The Small Baby Blog

Somehow this blog has been taken over almost completely lately with the trials and tribulations of Sadie. It’s weird because I do in fact have other interests but they have definitely been usurped by having a small baby. I started this blog a few months after I had Elby (my four-year-old for anyone who’s new to my site) because suddenly having a newborn felt like living everyday with a 6.0 earthquake. The constant tension of the unknown, the responsibility of meeting an infant’s needs – an infant who couldn’t tell me what was wrong or what she wanted – was so overwhelming that if I didn’t have an outlet I would have exploded. I didn’t have many (any) friends with babies even at my ripe old age of 38 to commiserate with so imagine how relieved I was to find the Internet full of parents who understood my plight. Most of you don’t have to imagine because you’re right there with me.

A lot has happened since I had Elby: I wrote a book which took my career in an entirely different direction, started another book, got pregnant with twins (gaining over 50 pounds only six of which was baby), finished the second book, delivered twins and wrote and delivered a third book. Life was so much simpler with one child -I could blog about her fairly normal existance while also writing about my other true loves like Housewives of Orange County and poker and music and Paris Hilton and…well, important stuff. I kind of thought that having the twins would be exhausting but then life would get back to normal because, you know, I’ve kind of got that hang of this parenting thing now, but Sadie’s issues threw everything for a loop. Now I know what real worry is. BUT…Sadie has gained 4 ounces in four days and if that keeps up I may actually go back to having a fun blog – full of tales of my prostitution days and my years in the pokey, my fourth marriage to an ex-porn star and my job as an elbow model. Or at least I can talk about Elby again. That would be a relief!

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on December 16, 2008 2:36 amUncategorized31 comments  


  1. Heather of the EO said,

    I’m pretty sure it’s o.k. that your blog has become mostly about Sadie. Life is mostly about Sadie, which is simply the reality of…well, life.

    You’re still hilarious and well-written.

    Your life has been a baby roller coaster for quite some time now, no? But the writer in you? Still totally there and rockin’ the party.
    (I don’t know why I had to sound like a teenager to say that, but whatever.)

    | December 17, 2008 @ 12:50 am

  2. gmcountrymama said,

    Woo hoo for Sadie! I am excited when I lose 4 ounces in weight watchers. Elby is sooo cute.
    OH, and loved ya on Doc Phil.

    | December 17, 2008 @ 12:50 am

  3. Le Bec said,

    WAHOO! For 4 oz! I hope her progress continues.

    I totally hear you on the eating/gaining issues taking over your life. If I see old child free friends or even friends who don’t have premmies I have almost nothing to talk about 😐 It’s really quite sad as I used to be a person. I’m sure of it.

    | December 17, 2008 @ 12:54 am

  4. Aunt Becky said,

    That’s my girl, Sadie! You go! That’s great news, Stef. I’m so damn glad to hear it. I’m so happy, in fact, that I won’t even try and make a joke right now.

    So glad she gained some weight.

    | December 17, 2008 @ 1:09 am

  5. M. Butterfly said,

    AAAHHHHHHH HOLY CRAP, THAT PICTRE OF ELBY IS SO AWESOME. She is such a beautiful young lady…..love her outfit….and that smile!

    | December 17, 2008 @ 1:22 am

  6. Suzy said,

    All of these babies look like you. Are you having immaculate conceptions over there?

    | December 17, 2008 @ 1:54 am

  7. Anonymous said,

    She looks just like you!

    | December 17, 2008 @ 2:13 am

  8. Karen said,

    Four ounces in four days?! That is FANTASTIC news!! You’re definitely on the right track now!

    And Elby … what a baby doll!

    Write From Karen

    | December 17, 2008 @ 3:25 am

  9. Kirsten / Mama Ginger Tree said,

    Fantastic news about Sadie.

