Category: babies

Now We Know

I promised I would let everyone know once I heard back from pathology regarding the death of my sweet little Jonah.  I finally got the call today and I’m not sure how I feel.  I don’t think any answer would feel right or better than a different answer.  I don’t think one cause of death […]

Making a Person

There have been many people that have witnessed me saying that there’s no way I would ever ever ever have a baby again.  There’s also been blogs about how I feel like I can’t because Silas took up so much of our lives and that I was scared we would make someone else with autism. […]

To All The New Mothers

Dear new mothers, From the moment you know you’re pregnant, it begins.  You’re part of the new mother’s club. You begin to compare, she’s carrying higher and she’s carrying lower, she’s growing fast and she’s growing slower  You’ll be jealous of people who are farther along then you and feel better than the women behind.  […]

The One That Got Away

For the last year and a bit I’ve had a trusty IUD hanging out in my uteris, stopping any “invaders” from getting at my eggs.  It worked beautifully, as beautifully as I could have hoped.  Birth control, the oral kind, turns me in to a crazy person and all the other options sounded not so […]

How to Potty Train Your Toddler

It seems like one of the most frustrating parts of parenting a toddler is potty training them.  I hear many facebook status updates from my friends who are growling about it. Potty training is tough but can be quickly achieved through these five simple principles: I have no clue. don’t ask me. I’m completely void […]

New URL!!!

From now on you should start getting used to finding my blog by going to http://www.informalmatriarch.com/ Yes my friends, things are changing around here.  I’m changing hosts and giving my blog a make over and yes, it’s going to be good.  I’m also going to try and make the blog a little better, I’m pretty […]

I’ll have a new brain please…and a side of sanity…

After a rough morning I wondered weather or not I should write what happened here or just journal it.  This isn’t the easiest thing to write but this blog is about being authentic and about saying things that most people are to scared or embarrassed to say so people don’t feel alone. It’s been a […]

Massive, Mega Explosions!

So here’s what happens when you go to Costco and your child notices you buy raisins and you come home and he demands them and then demands you feed him All Bran Buds and then demands a few prunes. Massive, mega explosions! You see, he used to be able to eat such things, prunes and […]

Crunchy Munchy Carrots

SO Brent’s interview went smashingly.  He rocked it just like I knew he would.  The guy said he wants to hire him but has to go through the process.  The person who told Brent about this job told him last night that when he saw them introducing Brent to the CEO he knew that Brent […]

Wal Mart for an Hour = HELL

I went for a trip to Wal Mart yesterday with my brother.  I said “Oh for sure we can hang out there for an hour while your photos develop!”  CHA RIGHT.  We made it, but hardly.  Silas was a psycho.  The kid that lays on the floor and screams.  People were looking around for who […]

New Words and GARDEN PHOTOS!!

Ikey is saying new words almost daily!! Yesterday he said “squish” and “cheers”. This morning he said “fish”. So now he can say: Mama (which sounds like mumum), Dada (which he yelled out when Brent opened the door yesterday), row row row, up, this and that (depending if he wants this or that 🙂 ). […]

Asthma??

Ugh, I think Silas has asthma. BOOOOOOOOOOO. It’s happened 4 times now, coughing after running. Yesterday was the WORST. I think because of the weather. It rained after loads of sunny days which always does it to me. The rain brings down all the pollution. Plus it was muggy out. He starts coughing lots and […]

Singer Silas Sings Again!

Yesterday Silas and I had some fun with the webcam and I wanted to show off his talents.  Before I put the things on my blog, I’ll link to each video in case they don’t load for your computer. Bed of Roses – this one is long but worth it, he sings the whole song, […]

I’m So Bad at Titles.

Didja think I was dead??  I’m still here, later than normal but alive. This morning I rushed to Jennies to cut out a bag which took far too long.  My next bag is going to be magnificent folks.  A real doozie.  Watch out Louis Vitton!  And then we drove all the way home to just […]

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GRRRR I’m so annoyed!!! I took some photos this morning and I was going to share them with you but somehow they didn’t end up on my CF card!!!! What the heck?? There was a beautiful moment this morning. I had spilled cheerios all over my kitchen floor and decided to clean it up after […]

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