Henry at Seventeen Months

Seventeen months!  I don’t know exactly how we survived all those months before, but we did, and here we are. Henry walks a bit of a line between clingy and curious.  He hates to get left behind.  If he gets left behind, he turns into a little demon baby.  He screeches and claws and alternately […]

My Work Here Is Done

I moved Henry upstairs on Sunday night.  He woke up just as often as usual, and returned to sleep again as usual, which is to say, he went back down easily the first time, but we were both up and sad at 4am.  He was a bear on Monday morning.  He was picking on poor […]

Henry is One!

Today is Henry’s first birthday.  I read somewhere once, when I was a young, energetic, idealistic mother, that the first birthday is not about the baby.  It is for the parents, a celebration of their survival of the first and most difficult year.  I know I have been looking forward to this milestone for many […]

Fixing the Henry Problem

Months ago, my sister sent me a copy of The No-Cry Sleep Solution, because Henry and sleep aren’t the best of friends, and she thought it might help.  I was reading through it again the other night, and before the author starts offering solutions, she asks: Do you actually have a problem?  Or have other […]

The Henry Problem

As you may remember, I’ve been having some trouble with Henry and his sleep patterns, or lack thereof.  So how about a little relevant story? Last week, I wanted to try some beer in a soup.  You see, it was Ash Wednesday, and I couldn’t use meat broth in my soup, and I had this […]

The Lost Week?

I haven’t been around this week, not online, and not in person! I’ve spent every single spare minute redoing the living room. Except we aren’t calling a living room anymore. Nope! It’s a library now! I’ve repainted all the walls a nice, sunny yellow. We built and painted several new bookshelves. I moved all of […]