Category Archives: Newborn Tales

Advanced Babbling.

My little Reese is a sound effects machine. At nearly 8 months, she’s graduated from mouthing silent expressions to straight-up consonant caterwauling.  From the shrill Jamie Lee Curtis scream to a coo that melts you, she’s got it all.  This, ladies … Continue reading

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Her Name is Reese.

My daughter (just typing this has me all choked up) will soon be 4 months old, and she’s consistently breaking my heart.  An eager explorer, she’s fascinated by all things, things we adults rarely give the time of day, recessed … Continue reading

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Diaper Wars.

No one likes to change diapers.  You’re assaulted by shrieking infant-hydras, mad brachiating baby limbs, herculean diaper deposits, mountains of soiled laundry.  And the remains of a newborn’s umbilical cord, that crusty gorilla finger, further complexify the event.  You have … Continue reading

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Racing Toward Greater Responsibility (Expecting Our Second Child).

We’re about 8 weeks from our new arrival, a girl.  I couldn’t be happier, having witnessed the ribald male behavior of our first.  But the newborn routine is 3 years past.  Bottles, diapers, burping, monitoring every move represents a script … Continue reading

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The Count Chocula Kid.

Week 31 An interesting evening, off to a good start, but nothing major, no sign of the shattering comedy to come.  Jack’s in his high chair.  The kitchen. The boy does his best to snag one of the star-shaped Gerber … Continue reading

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The Ferber Method, or Ferbonificationism.

Week 33 Somewhere near 3am, “…be like a ninja!”  My whisper might as well be a shout, with all the breathy emphasis.  I suggest this martial approach to Vaness while she leaves our bedroom, on her way to console the … Continue reading

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