Tag Archives: babies

One of your headlights is out.

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I was at a Bible study with my church group, which is normally all women. This one particular day, someone’s husband decided to come along and was seated across from me. I had my newborn baby with me, and when she got fussy, I excused myself to nurse her. When I returned to my seat, I noticed the man staring at my chest with a somewhat confused and bewildered expression. I was rather put off by this, but when I looked down, I understood. Read the rest of this entry

A cleaning lady’s nightmare

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My twin boys were nine weeks old when my husband and I took a trip to visit my grandmother. One night, when we were staying in a hotel, I began to change a poopy diaper on the bed. Not thinking, I didn’t lay a clean diaper under the dirty one, and my son Read the rest of this entry

She was clearly never a Boy Scout

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I don’t even like carrying a purse, so a diaper bag was pretty much out of the question when I went to visit the parents of an old boyfriend with my newborn son. Naturally he decided to have a megapoop–out the sides of the diaper, all over himself, and me. I had nothing with me, Read the rest of this entry

Now, mom, when I make this sound, I want you to….

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I was pregnant with my second but still nursing my first. The doctor said I should stop nursing; otherwise, I might go into early labor. Worried about this, I stopped nursing cold turkey. My son, didn’t quite understand this new concept. Read the rest of this entry

Infants understand more than we think.

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On the day of my son’s baptism, the baptismal font was not warmed.  Father forgot to turn it on the night before, so the nave of the church was humming with the news as we stripped our newborn to be baptized.  I almost decided not to do a full immersion, but Father and my husband said he would be fine and the font really wasn’t that cold. Read the rest of this entry

Accessorize, baby!

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My three-year-old found a hat and put it on the one-year-old, then she helped her little sister toddle out to living room to display her to the rest of us: my husband, myself and, and our five-year-old. We all thought the baby looked very cute. But our oldest daughter gave the greatest praise Read the rest of this entry