Tag Archives: Jennifer Davis

Dear Issac

Dear Isaac, As your first birthday approaches, I can’t help but reflect over the last year and all the changes that have taken place. A year ago, we were anxiously awaiting your arrival. It feels strange to think back to … Continue reading

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Traveling with an infant, part 3

Our trip home from vacation was….challenging. It all started when we realized that, as many times happens, our luggage had multiplied while we’d been traveling. We had bought things to take home, and things we forgot, and needed more room. … Continue reading

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Traveling with an infant is HARD

We recently took our first family vacation to Colorado. (We were in Estes Park a week before the floods hit. Our prayers go out to all those affected in that beautiful town, and the many others.) Back in June when … Continue reading

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Traveling with an infant, Part 1

Traveling with an infant is not for the faint of heart. Well, actually, I guess I’ve yet to experience the actual travel part. I suppose I should say, planning for travel with an infant isn’t for the faint of heart. … Continue reading

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On the move

There’s no better way to describe Isaac lately than “active”. This boy never stops moving, and is into everything he can find. I used to wonder why parents would buy things like toilet locks. I mean, how hard is it … Continue reading

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Issac’s day out

Wednesday, Isaac turned 10 months old, and had his first day of Kid’s Day Out. Of course, I had to take his first day of school picture! I can’t get over what a big boy he’s becoming. He is so … Continue reading

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Separation Anxiety

A few weeks back, I had a case of the crazies. I was irritable, overwhelmed, and in dire need of some “me” time. I felt behind on everything. The house was a mess, my business was suffering, and I was … Continue reading

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Sleep Training

For the last few weeks we’ve been really struggling with sleep. Isaac has gotten to the point that he only wants to sleep while being held. He will fall asleep drinking his bottle and being rocked, then the second you … Continue reading

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He’s obsessed

Isaac has all sorts of toys. Animal toys, balls, books, cars, trucks, toys that make noise, toys that sing songs, rattles, mirrors, and blocks. All kinds of fun things, one would think. But what does he want to play with … Continue reading

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Daddy’s got the touch

I’ve lost my touch. Or, at least it appears that I have. I used to be the one who could get Isaac to sleep without fail. I’d bounce, and “shhh,”and rock until he drifted into dreamland. The technique evolved over … Continue reading

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Little fish

We started swimming lessons this week, and I have to say, Isaac is a little fish. We’ve taken him to the pool a few times this summer, so I knew he liked the water, and he loves splashing around during … Continue reading

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Naptime breakthrough

More and more often lately, Isaac is taking really good naps. We’re talking 2 to 2.5 hours at a time. I wasn’t sure I’d ever see this day, and I really hope that he keeps it up. This kid has … Continue reading

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Major milestones

Filling out Isaac’s 8-month card was eye-opening. Every month I jot down the highlights from that month, and all the little things he has learned or experienced. This month was a big one! He started sitting up on his own, … Continue reading

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Books before bed

Tonight, at bedtime, I read Isaac a book. I’ve “read” him books before, but this time, I really, actually read it. This time, he sat and looked at the pages instead of trying to rip them from my hands. Granted, … Continue reading

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Hair apparent

Can we talk about the sad state my hair is in? I hesitated to write about this, considering that this is a blog about motherhood. But then again, my hair is like this due to the perfect little person that … Continue reading

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On the move

Isaac is getting more mobile by the day. Back and forth around the living room he goes, usually after the basket that holds the toys more than the toys themselves. He will rise up on all fours and rock, but … Continue reading

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Boy, oh boy

Lately, it seems as though the “boy” is really coming out in Isaac. It could just be what happens with every baby around this age, but suddenly he’s after everything, and not in a gentle fashion. He jumps, he head … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding was hard, but that’s OK

Isaac turns 7 months old tomorrow, and this morning he drank his last breast milk bottle. I shared early on my struggles with nursing. (here and here) I just went back and read those posts, and I have to say, … Continue reading

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iCaved

I did something yesterday that I swore I would never do.  I bought one of those toys that lets you put your iPhone in it and give to your baby. This cuddly, purple, singing monkey will allow me to lock … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is different this year. Not just for the obvious, that I am a mother this go around, but for many reasons. I see my own mother differently than I have before, and my mother-in-law. I see all mothers … Continue reading

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His biggest fan

I’ve found myself lately, wondering what Isaac with be like as he grows up. As bittersweet as it is, I know he won’t always be a baby. I wonder if he’ll be into sports, or cars, or construction equipment. Maybe … Continue reading

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Still figuring it out

Isaac turned 6 months old this week. I can’t quite wrap my brain around that. We’re half way to his first birthday already! I remember sometime around the 8-12 week mark thinking, “Okay, I’m starting to get the hang of … Continue reading

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There are no sick days when you’re a mom

As I write this, it’s 9:08 p.m. We have yet to eat dinner and I’m coughing. A week ago tomorrow, the scratchy throat began. “Oh, it’s just from sitting out in the drizzle at that soccer game,” I told myself. … Continue reading

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A day in our life

A day in our life at 5 ½ months: 7:30 a.m.-  Isaac starts to stir. He “talks” to himself for a few minutes until Mom can tell he’s getting frustrated. 7:45 a.m.- Mom stumbles into the nursery and fetches Isaac from … Continue reading

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This does not look comfortable

Since Isaac started rolling over, he has wanted to sleep on his stomach. The “Back is Best” campaign has been a good one, because nothing strikes fear in a first-time mom’s heart like seeing her baby sleeping on his belly.  … Continue reading

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Nom nom baby food

We have an eater in our midst! That’s right, our little Isaac is moving on up to solids. When I first offered him a spoonful of rice cereal, he wasn’t so sure, but it didn’t take long before he was … Continue reading

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We survived

All of a sudden my tiny baby isn’t so tiny anymore. I realize, of course, that in another month or two, I’ll look back at today and think he was so little. It just amazes me that he will be … Continue reading

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Teething?

I’m quite possibly earning a reputation as a paranoid first-time mom at the pediatrician’s office. I found myself today, looking like a fool after a trip in, only to be told that Isaac is perfectly healthy. (This is the second … Continue reading

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Rolling machine

The other day, Isaac was playing in his play gym, and was rolling to his side like he has done for weeks. Only this time, he had a determination about him that was different. I could tell he was working … Continue reading

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Sleep is my linchpin

This last week has quite possibly been the most challenging week of motherhood I’ve experienced yet. Any one thing doesn’t seem so overwhelming, but things have converged into a perfect storm of sorts as of late. Isaac has been fussier … Continue reading

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Growing and changing

Isaac has been getting cuter and cuter every day. He’s also been getting bigger. Today, I cut the tags from all his 6-month clothes so I could wash them and we can start transitioning his wardrobe. For those of you … Continue reading

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