So I was looking at my blog the other day and thinking how I have ended up largely ignoring it since I went back to work. This made me sad, especially since it was kind of acting as Isaac's digital baby book. Then I was thinking about it some more and realizing that I had instead been spending a lot of time on Facebook and that I mentioned a lot of what was going on with Isaac there. So last night I went through my Facebook wall and tracked down my status updates having to do with him from September 2008 until the end of 2009. (I lost a couple here and there because after I had just about finished copying and pasting them all here after about four hours working on it, the entry disappeared. But I mostly re-gathered them. There's a lot missing, too, since much of what I have posted about Isaac on FB has been in the form of uploaded photos with comments or videos. But I'm going to try to get the videos up here soon, too. Anyway, let's go back in time ...
Sarah is feeling guilty after scaring Isaac while playing peekaboo
September 8, 2008 at 5:13pm
Sarah is catching up on thank-you notes and realizing how much her handwriting is deteriorating
September 9, 2008 at 11:44am
Sarah says that after the past few days, Isaac is definitely *not* going to go by Ike
September 14, 2008 at 9:07am
Sarah is glad that Isaac considers football on TV as white noise
September 14, 2008 at 3:29pm
Sarah is feeling the after-effects of nappus interruptus
September 16, 2008 at 2:57pm
Sarah is packing to fly cross-country solo (albeit with Isaac)
(lost the date)
September 19, 2008 at 11:21am
Sarah and Isaac are having a blast in Oregon (but missing Judah, of course).
September 21, 2008 at 11:59pm
Sarah hopes it isn't mean to laugh at a disgruntled baby
September 26, 2008 at 7:57pm
Sarah really hopes Isaac doesn't wake up at 5:30 again
September 30, 2008 at 12:32am
Sarah hopes that Isaac doesn't have another case of napathy today
September 30, 2008 at 3:55pm
Sarah can't believe how close Isaac is to rolling over. SOOOO CLOOOOOSE!
October 2, 2008 at 9:52pm
October 4, 2008 at 10:44am
Sarah wonders why Isaac has decided that sleeping through the night is for chumps
October 12, 2008 at 6:36pm
Sarah keeps expecting Isaac to wake up again and thus is not sleeping. Which is dumb.
October 20, 2008 at 12:39am
Sarah is the mother of a four-month-old. Whoa.
October 20, 2008 at 2:05pm
Sarah is not looking forward to Isaac's shots today
October 22, 2008 at 8:57am
Sarah and Isaac survived the shots and daycare open house, but there were tears on both our parts.
October 22, 2008 at 9:20pm
Sarah is strategizing for her marathon-spectating session avec bebe
October 24, 2008 at 9:20pm
Sarah doesn't know why Isaac decides Dad is the enemy at nighttime
October 24, 2008 at 9:45pm
Sarah and Isaac spent five hours booking all over D.C. and never even caught a glimpse of Judah. But he did great!
October 26, 2008 at 5:20pm
Sarah enjoys watching Isaac watch the cats
October 28, 2008 at 2:24pm
Sarah is trying to savor the next few weeks
October 30, 2008 at 11:56am
Sarah is sad that Isaac's Superman costume bit the dust yesterday.
October 31, 2008 at 4:03pm
Sarah thinks two laps around Elkhorn went very quickly with Meghna and Sonia walking, too
November 3, 2008 at 3:18pm
Sarah is telling Isaac, no, you don't get to wake up and cry right now, sorry
November 5, 2008 at 12:09am
Sarah is *not* going to sleep now. Baby is awake. At least he waited until after the speeches.
November 5, 2008 at 12:50am
Sarah wonders why Isaac has begun expressing himself in such a high pitch
November 6, 2008 at 8:01pm
Sarah has learned that Isaac is not a fan of rice cereal and doesn't blame him one bit.
November 10, 2008 at 11:48pm
Sarah wants to buy every baby hat on etsy
November 11, 2008 at 9:14am
Sarah is nononononono, he is too young to start scooting!
November 12, 2008 at 9:36am
Sarah and Isaac celebrated his five-month birthday with his first swim class
November 20, 2008 at 12:18pm
Sarah is watching Isaac roll and scoot himself around the whole basement.
November 24, 2008 at 10:49am
Sarah says Isaac didn't enjoy his second swim lesson as much as the first.
November 24, 2008 at 8:22pm
Sarah is thankful for Judah, Isaac, and her fabulous family and awesome friends
November 27, 2008 at 11:27am
Sarah is Holy overstimulated baby, Batman!
