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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Your First Haircut

Dear Corwin, We’ve put off your first haircut for as long as we could because I wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of having a pair of scissors an inch away from your scalp. I was also just a little bit worried you’d throw a fit (you don’t really throw hissy fits, but we saw a boy do it while having his haircut recently and it kind of stuck with me), but your hair was getting to be a bit of a mess, and it was time, so I sucked it up and we did it yesterday. You were 14View full post »

My Brave Little Man

Dear Corwin, You ran a fever for 48 hours and we had to rush you to the emergency room in the middle of the night, when it started to seem like your fever just wouldn’t go down. You cried for four hours at the ER. That caused me so much stress, I thought I was going to have a stroke. I’m not used to you crying for anywhere near that long. Your fever topped at 40.5 degrees Celsius. You finally fell asleep in exhaustion, tucked into a fetal position on my lap, with your arms wrappedView full post »

On Parenting, So Far

Dear Corwin, You’re 14 months old today. You’re so tall and animated that people always assume you’re older. But you’re a brand new toddler, and you definitely remind us whenever we forget. You cry a little bit more these days. Thankfully, your crying spells don’t last longer than half a minute, although it feels much, much longer in my head. Sometimes you go limp in my arms like a wet noodle when you cry. It’s equal parts funny and frustrating, butView full post »