Archive for the ‘Babies’ Category

Not a little baby anymore

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 by by

Mini can sit up for long periods of time!

I know I should be so happy that Mini is doing this, but when I told Mr. BBH I started crying! I faithfully added her milestone to the Total Baby app but my baby is not a newborn anymore and inching closer toward toddler. It is so different that Baby Bear. Because with Baby Bear I knew that we would probably have more kids. We decided for financial and logistical reasons that  2 was our number. So no more babies for me. The bittersweet moments of my little giggly Mini Bear hitting her milestones.

PS. She is also pushing up pretty good with her hands


Meet Spark

Friday, August 16th, 2013 by by

It’s a terrible picture taken through the smudged side of the hospital bassinet — but here is our newest addition. We are home and doing well — definitely adjusting to our new family of four.

In See Teacher Run Land, she will forever be known as Spark Taco(I don’t need any students finding this blog!), but I thought I would take this one time to answer some FAQ’s about her name.

How the Heck Do You Say It?
It is pronounced (more…)

Let’s Talk about SEX (after) Baby!!! Let’s Talk about You and Me!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 by by

Hah! Now that I’ve got your attention and put that Salt n’ Pepa earworm in your head I can share with you a little something that most new parents are dealing with.

SEX. Well, rather the lack there of.

Not for lack of wanting it, but for lack of opportunity. Why?! Because of this new little amazing person who ironically got here because you enjoyed sex in the first place. *Hopefully- you enjoyed it. Let’s be honest there are times when you’re trying to make that baby that it’s just a “let’s get the job done, Honey” scenario. #beentheredonethat

Oh and my husband CJ and I no longer call it “having sex” or “making love.” Forget about “getting it on” or even “doing the deed”.

Now that we are parents we call it (more…)


Friday, August 9th, 2013 by by

From birth Rylie had this mark on her shoulder. We were told it was from her ear being pressed up against her shoulder and that it would go away. Well it didn’€™t. It puffed up, got bright red, and got bigger. During her 2 month appointment I asked the doctor what it really was and he told me it was a hemangioma. Basically, it’s a benign tumor of endothelial cells (vascular birth mark). It’€™s actually pretty common in infancy and goes away by age 10 usually. They can be left alone to disappear on their own or if they are in a dangerous area they can be treated with laser surgery or Timolol drops.
78019_10151315863187046_1636946209_oHemangioma at birth

Rylie’€™s Hemangioma at 13 weeks


Having a Newborn

Friday, July 12th, 2013 by by

Let’s face it- you can’t really think straight when you haven’t slept through the night in weeks and weeks and weeks….

Mommy Meme Monday: What’s on Your Baby’s Bum?

Monday, July 1st, 2013 by by

Could it be a cloth diaper? If you are a cloth diapering mommy, you’ll love this week’s memes. Check out these funny cloth diapering memes.

Have you heard this cloth diapering joke?



For Shizzle My Bizzle

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 by by

You’ve heard of “party poopers” well in the beginning we were “poop party-ers.” See, you never fully appreciate the act until you’re the parent of a newborn and knowing that your baby is #1 at number two means you are at least doing part of the job right. Because what they leave in that little diaper means they’re getting all of nutrients and sustenance they need to grow into a mischievous toddler and eventually obnoxious teenager.

The first time “it happened” it was like “So You Think You Can Dance” in the nursery. Seriously, we busted into a two-person flashmob – the dog even took a break from updating her Facebook and joined in because we were so excited she thought we were praising her for something. (more…)


Mommy Meme Monday: 8 Sleeping Baby Memes

Monday, June 24th, 2013 by by

If you are a mom, you know how babies sleep.  Read on for sleeping baby memes that will make you chuckle.

We’ve all experienced the baby that will never let you leave.




Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 by by

We had Leila’s family birthday party a week early, since it would have been difficult to get everyone together on the Easter weekend. It was a huge success, mostly thanks to a nice long nap she had had that morning. (more…)

Mini and Her Milk

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 by by

baby girl playing with toys

Mini is doing so much better with 2 weeks on only Breast Milk.  Her moods were much better since her tummy was happy. She does not seem as uncomfortable either and has gotten lots of cute baby chub. Plus her skin was much less dry and flaky.

baby sitting on a boppy pillow

Then I suddenly ran out and (more…)