Posts made in February, 2011

It’s happened. The cuteness-continuum has shifted.

Posted on Feb 28, 2011 | 5 comments

It’s happened. The cuteness-continuum has shifted.

May, with her powers of superior cuteness, has shifted all attention from her pregnant mama to herself. Yummy Mummy? No chance. Relatively clean but teaching her first period lesson with a huge glob of baby sick in her hair? Far more accurate. (And true. Unfortunately.) Even without the baby sick, I am second fiddle to dimples and adorable shoes. The girl has hearts on her tush! How can I compete with that?...

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An Amazing Half-Brained Baby Milestone: 100,000 Hits!

Posted on Feb 27, 2011 | 6 comments

An Amazing Half-Brained Baby Milestone: 100,000 Hits!

Babies are not the only thing born on their birthdays. Mamas are born as well. - September 17, 2009 100,000 hits ago I started this blog about May. She was four months old. I felt lost, uninformed and in love – the pressure of those three things in combination was enormous. I thought if I could log everything I did with May, I could better evaluate what worked and what didn’t. I also hoped that friends and family would read it so I wouldn’t have to impose myself on them via bulk emails and phone calls endlessly repeating the same depressing refrain: “No, there is no...

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This week I’m… worshiping at the Church of Shoes.

Posted on Feb 26, 2011 | 7 comments

This week I’m… worshiping at the Church of Shoes.

What is a woman without her shoes? My husband thinks I own way too many. Analogies containing the phrases “boot an army” or “second mortgage” are used in reference to my growing collection. It was only a matter of time before I turned May to the dark side (or, in this case, the pink side). May can’t walk, or crawl so it’s not too surprising that I didn’t figure shoes into her life. It’s not like her feet would get dirty. And, I wrapped those toes up warm in the cold. Shoes are one of many things that fell into a parental black-hole once I...

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We are on Twitter!

Posted on Feb 25, 2011 | 1 comment

Follow Mama Lewis and the Amazing Adventures of the Half-Brained Baby on Twitter! You can find us at: http://twitter.com/MamaLewis1 Can you believe there is another Mama Lewis out there? I was too late to get just plain MamaLewis. I should have joined Twitter sooner. What was I thinking???

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How to explain the Half-Brained Baby

Posted on Feb 24, 2011 | 4 comments

How to explain the Half-Brained Baby

My nephew is turning seven soon. He is old enough to understand scientific classifications of dinosaurs. He is old enough to know his way around a refrigerator (as in: he hates almost everything inside of it). He is old enough to understand that the store named Buy Buy Baby is a play on words. He is also old enough to understand that in his American elementary school, unlike most primary schools in Britain, there are “special” children. Some, he told me, can’t walk. Some can’t read. Some can’t talk. He knows they are different, but he is still young enough to...

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