Tag Archive for Ellie

“This much I know” about my kids

Bathtubs work magic on crabby children. Except Ellie. She just gets mad. When one child naps, another awakes. Connor often wakes Ellie to play. Tired Ellie sounds like dying Pac-Man. Connor tell us when he’s sleepy. Grace fights sleep like…

My kids are doctor champs

My kids love going to the doctor and dentist. I feel like that is not normal, so I’m grateful for it. Connor had his 3-year-old checkup today. He got one booster shot and barely even winced at it. He passed…

My first bottle snob – what to do?

The last few times Mark has taken care of Ellie while I’m gone, she has refused to take a bottle. I had thought maybe she just wasn’t really hungry. Maybe she was crying because she was tired and Mark interpreted…

Frazzled mom, lots of poop, naked baby

Ellie had her two-week check-up on Friday. (Yes, she was four weeks old.) And Connor had his three-year check-up, or so I thought. We just barely made it to the clinic in time for Connor’s 3:30 appointment, after Grace’s haircut…

It’s a girl!

“Is he OK? He’s kind of blue. He’s not crying.” Those were the first things I said when my baby was born. Worry much?? My midwife’s response (or maybe it was Mark. Or maybe my imagination.) was something like: “He’s…