November 28, 2008 at 7:07pm
Sarah is singing songs to Isaac in the voice of the Swedish Chef from the Muppets. Just thought you'd like to know.
December 1, 2008 at 12:14pm
Sarah is trying to pack for a week in Texas with the kidlet
December 2, 2008 at 2:58pm
Sarah is desperately hoping Isaac sleeps better tonight. Up once an hour was BRUTAL. Poor bellyachin' boy.
December 12, 2008 at 10:59pm
Sarah is watching a repeat of The Who: Rock Honors and trying to not turn it up too loud since there is a baby in the room.
December 14, 2008 at 10:27am
Sarah is freaking out trying to decide how many days Isaac should go to daycare next week (his first time there).
December 16, 2008 at 4:09pm
Sarah and Judah are starting on sleep training Isaac tonight. Wish us luck!
December 17, 2008 at 8:20pm
Sarah is going to make some baby food. First up: butternut squash, which we already know Isaac likes.
December 18, 2008 at 6:07pm
Sarah is on to night two of sleep training: The Remembering.
December 18, 2008 at 8:22pm
Sarah is going to rebuild Isaac's corral of pillows and put up the tree finally
December 19, 2008 at 1:16pm
Sarah wishes Isaac a very happy half-birthday!
December 20, 2008 at 12:38pm
Sarah thinks that sleep training bites and would like a bye week now
December 21, 2008 at 9:00pm
Sarah 's next status update will be about something much less controversial. ;)
December 21, 2008 at 10:53pm
Sarah is going to stop being dumb and go to sleep now. 6-month shots for the little guy tomorrow. Ow.
December 21, 2008 at 11:09pm
Sarah is at home. Isaac is at daycare. Life is strange.
December 23, 2008 at 3:02pm
Sarah is watching Isaac nap and trying to figure out if she needs to borrow some flour from the neighbors
December 24, 2008 at 10:50am
Sarah is laughing because Isaac passed out while Judah was putting together his new toys
December 25, 2008 at 11:44am
Sarah thinks Isaac just figured out crawling. Ruh-roh!
December 27, 2008 at 12:07pm
Sarah is trying to clean up the house while the boys are at the store
December 27, 2008 at 3:57pm
Sarah goes back to work Monday. Whee.
December 29, 2008 at 10:24pm
Sarah Skyped and Google-video-chatted today. It feels like ... THE FUTURE!
December 29, 2008 at 11:24pm
Sarah is telling Isaac pleasestayasleeppleaseOMGIamsotired.
December 31, 2008 at 12:00am
Sarah is going to take down the Christmas tree and then pick up Isaac from day care.
December 31, 2008 at 3:18pm
Sarah is yep, he's teething.
January 3, 2009 at 2:06pm
Sarah is preparing for re-entry into the real world.
January 4, 2009 at 7:45pm
Sarah is about to make a day's worth of bottles and start the proceedings.
January 5, 2009 at 8:28am
Sarah thinks the first day back wasn't that bad, but the short 30 minutes with the boy after work really were sad.
January 5, 2009 at 7:47pm
Sarah just experienced Isaac's first, but surely not last, major vomit event.
January 6, 2009 at 8:25pm
Sarah is wow, Isaac was the No. 49 boys name of last year.
January 7, 2009 at 12:04am
Sarah thinks fevers are just mean.
January 8, 2009 at 8:29pm
Sarah is hoping Isaac is starting to feel better today
January 9, 2009 at 10:52am
Sarah is on her own with the sickly baby for the weekend. Thanks, USMC!
January 9, 2009 at 5:08pm
Sarah is taking Isaac to the doctor in a bit. Day 5 of fever, yuck.
January 10, 2009 at 11:06am
Sarah is excited about the victory and, on a separate note, hoping Isaac gets some much-needed sleep
January 10, 2009 at 9:04pm
Sarah is watching Isaac grin at the cats
January 11, 2009 at 1:36pm
Sarah is glad the little guy seems to have kicked the fever.
January 11, 2009 at 9:26pm
Sarah just realized that a year ago today (Sunday), I felt Isaac move for the first time.
January 12, 2009 at 12:30am
Sarah is thrilled that Isaac is finally feeling better but bummed she didn't see him before bedtime tonight.
January 12, 2009 at 9:22pm
Sarah thinks four-and-a-half hours of sleep is for chumps.
