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How We Apply Our “No Cry Policy” To A Toddler

Over the weekend we went to my in-laws for brunch.  Mac did a relatively good job behaving himself but there were a few moments when we were dangerously on the verge of a full-blown tantrum. It’s his age, of course.   One of his more impressive fits occurred when his Uncle Mike was attempting to assist him with a shirt
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It’s Happening!! I Can’t Believe It’s Actually Happening!!

No. . .not as it relates to my rotting eggs. . .Well, at least not yet. . .Thank you for all your kind and thoughtful comments by the way. . .You guys are very sweet!   Now that I’ve gotten you all cranked up about possible baby news, let me assure you I still find what I’m about to tell
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Once Again, Reluctant Mother is Conflicted

We seem to be falling into a new sleep pattern.  And I’m not sure what to make of it. For a while now, Mac has been sleeping about 10-12 hours per night with a 2-4 hour nap during the day. Yes.  It’s been positively magical. Currently, while he’s still sleeping the same amount of time nearly every day, he’s switched
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I’m Feeling Supremely Smug

At least for a few minutes. . . You might recall in a previous post I was discussing our Pediatrician’s advice.  She sternly admonished me that by changing or feeding Mac during the night I was creating poor sleep habits. She. Was. Dead. Wrong. Of late, he’s been sleeping through the night.  In fact last night he slept from 9:30
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Crying it Out Revisited. . .

Yesterday morning at the crack of dawn I sleepily checked my Twitter feed while simultaneously feeding the Butterball.  That’s when I noticed a link to the Scary Mommy Blog.  The link was for a guest post and it was about crying it out. AKA CIO to those less experienced Mom’s like me.  Seems silly that something like getting a kid
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Is “No Cry” Making Baby Spoiled and Mommy Nuts?

I just want to finish folding the gawddamned laundry already! Or my dinner.  Or a thought. Our son is about 13 weeks old. Generally he’s quiet and cuddly and mild-mannered – a fair-haired, chubby, smiley little prince. With every generalization there are exceptions. . .And when he’s behaving exceptionally, things in this joint can deteriorate into a shit show rapidly.
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