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Monthly Archives: September 2009

This week I’m… encouraging grasping.

September 30, 2009 at 10:20

Mama Lewis


An excellent suggestion from a reader, to use a soft baby hairbrush to stimulate May’s hands, has led me to this week’s focus. Having no hairbrush at hand, and being exceedingly lazy, I scanned the bathroom for an appropriate alternative. I settled on a soft hair roller (see photo below). This has the benefit of […]

Enough grrrr.

September 29, 2009 at 21:21

Mama Lewis


That last post depressed me. Here’s some sunshine from this past weekend…

Two weeks and waiting…

September 29, 2009 at 14:56

Mama Lewis


It’s been two weeks and still I haven’t spoken to May’s doctor – The Boss. After the first week of calls, he finally reached my husband. I phoned his PA and begged her “please, please” to have him call again because he had not answered the most urgent of questions: What were the results of […]

An Educated Woman Learns Something!

September 28, 2009 at 21:13

Mama Lewis


I wanted a book that explained my baby’s brain. One that assumed the reader was intelligent, even if that reader was a parent. One that did not include adorable, powder-blue baby development charts. Today, that book arrived. What’s Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life […]

May says, “No!”

September 25, 2009 at 21:09

Mama Lewis


If you doubt May’s abilities, she will put you in your place! Warning: cute baby alert.