It’s the falling she protests. I watch her, whether in my arms or in her crib, as her eyelids become heavy, the interval between slow blinks becoming longer and longer. And instead of drifting off, allowing her tiny body to float gently to sleep, she starts, stiffens, cries, as if she stands, not at the […]
We were invited to a picnic on Saturday afternoon. Despite the very un-picnic-like weather, we went. There was another couple there who had a five-month-old boy. His father held him, and Hubby held baby girl, close enough so they could each get a good look at the other. Baby girl reached out, touched his face, […]
Body I gained 25 pounds during my pregnancy. I wasn’t too concerned about losing it because I planned to breastfeed, and everyone insisted I was “all baby.” But I was also almost 36, so I wasn’t expecting the weight to drop immediately. A few days after we got home from the hospital, I was ten […]
That’s about as far as we got. Friday night, I decided we had to do something to get baby girl to sleep better. There was some crying (there is anyway), but it didn’t take as long as I thought it would to get her to sleep. Every time she woke up at night (which was […]
I’m writing this in a sleep-deprived stupor. Please forgive any incoherent ramblings that may sneak their way in. Is it still considered a sleep regression if it’s been well over six weeks and it’s still going strong? The culprit, as of late, seems to be gas. We’ve discovered that not only is little miss sensitive […]
This is what happens when you get tired of pulling rat-sized balls of hair out of the shower drain. Want to participate? Check out Mel’s post to find out how.
A lot of work goes into getting baby girl to settle, to calm for sleep. Continuous motion. Rhythmic patting. A firm hold. Every muscle in my body is flexed or tensed so that her little body can relax. Perhaps she senses our general unsettled-ness here. We’ve lived in Montreal for six months. Until this past […]
(Thanks, Mel, for this brilliant idea. I have been wanting to blog more but can never seem to find the time!) Today is Hubby’s dad’s 82nd birthday. He has yet to meet his only granddaughter in person, but Hubby and baby girl conveyed their birthday wishes via Skype earlier today. I hope we’ll be able […]