Ascher is Walking!

So I lost my bet that he’d be walking before his first birthday. But he was close. 12 months 2 weeks and he’s finally walking on his own. It’s funny seeing the steps of growing independence, from not wanting to walk at all to walking while holding both hands to only holding with one hand to taking …

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No more boobies 

Today is D-day, as in Don’t touch my boobs Day, as in we are officially in weaning territory.  And as with much of everything that defines these two brothers, Ascher was really not happy when he realized he wasn’t getting the boob in the morning. Meanwhile, Ollie couldn’t care less when I cut him off.  …

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Lazy walker

So I’ve tried to “encourage” Ascher to walk, by getting him to stand and then letting go and scooting away to get him to walk towards me. But this guy, he knows what he likes. And when he’s not interested, there’s no pushing. So when I try to help him, he just drops to the …

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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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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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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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Placenta encapsulation

Yes. I thought it was gross too. Primarily because what I knew was based on images of people blending fresh placenta into smoothies for a refreshing drink. Or people cooking the placenta and eating it like a delicacy. Nasty nasty. But when CS mentioned it this pregnancy and said it’s a practice that’s been around …

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Oh Boy, Here We Go Again!

It took the entire weekend. But I’m starting to accept that we’re having another boy. It was a hard hit finding out that our first child was a boy, so I wasn’t expecting that this happening a second time would be so hard. But it was harder in fact than the first. Part of it …

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Truckin’ along

Today was not an easy day. The fatigue and nausea have been strong. But today was the first day that I had to be in the office a full 9 to 5pm in months. Not getting in a nap was hard enough. But feeling the constant need to hurl meant asking myself, how bad would it …

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