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Baby’s first airplane ride

Courtesy Vlady Airlines.

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Sly little charmer

For all of my adult life up until June, my breasts have had a single meaning and function and it wasn’t to suckle a baby. It’s taken some getting used to: having a vulnerable, hungry creature rely on them for sustenance. Eventually I’ve gotten comfortable with the suck-suck-suck-pause of baby’s rhythmic and eager eating. Okay, […]

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Cooing his appreciation

Here’s the latest new thing: Theo has started cooing immediately after his bottle. He started this in the middle of the night last night and it carried through the day.

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Dump the breastfeeding? A difficult decision.

When Theo was born, my breasts would not be ready to feed him for another week or so. Because I had gestational diabetes, my labor was induced on my due date, and to make things worse I had to undergo a C-section. Whatever triggers milk let-down was not ready yet. There was a mere drop […]

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So many nicknames for a wee one

I named this site The Pookster after one of baby Theo’s many, many nicknames. His father and I come up with new ones all the time (and some have even been retired by now.) Here’s a partial list: Sparrow Zhook Zhook (zhook means bug in Russian, however it’s spelled) Little Man Pook Pookateer The Pookster […]