’re currently in a two bedroom apartment (photos from when we moved in here), but we use the second bedroom as an office...
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The Illusion of Modesty (TMI alert)  Posted on 06/03/2014
TMI alert – Seriously, you have officially been warned.  This post deals with going to the gynecologist.  Stop reading now if you can’t handle it. A visit to the gynecologist in Finland (and France from what I hear,...
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