Goodbye, Breastfeeding Mafia

With Bitmap in daycare and me working out of the house, we’ve hit a new problem: breastmilk. I have a fantastic pump, and a comfortable place to do so at work, but it’s hard to keep up. If I don’t pump every hour it’s pretty much impossible to get enough for an entire day’s feedings, […]

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Daycare!

Bitmap started daycare today! I’ll be working outside the home three days a week (in addition to my freelancing from home) so we had a bit of a scramble to find somewhere she could go. Most of the daycare centers in our area had a waiting list of at least 4 months! We got very […]

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Fuck you, mommy guilt

The internet is both wonderful and terrible all at once. Thanks to the internet, I was able to learn about many birthing options I wouldn’t have otherwise. As a result, I had a really positive experience even in the face of some [comparatively minor but still serious] complications. Thanks to the internet, I found a […]

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Baby Modeling

The owner of the local yarn store is nice enough to let Bitmap and I hang out there when we need to get out of the house. Bitmap stopped squirming just long enough to model a hat for her.  

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Pumpkin Patchin’

We visited two pumpkin patches this year, one up by our house and another down near where my parents live. I’m excited by the prospect of having trick-or-treaters this year, if the hurricane doesn’t wash them all away. At both pumpkin patches, we let her play with a tiny pumpkin Here she is with my […]

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Sleep Update

We started sleep training with Bitmap last week, and I’ve been posting mini-updates to Facebook. Here’s the full run down. We did both naps and overnight all at the same time, thinking it would be less confusing for her. ┬áThe first day went pretty well; I checked her at 1, 3, and 5 minute intervals. […]

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Sleep

This post is about infant sleep, and sleep training, which is a particularly touchy subject. I welcome any stories about what worked for you and your family, but any comments asserting that any method is the “one true way” or damning others for the choices they made will be summarily deleted. Bitmap has crossed the […]

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Day Trip to NYC

RD had to go to work in the city and now that the school year started we no longer have his aunt coming by in the afternoons. So I decided to go up to NYC with him and wander around the city with Bitmap. Seemed like a nice alternative to sitting around the house / […]

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Instagram That Sh*t

Bitmap and I regularly go on walks in our neighborhood, as it’s pretty much the only way I can get her to be quiet (read: sleep) long enough to make a phone call. Today I noticed some graffiti along the path…   I don’t use instagram much, partially because I’m kind of a camera snob […]

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Progress

Our little grumblebot (her nickname this week) is on the brink of mobility! I really expected her to start crying when she first fell forward, but she didn’t and so as a true documentarian I did not interfere, though the hand that wasn’t holding the camera was ready to grab her in case she launched […]

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