It’s a man’s world

When was the last time you sat at the table, eating dinner by yourself because everyone else has eaten, eating in silence, looking down at nothing in particular, just shoveling it in? For me, this feels like the norm. For me, this feels like every night. The baby is down but I still scarf down the food, …

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Lazy Sunday

Sure, Ollie got his THIRD cold since starting school two months ago. Sure, Ascher woke twice last night, at the ungodly hours of 3 and 5am. But we got to go eat with just Ollie and gave him some quality solo time with us while Ascher stayed home. And we even all napped at the same …

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Blanket

Ollie’s always slept hot. Hot as in, you can see the outline of his body from the sweat he produced in his sleep. This isn’t so much a problem in the summer, as the AC is blasting anyway. But the winter? It drove me nuts when I kept trying to offer up blankets and pillows. It would be …

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Four months

Month 4 highlights Bedtime: 6:30-7pm to 6am (11 hours). What do you know? His bedtime finally shifted up from his usual 8pm to a much more normal 6 to 7pm. Naps: just like clockwork, Ascher’s morning nap is now a solid 1-2 hours and his noon and afternoon naps are at least another hour each. So he …

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Waking up dry

Today is a great day. Last night Ascher slept 11.5 hours, his longest stretch ever. I don’t think this will be the norm just yet, but it’s still reassuring that we’re moving in the right direction, esp after a week of him waking up every night at 3 or 4am to feed. And then, as I’m …

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Today is day 16 of school

It’s been a little over two weeks since Ollie first started school. And this week, he stopped crying at drop off, which was a nice and surprisingly fast change. We also didn’t have any screaming episodes when it was time to leave the house. But today! Today, after peeing at school, he literally banged on the …

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Three months old

Ascher turned three months old a few weeks ago. As is true of most things when it comes to the second child, we haven’t had the luxury of doing everything we did with Ollie, including documenting his progress. So I’m going to fast forward past the first couple months and start now! Month 3 highlights Bedtime: …

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Having two kids is hard 

But not for the reasons I expected. I knew that juggling two kids under three would be a challenge. One will need to pee just as the other starts to cry. You’ve got one set of hands and two bodies that want to be held. This stuff I expected. What I didn’t expect was thinking, …

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First birthday party invitation 

How exciting is it to find an invitation in your kid’s cubby?  I’m sure it’ll get old soon and we’ll dread the birthday party circuit but for now, so cool! And also, a custom bday card? I’ve never even made one for my own birthday. Is that what parents are doing these days??   

First letter tracing

Look, I’m skeptical, I get that. It usually takes me a while to be sold on something. So it’s no surprise that I’m still unsure about the whole going-to-school-at-age-2 business. In fact, I wondered quite a few times in the past week whether it’s really just a glorified daycare. I mean, I haven’t seen any …

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