Tag Archives: sleep

The Big Bed

Dear Munchkin, Earlier this week, after the lights had been out for quite a while, you piped up for the umpteenth time. “Mama?” “No more talking.” “But this is the last, last thing. Please, Mama?” (heavy sigh) “OK. The. Last. … Continue reading

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Fools for April

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Hoo boy, the last month or so was a doozie! Daddy and I are thrilled to welcome April, if just to be done with February and March. Easter came early this year, on March 31st. Though … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Birth Story, Part 3: Immediate Postpartum

Dear Munchkin, You entered the world at 2:03 a.m., and Dr. M immediately showed you to Daddy. He proudly announced “it’s a girl!” — a surprise for all of us since we’d chosen to wait to learn your gender. The … Continue reading

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For Munchkin with Love

Dear Munchkin, A few weeks ago, somebody suggested a weighted blanket might help you settle down for sleep. She said they weren’t too difficult to make, and an internet search would quickly produce instructions. So I searched. In addition to sewing instructions, … Continue reading

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Munchkin: An Easy Pregnancy

Dear Munchkin, I loved being pregnant with you. As pregnancies go, it was pretty easy. I didn’t experience much nausea, though I did have a little trouble with gagging when I brushed my teeth. Once I figured out the cause-and-effect … Continue reading

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Searching for Answers at Midnight

Dear Munchkin, You woke up last night a little before 11 p.m., writhing in pain. Daddy and I immediately suspected an ear infection. This is your first, but we learned with Peanut’s that ear infections sometimes arise in conjunction with … Continue reading

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I can hear the things you’re dreamin’ about

Dear Munchkin, Daddy and I have observed some interesting behavior. Sometimes you call out for us at night, though you are sleeping soundly when we check on you. Sometimes you whimper or complain “I don’t WANT to” at random, or … Continue reading

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