Monthly Archives: February 2009

My other resume

I’ve jumped back into the freelance writing life in an effort to make a bit of money while I stay home with Stella Bella. This, of course, necessitated the updating of my resume. It got me thinking. Some of my … Continue reading

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At six months, a weight is lifted.

Stella has been weighed dozens and dozens and dozens of times during her six months here on earth. More times than the average Orange County housewife–nevermind the average baby. Many more times than a parent can reasonably expect to endure … Continue reading

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A brighter day.

Okay. So we’re 99% sure that Stella’s change in eating habits is due to the pain of teething. I heard from Robin today and she reminded me that it will take months for us to really relax and not worry … Continue reading

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Please no.

Stella has been getting more and more difficult around eating again and I am starting to freak out about it. She is starting to refuse the bottle more and more. She doesn’t want to eat upon waking up after sleeping … Continue reading

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Stella goes to the market

Cody has taken this week off (well, 85% of it anyway) so it was the perfect opportunity to take Stella to Pike Place Market for the first time. Finally! With Cody wearing her in the Baby Bjorn, we explored Seattle’s … Continue reading

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A freakout. A rant. And endless gratitude.

Early this afternoon, Stella got upset and took only 100 mls from the bottle. It was really weird. All my fears and worries came rushing back. Granted, she took around 180 before and after that. But what a scare. I … Continue reading

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Toes company

Stella would be very happy if left naked and able to nibble on her toes all day long. That’s right. Today, she finally, after many past efforts, put her foot in her mouth, and chomped on her big toe. And … Continue reading

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A “grand” day

Today, Stella enjoyed 1000 mls from the bottle. It’s our family’s equivalent of breaking the sound barrier, or walking on the moon. It’s historic and worthy of endless news coverage. I just fed her. It’s such a lovely, peaceful, fulfilling, … Continue reading

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A new mantra

Stella continues to eat and grow! Despite the fact that she is teething, she is very friendly with the bottle. I can feel one upper tooth about to pop through. And I notice that she often sticks her finger on … Continue reading

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