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Notes from 13 months (and change)

Let it be known that at 13 months and 1 1/2 weeks Sebastian Oberg became a walker. No not a zombie, or an extra on The Walking Dead, although that has become a top contender for this years Halloween costume (if only I can figure out a way that doesn’t involve face paint). But really though this kid is up and full on walking. Sebastian Christopher Walken even. I had to shed a tear because of course I missed his true first steps (13 months and 1 day). Oh the sorrows of being a working parent. But I pushed the sad thoughts away when he finally let go of his dad’s fingers and headed towards me with his arms straight up in the air. Giggling in delight as he reached me and I enveloped him into my arms. Those tears were pure joy. Proud mama joy. Continue reading

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Things to remember

Oh hey. I now have a one year old! Was there an interruption in the space time continuum? Because I don’t really know how that went by so quickly, and I’m not really happy about the fact that time just seems to be speeding up as I get older. slow down time. Also i’d like … Continue reading

good times

good times

Sebastian crawling around the water feature at the park, and banging on stools as drums…

Getting relief from the heat with an afternoon frozen yogurt break, looking forward to the day when we can share a treat…

Endless round of peekaboo with my hat, or the curtain, or his blanket…

Meeting daddy outside on the patio with Baz’s walker toy, him dressed in a kimono just for fun. Continue reading

sleep cycle

Sebastian is in full rebellion mode after I spent Thursday and Friday night away from him. I guess it could be separation anxiety after I was away the longest I ever have been. Funny thing is every one talks about what a good baby he is when he’s not with me, so I feel like … Continue reading

Internal struggle

I can get swallowed up by alternatives. The grass is greener syndrome of always wanting what you don’t have. How do you differentiate day dreams vs real life “let’s make this happen” dreams? Does the fantasy ever live up to the reality? Continue reading

Dear Baz // 10 months

Dear Baz // 10 months

Dear Sebastian, On Sunday you turned 10 months old. I know it’s been a few months since I’ve written you a letter and man have those months have been a blur. In April we took you on your first plane ride and you handled it wonderfully. I was anxious about traveling with an infant for … Continue reading

Dear Baz // 7 months

  Dear Sebastian, I keep hearing stories from parents with newborns who sleep through the night – even as early as one month old. This concept is completely foreign to me since the longest you’ve ever slept is probably 6 hours straight. On a good night you’re asleep by 8, up for a quick nosh … Continue reading

Dear Baz // 5 months

Dear Baz // 5 months

Dear Sebastian, You’re five months now and I am in awe of how quickly time passes. Every week seems to bring on new changes. You’ve lost some of that “baby” look on your face and sometimes I’m startled by how much you look like a little boy. You’re quite the smiley guy and I’ve gotten … Continue reading

Doing stuff

It’s January in Chicago. It’s COLD. I’m home with a four month old baby. What do you do when you can’t really go out, but there isn’t a whole lot you can do while you’re in either? I’m resorting to watching too many movies and spending a lot of time on the internet while the baby naps. Continue reading