by Karla ° Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Have I ever mentioned how much I love you, and you and YOU?

Baby Bums are CuteI have a tendency to overanalyze and scrutinize every minute detail about Nate from more angles than the wandering tentacle arms of an octopus, so thank you so much for all your feedback and advice. It's all so helpful and much appreciated.

I really hope that Nate doesn’t have some sort of a dairy protein allergy because I am a vegetarian and cutting dairy out of my diet would be hard since it’s one of my main sources of protein.

So then why don’t I just eat a hunk of meat you ask?

Yes, that does sound like a logical conclusion doesn't it? But I haven’t eaten meat in over 16 years. Mark on the other hand, hasn’t eaten vegetables in probably just as long. We are both stubborn and persistent when it comes to our food aversions.

In other news, Samson’s best friend is dead.

When it came time to break the news to my poor dog that our neighbour had to put his dog down, I put on a brave face and brought along some dog cheese for good measure, you know, in case he was suddenly struck with overwhelming sadness and needed something to take the edge off. For a brief moment a flicker of remorse flashed in front of his eyes, but then he caught a whiff of the cheese and his tail started wagging and the fleeting moment of grief was instantly lifted along with any memory that he ever had any friends.

The Face of Grief

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I wouldn’t have figured that Nate’s backside and Samson’s face would be in the same post, but you made it work.
Posted by Blogger methatiam :  February 13, 2007

Aww, poor Samson.
I am actually thinking about switching to vegetarian. I hate meat, so I can't say I blame you.

Even when you say "a hunk of meat" my body shivers with eww.
Posted by Blogger Melanie :  February 13, 2007

Aww, that's so sad. Poor Samson.

Keep those pictures coming cause they are so cute.
Posted by Blogger Tammy :  February 13, 2007

I've been a vegetarian for years too so I see how that would be hard. If that is the case formula would probably be the best choice cuz both mom and baby need to be healthy. Onto other important issues, what on earth is DOG CHEESE? Is this different from people cheese? Hmmm sounds weird, and do they make cat cheese, because I think my kitty would love some.

Oh yeah, does Nater hate being on his belly as much as every other baby who can't roll over yet? Before you go crazy about that, he will probably scream his little head off every time you make him have tummy time, but, alas its normal and it isn't at all because he is broken or something. NORMAL!

Dog cheese is whatever cheese we have in the refrigerator. Samson goes ballistic for cheese.

Mark and I tend to use strange nicknames for just about everything, Nate having about 19 of them already, one of them being “kid cheese”.
Posted by Blogger Karla :  February 13, 2007

You have 2 cute little boys=)

I am not a dog lover but you make me like Samson!

I hope Nate doens't have a dairy allergy also! It would be hard to eliminate dairy, if you already don't eat meat. A few more months and the things should no longer be a problem! I always looked to 3 months as my happy point! Babies get a bit easier around then!
Posted by Blogger Donna :  February 13, 2007

Poor Samson. He looks so sad..but as a dog owner myself I know that is probably just a trick is playing for the camera! Ha-ha!!

I love the little baby logo on the back of Nate's pants. Too cute!!

Hugs from snowy Ohio!!
Posted by Anonymous Beth :  February 13, 2007

I want to give both of your babies a big hug! My dog loves cheese too...but she is on a diet! I don't blame you for loving the weekends!

Love the bath picture in the previous post...

Girl I love you and am so happy that you have sweet baby Nate! Write on about him just include pictures, ok?

Dont we all wish that we were able to get over the loss of something like Samson has with some cheese!

Hoping Nate does not have allergies!
Posted by Blogger TBG :  February 13, 2007

I've never heard of dog cheese. Sounds gross...

So did you check on soy milk? That's what Julia drinks...she seems to be alright. I tasted it once, and it tasted like butt to me, but she says there are flavored ones that are better. My kids have had that, and they love it.
Posted by Blogger Christi :  February 13, 2007

Wouldn't it be nice if we humans could get over our grief more quickly by eating cheese?
Posted by Blogger Linda :  February 13, 2007

Soy and rice milk has protene in it. You should explore how vegans get protien. That would be a good way to find out what you could replace the dairy with to get protene. I dont eat allot of meat (pretty much none) and did not eat dairy while nursing. I used beans/legums to get protene. But yes cutting the diary out is very hard to get use but so worth it if you have to do it for the baby.
Posted by Blogger Heather :  February 13, 2007

Mmm, cheese.
Posted by Blogger Kurt :  February 13, 2007

Mothers are meant to obsess and worry about everything. So you are doing a great job!

Sorry to hear about Samson's friend.
Posted by Blogger Cate :  February 13, 2007

Poor Samson. But he does hide his grief well..

I'm hoping that Nate doesn't have a dairy allergy, too. I was a vegetarian for about a year and a half, and I certainly understand the difficulties of getting protein from other sources, as well.

I'm just enthralled by the cute pics of Nate.. he gets cuter and cuter every day!

When my dad died my aunt bought tons of food for the memorial service. She got enough cheese trays to feed the entire town, so I got to bring home a couple pounds of cheese cubes. Like Samson, I was comforted. I also got fatter.
Posted by Blogger Julia :  February 16, 2007


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