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If I Were the Type to Write You a Letter

Posted on September 20, 2012

Hello my son. You are six weeks old and I suppose it is expected of me to say “I don’t believe it,” but the truth is baby boy Huyghebaert, I believe it. It feels like you’ve been around for six weeks because that’s how long I’ve had these bags under my eyes. Not that I don’t love them. It is all part and parcel of my new life with you and I know the changes haven’t been easy for you either. Over the last week you and I learned a lot about one another. When I packed us up for trip a home to the Okanagan I folded our clothes in our travel bag thinking “Can I handle this? Leaving both your dad and…

The Lack Lustre Boobies

Posted on September 14, 2012

I am on the bed and the baby is passed out beside me. Yes, at a safe distance and not on a pillow, laying flat and breathing fine sans soother – so settle down co-sleeping nay-sayers. But, he is finally asleep… and this is a precious moment because my little Jedi don’t do much snoozing as he believes he has Jedi powers because his daddy tells him so and therefore I cannot unsay this because I hear this parenting thing works best when you do it as a damn team. (So Daddy better be on board then, when I teach little Jedi about how mommy does math. Example: when something is marked $29.95 at the store then that means it is twenty dollars.) Yeah.…

If My Blog is Bacon and Eggs, Then This Entry is the Side of Toast

Posted on September 7, 2012

Well lovelies, I received a blog award. What this is or what this may mean, I’ve no idea but goodness gracious was I ever excited. I emailed my husband and my parents like a giddy child and it pretty much made my week when I found it sitting there in my comment box … I don’t ever get accolades for my writing. This one time I let Hubby read a chapter of the “book” I wrote (I say book in quotations here because it is in a constant state of flux, change and rewrite and ultimately unfinished…ness) and after setting it down I asked him what he thought and he remarked “charming” and therein happened our first ever fight. I made him put his…

Quiet

Posted on September 3, 2012

Quiet times in the Huyghebaert household are few and far between these days and when they pop up they are something to be treasured. You would think that since babies sleep pretty much all day that you would have loads of time on your hands. Ha! No! As soon as Jonah’s little eyelids slip over his still-blue eyes, I am off in a hurry to start completing tasks on my to-do list: making formula, sterilizing bottles, pumping for milk, the dishes, the laundry, writing the shopping list, dusting, vacuuming, and making phone calls, emailing photos and then and only then maybe a short nap. But of course once the hum of mommy buzzing around comes to a slow stop, somehow this wakes baby Jo…