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2017 Already?!

Dear Baby Princesses,

 

Happy New Year!

 

Well, in an unsurprising turn of events, a lot has happened since I last wrote.  It’s hard to even know where to begin but maybe I’ll talk about the more recent stuff first.

 

Yesterday both of your schools closed early due to the threat of winter weather.  While the coating of ice we ended up with did not necessarily justify the city-wide pilfering of grocery stores and closing/postponement of every activity…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on January 7, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Somehow She's Six!

Dear Baby Princesses,

Happy 6th Birthday, BP1!

Okay, so I’m a couple of weeks late in writing this. But in true BP1 form, you have been celebrating your birthday for a good portion of that, so I think it’s okay.

First, just the recap. As this is the first year we have had a child in public school, it is also the first year we have been faced with a week-long fall break in late September. While this is the most idiotic school schedule known to humankind, there was no…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on October 8, 2016 at 7:07am — No Comments

Kindergarten-Bound

Dear Baby Princesses,

 

I can’t believe BP1 is starting kindergarten tomorrow.

 

I actually didn’t think I’d be as emotional as I am at the moment.  While yes, of course time flies and sometimes I still think of you as a tiny baby in a lab swing, the truth is we have all been waiting for this for a while.  Because of the cutoffs here you are starting kindergarten less than two months from your sixth birthday.  Practically speaking, that meant that last year…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on July 31, 2016 at 9:28pm — 1 Comment

Three to Be You and Me

Dear Baby Princesses,

 

I know it sounds trite, but I can’t believe BP2 is 3 years old.

 

At the same time, my sweet girl, you’ve come such a long way from being that tiny snuggly baby who used to wail her head off and then melt my heart with her sheer softness.  Those big blue eyes and crazy dark hair .  .  . it’s lightened up a lot now but I think that’s always how I’ll see you.

 

You’re nothing if not your own person at age 3, my sweetheart.  You…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on July 4, 2016 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Where's the Little Hand?

Dear Baby Princesses,

This is going to be one of those rare notes that is essentially just for BP2.

As always, I'm long overdue for posting. But this is just a quick one . . . one of those I-have-to-write-this-down-before-I-forget-it moments. The other day, BP2, you were sitting in my lap in the kitchen. I was trying to show BP1, who was standing next to us, how to tell time on her watch. "Where's the little hand?" I asked her. "Right here!" you chirped, flipping your tiny palm…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on June 19, 2016 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Too School for Cool

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on March 16, 2016 at 8:06am — No Comments

First Tooth Fairy Visit

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on March 16, 2016 at 8:03am — No Comments

Thankful for You

Dear Baby Princesses,

This year and every year, I am thankful for the time I get to spend watching the two of you together.

Yes, I know it sounds cheesy, and I imagine that when you are old enough to read this you will groan and think something like "Mom, come ON. You are the worst." But I hope you know that underneath the cheesiness there is a level of true sincerity. Right now it is amazing to watch the two of you interact, as you play wonderfully together and are more than…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on November 29, 2015 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Parenting on Ice

Dear Baby Princesses,

I'm still not entirely sure that we did the right thing. 

Last night we went to Disney on Ice.  I will say that I do not regret it, because you both LOVED it.  You wore your Elsa and Minnie costumes, BP1 sang along and BP2 applauded constantly, even though it pretty much started at your bedtime.  So the event itself went great.  It was the rest of the day that was a struggle. 

Yesterday morning the two of you went to the…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on October 10, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Five and Fabulous

Dear Baby Princesses,

You're both growing so fast that I'm overwhelmed by it.

As usual, it's been way too long since I've written and there's too much to say. But I'll do my best. BP1, you just turned 5 and you're so excited about that. Like last year, we did your party at Champion Kids, but with a Super Bowl theme this year. (Since your Daddy always has a Super Bowl party, you wanted one as well.) You had a fantastic time and it was easy for us, so a win all around.

On…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on October 10, 2015 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Sleepy Bullfrogs

Dear Baby Princesses,

I love that you both sleep like bullfrogs.

