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The Wrapstar is AWESOME. My first Mei Tai, and I got two successful back carries today! (Plus 3 front carries!)

On a side note, I HATE customs. We had to pay the equivalent of $50 just to pick it up from the post office...I could have bought another carrier for that amount- yikes! Read more about Wrapstar Carrier!...

It is CRAZY how active this little guy is! He's definitely advanced on his motor milestones- get a load of this!

Zak starting to crawl

Zak crawling

Zak takes a dive

He's up again! Read more about It's time for another brag post!...

I have two new websites! Yep, that's right, ME, not hubby!

I made a New Years resolution to take [at least] two pictures per day- one of Zak, and one of "something else", as Raoul put it. So now I'm the proud owner of two photoblogs (thanks honey)! Read more about I have news! Me! Me! Me! Pick me!...

Well, it's that time again folks- the time I get a bee (named Raoul) in my bonnet and blog!

Our son is AMAZING! I mean, I'm sure everyone already knows that from the pictures and videos we've posted, but really, he is. Zak JUST turned 4 months old, and from what I've heard and read, he's already starting to hit 6 month milestones. w00t- go Zak! Read more about Shameless Bragging...

Here I sit, with my son gnawing and slobbering on my wrist as I bounce him on my knee, pondering all the new things he's learned in the past couple weeks. It's really amazing how much Zak is doing these days. He's gone from just watching (and being watched) captivated at what's going on, to doing things that influence his surroundings (in ways not related to gobbing). Read more about Zak's new skills......

Today we finally got around to taking Zak to the clinic for his vaccinations. Apparently they usually start at 6 weeks, and I thought he'd be getting some at his 6 week doctor's appointment, but the doctor doesn't give vaccinations so we ended up with a clinic appointment for 10 weeks instead. Read more about A visit to the clinic...

As parents, we're supposed to teach and train our children, but I think at this stage he's the one doing the training! I know as the weeks, months, and years go by, I'll learn a lot from Zak and whatever children come after him, but right now I'm mastering the basics.

Mommy 101: How to keep baby happy


First off, every baby will have some moments of unhappiness, even if they're an awesomely happy and content baby like Zak.

Observe: Read more about Mommy Training...

Yesterday evening Raoul gave Zak his first bath at home, clearly an event to be well documented! I was rather glad that he was the one giving the bath and not me- it doesn't look like an easy task. First Raoul got all of the necessary supplies together: Read more about Zak's first bath at home...

I'm pretty sure everyone's already heard, but just in case... Read more about Baby Snyman arrives in five days!...

Like the alliteration?

My 21st birthday was last month and Raoul insisted that because it was my 21st (quite a milestone) that I couldn't just ask for books or other little things as my present- I had to ask for something big and something that I'd really enjoy. It took me awhile to think of something. Read more about A belated birthday bread machine and two baby buys...