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Foodie in the making
Foodie in the making

As planned, we introduced Austin to solid foods. Was it a success? Is it a complete and utter mess after he’s done eating? Is he upset when it’s gone? The answer to all of those questions is a resounding YES! We’ve introduced his taste buds to a number of pureed and/or mashed meals. Pumpkin. Sweet potato. Pears. […]

Introducing … food!
Introducing … food!

We haven’t begun giving Austin pureed human food yet, but we will soon. The reason being he’s been less and less tired around his bedtime of 7 o’clock. Linds will feed him, and he sits there, eyes open, staring at her, the wall, the night-light. But he just won’t begin to fade as easily as […]

It's that time of year
It's that time of year

It’s October, and that means we’re really close to the time of year every parent steals from his or her children. Yes, of course, it’s Halloween! Kids don’t really need 15 pounds of candy, do they? They don’t even know that the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, no matter the size, is the best candy they’ll get. […]

Diaper change or wrestling match?​
Diaper change or wrestling match?​

He’s just over 5 months old, but every time I change Austin’s diaper it feels like I’m trying to pin one of the Road Warriors—either one, Hawk or Animal. I know it was difficult to pin either of them because I Googled “best WWF winning percentage,” and they were both in the top 10. But seriously, how can […]

Why are baby boogers so sticky?
Why are baby boogers so sticky?

Apparently it’s cold season here in New England even though fall just began. Either that or it’s Nolan bringing home sick treats from kindergarten and generously sharing them with everyone at home. As for the title? That’s the first thing I used Google for today because Austin has some of the greenest, stickiest snot coming out […]

Teething?
Teething?

I think Austin is teething, and he’s almost 5 months old! Fortunately, like Nolan and unlike Graham, he’s taking it all in stride. Watching him tongue his gums as the tooth emerges from his mouth like a worm out of the ground is kind of funny to watch. We’re constantly wiping the streams of drool from his chin and neck, […]

Four-month sleep regression
Four-month sleep regression

Myth: There’s no such thing as a sleep regression. Fact: The 4-month sleep regression is real. And it’s horrible! Austin was sleeping well, day (naps) and night. Key word: was. Then he turned 4 months old, and it’s been a roller coaster, mostly filled with screams. A two-hour afternoon nap has turned to 35 minutes of sleep, 35 […]

​Cleanup, Register 6!
​Cleanup, Register 6!

So, about that time I went to Home Depot for some water softener salt with a 4-month-old strapped to my chest while pushing Graham in the child seat … I marched over to the salt wall, waded through a salt spill due to rips in several of the bags, and loaded up five 40-pound bags into the wagon. (Basically […]

Little laughs
Little laughs

Linds has a thing she does that always gets Nolan and Graham to smile—no matter how ornery they are or how defiant they seem to be. She says, “I can make you smiiiiile!” And poof! They smile, sometimes begrudgingly, but a smile is a smile is a smile. Austin is too young to get that and is […]

Why the crying?
Why the crying?

I get that Austin might get upset because he’s hungry or needs a new diaper or just has a little gas. Those things would make me want to cry, too. He can’t communicate besides crying or cooing or smiling or just chilling out, so it’s not like he’s going to all of a sudden tell me why he’s teary eyed—not at 3-months-old. Austin is […]

Transitions
Transitions

Now that Linds is back at work Monday through Friday, we’re transitioning Austin to more bottle feeds. Despite my wife’s ire for pumping thrice a day behind a closed, locked door, she’s doing an awesome job maintaining the supply. We’ve got frozen milk taking up 80 percent of our freezer space. We’ve got bags and bags and bags of […]

On a roll
On a roll

I mentioned that Austin has begun rolling over in my last post, but I neglected to add that the rolling over thing came within days of moving him into his crib. Talk about a pain in the butt (for a few nights). It’s hard enough transitioning your new little person into a crib, but throw in […]

Three-month milestones
Three-month milestones

According to experts, there are tons of milestones you should expect when your newborn reaches 3 months old. In Austin’s case, those three months total 92 days, and today marks his entrance into infanthood, because apparently he’s an infant now. Whichever way you want to slice it, this kid is pretty cool. Milestones vary from person to […]

Yearly pilgrimage to the vineyard
Yearly pilgrimage to the vineyard

Not an actual vineyard, but Martha’s Vineyard. We drive out there every summer, across the Bourne Bridge to Woods Hole where we board a ferry that takes 45 minutes to get us to The Rock. This year, the car had five humans and a canine … and two pack ’n plays, an umbrella stroller, dog crate, […]

Three boys and Buzzards Bay
Three boys and Buzzards Bay

I wrote a few weeks back about how to pack your car for a road trip, in our case, Martha’s Vineyard. We’ve yet to head out there, but we recently completed—rather successfully—a trip to Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. A little beach (literally, the beach we went to was like 50 feet long), a lot of sun, a […]