January 13, 2009 at 7:28am
Sarah is finding that CCI thwarts my multitasking abilities. Or maybe it's my new, limited attention span
January 13, 2009 at 2:10pm
Sarah is fixing to bathe the baby, put him to bed, scarf some dinner and live-blog Idol. Whew.
January 13, 2009 at 7:53pm
Sarah just realized that the reason everyone slept so badly last night was that Isaac was cutting his first tooth
January 19, 2009 at 5:10pm
Sarah is trying to get this seven-month-old (!) ready, but we're both moving slowly.
January 20, 2009 at 9:48am
Sarah is feeling like that sleep debt is catching up with her
January 21, 2009 at 5:06pm
Sarah really wishes someone had called to let me know the boy had been crying in pain all day because of his belly
January 22, 2009 at 6:01pm
Sarah is three weeks of daycare, and we're on illness No. 2.
January 24, 2009 at 6:54pm
Sarah has her fingers crossed that it was just at 24-hour bug that the boy had
January 25, 2009 at 5:00pm
Sarah is either it is a 72-hour-plus bug, or he's on round 2.
January 26, 2009 at 10:32am
Sarah is this is the bug that never ends, it just goes on and on, my friends ...
January 27, 2009 at 1:32am
Sarah has her fingers crossed for no overnight puking by the boy (or anyone else).
January 27, 2009 at 7:23pm
Sarah is back at work, and the boy is at school. Whew.
January 28, 2009 at 12:57pm
Sarah is keeping it together, sort of.
January 30, 2009 at 5:22pm
Sarah is thankful that such smart people work at Hopkins, but whoever designed the parking garages was on multiple drugs and had an anger problem
January 30, 2009 at 8:58pm
Sarah is learning lots of interesting things, including that Babylegs legwarmers work great to cover an IV hand, too.
January 31, 2009 at 5:19pm
Sarah is oh goody, we are getting a roommate some time in the middle of the night. I guess I better sleep now.
February 1, 2009 at 12:40am
Sarah is excited that Isaac is off oxygen entirely and hopes it stays that way (especially since they took off the cannula!)
February 1, 2009 at 5:10am
Sarah is hoping she didn't speak too soon.
February 1, 2009 at 9:39am
Sarah is starting to maybe feel a little bit relieved.
February 1, 2009 at 1:18pm
Sarah is watching the Super Bowl on the tiny TV in Isaac's hospital room. Not exactly what we planned, but he's feeling pretty good, so I don't care
February 1, 2009 at 7:16pm
Sarah is thankful for all her fabulous friends and family and touched by their support
February 1, 2009 at 10:26pm
Sarah is going to post an update eventually, but things at the hospital are decent.
February 2, 2009 at 12:23pm
Sarah is thrilled they are doing two tests today instead of one today and one tomorrow
February 3, 2009 at 10:52am
Sarah is hoping the nurse gets here soon so we can feed the boy an actual bottle again! Huzzah!
February 3, 2009 at 3:59pm
Sarah says, if the boy's oxygen levels stay good overnight, we are getting out of here tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
February 3, 2009 at 9:05pm
Sarah : Oxygen dropped around 3 a.m., but he's back off it now. Not sure what that means yet, but will keep you posted.
February 4, 2009 at 8:08am
Sarah is tired, frustrated, worried, but at least Isaac didn't know he almost went home today
February 4, 2009 at 1:34pm
Sarah is so much drama in the CMSC, it's kinda hard being I-S-double-A-C
February 4, 2009 at 6:18pm
Sarah is watching the boys sleep, waiting for it to be time for Isaac's bronchoscopy.
February 5, 2009 at 2:17pm
Sarah watched a doctor go on a raging ego trip and enjoyed the nurses' gossip that followed.
February 5, 2009 at 11:26pm
Sarah is Dear everyone who writes about in vitro: Embryos are transferred, not implanted. They have to implant themselves. </psa>.
February 6, 2009 at 12:07pm
Sarah is waiting for the attending and about ready to bust some heads. Let us out of here!
February 6, 2009 at 1:20pm
Sarah is like, seriously, WHERE IS THE FREAKING DOCTOR?
February 6, 2009 at 5:00pm
Sarah is oh, joy. We got moved to a new room. Now Isaac has three roommates instead of one.
February 7, 2009 at 2:20pm
Sarah is Dear roommate's visitors, there is a baby sleeping right here, as is THE CHILD YOU'RE VISITING. SHUT UP.
February 7, 2009 at 5:13pm
Sarah is tired of the awkward forced intimacy of shared hospital rooms
February 7, 2009 at 9:35pm
Sarah is word on the street is, if Isaac "tolerates" bottle feedings today through overnight, we will be released tomorrow.
