May 31, 2018

The only times in my life that I look forward to feeling pain is when I’m waiting for a baby.  With every breath-stealing contraction, every tiny jab of back pain, every leakage of urine, I wonder...Is that a sign of imminent labor?  Is my water breaking? Oops, false a...

January 27, 2018

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I’m at stay-at-home mom, and for the first 15 months of my son’s life, I was pretty into the idea of my husband and me doing everything by ourselves.  I didn’t want our parents around all the time because I valued our independenc...

January 26, 2018

It’s been over three weeks since Lil’ Cub has nursed.  Ever since we cut the nursing-to-sleep habit, he's barely mentioned “nai” at all.  There was a period of five days last month where he stopped asking to nurse and I thought it was all over, but then he came down wi...

December 19, 2017

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My aunt and I volunteer at the same nursing home; the other day, we were talking about the old folks who don’t ever have any family visiting them.  

“It’s so sad when you spend all these years raising children and they don...

December 9, 2017

(You see that little hand?  Someone's waving hello!)

I didn’t mention this in my last post, but another reason why I’m trying to wean is that my husband and I are expecting again!  It was somewhat surprising because we weren’t trying to conceive but also not completely...

November 30, 2017

(Image credit: Milkies in the Morning by Jennifer Saleem)

I wrote in a previous blog post that my goal was to wean Lil’ Cub by 24 months, so ever since his first birthday, weaning has been on my mind.  At that point, Lil’ Cub was still nursing around four times a night...

August 31, 2017

A couple of people have been asking me to blog about the meals I prepare for my son; apparently, they sometimes taste better than the food I make for adults.  (I'll take that as a compliment?...)

Now that Lil’ Cub is 13 months and has eleven teeth, he has grad...

July 24, 2017

Feeding solids to an infant generally gets messy, but recently, my 11-month-old has taken messy to a whole new level.  No longer is he merely dribbling or dropping things due to undeveloped motor coordination; now, he throws food or toys around, leans over his seat to...

June 30, 2017

The other day, my husband was trying to get a fussy Lil’ Cub to fall asleep.  After a few minutes of wrestling, he managed to get the wriggly guy to settle against his shoulder.  As I peeked into the room to get a glimpse of this father-son scene, my husband mouthed to...

May 26, 2017

It was around 3:45am when Lil’ Cub cried for the third time that night.  I had just put him in his crib ten minutes ago, after nursing and changing his diaper. Perhaps the diaper change had roused him more than I wanted it to.  I found him standing and bouncing against...

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