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Jon’s 44th

In an attempt to shed the forty pounds I gained during my pregnancy with Marlo I’ve gone back to eating that one boring diet where you eat healthy green things and avoid all those processed white things, so this means I haven’t had a Hostess Donette in almost seven weeks. The strength! The willpower! The [...]

Hand silkscreened pillows

A few weeks ago I was reading one of my favorite blogs design*sponge which mentioned that one of my favorite artists Julia Rothman had just released a set of limited edition pillows (click on “shop” and then click on “handmade”). I’ve featured Julia’s work here before, most recently when we wallpapered the nursery with one [...]

Perfectly round

The shape of Marlo’s features, mainly her head, are frequently the subject of discussion in our home. Leta had what’s called torticollis when she was born, a condition that caused her head to tilt to one side and grow in a diagonal shape. We had to do several months of physical therapy to remedy the [...]

Stimulation

Since we don’t go on nearly as many walks as we used to since Marlo’s been here, he’s got to exercise his brain somewhere, I guess. Although I love the look on his face here, like what? You bought this for me, right?

The labor story, part two

Five years ago when I was experiencing postpartum depression with Leta I was actively seeing a therapist to try and talk my way up and out and through the darkness. This therapist is by far the best one I’ve ever seen, and I’ve recommended her to almost everyone I know. Have a hangnail? GO SEE [...]

Right before I ate her whole

My father is not really a fan of newborns, likes his babies a bit older when they’re all chunky and fat and edible, although he has expressed that Marlo is more exquisite than most, and I guarantee you that he doesn’t just go around tossing out compliments like that. When I graduated valedictorian in high [...]

Vintage globes

Last week the vintage globe I ordered from the Vintage Jane Etsy Shop arrived (the one in the foreground which was made sometime before 1970), and as I eagerly unpacked it to add to my growing collection Jon looked at me grimly and said, “Is this going to become a thing?” And I had a [...]

For those who live with those like me

Yesterday Jon posted what I think is one of the best things he’s ever written on his website about what it’s like this second time around. A snippet: My therapist told me a couple of years ago that she thought I suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) around pregnancy because of what we went [...]

Fast cooling relief

I know, I’m sorry. Chuck is pretty infamous for sharing too much information. I guess the vaginal birth was pretty tough on him, too.

1979

My mother guesses that I was about four years old in this photo, it’s one she found recently while cleaning out some boxes in a closet. YEOW. And here I thought Jon was alone in the room when Leta was conceived. You can see the resemblance between the two of us in photos like this [...]