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It is interesting being a “stay at home mom.” I am no longer a novelty to Tabby … I am a broken record. Daddy, working at home all day just out of her reach, is forbidden fruit. He is to be preferred in all circumstances. “No, want my daddy do it!!” is the constant refrain. Not that I can complain much, especially when there's an especially lovely diaper to change. Nap time is a daily battle … mostly I do not give in and mostly she does have a nap. But there are exceptions (like today) … followed by early bedtime.

Most days we try to get out of the house for at least a while. The library … or a walk around the neighborhood. I have tackled grocery shopping with the pair twice now … it isn't easy, but it is doable. Long rounds of errands aren't too easy though and really wear me out.

Ben is getting so much more baby-like every day. He holds his head up pretty consistently (can use the Bumbo pretty well) and is more alert and interested in this or that. His smiles are still rare, but very sweet. He loves to be cuddled. He remains the very hungry caterpillar and I am pressing on with the pumping/nursing routine for as long as I can hold out. He has definitely grown though, and now weighs around 10.5 lbs. He has grown out of most of his newborn clothes and is filling the 0-3s and some 3-6s very nicely.

I have my 6 week OB checkup tomorrow and I am excited to be cleared for normal activity … though I have already tried running and I currently suck at it. I know it will improve, but I must admit to being a bit bummed. I have no idea what I thought would be going on six week into this “mom of two” gig, but I am pretty happy with the status quo.

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  1. lisanne

    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    That's such an adorable photo!!!

  2. Ani

    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Wow six weeks already! You are doing a great job. That photo is too sweet.

  3. Laura

    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I won't even grocery shop with my ONE kid by myself. But then, I *hate* grocery shopping and I prefer to run errands either without Andrew or with both he and my husband.

  4. kristi

    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    I'm glad to hear that everything is going so well. And milk that “Daddy do it” business for all it's worth. Hopefully Tabby will call for Daddy when she gets up early on the weekends so you can sleep in!

    And yes, while getting back into the running swing of things takes awhile, you'll get there.

  5. Shannon O.

    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    wow… you have tried to run already… dang… I'm impressed even if you say you suck lol…


Hi! I'm Jess, a 30-something Colorado native making the most of life with my husband and kiddos. By day, I run the marketing department of a local contracting firm and in my ridiculously scant spare time, I love to run, ski, cook, travel (camp!), photograph and read. Thanks for stopping by!


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