Vegan Baby

Friday, December 26, 2008

It's Been So Long...

OK, enough of this blog dilemma. I've had so many blogs that I've been neglecting (including this one) that I'm ditching everything and starting ONE blog to cover it all. In other words, I'm consolidating.

So, visit my new blog here. I'll try to post new pics of Milo there!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I've been sad that I'm neglecting this blog. To make up for it, here's a new pic of vegan baby cutie-pie-ish-ness! Swoon!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Whoops--apparently I've been too busy for this blog. Actually, we've all been doing a million things!

I've been working like mad to make some money while staying at home with Milo. It's not easy (not that anyone said it would be, but...)! I'm accepting freelance writing gigs (which stress me out--not gonna lie) and hope to be doing some research work in the future. I'm doing ChaCha for a few hours at night. ChaCha, for those not in the know, is a free text answering service. Got a question about anything? Text it to ChaCha at 242 242 and receive a factual answer in minutes from a Guide like me. It's a cool gig, though I'm not making a whole lot per hour right now. It's fun, though. Oh, and Mommy has a blog.

He started his real estate classes today at Hondros College! He's extremely excited and totally geeked up about becoming a real estate agent. I like seeing him strive ahead (and so does he!). He's working a lot and being great about my crazy freelancing career. I can't adequately say all he's doing. Maybe he'll have to write a post on here some day. Oh, and Daddy has a blog, too!

Now for the fun stuff! Milo is teething (not fun) but he's laughing his way through it (fun!). He's such a happy baby and I'm so lucky that I picked him from the cabbage patch! He still smiles and laughs at dogs and cats. Lately we've been taking him to the pool. He enjoys splashing around and seeing other people swim. And boy, does it wear him out! (I LOVE THE POOL!) He sleeps well for the most part--going to bed anytime from 8:30pm - 9pm and waking around 7am - 9 am. It works! He can sit up by himself and is starting to go on his knees into a crawling position. He's the best!

I want to write so much more but I'm dead tired...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Belly Laughs

I'm trying to post a hilarious video of Milo belly laughing but something is screwed up. Blah. I'll work on it later.

Five Months!

I can't believe Milo is five months old already! We set up his highchair this weekend and he loves banging his toys on the plastic tray.

Taking a break from playing with his new toys. (He loves that triangle!) I took this today!

Allie gets the big smiles. He LOVES her!

What a big boy! Milo in his "Daddy hat."

Hangin' out on the floor.

Monday, June 16, 2008


I don't know how I could have ever considered myself busy before I had a baby. I mean, right now I'm juggling raising a baby with writing three articles by Friday, selling diaper covers, getting in some exercise (jogging and free weights) and maintaining a shred of sanity. Take away the baby and that leaves a big chunk of "free" time. So how could I have ever called myself "busy"??? (This isn't to stay that people without kids can't be don't get huffy, Miss Editor friend--I know you're running around like crazy!)

I'm stressing out about jobs since my contract ends in late July. I REALLY wanna work at home and it looks like I'm gonna have to fight to do it. It's such a shame that I have engage in a battle to stay home with my little one. Raising a baby is full of enough worries, let alone having to find a source of income. I'm looking for part-time work, preferably stay-at-home so if anyone knows anything please let me know! I'm gonna try my hand at freelance writing but it's scary to think of being paid on assignment with no steady flow of income. I've heard moms are making decent money this way but I worry I won't find any assignments. Sigh. But I do have a writing degree... Four years of college better get me somewhere--and I'm not talking about behind the counter of Subway or the unemployment line!

Enough about me. Milo gave Daddy a great Father's Day gift--a half hour's worth of belly laughs! It was hilarious. I shook a soft crinkly book in front of his face when he was laying on his back and he cracked up. Then I think he kept laughing because he wanted to laugh. So cute. I tried the book trick today to force out some belly laughs but I all got was a little spaced out "Ha....... Ha....... Ha." I wonder if it lost it's appeal already? Babies are fickle.

Milo is almost 5 months old! I can't believe he's close to half a year old! Time flies when you're (truly) busy.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Kick, Push, Kick, Push

Kick, kick, kick, puuuush--that's the rhythm of our sleep these days. Kick=the sensation the I feel coming from my right side (and guess who sleeps there). Push=the sensation reciprocated to Mr. Kick-Kick to avoid the kicks. Mr. Kick-Kick then scoots over again, kicks me (again) and I push him back to be more into his crib (yet again).

I'm not complaining. Actually I think it's kinda cute feeling his fat legs being so active.

Anyways, it's late and I need to sleep soon. Tomorrow we'll try to get over to the Nursing Mom's Chat. Milo loves seeing other babies now and I love being able to get out the house.

Jobs pretty much suck nowadays. Jesse's job sucks because they aren't giving him much work and my AmeriCorps*VISTA contract is ending in August (which sucks). He wants to become a real estate agent (seriously). We went to Kohl's today and bought him some dress-up clothes. I'm going to try to make it as a freelance writer. Hey, I have a four year degree in expository writing so I may as well use it! I don't feel comfortable leaving Milo for long stretches so I really, really hope I can work at home.

So, yeah, back to that sleep thing... it's still late and I'm still tired so I'm gonna go now. More later. Rest assured that Milo has been doing lots of napping, sucking his thumb, eating, smiling, laughing and being all-around goofy.