The Tragic Optimist

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you’re not alone

When Hazel cries while Zoe’s around, Zoe will usually run to her and hold Hazel’s hand or give her a hug.  “You’re not alone,” she’ll tell her little sister, “big sister is here.” It pretty much melts my heart into a pile of goo. Recently, I’ve found myself repeating the “you’re not alone” part to …

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Zoe update

Thanks to everyone for the comments on my last post. It’s good to know that I’m not alone in this right now. I hate to feel like I’m complaining since really, things are going very well on the nursing front. I’m still having trouble telling her no every single time she wants to nurse (it’s …

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Day 1 of operation pirate-baby

Putting the eye-patch on was less traumatic than I expected, but still not fun. It just made Zoe very sad. She cried for a few minutes during which hugs and snuggles were liberally applied, and then she was mostly ok, but would just randomly break into tears during the first hour of eye-patch. The second …

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at what cost sleep? also, pirate-baby

Zoe hasn’t really been much of a sleep-through-the-night baby. Recently, she’s been sleeping good 6-8 hour stretches, but when bedtime is 7 pm, that still means waking up in the middle of the night. Luckily, it usually only takes a short nursing session, and then she’ll curl up in her crib with her blanket and …

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