Tuesday, November 25, 2008


The Frank's would like to wish everyone the happiest of Thanksgiving holidays. Enjoy your turkey!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I use aquaphor. And teeny tiny socks are REALLY cute.

No no. We aren't potty training yet. I am in no rush for that, thankyouverymuch. We just started walking. But we do think the potty is sort of an interesting addition to the mix, and we particularly like lifting the lid and dropping toys inside. Much like we also like putting our sippy cups in the mail drop for dad to find later.

There are things I had forgotten about being PIP [Pregnant In Public] over the last couple of years, and had to laugh as it all came rushing back recently as I foolishly stumbled into a conversation about labor. If you are like me, and a giant chicken about confrontation, here's a bit of advice you might find handy.

Don't talk about labor options, pain management, birth plans, feeding, sleep training, episiotomies, diapering, BPA free bottles, lead testing, circumcision, name choices, or water births with anyone other than the father. The only safe topic is diaper creme. And how cute teeny tiny socks are.

Well, at the very least, don't about them to me. If I have to have another conversation like that one at any time over the next 6 months, I'll crawl under the nearest table, and won't come out until the anesthesiologist has been called.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Poor Alice.

So, I'm sure you've all noticed that my posts have fallen off considerably in the preceding weeks. And the only thing I have to say is that it's really hard to type with your head in the toilet.

Baby Frank 2.0. Arriving stores May '09.

I've been collecting stories from my friends about being pregnant while parenting a toddler. I use "parenting" loosely. Not sure if passing out on the beanbag in the playroom while Alice and Scarlett use me as their own personal climbing wall is going to win me any mommy awards.

Anyway, hope everyone finds this news as exciting as we do. I can't wait to add real pictures of #2, although I think we all know exactly how many pictures get taken of the second, as unbearably cute as they may actually be. This ultrasound picture might be the only one in it's baby book.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Walking, more.

In the past week, Scarlett has taken off with walking. It makes my life both much easier, and much harder. But by harder, I mean "the best harder ever."

Although we did have a laugh at music class when I ruefully mentioned to her teacher, Miss Amanda, "Remember when she paid attention? Last week, when she couldn't walk?"

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Uncooperative Goblins.

I had visions of these adorable pictures of my big bad wolf, and my one little pig, and maybe even snapping a picture cute enough for a holiday card, but my subjects were a little less than cooperative. Particularly the one in pink, who made it clear from the outset that she was participating under protest, and that wearing such a monstrosity was clearly against some sort of union rule.

That is, if Pugs were able to unionize, which I sort of doubt, since they would probably meet at the union hall, run in circles, then take a nap. You really have to be more organized than that.

The one in grey quickly figured out the whole "trick-or-treat" thing, and was just intent on people handing her candy. I'm not kidding - I'm a little worried every time we go to someone's door, she's going to get upset if they don't give her a snack sized bag of m&m's.