Sweetie, I Love You, But. . . . #3

How am I ever going to make awesome CDs of just one year’s music releases, if you import new CDs into ITunes and don’t bother to put the damn year information in? I know that you are not as OCD about this as I am, but you are killing me with this. It is an […]

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Boo at the Zoo

As promised, here are some pictures from our first “Boo at the Zoo” at Zoo Atlanta: Are we really going to go out in public dressed like this? Todd and Rollie take a break from Trick or Treating. This is what Matilda the Angel did the whole afternoon. Rollie rides the Ostrich on the carousel […]

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Question of the Day

Can Joe T. handle the pressure? We’ll see. . . four hours till kickoff. In the meantime, Todd and I are taking Rollie and Matilda to the Grant Park zoo for Boo at the Zoo. Should be. . .really tame, as compared with a number of my Halloweens in the past. Let’s see: Daylight. No […]

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Queries for the AAP

Queries for the American Academy of Pediatrics: How many hours of the same Thomas the Tank Engine episode can a 26 month-old toddler view before his brain begins to melt out of his ears? What are the American Academy of Pediatrics standards for duct-taping a pacifier onto a three-week old’s mouth? Thanks in advance,Harried Mother

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But What Are You Gonna Call Her?

“What’s her name?” “Matilda.” “Oh . . . What are you gonna call her?” The name was subject of much discussion during our hospital stay. It is interesting, though, to see people’s reactions to the name Matilda. It is usually a look of surprise, or that flustered, “I don’t know what to say because i […]

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Matilda’s Birth Story

In retrospect, I think that deep down, I knew that I was going into labor on Friday October 7th at about 6 a.m.I awakened to a pretty bad cramp, went to the bathroom, and had some definite bloody show. But part of me also thought it might be from the cervical check they did at […]

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40 Weeks, 4 Days

Had my second appointment of the week. Still no changes in my cervix, baby performed well on the non-stress test, and still no contractions. We discussed the situation, and the fact that they will induce me next week if I haven’t gone into labor by then. I have an appointment for Monday at 10:45 am. […]

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