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Last week it had become clear that Piper’s colic was immensely improved. Her evening freakouts were much shorter, she started sleeping better and she was just all around a much better roommate. This week it’s become clear that she is now teething. It was the fits in mouth, intermittent fussiness... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2010 at Colic Chronicles
My mother has repeated a few times something my grandmother said: “It’s really shocking that first children come out alive on the other end.” Sometimes I feel like the only things ensuring Piper’s safety are her own tenacity and the advice of others. Recently Piper started to be ok with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2010 at Colic Chronicles
Dear Piper, You are going to get to know all the characters in your family in due time, but just to ease you into it, I thought I’d give you a heads up on a few things: Your east coast family is big on eating. The Massachusetts side likes a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at Colic Chronicles
Dear Piper, Your arrival is uniquely yours and perfect for the warrior that you are. I’m almost positive you don’t know who Ted Kennedy was, but I spent the week of his memorial service shacked up at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco 27-28 weeks pregnant with you. Not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2010 at Colic Chronicles
My best two girl friends – Jennifer and Christine -- recently took me out for an early dinner while my husband Ryan stayed home and watched Baby Piper. Christine, a cosmopolitan mom of two beautiful girls had freshly coiffed hair and tons of parenting wisdom. As an aside, Christine and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2010 at Colic Chronicles
I wish there was some sort of sage burning ceremony to rid us of the spirit-crushing, crazy-making colic. Piper was a peaceful, calm baby up until around the time of her due date (she was born 12 weeks early). And that’s when she decided to go completely bananas. Sometimes for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2010 at Colic Chronicles
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