We hadn't visited the hospital since August last year, and that time we left with a brand new baby. Yesterday, we were there for a less joyous reason. I was making Avery lunch when I heard the smash from behind me. She had broken one of the cat's ceramic dishes. Before I could get over… Continue reading Avery’s first emergency room visit
Avery is sick. She is teething. She seems to be going through the 8 month sleep regression, and the 3-to-2 per day nap transition. We haven't slept in days. The Sick I think she must have gotten sick from the Tylenol dropper... Is that possible? We gave it to her last time she was sick,… Continue reading Four Pillars of a Bad Night’s Sleep
I just want to look at my baby and feel like she is perfectly happy, healthy, and carefree. Do we ever get to that point as parents, or will there always be something to worry about?
We're still on a whirlwind tour of family homes for the holidays (I'll be writing about how that went in a later post), but we managed to squeeze in Avery's 4 month well-baby visit (dr. appt) between trips out of town. I went in with a laundry list, and got a lot of great answers.… Continue reading 4 Month Well-Baby Visit
On the weekend we went to our local vintage and makers market. A friend was exhibiting her photography/holiday cards there this year, and we left Avery with her while we toured the market. This was a BIG deal for me, and I didn't pay much attention to the vendors as I tried to rush us… Continue reading Christmas market and definitely teething
My wife had to work Sunday so our weekend was just Saturday. And since my car stopped starting... I haven't left the house in a while and all the days roll into one so having my wife home really is the only way I know it's the weekend. This week we continued the fight against… Continue reading Weekend Update
Avery was born with sensitive skin. She was one of the 40% of babies to get baby acne, and at one point it looked so sore all over her face, neck, chest and arms that we took her to the doctor who said she would simply outgrow it. She did, by about 8 weeks. She… Continue reading Baby Eczema
Avery is a perfectly healthy baby with no physical problems besides sensitive skin and a history of colic. She has 10 perfect little fingers and 10 perfect little toes, bright eyes and a happy smile, and she is growing like a weed. But there is something in the back of my mind making me worry,… Continue reading Osteopathy for babies?
I finally Googled what colic was and it explained so much about what we are going through. The operational definition is crying for more than 3 hours on more than 3 days a week for at least 3 weeks. It is worse in the evening. That's my baby. So what does it mean to fit… Continue reading Colic and being kind to myself
It's true, what I've heard, that baby's vaccines are worse for the parent than for the baby. The nurse administering them warned me that the last one really stings and that even adults find it painful. I know why she told me that - to warn me that Avery was going to really scream. But… Continue reading Baby’s first vaccines & Out of the house diaper changing disaster