No, I don’t mean doing backbends or advanced yoga. Toddler flexibility means going with the flow. Nap or no nap? Are bananas on today’s food blacklist, or will they be accepted? How many times can I sing the same song without going a little cuckoo? I still hold by the importance of scheduling, and we… Continue reading Having a toddler means being crazy flexible
That’s how it feels sometimes to have two kids under the age of two. [spotlight on Ring #1. The emcee’s voice rings out over the stadium] In the first ring we have our toddler, Little Man, awake and ready to face the day! Who will get him from his crib? What will he have for… Continue reading It’s like a three-ring circus over here
My mother-in-law left this morning. She spent a glorious ten days with us. Now, I know that the stereotypical mother-in-law may not be a welcome house-guest, but thankfully, my mother-in-law is hardly stereotypical! I won’t go into detail about the massive amount of help she provided, but will just mention that I am extremely well-rested.… Continue reading Who needs external validation? Me, apparently.
As anyone who has ever had a newborn will attest, sleep is a rare, precious commodity. When nursing either on a schedule or on demand, it can feel like every time you turn around, the baby needs to be fed again. And again. And again. In addition to the seemingly endless cycle of feeding, there… Continue reading Have a newborn? Try Cumulative Sleeping
(This is my 100th post!) Sometimes when Little Man is yelling for me because he can’t quite reach the toy he wants, or can’t quite get up on the couch, or some other very important toddler frustration, and I’m in the middle of dinner (or a book, or any activity that is helping me center… Continue reading Dealing with the guilt of mothering
Waiting for a clean diaper to make it dirty I change his diaper and once he’s covered with the nice, clean, dry diaper, he makes a poo, and I have to change him again before putting him down to nap. It’s like he has a preference for a non-wet diaper for his bathroom needs. What’s… Continue reading Things newborns like to do
This post is for Meira. This is the rest of the story of Really Little Man’s birth. It’s not really gross or anything, but maybe a little heavy on the details. You have been warned. We left off with my doctor ordering a pitocin drip for me. I was nervous because I had heard that… Continue reading Really Little Man’s Birth: the rest of the story (as requested)
The name given to a newborn child is eternal; it behooves one to evaluate the choice carefully. -from Rabbi Pesach Krohn’s book Bris Milah (from the Artscroll Mesorah Series). Since we just made a bris for our new son yesterday, I thought it would be appropriate for this week’s Torah Tuesday to write something concerning… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – What’s in a name?
As you most likely guessed by my week-long hiatus, I was busy having a baby boy! Monday morning, bright and early, my husband and I drove to the hospital to get induced. It was such a different experience than with Little Man! With Little Man, we had an induction scheduled, but Little Man had the… Continue reading Mazel Tov!
Last night I dreamt that I was going into labor (hahaha, wishful thinking much?), and I thought (in my dream), “Oh great, right before the holiday! Lousy timing!” But the contractions continued. Alas, no baby was had in either the dream or in real life. But two other people did have babies in my dream. … Continue reading Dreaming