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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School, update

Ollie started his first day of Montessori this month. I was glad it was a Wednesday, because a short week was perfect for easing him into a completely new surrounding, with new schedules and new little peoples. I was extremely worried about how he’d do sleeping in a new environment, bc up til now, he’s only ever napped …

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Flat head, part II

Today was a big day. I like to peek in on Ascher sleeping and this morning was the first time I found him asleep with his head turned to the left. I silently pumped my arms in the air in excitement as I whispered the news to CS. Hah!  His flat spot is also becoming …

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Wedding band woes

Ok. In the last month of pregnancy, I thought, let’s take off the ring before I get so swollen I can’t take it off at all. Planning ahead, you see. Then, for the first couple months post partum, I thought, let’s leave it off since it’s so messy having a newborn. I don’t want to …

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Flat head

Ollie was a stomach sleeper bc he wouldn’t sleep on his back. And even now, at two years old, that’s still his preferred position. With Ascher, I wondered if I should let him sleep on his tummy, since babies sleep so much better that way anyway. But he didn’t show any inclination towards it and …

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