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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 […]

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The cheapest motel does not mean the best value.

Our house is being fumigated this week because we have wood-boring beetle damage under the floors. Yes, this means the big circus tent over the house. So we are staying elsewhere. Surviving at the Motel 6 I originally reserved 4 nights for us at Motel 6. I have no idea what I was thinking. It […]

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A Risk of Being a Cat Owner

We have three cats and a cat door. Sometimes a cat brinsg in live prey so that he can play with it in a more contained environment. I wish this were not the case. Here is what I came home to this afternoon: The couch by the front door. Dove feathers. Behind the couch. The […]