Baby Haykin


An Imperfect Mom Confessional

This article originally appeared on GrokNation.   I burned the frozen vegetables. I burned the frozen vegetables because my dog was insanely barking and I had to put her in her crate upstairs and then my toddler was crying and asking me to read a book and I’m worried about my husband who contracted Hand Foot and Mouth and it’s two days before we are flying out on a business trip and I’m 7 months pregnant and I’m tired and I’m worried about the taxes and paperwork I have to file for......

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Oh Baby(iators)

We were first introduced to the world of Babiators at a maternity leave lunch date. Several of us had babies at the same time and were on maternity leave together. We sat outside and my little guy got the bad spot, right in the sun. So the ladies collected supplies for us. A frilly, girly bonnet, a muslin to drape and bust up the sun, and a pair of Babiators....

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Your New Best Friend Has Your Back

My mom used to brag that from the time I could walk and had my balance, she made me carry my own ‘stuff.’ Wipes, diapers, blankey, etc. She got me a tiny backpack in the early 80’s and relieved herself of the burden of a diaper bag. I didn’t think it was silly, per se, but let’s say that I didn’t get it. Now I get it. Between my purse and lunch and workout clothes and his nap supplies, extra clothes, wipes, lunch, etc… and then carrying the wiggly toddler through the......

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Please welcome David Moshe Haykin

It’s true! He’s here! David Moshe Haykin was born at 5:43am on 6/12/15. (I was always skeptical of how moms remembered the birth times of their babies… I am no longer. 5:43am will be burned into my mind forever now, in the best way possible.) I will write more about his birth and him but he had his bris today and I know people are anxious to know his name and the stories behind it. I will share pictures of him on this blog but they will be protected posts so contact......

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The birth of Baby Haykin

Wow. What an intense thing, to have a baby. Doesn’t that feel like an understatement? Not only the labor and trauma of birth but the first week of trying heal while trying to learn about this little creature you have created and brought into this world. It’s been a whole week since I had my son (MY SON!!!) and every time I sit down to write this, he wants to be held or fed or changed or loved and I want to oblige! 🙂 But here is the story of his birth: I......

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Full Term

Uh… can you believe it? I am considered full term. Meaning, if this guy decides to show up, barring any physical problems, he could come home with us and would be considered a totally normal, full term baby. WOW! That milestone is 37 weeks for those of you playing the home game. We hit 37 weeks last Thursday and are actually on our way to 38 now. I can’t actually believe it. Both Dan and I have been in a crazy rush to finish things before this guy gets here. Dan is......

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I am so excited. We got our maternity pictures from our very favorite photographers, Dox Photo. We hired them for our wedding because we LOVE their style and now we have done five (!!!) photoshoots with them. Our engagement, an impromptu photo shoot in our garden for the New York Times, our wedding, a family photoshoot when we got Soba, and now our maternity pictures. Every single time, they capture us and our family so perfectly. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Here are our maternity pictures!...

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35/35
Baby Haykin, Random, TheHaykins |
May 14, 2015

35/35

I can’t believe it! We made it to 35 weeks! This kiddo is nearly fully cooked. There is this funny milestone at 35 weeks. You are 35 weeks pregnant and have 35 days until your due date, so you are 35/35! All of these silly things that I am just so thrilled to be reaching. So where are we in our preparations? Well, we were taking it slow until a friend in our Jewish Baby University class delivered 6 weeks early… she was due the day after us!!!!! That put us in......

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Oh Baby!
Baby Haykin, Random, TheHaykins |
March 05, 2015

Oh Baby!

In the spirit of keeping our friends and family updated on baby news, I am going to cross post some of my blogs from my other site – Talia, She Wrote. You can find all baby related posts by using the ‘Baby Haykin’ category. And all big updates will be posted here –  thehaykins.com/baby...

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