February 8, 2009 at 11:50am
Sarah is OMG happiest baby ever after two bottles. Come on stats, stay good.
February 8, 2009 at 3:33pm
Sarah is crossing her fingers for no crackles and some walking papers.
February 9, 2009 at 9:39am
Sarah is waiting for Isaac's last bloodwork and his walking papers.
February 9, 2009 at 12:52pm
Sarah can't believe she got woozy during Isaac's IV removal after all the other stuff she's seen in the past 12 days
February 9, 2009 at 3:29pm
Sarah is home with both her guys, and order is restored to the universe
February 9, 2009 at 9:20pm
Sarah and Isaac went by daycare to make sure it's copacetic for him to go back Thursday. All systems go!
February 10, 2009 at 3:02pm
Sarah is working out Isaac's medication schedule and getting everything organized for his return to daycare tomorrow
February 11, 2009 at 9:25am
Sarah a 75-minute walk in 65-degree weather wasn't literally what the doctor ordered, but it did us both a world of good
February 11, 2009 at 12:23pm
Sarah is back at work, and Isaac is back at daycare. Yay, normal!
February 12, 2009 at 11:01am
Sarah hearts the baby food mill
February 15, 2009 at 4:46pm
Sarah wonders how we managed to lose a bottle at the hospital
February 16, 2009 at 11:08am
Sarah is no, not a fever! The kid has been through enough the past couple of weeks!
February 17, 2009 at 3:02pm
Sarah 's eight-month-old (!) woke up today happy and babbling. Life is good.
February 20, 2009 at 11:33am
Sarah says, my alarm clock is teething and is not in possession of a snooze button
February 23, 2009 at 9:33pm
Sarah is hoping that everything goes well at Isaac's followup with the specialist today
February 26, 2009 at 8:57am
Sarah says: Isaac's lungs sounded great, meds decreased, no more oxygen needed!
February 26, 2009 at 3:01pm
Sarah is dancing around the basement with Isaac while Judah makes marginally healthy kung pao chicken.
March 2, 2009 at 5:57pm
Sarah 's kidlet learned to clap this morning. YAYYYYYYYYY!
March 3, 2009 at 12:08pm
Sarah and Isaac have spent most of today outside, while Judah is off playing with the Marine Corps
March 7, 2009 at 2:47pm
Sarah is hoping to get through the next 24 hours with no baby puke
March 9, 2009 at 9:08am
Sarah is tired of exposing the kid to radiation for no reason. In good news, it's just a cold, not pneumonia. Which: duh.
March 10, 2009 at 6:08pm
Sarah tried to do a photo shoot of Isaac, but it's a lot harder now that he's super-mobile.
March 14, 2009 at 4:40pm
Sarah is the mother of a 9-month-old. Whoa, time really does fly!
March 20, 2009 at 8:39am
Sarah has a date with the boys, Fatburger, Trader Joe's and a sunny day.
March 22, 2009 at 12:06pm
Sarah can't believe Isaac has another fever!
March 26, 2009 at 2:38pm
Sarah is riding a wave of happy after last night's concert, it's sunny out, little bubba's still coughing, but his lungs are 100 percent clear and fever's down, and Grammy Ann arrives tonight. WOO!
March 27, 2009 at 3:43pm
Sarah and Judah are going on a date and seeing their first movie (in the theater) since July.
March 29, 2009 at 4:37pm
Sarah hopes Isaac sleeps tonight, or at least if he wakes up that it doesn't take two hours to get him back to sleep.
April 5, 2009 at 8:38pm
Sarah a call from daycare that includes the words "projectile vomit" is never a good thing.
April 8, 2009 at 2:54pm
Sarah thinks Isaac recovered from his incident this afternoon -- he loooooved Seder food.
April 8, 2009 at 10:18pm
Sarah is watching the boy while Judah makes waffles for Easter morning. Kidlet got to try Passover food earlier this week; I think he'll get to try some waffles, too.
April 12, 2009 at 11:24am
Sarah just booked a photo gig (pre-Prom pics for Isaac's teacher's daughter)!
April 16, 2009 at 8:20am
Sarah is excited for tomorrow's Spring Fling with moms' group and to shoot portraits of Sammie and her parents on Sunday!
April 17, 2009 at 6:07pm
Sarah is the mom of a 10-month-old. Can time slow down a little, please? PLEASE?
