Daily Dose of Tillman: Wednesday

“Oh, man. I smell cookies. Is that cookies? Do I see cookies over there?” “YES! It’s cookies!” “I bet Mom isn’t going to let me have one. Stupid no teeth. Stupid gums. Stupid gums with no teeth.” “I wonder if Nana would slip me a little chocolate chip goodness? Isn’t that what Nana’s are for? But Mom is sitting right over there, and I know she’d never go for that…” “Speaking of Mom, is she eating a cookie??? Is that a cookie in her hand??? It IS. She is eating…

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Daily Dose of Tillman: Tuesday

“Oh, man,” said Tillman. “I love hanging with you, Aunt Katie.” “Oh, yeah? Well, I love hanging with you, T-Man.” “So, what are we going to do this afternoon?” “Well, I thought I’d introduce you to the fine art of social media, my pint sized friend.” “Oh, cool. I dig that.” “…and now we use the hash tag “awesomeaunt” and then we post it to Instagram,” I explained. “See? Easy and fun, right?” “Eh…it’s alright. You know what’s really fun though?” “…Gnawing on someone’s hand right here…” “Ow! Stop, Baby…

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Daily Dose of Tillman: Monday

I hope y’all don’t mind, but it’s going to be babypalooza on the blog today.  I just finished downloading my pictures from Christmas, and I have spent the last hour cooing over pictures of my nephew, Baby Tillman.  Seriously.  I caught myself saying things like, “Wook at those wittle tootsies!” to my computer screen.  If he’s cute enough to cause that nonsense, then I must share him with you.  Hopefully, you’ll be cooing nonsense at your computers, too, and then I won’t feel so alone. Each day this week, I’ll…

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Huggies #17 – Tiny Wittle Diapers

I will never forget coming home from the hospital with a new baby in my arms. I felt as happy as I’d ever been, but also more vulnerable than I’d ever felt before. There was so much responsibility on my shoulders now. A tiny person was depending on me. Oddly enough, one of my greatest worries was about changing Bean’s diaper. I knew how to change one, but when it’s your own (and first!) baby, diapering suddenly seemed much more complicated. When should I change him? How did I check…

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I.m an Aunt!

Last Thursday night, Chris and I left after work and drove to Atlanta to be there for the birth of my first nephew. We left our own kids in the very capable hands of my friend, Sarah, and her husband, Scott. Their adventures with our two kids are worthy of a blog post themselves, so I’ll have to work on that. But in a nutshell, they were well taken care of and happy in our own home, relaxing and playing after a really heavy week. Chris and I got to…

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A New Normal

Before I begin this post, I wanted to take a minute to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your comments, emails, texts, thoughts, and prayers.  My family has been touched and renewed by your presence in our lives this week.  You will never know how important every single kind word has been in the midst of our grief.  Thank you, dear, dear imaginary friends. ********** I went back to work today.  On Thursday night, Chris and I are going to Atlanta to be with my sister…

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Feeding New Moms

I don’t know about y’all, but babies are every where in my world right now!  It seems like everyone is either pregnant, getting ready to pop, or just had a baby.  Which is good for me because Gracie is letting me snuggle her less and less, so I need to gets my hands on some chubby baby cheeks before I catch baby fever myself.  Babies are a lot like boats.  It’s even more fun if you have a friend who has one.  Less expensive, and all the fun! A good…

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Binky Free is the Way to Be!

The kids go back to daycare the week after next, and when they go back, both will move up to the next classroom from the one they left at the beginning of the summer.  Big dudes!  Bean is excited because a lot of his friends had already moved up to the three-year-old classroom before he left for summer, but he wasn’t old enough to go with them.  Now, when he goes back, he’ll be in class with them again.  He’s very excited about that.  Gracie is moving up out of…

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Summer of Organization: Kids School Work

My kids are only one and three years old, and already the school work they bring home is overwhelming. We bring it in from the car every day, ooohh and ahhhh over it appropriately, and then put it in a pile on our kitchen counter where it will sit for two or three weeks until I get tired of looking at it and throw the entire pile into the trash. Then, Chris will snap at me that I am not sentimental enough and that I’m trashing our children’s childhoods and…

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New Ears, New Baby

Gracie has had tubes in her ears for two weeks now, and I cannot get over what a difference they have made in her personality. I knew (or I hoped) that they would make a difference in her health, and they have. She hasn’t been pulling on her ears, running fevers, or battled a runny nose since the procedure, which is really abnormal for her. But more than the health advantages, it’s her personality that has us the most amazed. They did a hearing test for Gracie when we went…

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