Moustache March

My twins are still colicky. So no big update there. Yesterday I thought I might have to have my eardrums surgically removed but it was a Sunday so the doctor’s office was closed and there was no one in my living room with a medical degree. So yeah, I watched the Oscars – watched being the operative word because I never got to hear any of it. Screaming infants is a formidable sound. You can turn up the volume on your remote all you like but they will just scream louder. These babies love a challenge. “Go ahead, turn it up full blast if you want” they say with their eyes. “We can belt out a yell that will have your neighbors turning their TV’s louder.” I don’t know how a 6 pound baby has the energy to cry so much. Yes, Sadie is three months old now and only 6 pounds. But, she’s almost tripled her birth weight so it’s a positive thing. Mattie, on the other hand is over 10 pounds. She’s ginormous and has the lungs to prove it.

My doctor recommended the usual – Zantac, some sort of herb that’s in yogurt (like the Activa commercials that play ad nauseum featuring a woman who is finally pooping on a regular basis) and Vodka for us. My doctor told me he was more worried about me than the babies. I can understand since the second he walked into the office I started crying and I must look like I’ve been stationed in Iraq for the last three months by the state of my hygiene and bags under my eyes. “It’s just colic. I know it’s tough. But there’s nothing organically wrong with your children” he said gently. “It will get better.” Yeah, well let’s just hope that happens soon.

But let’s end this post on an up note. Here’s a picture of my husband, Elby and my friend Diana’s daughter. My husband’s facial hair is courtesy of Moustache March. It’s where all the men at his job grow Chia Pets on their chins. I’m not sure Jon’s is working out so well. Sadly, my moustache is almost as thick as his since I don’t have a lot of time for waxing.

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on February 25, 2008 8:50 pmUncategorized14 comments  


  1. Blondie said,

    Why is your daughter always partially or fully nude? I know you are busy, but dang, put some clothes on the girl. The Flavor of Love castings are already over! BTW, you look amazing and I think your mustache is very becoming. A lot of men I know can’t get one to grow in so nice and thick! You ROCK!

    | February 26, 2008 @ 1:13 am

  2. Anonymous said,

    I really appreciate the fact that you selected a picture of your husband with an expression & chin pube combo that makes him look like either the San Fernando Valley Porn Retailer of the Year, or his best customer.
    — Affectionately,
    Your Husband

    | February 26, 2008 @ 1:29 am

  3. Stefanie said,

    Dear Your Husband, I think this picture is very cute of you. And why is looking like a porn distributor suddenly a bad thing?


    Your Wife

    | February 26, 2008 @ 1:34 am

  4. Diana said,

    Dear BFF’s Husband…

    Shut up, you’re hot…even with all that dirt on your face

    Love, Your Wife’s “Bonnie”

    | February 26, 2008 @ 5:19 am

  5. SUEB0B said,


    Sorry about the colic. But remember this: living through it assures you a place in heaven. It’s a true fact.

    | February 26, 2008 @ 5:35 am

  6. Kyddryn said,

    That is a beautiful picture – sweet, heart melting smiles all around.

    Wouldn’t it be lovely if babies came with a mute button?

    Shade and Sweetwater,

    | February 26, 2008 @ 3:58 pm

  7. Becky said,

    Dude, Your Husband does look like a Porn Retailer of The Year.


    | February 26, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

  8. Anonymous said,

    Yup .. the facial hair and the hamstrings … the losing tickets in the genetic lottery …
    Your Sister

    | February 26, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

  9. Dawn said,

    I know that you are in a sleep-deprived fog, so just tweeze your ‘stache!

    I just saw a new mom at Panera that clearly had no clue that she had a mole that looked like a spider perched on her chin. A hairy tarantula.

    She must be tired…or else she would take care of that situation. So, I decided not to judge (for once!).

    | February 26, 2008 @ 7:47 pm

  10. Amy said,

    Your husband’s hot and your daughter’s beautiful.

    Lucky girl.

    | February 27, 2008 @ 3:05 am

  11. Giovanna said,

    I’ve heard ear plugs work!
    As for the pix of your husband….I think he kinda looks like Gary Oldman circa 2000-2001.
    Not too shabby.

    | February 27, 2008 @ 4:49 pm

  12. Rabbadingy said,

    Your daughter is a doll. My daughter also has a head of curls and loves to be naked… and those are the pics I love to send to friends!! 🙂

    | February 27, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

  13. erica said,

    I love Zantac. Dear god it saved my sanity. That and hypoallergenic (dairy/soy free) formula. Oh, and the Celexa, because somehow his reflux gave me the crazy.

    I hope you get some peace.

    | March 1, 2008 @ 6:25 pm

  14. Anonymous said,

    I can so relate. Reading your post made me cringe thinking about when my daughter was an infant. Hang in there…

    | March 9, 2008 @ 12:21 am

RSS feed for comments on this post


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

peel n stick customized labels

use the code babyonbored and save 10%

Gummi Bears Should Not Be Organic: And Other Opinions I Can't Back Up With Facts
Buy the Book:


Barnes and Noble


I'm Kind of a Big Deal
Read an Excerpt!
Buy the Book:
Amazon | B & N

It's Not Me It's You
Read an Excerpt!
Buy the Book:
Amazon | B & N

Naptime is the New Happy Hour
Read an Excerpt!

Buy the Book:
Amazon | B & N

Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay
Read an Excerpt!

Buy the Book:
Amazon | B & N