April 20, 2009 at 11:44am
Sarah is amazed but relieved that a kidlet can be up crying for that much of the night (just a tummyache; fret not, grandparents) and wake up THAT happy -- and early.
April 21, 2009 at 2:28pm
Sarah is watching Isaac play with the remote. I should probably stop him, but I am entertained.
April 23, 2009 at 6:26pm
Sarah only survives the end of 60 Minutes each week (waiting for The Amazing Race to start) because of Judah's awesome Andy Rooney impression.
April 26, 2009 at 8:00pm
Sarah To maintain some semblance of emotional stability today, I am focusing on the new, hilarious, scrunchy face that Isaac has started making when he is happy about something.
April 30, 2009 at 11:50am
Sarah 's workout today apparently consists of stopping Isaac from crawling over everything in the entire house.
May 3, 2009 at 1:13pm
Sarah thinks we may have just inadvertently taught Isaac to raise the roof.
May 10, 2009 at 4:59pm
Sarah is trying to get her head around how much we have to pack for such a small child for a cross-country plane trip.
May 13, 2009 at 3:31pm
Sarah is waking up the kidlet and heading to the airport to go to S.F. for Belinda's birthday.
May 14, 2009 at 5:03am
Sarah made it to S.F. yesterday. Unfortunately, the bag with BOTH travel cribs and most of my clothes and Isaac's clothes did not. Oh, and the boy had a Major Vomit Event during the flight. Woo!
May 15, 2009 at 3:00pm
Sarah thanks everyone again for all the birthday wishes! Surprise cake from my friends at work, home early enough to see my boy awake for a couple of hours, tasty dinner from Judah and lots of phone calls, emails and messages. Who could ask for more?
Sarah understands that Judah's USMC Reserve duties require two weeks a year of training. But he has to miss Isaac's first birthday *and* Father's Day? Not. Amused.
May 29, 2009 at 7:56am
Sarah is watching Isaac push Judah's laundry basket around the basement. Can't decide if that means he does need or doesn't need a push-toy.
May 31, 2009 at 7:52am
Sarah says it's going to be one of those days: daycare called before I even got to work.
June 2, 2009 at 9:56am (Isaac vs. the rocking chair)
Sarah had a good weekend of buddies, beach, babies and bubbles.
June 7, 2009 at 9:07pm
Sarah just realized that a year ago yesterday was my first day of maternity leave. Ahhh, maternity leave, how I miss you.
June 8, 2009 at 10:16am
Sarah is throwing together an informal birthday party for Isaac for this Sunday and strongly contemplating going to the gym when Judah gets back from TKD. Still undecided on Jon & Kate Plus 8, but my page-view whore side will probably win out.
June 8, 2009 at 7:05pm
Sarah need a reprieve from the crazy Jon & Kate commenters. Especially the one who just said that in-vitro babies weren't meant to be and are unwanted by God. 1) J&K didn't do IVF. 2) My IVF-made baby and I disagree with the sentiment. *seethes*
June 11, 2009 at 3:38pm
Sarah Cupcakes: made. House: somewhat cleaner. (Almost-)birthday party: going to happen.
June 13, 2009 at 11:27pm
Sarah is not sure how I managed to make it through 32 years (plus a few weeks) of life without having frosted a cupcake. UNTIL NOW!
June 14, 2009 at 10:26am
Sarah is wiped but happy after birthday party preparations, Isaac's actual party and then shooting a family-portrait session at the park.
June 14, 2009 at 7:22pm
Sarah is thinking it's time to get over the denial that Judah is gone for two weeks since he's at the airport.
June 16, 2009 at 7:00am
Sarah It's me, myself and Isaac for two weeks. I told him it will be an adventure! He said: "Da da da da da da da."
June 16, 2009 at 9:27pm
Sarah is remembering that at this time last year, I was past my due date and walking around in high-90s temperatures. My how things have changed.
June 18, 2009 at 9:03am
Sarah looks awesome: Desperately needing to do laundry, I am basically dressed like a Best Buy employee (blu polo and jeans). Then, I overestimated Isaac's patience and had to leave the mall after having only one eyebrow threaded.
June 19, 2009 at 8:14pm
Sarah is in full-on nosalgia mode. A year ago right now, we were waiting for contractions to intensify enough to go to the hospital. We left at midnight, and Isaac was born a little over 12 hours later. Fastest. Year. Ever.
Sarah Happy birthday to little bubba-boo! And thanks for sleeping in.
