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The time I gave Ryan a pillow and cried.

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in the head thing, toddler milestone, toddler milestones, toddler sleeps with pillow, toddler transition to bed |

For months, Mike and I have been trying to determine the right time to move Ryan from his crib into a bed. The whole we’re-going-to-move-across-the-country-soon thing is complicating matters because I don’t want to buy another piece of furniture that will have to be hauled to the East Coast. But I also don’t want to introduce too many...

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Toddler Milestones.

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in toddler growing up, toddler milestone, toddler milestones, toddler second birthday |

I’ve always known that it’s not the traditional milestones that truly take my breath away as a mom. Ryan is less than two months away from being two years old, and I get the distinct impression that I’m supposed to be planning a big party or – at the very least – occasionally muttering “how could it be?!” to myself. In reality, I haven’t even decided...

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How old is he?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in baby milestones, childhood milestone, toddler age measurement, toddler is growing up, toddler milestone |

First, you answer in weeks. He’s two weeks old, you say. Or he’ll be six weeks on Friday.The weeks fly by and you feel like you’re always giving a new answer. Around the time he hits 10 or 12 weeks, your answers start to sound silly, and you realize it’s time to graduate him to months. He’s three months old, you say. Seven...

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