On the daytime nap

It’s no secret. Wally Ben is not the most peaceful of babies. People I run into ask me, “How’s Wally Ben?” and I want to answer, “Great! He’s amazing! The best-behaved baby on the block! I could write a book on how to have a perfect baby!” But alas, even though I firmly believe in my college English professor’s theory that you should never let the...


Our little lump is becoming less of a lump

Well, we’ve written plenty about Wally Ben and his…ummm…demanding nature (a nicer way to say he’s a little fusspot?). And now that he’s 7 weeks old (wow, already? really?) he is morphing slowly but surely from a little lump of a thing into a human being. The lump stage was fun, and even with all the crying we were madly in love with the little man. But I have a...


On being mommy

Well, Wally V is 2 weeks old, and I’m officially on my own during the day. Luckily for Wally IV, we are only a short walk from work, so he gets almost an hour with Wally Ben in the middle of his workday. Lucky for me, too, since I get a short break to shower if I haven’t had the chance yet. Last week with Wally IV home, it was a lot different. Since he only got the one week off, he...


I know why God made babies cute

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about Wally Ben, it’s that he’s just so darn cute. So cute, you just want to smoosh his little face and give him kisses and stare at him all day. So cute that you want to dress him in every outfit he has and take a million pictures even though all of them look the same when you’re done. So cute that you find yourself doing things for...


Meeting Wally Ben

We are so blessed. Wally V is 4 days old, and is our fabulous little ball of love, just as we’d hoped for. We’ve been extremely busy these past few days learning more about each other and how to take care of him (docs forgot to include the instruction manual when they sent us packing, just like everyone warned us they might). Yesterday Wally V’s Poop-Poop (a name were considering...