June 20, 2009 at 8:14am
Sarah and Isaac are missing Judah today and wishing him a Happy Father's Day!
June 21, 2009 at 12:15pm
Sarah is hoping we get to Skype with Judah in a few minutes.
June 21, 2009 at 5:26pm
Sarah so ... tired ... oh canine teeth and growth spurt, why did you have to come when Judah was out of town?
June 24, 2009 at 9:37am
Sarah How I do love the staff at Isaac's pediatrician's office!
June 25, 2009 at 11:18am
Sarah News flash: Isaac just walked a few steps to me five times in a row. It might have been a fluke, but I don't think so.
June 25, 2009 at 7:00pm
Sarah is a pout-pout fish with a pout-pout face and she spreads the dreary-wearies all over the place.
June 27, 2009 at 9:58pm
Sarah twomoredays twomoredays twomoredays. OMG I'm so tired.
June 28, 2009 at 9:41pm
Sarah Judah is finally homeward-bound. Hooray, hooray! What a loooooonnnnnng two weeks.
June 30, 2009 at 7:40pm
Sarah Judah=home; equilibrium=restored.
July 1, 2009 at 10:38am
Sarah ran Isaac to school in the stroller to get a little mileage. Running with an empty stroller is a good way to get funny looks.
July 6, 2009 at 8:38am
Sarah is taking Isaac for his slightly delayed 1-year checkup. Oh, boy: shots!
July 10, 2009 at 9:21am
Sarah Well, it's official. He's walking. If he wants to get somewhere, he tries to walk first. Hello, whole new world!
July 11, 2009 at 8:04am
Sarah just dropped her not-so-baby boy off in the toddler room for the first time. *sniffle*
July 15, 2009 at 10:02am
Sarah Poor Bubba has another fever. And we had a babysitter scheduled for the first time ever, too.
July 18, 2009 at 2:11pm
Sarah Barfy babies are so sad.
July 20, 2009 at 9:51am
Sarah This kid is a mess. Started the day throwing up and then was totally joyful for the rest of the day. For a sick day, it wasn't too bad.
July 20, 2009 at 10:49pm
Sarah always gets so nervous on Isaac's pulmonology follow-up appointment days.
July 23, 2009 at 9:34am
Sarah all clear at pulmonology! Don't even have to go back for four months!
July 23, 2009 at 3:43pm
Sarah is thinking about today's Team in Training mission moment with Rick Fisher and trying to focus on what's truly important and discard what is petty.
July 25, 2009 at 9:47am
Sarah is editing pics from the shoot with the Lipcons and jamming to CSNY while Isaac naps and Judah makes ribs. Mmmm, ribs.
July 26, 2009 at 1:48pm
Sarah is glad Isaac decided to sleep until 7:15 after initially waking up at 5:15, especially since I was up until 2.
August 3, 2009 at 10:17am
Sarah is still astounded at the magnitude of Isaac's meltdown this morning. And how unbelievably happy he was after he finally calmed down and had a bottle.
August 4, 2009 at 10:19am
Sarah is spending the weekend with the munchkin while Judah has drill AND takes a 12-hour black-belt pretest. I suspect we will have a more restful weekend.
August 7, 2009 at 5:15pm
Sarah and Isaac wish Judah the best of luck in the black-belt pre-test today!
August 8, 2009 at 8:17am
Sarah votes "strongly disapprove" on the question: Should toddlers willfully skip afternoon naptime?
August 8, 2009 at 6:27pm
Sarah Isaac votes "strongly approve" on the question: Should toddlers willingly skip afternoon naptime?
August 9, 2009 at 3:47pm
Sarah OK, the next skill we need to work on with the kidling: balance. Yesterday morning, he bonked his head on the bed frame, hard. Day care just called, and he fell on the playground and scraped his FACE. (He's OK, just more banged up.) This walking stuff is hard work.
August 11, 2009 at 11:13am
Sarah Isaac has a new dance move; I call it the running baby.
August 14, 2009 at 8:11am
Sarah is excited to see her boys at lunchtime and one of her fabulous nephews (all the way from California!) at dinner today.
August 19, 2009 at 10:33am
Sarah is amused that Isaac got a survey from the insurance company. Perhaps I shall fill it out with crayons.
August 20, 2009 at 9:30pm
Sarah , Judah and Isaac are headed to Chesapeake Beach for Sophie's birthday party.
August 23, 2009 at 11:05am
Sarah went to the zoo with Isaac and Judah. Oh, wait, no, sorry, it was the kiddie haircut place the Saturday before school starts. Whoops.
