Tag Archives: newborns

28 days

Twenty-eight days. No, not the movie where Sandra Bullock plays a newspaper columnist who enters a drug and alcohol clinic, though L and I will finally be able to partake in a celebratory glass of champagne together. We’re four weeks away … Continue reading

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No sleep, no name, new car

You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times to describe a great night of sleep: “I slept like a baby.” HA! I’ll admit, we’ve been fortunate—both boys are pretty good sleepers and have been since they were born. … Continue reading

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Camera-ready

1. All in the bed Pile onto mom’s bed for a laid-back first family portrait. 2. Sweet dreams  There’s something classically cute about those blue and pink blankets. Swaddle your newbie up, and grab the camera. 3. The look You’ve … Continue reading

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The scoop on poop

The first No. 2 “The initial stool should appear within the first 24 hours of birth,” explains Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, board-certified pediatrician and co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn. “It is thick, black and tarry and is called … Continue reading

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Win it: Baby K’tan carrier

UPDATE: Contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winners: Kelly U. of Sparta, MI; Amy D. of Chicago, IL; and Shannon T. of Crossville, TN! So you want to wear your baby, but you can’t decide between a wrap that … Continue reading

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Your hardwired baby

Gently press a newborn’s palm, and he’ll wrap his tiny hand around your finger—so tightly, sometimes, it feels like he’ll never let go. That sweet gesture of his is actually an instinctive response known as the palmar grasp reflex, and … Continue reading

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Learning the ropes

For months—and then weeks, and then days—on end, I looked eagerly at my due date, circled in bold ink on the kitchen calendar. Especially as that date drew nearer, it began to seem like the X on a treasure map, … Continue reading

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Perfect … just not picture-perfect

After nine long months of waiting to meet your bundle of joy, your fantasy bubble might burst as you are handed a bowlegged, acne-faced, pointy-headed infant. In fact, Hollywood’s portrayal of the porcelain-skinned, cooing baby right after delivery is so … Continue reading

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Perfect … just not picture perfect

After nine long months of waiting to meet your bundle of joy, your fantasy bubble might burst as you are handed a bowlegged, acne-faced, pointy-headed infant. In fact, Hollywood’s portrayal of the perfect, cooing baby right after delivery is so … Continue reading

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