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Jack said ” I love you mama”

Well, technically he said “N na noo mama” but I know what he meant and it definitely counts, but of course he hasn’t said it since. Anyway, here’s a whole bunch of pictures of Mr. Jack, because he is too cute for words.

P.S. Jack is also 21 months old as of yesterday! Holy Hell he’s almost two years old.



Sweet N Swag Baby Moccasins | Product Review

My son Jack has my feet, they are flat, they are wide, and they are equipped with long toes.  Much like me, Jack prefers to go barefoot, unless shoes are absolutely necessary. Like when he goes bye-bye or goes outside to play.

When Jack first started to wear shoes we struggled to find ones that fit his personality, in addition to his feet. He needed a pair of shoes that were easy on and off, and didn’t feel bulky on his feet. Jack tried shoe after shoe, with little success until finally we found the ones that worked.

Enter the baby moccasin.

One day I was scrolling thru Instagram in my usual way, when I came across a shop called sweet n swag that sold baby moccasins in all sorts of colors and sizes. They had all varieties in stock, with sizing charts conveniently displayed, and the prices were very reasonable with 20 dollar moccasins. Jack’s new shoes arrived very quickly, and came in an adorable packaging.

I chose for Jack a pair in black because you can dress them up or down which is great for everyday wear. These shoes stretch to fit so they are perfect for Jack’s big feet. I am very pleased with both the quality and the style of these moccasins, and Jack wears them every day. In fact, we are on our second pair now, and well on our way to our third pair because Jack is growing all the time.


Where did this big boy come from?

Jack is closer to being a two-year-old, then he is to a one-year-old. A fact which continues to boggle my mind daily.  Where did this big boy come from? He was 30 pounds at his last baby well checkup.

It seems like another lifetime ago that I was counting his breaths as his tiny 3-pound counterpart slept the day away in an incubator. I measure time by those days in the NICU, Jack then, and Jack now. This boy fought so hard to be here with us, that these seemingly simple moments of watching him, watch his favorite cartoon, or read his favorite book, are worth documenting.

On the calendar you may have been early, but in my heart you were right on time. ~Author Unknown

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