My son hit the 11-week mark yesterday. The bigger news is that he hit the 13-pound mark a few weeks ago. At that weight, our pediatrician said, the boy would be perfectly capable of sleeping through the night without feeding. “Twelve hours. I know it sounds tough,” she said, “and it is, but you have to establish the routine.” Apparently my son needs to learn to soothe and sedate himself, even if it means crying himself hoarse, and it won’t be until he gets to college that he’ll learn all the fun ways to do that! Until then, “Crying It Out” is our way to go … or is it? The … [Read more...]
Every two weeks our daycare hosts a movie night on Fridays for any younger children in the neighborhood. A few hours of fun for the kids, and some well deserved together time (and time off) for parents. Every two weeks we use these nights as incentive for Olivia to get up in the mornings without fussing or fighting. Every two weeks she is *this* close to not going because she is adamantly, overwhelmingly and undeniably not a morning person.
This past Friday our daycare was showing Rio 2. I'm not sure if there's an "Electric Boogaloo" or "Rio … [Read more...]
It was 5:15 a.m. when the call came over the baby monitor. "DADDY!!!" I shot up, grabbed my glasses, checked the time and raced into Olivia's bedroom. On the way my mind began running through the possible scenarios I was about to encounter: Was the air conditioner making it too cold in her room? Had she wet the bed? Did I need to open our front door to let in the next guest on her highly successful late-night podcast, I'm Not Tired? "I need cold water," she exclaimed under the dual humming of the AC unit and her white noise machine. Both were working hard to preserve her cocoon of … [Read more...]