I’ve had quite a few tumultuous struggles this past week with Addie in school for seven hours a day.

For example:

Stare at the baby or scrub the toilets?

the snoozy baby diaries.

(Answer: Stare at the baby and then put the baby in a bouncy seat whilst toilet scrubbing.)

Stare at the baby or go to the grocery store?

the snoozy baby diaries.

(Answer: Stare at the baby while grocery shopping, leading to multiple run-ins with various store displays. *ehem*)

Stare at the baby or vacuum?

the snoozy baby diaries.

(Answer: Stare at the baby while wearing the baby and vacuum.)

Stare at the baby or get something done while the baby is napping?

the snoozy baby diaries.

(Answer: Stare at the baby until you fall asleep with the baby and wake up to the baby singing to you in her sweet baby voice.)

Stare at the baby or organize the junk mail counter of doom?

please. let's discuss this face shall we?

(Answer: Stare at the baby, period. That counter is ridiculous.)


  1. Yeah, I’d have to stare, too. Can you do me a favor and just give that leg fat roll a big squeeze, and can you do it with a southern accent so it’ll be from me? Kthanks

  2. That’s awesome, ’cause we all know that “babies don’t keep”

  3. That last picture is AWESOME. I want to stare at your baby too.
    Actually I still stare at my kids, they’re 8 & 5.

  4. Enjoy your baby, she won’t stay that way for long and you will cherish the memories forever.

  5. Well it’s not like you have any options in the matter!! She’s PERFECT!

  6. That’s what I would have done. I’m totes jelly. I wish I had a baby to snuggle, but alas that doesn’t really work when you’re in grad school and not yet married. I don’t meant to be creepy but give her a good snuggle for me, I haven’t gotten any baby love since I had to leave my job working in the infant room at a daycare to go back to school..and boy do I miss loving on babies all day. Enjoy your time with her; she’s precious!

  7. Just keep staring at the baby. The bills don’t reeeallly need to get paid.

  8. I’ll give you some jam if you let me hold your baby……

  9. Vivi is so cute! I stare at my baby all of the time so I think it is totally acceptable! πŸ™‚

  10. Stopping everything and staring is appropriate, I think!

    I hope Addie is enjoying her time back at school πŸ˜€

  11. ahhhh, decisions decisions!
    it seems you are making the right ones.
    (tho i gotta admit, i’d just leave the toilets for The Mr. that baby can’t stare at herself!)


  12. Jesica V. says:

    I am glad that I am not the only one with a junk mail pile of doom! Yes, always stare at the bebeh.

  13. hold the phone– i’m not the only one with a junk mail counter of doom?!

  14. she is beyond stare-worthy. I see your dilemmas though. You made the right decisions. Always. πŸ™‚

  15. I echo the other comments clearly you made the right decisions. I would be starring at the baby over the other options for sure. They get so big so quick. I find it impossible that my daughter’s going to be 11 months on Monday. How did this happen?? I did not stare at her enough.

  16. The fuzzy head is killing me.


  17. She’s only a baby for awhile…and she’s so incredibly smooshy, I don’t know how you decide. πŸ™‚

  18. Oh my, that bottom picture made my ovaries ache.

  19. the answer is always “stare at the baby”. I have an active 8-month-old right now who barely is still long enough for me to stare at him, and that’s still my default position. It’s a little more: ‘stare at baby, keep him from knocking off my glasses’, ‘stare at baby, keep him from putting that thing in his mouth’. Until I get to ‘stare at baby while he has his nighttime bottle and drifts off to sleep’. That’s my favorite one.

  20. The hair!!! I die.

    All the pictures are adorable, but that last one? Too much.

  21. These are all no-brainers. How can you ever even take your eyes off of her?

  22. Babies nestled into our necks is one of life’s sweetest gifts.

    Vivi’s so cute.

  23. To stare at that gorgeous baby is one thing. But those snuggles look am-azing! I’d pick a snuggle everytime over house work!

  24. You have to stare. I’m convinced. It goes by too fast…the time before they walk and talk. All the other stuff will wait. Stare at that gorgeous baby a bit for me too please. πŸ™‚

  25. I always choose stare at the baby over work!

  26. All good choices, especially when you can be by a computer AND hold the sleeping baby!

  27. Love. Love. Love. Love.

  28. Oh my heavens. You made my day!

  29. Helen Palmer says:

    Lovely post, lovely photos!

  30. She really is so stare worthy. πŸ™‚

    Also, after touching Vivi (without permission) at BlogHer, I kind of felt like an a$$, because I remembered this one time when Jackson was just 3 weeks old (and a TINY preemie) and I was shopping in a craft store that this old lady LITERALLY cornered me in an effort to get closer to him and actually tried to pick him up, to which I was finally like… BACK UP LADY!

    As a mother of a now 4 year old, I should have know better about respecting another mothers space, and I just wanted you to know that I am very sorry if I overstepped your bounds.

    Regardless, Vivi is stunning, and you are one lucky mama. πŸ™‚

  31. I want to come over to stare at the baby too! In fact, because I’m a great friend, I’ll come stare while you clean. DEAL?!?!?

  32. *I* think it’s ridiculous how cute that baby is.

  33. “Junk mail counter of doom.” I’m showing this to my husband so he see’s that we are not the only ones who have one of those suckers. Oh. And for the record: I’d stare at that cutie too. πŸ™‚

  34. Unless disaster is coming, always choose “stare at the baby.”


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