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the first and the last

it feels like the first time. the first time holding a chubby baby in my arms. rolls and dimples and bits of her last meal hiding in the folds of her neck. lost in her soft sighs and murmurs, feeling … Continue reading

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Surprise!

I’m not here today. Instead, you can find me HERE. I’ve written a guest post on motherhood for my bloggy friend Courtenay , who happens to have twins of her own! You can find her on twitter at @IaSoupMama. Please be … Continue reading

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Our Tiny Miracle is Here!

            You’re my life’s one Miracle, Everything I’ve done that’s good And you break my heart with tenderness, And I confess it’s true I never knew a love like this till you…. You’re the reason … Continue reading

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Where I’m From–New Orleans

Looking for my Storkie giveaway? CLICK HERE! I found this writing excercise via Galit Breen’s blog, These Little Waves, and she got it from Mama Kat. It’s been on my mind for awhile, but I’ve been distracted. Now it’s time. … Continue reading

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The Gift of Rain

  the pitter-patter of long-awaited raindrops. a slow, soft murmuring sort of morning; everything moving slowly. snuggled in my warm bed with sheets desperately needing to be washed. the scent of us, our family, wafts over me, making me almost weepy … Continue reading

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Rockin’ the Bump!

   Today I’m joining Shell at Things I Can’t Say with her “Rockin’ The Bump” post!  Exhibit A. This is me when I was roughly 22 weeks pregnant with the twins in 2005:   Exhibit B. This is me now, today, … Continue reading

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Magic & Mystery

Magic, mystery and someone else’s master plan have brought you here. You perch daintily in my lap, delicate as a flower. I will not hurt you. You’ve traveled a long way. You are tired. I will take care of you. … Continue reading

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Third Time’s a Charm?

Dear Little Red Bean, I was ecstatic to see you today, but I have a confession (or four) to make: especially now that you look like an actual baby instead of a blob, I am REALLY nervous. Worried I don’t remember how to do … Continue reading

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