Category Archives: sleep

Letters to Jack: Month 2

Jackers Crackers (your first nickname!), This has been an exciting month, and by exciting I mean kind of awful. It started with you not sleeping at all during the day. Then it became crying when you were awake. Then it turned into screaming uncontrollably when you … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: 35 1/3 months

My sweet boy, I wrote to you last in mid-February, which simultaneously feels like a long time ago, and also yesterday. When you’re a parent, this happens with time. I’ve been wanting to write this next letter for a while, … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 31

Dear Charlie, The rollercoaster toddler years continue. One day you are the sweetest, kindest, smartest, funniest, cleverist little dude. The next, some kind of rabid animal. When I’m not frustrated and exasperated by it all, it’s actually fascinating to watch. … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 27

Dear Charlie, You and I share a funny behavioral tick. I first discovered it when I was 8 or 9 years old in ballet class. During floor exercises, when we’d glide across the floor practicing our dance moves, the instructors … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 19

My sweet boy, Happy New Year! You’ve now been alive in three separate years: 2010, 2011, & 2012. Go you! I wish I could write more about our adventures together, but I really don’t know how other bloggers do it. … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 18

My dearest boy, Genetics is an interesting thing. Take your list of favorite things right now: cars, trucks, trains, airplanes, tractors, helicopters, and, most of all, buses. How did this happen? Before you were born, I would have inwardly scoffed … Continue reading

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Pre-Dawn Mental Acrobatics with a Neurotic Mom

Time: 4:06 a.m Setting: Throughout the night, Charlie has inexplicably awoken every hour crying, falling back asleep only after we rock him in the crib. We moved the clocks back several days ago, and he still won’t sleep in past … Continue reading

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