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Yesterday was my 34th birthday, and I spent it much like we’ve been spending all of our days in the last five weeks, stumbling around in a sleep-derived haze of who are you? Where am I? What’s my name again? I mean, we’ve sort of got a rhythm going, one where the drummer and guitarist [...]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

So we finally found a job for Coco. Turns out she loves to fetch, but she’s a little picky about the object. Tennis balls are fine, but she loses interest pretty quickly. Sticks only hold her attention for a minute or two. But this thing, what I guess is called a Flying Squirrel, a gift [...]

Infant fist pump


Early milestones

My mother and stepfather stopped by for about an hour the other day to see the baby, knowing that because they were going to be out of town for the next ten days Marlo would probably look entirely different when they returned, that’s just how fast newborns change. And because some babies smile as early [...]

On making life easier

It was almost a year ago that I bought Leta a skirt from the Lillifee Boutique Etsy Shop, and since she’s just about worn a hole in that one I went back and ordered several more including the one seen here. It’s just so much easier in the morning for her to slip this on [...]

Eyeing the youngest sheep

A rare portrait when Coco is not actively licking any part of Marlo she can get her mouth on. Luckily, thanks to baby wipes and soap, Marlo doesn’t smell like poo breath. (Thanks to Jon for getting this photo while I got to take a shower.)


GAH! I still can’t believe it when I say it out loud, but I AM A MOTHER OF TWO. Leta’s doing remarkably well with the change, and in fact she’s constantly asking if she can hold and kiss the baby. Marlo comes in very handy at Leta’s bedtime when Leta is trying to stall. “But [...]

The labor story, part one

I have sat down to write this post so many times and abandoned the effort because I didn’t know if I was going to be able to summon the words to describe what a sacred and spiritual experience labor was for me this time around. Yes. Sacred and spiritual. Words you never thought you’d hear [...]

Excuse me?

I thought I just heard you say that Marlo is staying here permanently. I was hallucinating, right?

The color of pine trees

I love here how Leta’s eyes match the huge row of pine trees that line our backyard. So far Marlo’s eyes are blue, and everyone is betting that they’ll remain that color. So in the future when my brain starts to deteriorate more than it has already and I start to forget names and faces [...]