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Monthly Archives: December 2010
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, and it’s because I’ve been sleep-deprived. My baby girl has no pattern whatsoever to her slumber, and the same method that puts her to sleep one night seems to have no effect the next night. I got all excited because two nights in a row, wrapping her up in my Moby carrier and playing her lullabies on the piano (basically, “Rockabye Baby,” “Mockingbird,” and “All the Pretty Little Horses,” repeated a bajillion times) had her snoring before long. The third night, it stopped working. The other thing I had noticed was that she … Continue reading
Oh, how I love Calendula, let me count the ways. 1. I love the way I can use it to feel superior. Let me explain. Two weeks ago I noticed dried blood in the shell of my baby’s ear. After gently cleaning it up with a Q-tip, I could see that it was from a scratch she had probably given herself (I just can’t keep up with the growth of her nails!). I was about to dab a bit of Calendula ointment on there when my husband said, “Are you SURE that is safe for her?” Cue the eyeball roll. … Continue reading
The night Aria had her tongue-tie released, she cried like crazy and I spent the first 100% sleepless night of my life. Each time I thought I had rocked her to sleep, I would set her down only to have her wake up immediately and cry. By morning, she had cried so hard that she re-opened the wound under her tongue; it started bleeding. I’ll never forget the panic I felt when I saw blood welling up in my newborn’s mouth. The doctor said everything was fine, but from that point on, she “hated” breastfeeding. Here is what would happen: … Continue reading