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Minnow is really fun these days. She loves to “help” me unload the dishwasher, fold the laundry, carry things, and close doors. She is also starting to really enjoy reading books. She’s not just cuddling with me while I read, and she’s not just trying to eat them anymore. She’s starting to point at pictures…

Happy Birthday, Minnow (Mommy Monday)

On Saturday, my dearest Minnow turned one. It’s hard to believe that it was already a year ago that she was born after an mostly uneventful pregnancy and a natural, and manageable, labor and delivery. She was so tiny, and so fragile, and it seemed like all I could do was hold her and watch…

Minnow at the Science Blogging Conference

Minnow’s big adventure this weekend was attending the 2nd Annual NC Science Blogging Conference (and staying with one of my college roomies). In the morning she went to the discussion on ethics in science blogging, lead by the incomparable Janet Stemwedel. Afterwards she had a little bonus discussion.

Mommy Monday: Baby Steps

There. Now I’ve contributed to the clogging of the internet with another pointless youtube video. Don’t I feel special. But I thought that readers of this blog might enjoy seeing Minnow’s newfound ability to walk. She was starting to take tentative steps in mid-December, but the fluid in her ears really set her back for…

Introduction: A wise friend has told me more than once that “child development is not a linear process.” For example, teeth come in batches, often in fours separated by a few months of non-teething. As another example, just because Minnow is sleeping peacefully in her crib as I started to type this doesn’t mean that…

Minnow 37: Likes to drink pink ink

There are less than two weeks of Minnow photos remaining before the grand finale. A couple of donors haven’t yet made specific photo requests, leaving me with a lot of leeway in picking photos. If you donated to my DonorsChoose challenge and haven’t requested a subject, there’s still time. Here’s a photo from the archives…

Minnow 36: Old science project

My mom has been frenetically cleaning out her house the past few months, in order to make up for saving everything for the past few decades. (un)fortunately for us, she’s not making many decisions about what saved stuff should be passed on and what should just be tossed. So the end result is that Minnow…

Minnow 35: Playing with Princess Pup

I’m a little late today, but this photo is awesome. And it was highly supervised.

Mommy Monday: Minnow’s ideal day

Minnow woke up yesterday morning snuggled in my arms. We rolled over and nudged Fish awake as Minnow happily wiggled between her parents. After a few minutes, she decided she wanted a little something to eat, so I obliged. When she was finished, she rolled away from me and let out a sigh of pure…

This must be blog-about-food-issues week….

…because I just got a call from Minnow’s daycare saying that she’d accidentally been given two foods that she hadn’t yet been introduced to: Orange juice and cheese crackers. Apparently, a substitute teacher didn’t bother to read the menu circling which foods Minnow was and wasn’t eating. So, what’s the big deal about a little…