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Musings of a First Time Mom - Curly Nikki

The Boogie Instruction Manual

By Curly Nikki 77 Comments

Hola Chicas, Boogie is growing and learning. When prompted, she points to her nose, her ‘pretty hair’, and her ears. She blows kisses and pats her tummy with both hands and grins when asked, ‘where’s Boogie’s big belly?’ She understands much of what we say and sometimes, gasp, actually follows instructions. Unfortunately, she’s unable to communicate with us effectively… which…

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The Boogie Show!

By Curly Nikki 40 Comments

Welcome to State College, PA, where for me, it’s the Boogie Show… all day, all night. We have zero support here– no family, a few acquaintances… no babysitters. Love the kiddo more than anything in the world, but damn, this is intense! The view from here, like 30 minutes ago: walking around like Fred Sanford clutching her chest like Fred…

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Basements, Parallel Parking and Cops

By Curly Nikki 26 Comments

wish this pic had smellovision Hola Chicas! Still trying to feel my way around this new town. But I’m happy to report some Happy Valley firsts: (1) Went into my basement all by myself. I blow fuses on the daily and couldn’t put the laundry off any longer. It may seem like small potatoes, but I’m quite proud of myself….

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Boogie Celebrates a Year!

By Curly Nikki 88 Comments

Sweet baby Jesus, has it been a year already?! Got me all verklempt… Sorry, I’ve got nothing. No funny tales today… no poop jokes, no witty observations, and sadly, no stories about my national geographics. Although you’d be glad to know that things are perking back up… nipples high to the sky! Y’all have been there with me since the…

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Show and Tell- Boog Learns Something New…

By Curly Nikki 34 Comments

So instead of posting a picture today, I thought I’d share Boogie’s latest developmental milestone 🙂 I was interrupting ‘her stories’… I know, I know… we stupid. This stage is so much fun though… she’s like this cute little sponge and we get to teach her hilarious and often pointless tricks to amuse ourselves! I swear, yesterday, she was doing…

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Hide Ya Kids… Hide Ya Wife…

By Curly Nikki 41 Comments

Go Boogie, Go Boogie, Go!…Go! Go! Go! …that’s what we chant when Boogie is well, boogying. She loves to dance… and I mean LOVES.TO.DANCE. It doesn’t matter where we are or how sleepy or grumpy she may be… whether it’s bag pipes (true story) or her daddy casually repeating one of Jay’s lyrics, when she hears what sounds like music,…

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Adjusting to Life in Happy Valley

By Curly Nikki 114 Comments

Here I sit in State College, PA… life uprooted, internet-less, cable-less, and living in a house that I can only liken to a summer cottage. Why? Because like a vacation home, it’s old, dusty and dank, as if it’s been vacant for months on end… devoid of life, save for the bustling community of spiders that appear to be doing…

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Boog is Back!- Post Op Update

By Curly Nikki 40 Comments

The shenanigans have resumed! Boogie is on the mend…diaper dropping, momma slapping, and sugar giving. Just wanted to thank all you cyber aunties for the sweet words, prayers, stories, and well wishes! Love you guys! as Grandma says, she’s ‘busier than a cat covering up sh*t’!

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Boogie’s Belly Button

By Curly Nikki 76 Comments

tearing ish up, waiting on the doctor… Hola Chicas, So Boogie underwent surgery today. A very routine, minimally invasive, thirty minute procedure… but as a new mom, no surgery is minor. Especially when anesthesia is involved. She was born with an umbilical hernia (15% of infants are), and while many of them close up on their own, Gia’s appeared to…

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