Monthly Archives: February 2013

The New Normal

Dear Peanut, Yesterday was one of the longest days of my life. My heart was torn open early in the morning. I moped through much of the day, distracted, finding it difficult to concentrate. I even cried at times. It … Continue reading

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Ebb and Flow

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, My work is the kind that ebbs and flows. Sometimes, things are pretty calm and I may have some down time. Other times, it’s a mad rush to a deadline and I may have to work … Continue reading

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Why did your mom die?

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, Yesterday as we were getting in the car, Munchkin asked, “Did your mom die?” This is one of the questions she knows the answer to, but still likes to ask now and then for confirmation. “Yes, … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Birth Story, Part 2: Labor

Dear Munchkin, I have to start this part of the story with the caveat that much of it is blurry for me. I am relying on Daddy’s Twitter feed and our doula’s records for any sense of timing. Our doula, … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Birth Story, Part 1: Induction

Dear Munchkin, Daddy and I arrived at the regular 8 a.m. 38-week appointment knowing we were starting with an ultrasound that day. Because Dr. M had been unable to determine if you were head-down the previous week, she wanted a … Continue reading

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With Deference to Mother Goose

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, After last night’s panini dinner, a tweak to an old nursery rhyme popped into my head: Little Peanut would eat no bread; His sister would eat no meat. And so between the two of them, They … Continue reading

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Laughter is the best medicine

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Listening to you playing together and laughing with each other is one of my favorite activities. Ever.

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