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Let's give them the world.

I hear a fuss and open my eyes to a clock that reads 6, what a surprise. I’m wondering how to sneak away quick, without waking Toddler who was up all night sick.   Slide my arm out from under his neck, peer into the cradle to quietly check… yup, she’s awake, and smiling at me– no sweeter angel could there ever be.   Carefully cuddle her back into bed making her warm, happy and fed. Get up to change…

When I found out I was having a baby girl, I felt unprepared in the “accessorizing” department.  I was used to carelessly dressing a boy–it was fine if he didn’t match, he was usually staining outfits with mud or food, and he’d prefer to be naked anyways.  Once I started getting the pinks and purples and flower, kitten, and heart prints as gifts, I thought, “Woah, this is a lot of girly gusiness, do I really want the bows and…

After being up with my first baby every 3 hours of every night until he was 12 months old, I didn’t even consider getting more than a few hours sleep in the months following Baby #2’s arrival.  “Sleeping through the night” was just a myth to me.  My older sister, being a more experienced mother than I (she’s on #5 now), thought I should try out this new swaddle sack called the Woombie.  She sent me a size Newborn, which…

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