babies

Our last weeks as a family of three.

I can't believe that our tiny little Velez clan unit is just mere weeks (maybe days!) away from being a family of four. These last couple of months have flown by, and while I feel like I'm prepared for the baby (or, as prepared as you ever are when a newborn is fast...

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Halfway: An Update

I have been twice as bad about posting pregnancy updates the second time around. Looking back, I'm not quite sure why I didn't post more the first time - what did I do all day long? Anyway, the last few weeks/months have gone by quickly, and last week we found out...

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I’m alive, I promise.

I just have lots of crap going on right now. Wanna hear all about it? Sit down and stay a while.I've started my application process for grad school. So far, I have my resume up-to-date, my statement of purpose written, I'm signed up to take the GRE in May (scurred!),...

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I will no longer let the guilt eat me alive

Today, while still in my pj's partially due to the fact that Atlanta is covered in sheets of snow and ice and partially because my son is going through a "mental leap" that has exhausted me to no end, I hold up my little white flag to breastfeeding.I gave it a good...

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A world of difference – 12-week mark

Yesterday was Grayson's 12-week milestone. Next week, he'll officially be three months old. They have been the longest and most labor-intensive months of my entire life, and yet, they've also flown by. I can't believe I've been a Mom for only three months, and already...

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Adjustments all around

Having a baby is life-altering change = Giant Understatement. I think I've been struggling a little with the baby blues, or a mild, mild case of postpartum depression. It's difficult for me to even admit, because I feel like new moms are made to feel guilty about...

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Oh hello, Internet

If I thought trying to update was difficult before, boy was I misguided. I didn't have a 5-week old infant to contend with.HELLO, most ridiculously-cute time-suck in the whole world.But seriously, my day is now planned in 3-hour chunks. I plan everything around his...

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First post post-baby

I'm currently writing this post on about 5 hours of sleep without any form of caffeine, so forgive me in advance.Parenthood is and is nothing like I thought it would be.I expected the sleepless nights, but I didn't expect that I wouldn't care much. I look into his...

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I have a confession:

As 37 weeks looms over me, I'm continuing to feel both joyous and scared out of my mind. Most everything that can possibly be done is done. As of this coming Sunday, baby Mango will be considered full-term, and not a moment too soon. I confess - I'm officially over...

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Our Furbaby

One of the things I'm most curious about is how our dog Leela will react to the baby. She's mostly lab, so I don't worry about her being aggressive or resentful that we brought a new person home. She's actually pretty good with our friends' children, except for the...

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