    Excuse me while I go die from the cuteness. My God she is adorable.

    | December 17, 2008 @ 4:40 am

  10. Jo said,

    Oh man, I KNOW how it is. Little Man’s issues have pretty much sucked up my life! 4 oz in 4 days is IMPRESSIVE!! Whoo hooo! Grow, Sadie grow!

    | December 17, 2008 @ 4:44 am

  11. Beth said,

    Elby is gorgeous!
    What’s your 3rd book? I absolutely LOVE your books!!!

    | December 17, 2008 @ 6:54 am

  12. Amanda said,

    Elby definitely looks like she’s got something up her sleeve that needs to be shared w/the internet.

    | December 17, 2008 @ 11:37 am

  13. Mrs. Incredible said,

    Go Sadie! Get Chunky! Go Sadie! Get Chunky!


    | December 17, 2008 @ 12:26 pm

  14. Cat said,

    I am so excited about the weight gain! Holy 4 ounces, that is fantastic. Hang in there, we’re all thinking “chubby” thoughts for Sadie. And we don’t think your blog is boring.

    | December 17, 2008 @ 2:14 pm

  15. Francesca Fine Jewelry said,

    Four ounces in four days!!! Way to go Sadie!!!

    | December 17, 2008 @ 4:10 pm

  16. Shinny said,

    I am so glad that she is gaining weight. I hope it continues for her and that you can get back to blogging for us about the elbow modeling. 😉

    | December 17, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

  17. Wicked Step Mom said,

    Woo Hoo!! Four Ounces!!

    You will get back to the non-worry and less stressful existence. I think part of the problem that you have is the same one that I deal with (on a completely different level)… powerlessness. It can drive a person mad. So, hang tough and keep that chin up! 4 ounces is a lot!

    | December 17, 2008 @ 4:27 pm

  18. D. said,

    If I come back everyday to hear an update on weight gain for a baby that lives across the country and I’ve never personally met… does that make me boring too?

    (Great news about the weight, go Sadie!)

    | December 17, 2008 @ 5:59 pm

  19. Putty said,

    Awesome news. But I think you need to eventually write more about Jon’s toenails. That’s what the people really want!

    | December 17, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

  20. goodfather said,



    | December 17, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

  21. Ms. Wobbly Bits said,

    She looks JUST LIKE Miley Cyrus in this pic!

    | December 18, 2008 @ 2:40 am

  22. RhoRho said,

    Your elbows did look hot in that sink-bath pic…and KICKASS, Sadie! If only all of us were happy about gaining an ounce a day! Elby is gorgeous-er than ever.

    | December 18, 2008 @ 2:51 am

  23. Oz said,

    You must have breathtaking elbows.

    | December 18, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

  24. BabyShrink said,

    So cute. I love that 4-year-old girl fairy with wings thing. She DOES look just like you! I would have loved to see her accompany you to that weird fake-baby house for Dr. Phil. She should totally be your co-correspondent. I bet she would have some choice words for him!

    | December 18, 2008 @ 5:50 pm

  25. courtney said,

    Go Sadie! Woot!

    Elby is gorgeous!

    You can write about whatever you want to write about and if Sadie is what’s on your mind, as she probably rightfully should be, well, write about her then!

    | December 18, 2008 @ 9:59 pm

  26. HM said,

    I love your humor!

    | December 18, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

  27. Rachel said,

    Congrats! What a relief to hear that Sadie is starting to fatten up. I’ll keep crossing my fingers that she continues to do so because, well, I kinda want to hear about your elbow modeling career.

    | December 19, 2008 @ 5:05 pm

  28. Christine said,

    Weird that Elby doesn’t look at ALL like you.

    Wishing big pounds and all things perfect for Sadie…and super duper healthiness for Mattie as well, of course.

    | December 20, 2008 @ 6:35 am

  29. Kim said,

    Listen up Stefanie (I feel totally on a first name basis with you because I read this blog all the time and I have read one of your books so there!): YOU ARE A REALLY GREAT MOM!

    Got that? REALLY GREAT!

    And your daughters? Truly honestly beautiful.

    I got a 3 year old and a 19 month old for the twins for future match making….

    | December 25, 2008 @ 2:23 am

  30. Talina said,

    Blog evolve, it is kind of cool though. Just means it is an accurate account of your life as it changes.

    | December 27, 2008 @ 12:21 am

  31. Anonymous said,

    OMG, Sadie is like a mini-you! Well, compared to the picture of you in the back of your book. She is so cute!!

    | December 30, 2008 @ 1:45 am

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