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A Tale of Two Babies

When Juliet was born, the first thing I noticed was how much she resembled Drake at birth.  I felt like I was looking at the same baby and even commented to Mr. Chocolate on their similarities.  Mr. Chocolate didn’t believe me at first, until his sister came to visit and showed him a picture on [...]

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Bonding with Baby

I had many reservations about how to adjust to life with another baby before Juliet’s birth.  The biggest one being how I would ever love another child as much as I loved Drake.  These thoughts plagued me the last month before I gave birth, and I cried quite a few times thinking  about it. Drakey [...]


Letting a Father be a Daddy

Big Brother and Lil’ Brother are blessed to have a father that doesn’t just want to carry the title but instead wants to be a hands-on Daddy.  Mr. Blue wants to help take care of them, whether that means playing on the floor or waking up in the middle of the night for a feeding [...]


Knowing When To Accept Help

I was raised an only child. I don’t work well in groups. When something needs to be done, I do it. Alone. I have a system for almost everything. Cleaning, taking care of the baby, cooking. You name it. Every single activity I do, is set up for me. I approach cleaning the house as [...]

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My Quest for Perfection

When Baby Markers was born, I was determined to have all our ducks in a row from day one. I wanted to make sure I was doing everything perfectly – exactly how the pediatrician recommended, exactly what the books and websites say is “best” to do. Holding my eight-day-old baby with not a clue in [...]


When you can’t see the forest for all the trees…

Recently I was visiting with a friend whose baby just turned two months old. I could see that look in her eyes as she sat in my living room. I know that look well. I had that look. I still have that look some days. It is the what on earth did I just get myself into look.  It is that I can’t see the forest for [...]


Mrs. Markers’ Newborn Essentials

These are my newborn essentials for the first couple months of baby Markers’ life so far!

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