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“Mom, there’s a cat. Don’t sneeze, ok?”


“Olivia, come here!”
“My name is not Olivia. It’s seawater fish. I’m a cat unicorn. And a cat mermaid. And a cat fairy. I transform into three things.”


“Why are you wearing old pants?”

“They’re distressed; I bought them like this.”

“Why do they have holes in them?”

“I don’t know. They’re cool?”

“I don’t really think so.”


“Dad, you have two chins.”


“Yeah, one chin here, and one chin here.”

“Livi, that’s cold-blooded.”



More Livi-isms here, here, here, here and here

P’s 10-month update

10 months old: cruising, babbling, giggling, and smiling her little heart out. This little lovebug is doing so well, and I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s so hard to believe that this is the same baby as our little reflux baby. She used to have such a hard time eating without crying, vomiting, and possibly […]

9 Months On, 9 Months Off

“They” say it takes 9 months to put the baby weight on, and 9 months to get it off.  I can’t even believe we’re finally here 9 months postpartum. In some ways, I feel far away from where I’d like to go. In so many ways, I’m exactly where I need to be.  I’ve actually […]

Miss P is 9 months old!

This is where I cry about how time has gone too quickly.  I feel like with both girls, each age is my very favorite. (Ok, except maybe mid-threes. Those tantrums were rough haha. Thankfully that’s just a small memory of the past.) Now that we’re past all of the reflux terror, I’ve been able to really […]

Introducing solids to a reflux baby

When we were in the middle of reflux nightmare, I had a couple of things to look forward to that helped me fight through the difficult times. When P was sitting up, she might be feeling better. When she was crawling, she’d likely be feeling better. When we was eating solids, we’d likely be out […]

Penelope is 8 months old!

Babbling, STANDING (halp me) growing like crazy, and constantly filling the room with her bright smile and belly laughs. It’s hard to believe that at this point one year ago, I was feeling very uncomfortable and hot, already kind of “over” being pregnant, and also couldn’t help but feel nervous about what the future would […]

P’s upper GI test

Yesterday was a bit of an interesting day. P and I went to her usual music class (which we love, and she had a blast bopping around and trying to eat the egg shakers), and then I had to take her to Radiology at the children’s hospital for her barium swallow (upper GI) test. This […]

Happy 7 months, Penelope

7 amazing months with this little lovebug. She is still enjoying solid foods, enamored with her big sis, and smiling up a storm. A major milestone for month 7: she’s no longer on baby Prilosec!!!!! (<—needs like 12 more exclamation marks)

my 6- month PDB (post-delivery body)

Hi friends. Since Miss P is just over 6 months, I thought I’d write a little bit about my postpartum experience thus far since I discussed it after Liv’s birth. At 6 months post-birth, mentally, I feel better than I could have imagined. More on all of that in a sec. 🙂 Physically, I feel […]

Miss P is 6 months old!

 Happy half-birthday to you, happy half-birthday to you,  happy half-birthday, Miss Penelope Rose, happy half-birthday to you.”  This little love bug, who fills our world with so much extra laughter and love, is already half a year old! I can’t even believe it.


“I like walking Caro. She’s nice and slow.” “This is my pet spider. His name is Chuy.” (Thank goodness Chuy was a toy.) “How long until Penelope is old enough to have fun with me?” “How old do you want her to be?” “Um, probably like 55.”     “I think I just want to […]

thoughts on two

When we found out we were pregnant with P, I was totally shocked and overjoyed. At that time, I had no idea that the sesame seed growing in my belly would end up an almost 11-lb cuddlebug who would complement and magnify the smiles, love, and laughter that Liv had already brought into our lives. […]

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