August 29, 2009 at 7:00pm
Sarah is hoping for a good night's sleep tonight maybe. 4 a.m. freakout last night, 1.5-hour meltdown the night before that, and I couldn't sleep on Sunday night. Yawwwwn.
September 2, 2009 at 9:07am
Sarah Ducks Ducks Ducks Ducks! I even inadvertently dressed the kid in tie-dye for the occasion. His Oregon-wear is in the laundry, so Eugene-wear will have to do.
September 3, 2009 at 11:08am
Sarah pulled some ninja-mommy moves and got Isaac from asleep in the car to asleep in the crib without him waking up. That has worked exactly one other time.
September 6, 2009 at 3:31pm
Sarah Surprise! Isaac has a new teacher I didn't know about. Surprise! My registration is expired and I got pulled over for the first time (except for that foot cop incident, but I don't count that). Reboot, reboot!
September 14, 2009 at 10:51am
Sarah almost forgot to write Toddler Thursday for Charm City Moms for tomorrow. That wouldn't have been good.
September 16, 2009 at 11:08pm
Sarah 12 miles, ice bath, nap, hot shower, pizza, playing with the boys, Muppets on YouTube, Ducks on ESPN at a reasonable hour for the East Coast. Pretty good Saturday is what I'm saying.
September 19, 2009 at 5:46pm
Sarah Did portraits with the Kirkmans this morning, Costco and lunch with the boys this afternoon, now the Ravens game. It's been a fab Sunday, except for the part where I have to be at work in two hours because of the Emmys. *yawwwwn*
September 20, 2009 at 6:09pm
Sarah wonders if anyone happens to be available to watch Isaac for, ohhh, the entire day on Saturday so I can watch Judah's black-belt test. (I delayed too long on setting up the details with one of his teachers, and now she's busy.)
September 23, 2009 at 10:05am
Sarah clarifies: If anyone who lives nearby happens to be available to watch Isaac from about 7:45-4 on Saturday so I can watch Judah's black-belt test, let me know! (Yes, I know it's a long shot, but I have to at least try ...)
September 23, 2009 at 3:16pm
Sarah Only my child could injure himself with a book. And here I was, hoping he hadn't inherited my flaily ways ...
September 24, 2009 at 11:52am
Sarah thanks Kit for coming over tomorrow to watch Isaac so I can go see Judah kick butt at his black-belt test! (And to Becky and Beth for their offers of help, too.)
September 25, 2009 at 10:01pm
Sarah wishes she knew for sure whether she is going on the radio in the morning since it involves getting the small person ready and at school and herself back home by 7:45 a.m. if so.
September 28, 2009 at 10:38pm
Sarah is pretty frustrated that she lost her morning playtime with Isaac for a radio appearance that is evidently not happening. Grrr ...
September 29, 2009 at 8:07am
Sarah recognizes that by blogging about parenting, one opens oneself up to criticism, but I swear this one guy didn't even read what I wrote. *deep breaths*
October 1, 2009 at 5:42pm
Sarah wants to go home right now and hug my boys.
October 5, 2009 at 12:22pm
Sarah was working from home trying to fight off a stomach bug, but daycare just called and Isaac is getting a rash, so guess who is going to the doctor!
October 7, 2009 at 11:10am
Sarah Isaac's been asleep for three hours, with nary a peep, then suddenly over the monitor, we hear: "Hiiiii-iiiiiii!" Then, nothing. We haven't laughed that hard in a while.
October 7, 2009 at 10:03pm
Sarah Isaac time -- work -- packet pickup -- work -- home -- pack everything for the race!
October 8, 2009 at 7:28am
Sarah For some reason, I thought the canines, since they're pointy, would hurt less coming in. Go fig.
October 8, 2009 at 11:33pm
Sarah is getting antsy, waiting for Judah and Isaac to get here so I can go get settled in with the team for tonight's party and tomorrow's half-marathon!
October 9, 2009 at 3:09pm
Sarah thinks it was pretty funny that Isaac and I knew two-thirds of the people in the waiting room at the pediatrician's office.
October 13, 2009 at 1:32pm
Sarah Is at the airport. Man, we have a lot of stuff.
October 15, 2009 at 6:20am
Sarah Some day, Isaac will fly from east coast to west without a Major Vomit Event, but today is not that day. But we are HERE!
October 15, 2009 at 2:59pm
Sarah is blogging Survivor while the boy, who has already thoroughly charmed Grammy Ann and Grandpa Fred, naps. Then, time to go see Grandpa Mike and Grandma Peggy.
