All I want for Christmas is an earlier bedtime

Night before last I slept like a baby. A newborn, actually. I was up until midnight, and wide-eyed from about 1:30 to 6 a.m. At which point I drifted into peaceful slumber for 90 minutes. I went to bed late after Stella went to bed late. I slept from midnight until 1:30 a.m. Then I… Continue reading All I want for Christmas is an earlier bedtime

A taste of spring, a touch of sleep deprivation

Spring sprang for a few hours today. And it was lovely. Stella and I went for a sun-drenched walk, and later, we sat outside on the quilt Mimi made. (If only Stella would put down her Blackberry and live in the moment once in a while!) This evening, it rained cats, dogs, and ponies. It… Continue reading A taste of spring, a touch of sleep deprivation

Stella is four months old.

On Wednesday, December 17th, Stella turned four months old. It's absolutely stunning to think that she's only been here for four months. How is it even possible to love a virtual stranger so deeply in so little time? How can your world change so drastically in a matter of mere weeks? How can so much drama, change, growth… Continue reading Stella is four months old.

Recipe for Sleep

Serves one almost-eight-weeks-old baby. INGREDIENTS: 75-minute PediaSleep hairdryer mp3 iPod Old-school stereo system One small fan Vicks warm mist humidifier Memory foam sleep positioner Pottery Barn Kids bassinet Two swaddling blankets Over-used exercise ball One warm receiving blanket Download the 75-minute PediaSleep hairdryer mp3, add it to your iPod, and set it to play on… Continue reading Recipe for Sleep