BP2, I think about this every night when I come in to check on you.  At some point you go from sleeping stretched out, on your belly, head always nested into the corner of your crib to your knees are pulled up under your chest.  Sometimes I worry that you are cold but you seem to just be perfectly happy that way.

BP1, you are the original bullfrog.  While you don't sleep that way…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on August 30, 2015 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday, Incredible Hulk

Dear Baby Princesses,

I cannot believe that BP2 is two years old!

As always, I have waited way too long to write, and I'll certainly never be able to catch you up on everything that's happened since my last post.  I keep saying that I'm going to write shorter, more frequent posts, and maybe one of these days I'll actually do it.  Work has been absolutely insane for me and even though it's 8:30 at night right now I really need to be working.  But I didn't want to put…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on July 14, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Best Tiny Support Network Ever

Dear Baby Princesses,

Thanks for being there for me always, even though you don't know how much love and support you provide.

This is always a hard time of year for me and Daddy, sweet girls. It's been 3 years since we lost our baby at 23 weeks, and while we think about him every day, it always stings a little more right around the anniversary. I think we have experienced the grief very normally; it felt for a time that it was the worst thing that could ever happen to us (and I…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on March 30, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Tell Me About It

Dear Baby Princesses,

You both have so much to say.

BP1, I was commenting to someone the other day that you are now at the precise age where you more or less speak like an adult, but without any sense of timing, appropriateness of certain topics, etc. You are just, just beginning to understand the concept of not saying things that might hurt people's feelings, but you haven't yet really grasped why words could even be hurtful. Recently, you asked "Mommy, why do you have all of…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on February 14, 2015 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Fall Roundup

Dear Baby Princesses,

I need you both to nap for a while so I can catch you up.

BP2, let me start with you this time. You are 16 months old and such a huggable delight. Your sweet smile lights up your whole face, and we all love to make you laugh. You're at the phase where you can't really talk yet, but you understand everything and love to participate. The other day we were talking about BP1's letter of the week in her class: O. We all raised our arms to form Os and you threw…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on November 16, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Everything and Nothing

Dear Baby Princesses,

It's been more than a month since I wrote; everything and nothing has happened.

You both seem to change and grow every day. BP2, you are now more than 13 months old. We are waiting for the magical day when you start walking on your own; you are definitely capable of doing it but you haven't realized that yet. So you are on your feet a good portion of the time but always holding on or pushing something. On the Saturday of your birthday party (June 28) we…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on August 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday, Miniest Princess

Dear Baby Princesses,

Monday is BP2's first birthday.

My smallest princess, you have brought so much happiness to your big sister, your Daddy and me this year.  Thank you for being the embodiment of softness.  Thank you for sucking your thumb in a perfect baby cliche.  Thank you for looking around in delight every time you hear applause.  Thank you for trying to chase after your sister on your hands and knees.  Thank you for always looking to her for her…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on June 27, 2014 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Lactation Room in Airports

Baby Princesses - this post is not for you, but for nursing moms out there. I've got a couple of things to post for you soon. Thanks for letting me use "your" blog to vent . . .

Dear Reagan National Airport and Delta,

I’d like you to imagine for a moment that you live in a world without bathrooms.

Let me amend that picture slightly. Not all bathrooms have been eliminated; there are a few here and there in recognition of the fact that a small sliver of the population does…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on June 25, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

The Night BP2 Was Born

Dear Baby Princesses,

I can't believe my littlest princess is almost 11 months old.

Before any more time passes, I want to share with you BP2's birth story. I am sorry that it's taken me so long to do it, but rest assured that I remember the important parts pretty well.

My due date was Tuesday, July 2, 2013 and I was convinced that I was going to have a July 4 baby. The previous Saturday, June 29, we spent a nice portion of the afternoon at Baby N's first birthday party.…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on May 23, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

We Have a Visitor

Dear Baby Princesses,

You've seen a lot of action over the past couple of months!

We just took our first longer-than-2-hours road trip as a family, to Charleston for R and T's wedding. I'd say we probably should have given ourselves another day there, but other than the quick turnaround we had a great time. The hotel worked out perfectly; we had a…

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Added by Baby Princess' Mom on May 23, 2014 at 12:29pm — No Comments

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