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  • A Wild One

    Since entering the workforce for the first time since becoming a mother, my life has been a wild one.  During the ten months I spent at home with Grayson, my schedule became his schedule.  I could do laundry while he played happily, write a blog post while he napped, plan errands and grocery trips around […]

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  • The Perfect Ten

    My dearest Grayson, I love your unyielding curiosity.  Sure, you discover “No No’s” every once in awhile…  But I just love to watch your beautiful brown eyes focus and your face light up at the wander of something new.  You remind me there is joy in the simplest of things Those brown eyes…  They melt […]

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  • Breakthrough

    Have you noticed that in my monthly updates about Grayson, no new teeth have been mentioned?  He will be ten months old in a couple days, but on Labor Day his first tooth finally broke through the gums!  Funny how each baby’s milestones can be so different — rolling over, crawling, walking, talking, growing teeth, […]

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  • Silence is Not Golden

    Grayson is almost always making noise of some kind.  He also has an outstanding set of lungs on him.  He has discovered octaves while screaming playfully or crying fitfully that I never even knew existed before. The silence of Grayson sleeping soundly is a silence I truly treasure.  It’s my chance to take a deep […]

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  • NEIN!

    NEIN!  That means no in German…  Pronounced “nine” as an English word it means the number 9.  NEIN!  Grayson is NINE months old!  Along with that he is also learning the meaning of NEIN… or no.  (Random, I know.  I went to Germany in high school and while preparing this blog post the play on words […]

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  • End In Sight

    This morning I spent a couple hours trying to teach myself something I just could not figure out.  (What this “something” was is besides the point.)  If by the end of those hours I’d figured it out, that time would have been worth it.  But after exhausting every option I knew of, I couldn’t get […]

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  • Halfway There (Six Months)

    My baby Grayson turned six months old on the 12th.  We’re halfway there, folks. Instead of repeating how shocked I am at how fast time has flown or how much he’s grown, I’ll simply highlight his new milestones. He can roll over from back-to-tummy and tummy-to-back.  He’s had tummy-to-back down for a while.  The first […]

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  • He’s Got the Looks

    Grayson’s sleep regression has created a new level of exhaustion for me.  I mentioned previously that I’m having deja vu of the sleepless newborn days.  He wakes up every couple of hours during the night (again).  This time it isn’t for a late night meal.  This time he’s hurting (But yes, sometimes a late night […]