October 16, 2009 at 1:12pm
Sarah is going to the Salem Carousel this morning. Horsies galore!
October 20, 2009 at 11:56am
Sarah and Judah are on their way to Portland, and Grammy Ann is babysitting. Everyone wins!
October 21, 2009 at 12:23pm
Sarah Walking around UO with the boy in the stroller and wondering if I'd run into my little sister between classes sure made me realize: My, how things have changed.
October 23, 2009 at 5:51pm
Sarah The boy is taking his first nap since Friday -- hallelujah!
October 26, 2009 at 1:13pm
Sarah Oh boy. Two confirmed cases of H1N1 at Isaac's daycare, but at least we haven't been around there for a few days. I'm hoping no one on the planes had it, though.
October 28, 2009 at 9:04am
Sarah I think I am going to be able to get out of here in time to go to the Halloween parade at Kindercare. Eeeeeee!
October 30, 2009 at 2:42pm
Sarah is superbly bummed that the parade was this morning, since they asked me three times this week if I was coming to the parade at 4. But I got to watch the class eat cookies in their costumes, and Isaac managed to smear Rice Krispy Treat all over my clothes.
October 30, 2009 at 5:28pm
Sarah gets home from the gym and from outside the house can hear Isaac screaming. Get inside, and it turns out he is laughing hysterically. Biggest. Whew. Ever.
November 3, 2009 at 8:04pm
Sarah Isaac is hanging with Grandma Bel today. Hooray for random awesome Southwest sales!
November 6, 2009 at 11:17am
Sarah Dear He Who Will Not Nap: You're going to regret this!
November 8, 2009 at 10:10am
Sarah is very proud that Isaac was so cooperative during his (follow-up, nothing-to-worry-about-folks) chest CT today. The tech said kids his age usually have a hard time staying still enough, but he was a little trouper while I babbled at him about his adventure on the airplane a few weeks ago, and they got all the pictures they needed. Whew!
November 11, 2009 at 10:19am
Sarah loves being at the doctor's office for two hours and 40 minutes and spending only 8 of those minutes with a doctor.
November 12, 2009 at 6:55pm
Sarah got more than three consecutive hours of sleep for the first time in over a week. Unfortunately, it was still only five total, but I'll take it.
November 17, 2009 at 9:07am
Sarah is not sure how to feel about the fact that if you do a Google image search for goofy parents, a picture of me and Judah is the No. 2 result. I'm choosing to be amused; Judah thinks we need to aim to be No. 1.
November 23, 2009 at 10:55am
Sarah is thankful for an awful lot of things.
November 25, 2009 at 11:23am
Sarah wishes both her boys were feeling better. Judah's got a major head cold, and Isaac's got a wacky tummy. :(
November 27, 2009 at 10:16am
Sarah bought Isaac a toy with no off switch. My bad.
November 27, 2009 at 5:52pm
Sarah Thanksgiving II was a rousing success, both boys are finally feeling better (and they got haircuts), and the house is still clean. Woo, Sunday! Oh, and GO RAVENS!
November 29, 2009 at 8:25pm
Sarah The boys are napping, and I'm setting up for our holiday card pics. Whee!
December 6, 2009 at 11:51am
Sarah thinks it's the sweetest thing ever when Isaac hugs the cats, especially when they actually let him.
December 8, 2009 at 12:23pm
Sarah just watched Isaac turn around in circles until he got dizzy and fell down laughing.
December 12, 2009 at 4:14pm
Sarah is the mother of a one-and-a-half-year-old! Holy moly!
December 20, 2009 at 10:28am
Sarah left work, party at the neighbor's, boy's in bed in polar bear PJs, time to wrap a couple last gifts and watch White Christmas. YAY!
December 24, 2009 at 8:27pm
Sarah Happy Christmas! The boys are napping. I think they might have the right idea ...
December 25, 2009 at 12:10pm
Sarah feels, for not the first time this year, like the luckiest girl in the world. Merry Christmas, y'all!
December 25, 2009 at 10:48pm
Sarah is thinking we're entering that stage of not dining out with the kidlet. So who wants to babysit? ;)
December 26, 2009 at 2:15pm
Sarah just realized Isaac's room is painted almost the exact same color as my Savage sky blue backdrop.
Tue at 8:39pm
Sarah got home in time to play blocks *and* eat dinner with the boys. Here's to more of that in 2010!
Yesterday at 7:54pm