Potty Training, a look back

I’d just like to say, to all the parents who have kids that pee like a normal kid should — i.e. with pants/undies pulled down to the ankle — you guys have it so good! Ollie always needed to take off his pants to pee, from the very beginning. It wasn’t so bad when we were …

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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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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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Potty Training

I always viewed potty training as this last, scary, unknown frontier, something I was naturally wary of. I got everything —  extra crib sheet protectors, 20+ new undies, potty chair, toilet seat converter for toddlers, potty books for ollie, potty books for me, and, the creme de la creme…a peeing doll.  $46 for a stupid doll …

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17 months

Last month was the hardest month I’ve had with Ollie since he was an infant. The way he’d fuss! And by that, I mean the way he’d throw tantrums over any little thing and chuck anything in his way when he was mad — bottles, books, cars, you name it. And then he’d be so …

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