Protected: Arsenic hour redux

As you all know by know, we’re fol­lowing Dr Harvey Karp’s Baby Bliss book. His explan­a­tion of why “colic” occurs when it does is the most con­vin­cing we’ve seen and his tech­niques are pretty spot on for calming our girl. Essen­tially (I think I’ve said this...

8 weeks old!

My favourite new photo of Harper… She’s 8 weeks old today (time flies, huh?) and she’s smiling like it’s the best trick ever (I’m inclined to agree). I’m yet to get a photo of this as I’m too busy making faces back at her when she does it. At some point,...

Lullaby

I’m finding one of my great joys is singing Harper to sleep. The old things seem odd to me (why on earth would you sing to a child about a cradle falling out of a tree??) so I’m singing Tiddas’ “Inanay” (I would love a copy of this; can’t find it...

Protected: Harper’s naming

Harper’s naming was awe­some. She couldn’t have been better behaved if she’d under­stood what was going on (and hell, maybe she did). Before anyone arrived, Doug started to walk the labyrinth with Harper in her sling. I fol­lowed him. He chanted as he went...

Protected: You are feeling very sleepy…

I almost per­formed a mir­acle today. But I’m get­ting ahead of myself. I should explain the prin­ciple we’re working from a little, since I don’t think I have expli­citly. In our philo­sophy, since babies are hugged tight 24 hours a day...