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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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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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Letter to Henry Wallace, Autumn 2009

Dear Henry, Your seasonal update is almost a month late but I’m not writing to you about anything after the solstice, OK? So this fall you started preschool, and I hoped the transition would be smooth. Not only did you … Continue reading

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Letter to Henry Wallace, Summer 2009

Dear Henry, I know it’s been awhile since the last letter.  It doesn’t mean I love you any less.  I’ve learned to fit my life into 140 character updates while I’m juggling two careers is all.  But now I’ve finally … Continue reading

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Letter to Henry Wallace, 2 Years

Dear Henry, I can’t believe you are two.  I feel like we were just planning your first birthday party, and the world was going to end if I did not get that baby book finished in time, goddammit.  How we … Continue reading

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Letter to Henry Wallace, 19 months

Dear Henry, Your nineteenth month started off with the dreaded daylight savings time change, which is quite different now than it was in the Years Before Baby.  Last year that 5am wakeup call became 4am and let me tell you … Continue reading

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