Savvy Stories – from Chapter 3

They aren’t babies for long. It’s about a year, more or less; then they’re walking – and once they start to walk, they aren’t really little kids yet but they’re not really babies anymore, either. Once they put on a pair of long pants, and it will happen sooner than you realize, they suddenly look about threeContinue reading “Savvy Stories – from Chapter 3”

Savvy Stories chapter 3 Post Tuesday October 15, 2013

  Yeah, I’d change Savvy’s diaper in the dark without much effort; that part came pretty easily to me once I had to start changing diapers, but once we got downstairs, she was usually awake. I’d only turn on the pantry light so we didn’t go blind as we made up some formula, and I’dContinue reading “Savvy Stories chapter 3 Post Tuesday October 15, 2013”

Savvy Stories chapter 3 Post Monday October 14, 2013

  I couldn’t fall back to sleep after waking up for a middle of the night feeding. Not at first. But you develop some pretty good systems after a while. Defense systems. Self preservation. Because it turns out that you can die from lack of sleep faster than a lack of water. It’s true. ManyContinue reading “Savvy Stories chapter 3 Post Monday October 14, 2013”

Savvy Stories chapter 3, Post Sunday October 13, 2013

  Some of the telltale signs of reflux are that the baby spits up a lot and arches her back really severely before doing so. And here I was all impressed with the way she could arch her back so much. Future gymnast, I was thinking. Oops. The remedy was simple; feed her slowly, andContinue reading “Savvy Stories chapter 3, Post Sunday October 13, 2013”

Savvy Stories chapter 3, Post Saturday October 12, 2013

  Sleep? With a new baby I the house? Oh, you’ll sleep, but you won’t get 8 straight hours anymore for a while; and it turns out that 4 hours sleep plus 4 more hours sleep doesn’t equal 8, it equals two bad partials. Some of them aren’t even 4 hours, and depending on whenContinue reading “Savvy Stories chapter 3, Post Saturday October 12, 2013”

Savvy Stories chapter 3, Post Friday October 11, 2013

  Actually, I’m not that greedy. Almost, but not really. Allow me to explain. When I was growing up, we visited my grandma and grandpa in Cincinnati on a regular basis. We also had regular holidays with my mom’s brothers’ families, and as a result, we were pretty close with my cousins even though theyContinue reading “Savvy Stories chapter 3, Post Friday October 11, 2013”

The GENIUS of Having Three Baby Showers – selected from Savvy Stories, chapter 3

We got the baptism part all squared away, and like good parents, we settled in for the task of parenting the new baby. That means lots of new purchases of stuff you didn’t think of during the three (yes, three) baby showers we held. Personally, I thought having three showers was a stroke of genius.Continue reading “The GENIUS of Having Three Baby Showers – selected from Savvy Stories, chapter 3”

Savvy Stories Chapter 3: First Months Post Wednesday October 9, 2013

I knew there was a way to get my kid rebaptized (or something) into the Catholic Church. Maybe it would just cost more. Turns out, when I sat down with our local parish priest, that they will do an “acceptance” of the other church’s baptism, so when all the other kids are getting thrown inContinue reading “Savvy Stories Chapter 3: First Months Post Wednesday October 9, 2013”

Savvy Stories Chapter 3: First Months, Post Tuesday October 8, 2013

Oh, my kid got baptized all right, and it counts, but the Catholic Church doesn’t just do a redo for the crowd. My bad. I was horrified. I had called over to our church to arrange the second baptism when I was unceremoniously informed that “we don’t do that.” I almost panicked, but since IContinue reading “Savvy Stories Chapter 3: First Months, Post Tuesday October 8, 2013”