Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Baby Steps

First birthdays are rough

I have a one-year-old. It feels so strange to say that. My daughter, Katie, just celebrated her first birthday. It was a rough day for me. I can’t remember the last time I was so very happy and so very sad, all at the same time. I spent a lot of time that day reflecting on the last year, and how much my life has changed. Since Katie was born, I’ve...

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Super slacker

I am a slacker. Or at least I feel like one. It’s been just over three months since my last blog. I’ve been busy and neglecting this particular part of my job, but I’ve decided not to do that anymore. I had intended for this blog to be more like a record book, recording all of the little steps and milestones in Katie’s life. I’m barely into the fir...

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She can walk!

Katie can walk!!! Due to her bout of pneumonia, I stayed home from work with her today. The day started off rough, since her double doses of antibiotics had her vomiting, Exorcist style, through most of the night. She was feeling better, so I let her play in the living room while I tackled the mess that had accumulated in my living room (and the re...

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A day at the doctor’s

Katie has been sick. Again. She was up two nights in a row with a horrible cough, so I took her to the doctor this morning, thinking it would be another routine visit and that she had another one of her colds. Wrong. Neither one of us had any idea what we were in for. The doctor listened to her cough and immediately ordered a chest X-ray. When I he...

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“No.” “No. Katie. Katie. No. Katie, no! NO!” That’s what it sounds like at my house right now. I don’t want to be one of those parents who don’t let their kids touch anything, but I also cannot spend another day doing nothing but chasing her around and moving her away from everything. It got to where the only thing Jason and I were doing was taking...

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Welcome to 2010

It seems like everywhere I look, people are saying “Goodbye and good riddance!” to 2009. I know it was a bad year for many, especially with the economy, but I have to say, I’m going to miss it. The year 2009, for me, was all about becoming a mommy. I rang it in with an ever-growing pregnant belly, and spent the first four months of it preparing for...

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Happy New Years!

My first New Year’s Eve was definitely different than the New Years Eves of my past. Instead of partying all night with my girlfriends and their hubbies, Jason and I sat on our couch in our jammies and rang in the new year watching “Ratatouille.” I thought about dropping her off with grandma and grandpa, and I’m sure they would have dropped their p...

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A Christmas to remember (part two)

We had a great time with the family. No one could believe how mach Katie had grown. A couple of hours into visit, though, I started to feel sick. We made a quick exit, and by the time we got home, it was clear that I was sick. I was quickly quarantined to the bedroom and Jason spent the rest of Christmas by himself with Katie. By the middle of the...

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A Christmas to remember (part one)

Katie’s first Christmas was one for the record books. I knew things would be different this year. Christmas was all about her and that’s how I wanted it. Some of the changes, however, were difficult. For the first time in my life, I didn’t spend Christmas morning at my mom and dad’s house in Groveport. Everyone came to our house, instead, so Katie...

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