Baby Sleep Logic 101

by Nicola on February 12, 2013

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People who think that sleeping like a baby is a good thing clearly have no clue what infant sleep really is like. Unless they mean to say that they wake up every few hours, want to sleep anywhere but in their bed, and can only fall asleep with the help of pacifiers, white noise machines, […]


Family of Four

by Nicola on December 6, 2012

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You ask – we answer. So, how are we doing as a family of four? Milo is still great with Felix. He sings him songs, makes him smile, and generally just cares for his wellbeing. When we are driving in the car and Felix starts to cry, Milo tells him ” No weinen, Felix. Gleich […]

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The Booby Trap

by Nicola on October 10, 2012

Disclaimer: This is a post about female breasts – mine to be precise – and there won’t be any photos. This is a vent about my love-hate relationship with breastfeeding. I breastfed Milo for 6 months and thought about quitting every single day. In the end a dehydrating attack of food poising made the decision […]


Felix Is Here!

by Nicola on August 16, 2012

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On August 13th, 2012, our second little boy Felix Julian Tran was born. He entered the world with a strong cry at 10:13 AM, weighing 8lbs 2oz and measuring 20 inches long. We are all doing well adjusting to the life of a family of four. Here are some first pictures. The full birth story […]


At Terms

by Nicola on July 25, 2012

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Baby and me, we are finally at terms. Full term that is. I have been carrying him for 37 weeks now and hope that he has baked enough to enter the world. Things could go down any day any time now and we are as ready as can be to meet the new little guy. […]

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Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer

by Nicola on June 20, 2012

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We haven’t done any product reviews on here for a while, but this one I really wanted to share with you. Even though I am not sure if our recent toddler sleep success is directly related to using this sleep trainer (it might just be a coincidence or a phase like so many others), I […]


Good Night Moon

by Nicola on May 1, 2012

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Man, I feel like I am running on steroids these days. No idea where all this energy is coming from, but I take it. After we finished the new guest room it took me only 2 weeks to complete the new nursery. And now we will get started on ripping down wallpaper in the big […]