Category Archives: Arlo Beckett

Boobaholics Anonymous

I will never update this blog again. Arlo will not sleep unless I wear him or lie with him for a nap. WITH a boob in his mouth. Otherwise he wakes. Immediately. And this is if we are alone. Henry … Continue reading

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What Pisses Me Off

… are people who say: “Hyland’s teething tablets worked perfectly for us.” “Just give him a frozen watermelon rind. He’ll love it.” “Frozen washrags bring instant relief.” “A little Tylenol will make him sleep.” “Rub some whiskey on his gums.” … Continue reading

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January Newsletter

I used to write monthly letters to Henry, but after a while I couldn’t keep up. I realized a few weeks ago that I write updates *about* Arlo, but I’ve never written him a letter. And Henry still gets neglected. … Continue reading

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Highlights of 2010

2010 was quite literally a year of growth: I confirmed my pregnancy on January 9th, gave birth September 26th, and emerged from my 4th trimester cocoon December 26th. Make no mistake, this was not just the birth of my beautiful … Continue reading

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Three Months

It seems like yesterday. It seems like ages ago. Three months have passed since I gave birth to Arlo. Our fourth trimester is over. It feels like new life has truly begun. We are emerging now. We are all here. … Continue reading

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2 Month Update

Arlo is 2-months-old now. He weighs 14 pounds and is 23 inches long. He’s a little smaller than Henry was at this age, though they both have head circumferences in the 100th percentile. I suppose, after all, there are reasons … Continue reading

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6 Week Slump

… Technically 5 weeks, but Arlo was a week late and hit his 3 week growth spurt a week early. I hope it’s like a few weeks ago, when we had a couple of exceedingly difficult days, highlights of which … Continue reading

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