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Weekend Trip to Maine

Posted at 2008-09-26 15:17:49

Marlee will be entering third grade this year, which means that it is time to look at sleep-away camps this summer and find one for next summer. Now this may seem like an easy thing to do, but it really is not. ... Keep Reading


Summer in the City

Posted at 2008-07-22 17:13:09

The kids always want Dana around at school, since she is like a celebrity. Everyone wants to hold her and play with her. ... Keep Reading


My Life by Janet

Posted at 2008-06-17 09:52:58

Well, here I am, with a new baby - Dana. Marlee is now 7, and Bradley is 5. I also have an 11-year-old stepson, Jonah. My husband's name is Rob. Then there's me Janet. My Sweet 16 was almost 24 years ago. I now have a full-time job working for my kids on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.... Keep Reading


Dana Finds Her Voice

Posted at 2008-06-16 17:43:12

Aside from her crazy sleep patterns, she is still happy even when she doesn't nap. She is talking tons and cooing and making funny noises.... Keep Reading


The Best Thing We Have Done

Posted at 2008-06-16 17:41:29

Life with three kids is amazing and crazy. I am always running somewhere with one child or two or three. When my stepson Jonah comes down to visit it is an absolute madhouse here. The intensity in the apartment is insane.... Keep Reading


Smiles All Around

Posted at 2008-05-22 00:00:00

Dana is fun! She is smiling a lot and truly is a happy baby. She is most chatty when she wakes up in the morning. It's amazing that she wakes up smiling. I wish I could wake up that happy. After she wakes up, I nurse her and we talk for a bit. She really uses her voice and smiles right back at us.... Keep Reading


Nurse Nightmare

Posted at 2008-04-29 00:00:00

Baby nurse #2 came and went pretty quickly as well. This nurse was recommended to me through a friend. I checked up on her and she seemed like she would be a good fit for Dana and me. Well, I was completely wrong. ... Keep Reading



Posted at 2008-04-29 00:00:00

I feel like this is my firstborn child. Everything that you are not supposed to do, I am doing. I have been nursing Dana to sleep or nursing her until we both fall asleep in my bed together. I have been rocking her to sleep or letting her sleep in her bouncy seat, stroller or any place other than her crib. It is a matter of survival at this point. ... Keep Reading


Amazing Transformation

Posted at 2008-04-29 00:00:00

I could not take any more of those sleepless nights. Dana was miserable and screamed all day and night. She was inconsolable, constantly kicking her legs and wiggling in pain. I just knew that something was wrong with my baby.... Keep Reading


Help at Last

Posted at 2008-04-29 00:00:00

I hired a night nurse just to help me get Dana to sleep before midnight and to help get her back to sleep in the middle of the night. Sometimes Dana was awake for hours and I found that I was rocking myself to sleep and not Dana. ... Keep Reading



Posted at 2008-04-29 00:00:00

I feel like an acrobat juggling two kids and a baby - and, of course, the husband - so it's actually like having four children. I have managed to make it to work dinners, class trips and after-school activities. I am just thoroughly exhausted still. The night nurse is a big help but I just cannot get to bed at a decent time.... Keep Reading


Dana's Arrival

Posted at 2008-04-09 00:00:00

Can't believe that Dana is finally here! I am so happy to have a little girl. My kids were so excited that I had a girl, too. I cried when Marlee and Bradley walked into the hospital room to see me and meet Dana. I was so overwhelmed with emotions when they walked in, and they were a bit subdued. I think they were a bit scared to see me hooked up to an IV, and I certainly was not looking my best.... Keep Reading


Dana's First Weeks

Posted at 2008-04-09 00:00:00

Well, baby nurse #1 didn't last too long. All she did was complain about how difficult a baby Dana was. The nurse was not very gentle with Dana either. She was also either on her cell phone all night or listening to music on her cell phone. I think part of the reason Dana did not sleep was listening to all that awful music, plus the nurse had the lights on all the time so that she could read.... Keep Reading


Time for sleep

Posted at 2008-03-21 00:00:00

got it first time... Keep Reading


Lack of sleep

Posted at 2008-03-10 00:00:00

Up all night with new baby!... Keep Reading


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