Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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3 Months

Keegan turned three months old yesterday. Sometimes the time seems to have flown and sometimes I feel like he should be older. I read in the doctor's office that around this time babies fall in love with their parents. He does seem to glow when we are around him. Gooey love eyes and gummy smiles. Of course I could be projecting that onto him.
He is really into grabbing stuff and looking in mirrors. He'll catch a glimpse and freeze staring. Keegan may have figured out that he is exactly what I keep telling him. A beautiful baby.
For the record he does not sleep through the night. Not even close. I have almost given up on that dream. I think we might be mid-growth spurt. He woke up every two hours last night to eat. And he spent the better part of the evening eating too.
Let's take a moment to discuss his diapers. I have no problem with the pee. But his bowel movements are unbelievable. Gettting more adult like every day. And super stinky! Anyone can change a young baby's diaper. But from now on is when we see the real heroes. Needless to say, Tom isn't volunteering.

Ooops. The little guy is squawking for his dinner. I'll continue the post-partum section of this later.

PS I found out that Keegan means "little fire." So I have taken to calling him Spitfire sometimes. Well along with Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Fussy, Mr. Stinkypants, Squeaky, Squirty, Boo-boo, Lovey-lu, etc.
Clearly I have issues with petnames.

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