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Waiting for Butterflies

Dear Munchkin, You utterly amaze me in new and wonderful ways each day. The first time I brought you to the butterfly house, you weren’t quite ready. You were about two years old and completely freaked out by the butterflies. … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago

Dear Munchkin, For the last few months, I’ve been thinking back to what our lives were like two years ago. You were 22 months old, the same age Peanut is now. I was pregnant with him, about 7 months along. … Continue reading

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Slippery Slope

My dearest Peanut and Munchkin, I could have killed you. It started that morning. I took you to an event with lots of vendors for kid products and services. One specific vendor drew me there with an opportunity to have … Continue reading

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Testing Limits

Dear Munchkin, As a general rule, you thrive on tactile stimulation. Sometimes this means you love to run and jump and bounce and fling yourself into my arms. Sometimes it means you want to play with play-doh or the rice … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Birth Story, Part 2: Labor

Dear Munchkin, I have to start this part of the story with the caveat that much of it is blurry for me. I am relying on Daddy’s Twitter feed and our doula’s records for any sense of timing. Our doula, … Continue reading

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The First Time Munchkin Went to Sleep Alone

Dear Munchkin, Tonight you were dawdling while getting ready for bed, and Daddy was losing patience. Finally he issued an ultimatum: if you didn’t focus and take care of business, you would have to go to sleep by yourself. Typically, … Continue reading

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Time for sleep

Dear Munchkin, Going to sleep has been something of a battle with you pretty much since the day you were born. We decided very early that the cry-it-out method was not for our family. It was too stressful for you … Continue reading

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