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Hello, Handsome!

Ten short and incredible days ago, John and I welcomed our little Peanut—henceforth Jacob Paul Schlegel—into the community of air-breathing folks on this earth.  We enjoyed the week of paternity leave John had from work, and since he went back to work, I’ve been finding my way back to the blog.  I intended to post […]

October 1, 2010

Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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Induction Duction, What’s Your Function?

It seems our “little” one has taken its recently bestowed nickname—Big, Fat Baby—to heart.  When last measured on Thursday, Peanut was estimated to be 8 lb, 8 oz., putting him/her in the 88th percentile for weight in babies of the same gestational age.  Or in John’s dad’s terms, that’s not a peanut; that’s a coconut! […]

September 20, 2010

Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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Top Two—Make that Three—Tips for a New Pregnancy

One of my closet friends is a case manager for a non-profit organization that, in part, helps to resettle refugees in the United States (yes, it is an awesome job, and yes, you do need to be as smart, compassionate, and hardworking as she is to be good at it).  In her position, she works […]

June 2, 2010

Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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