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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Baby Jet Lag

August 28, 2010 at 11:50

Mama Lewis


Baby Jet Lag. Not fun. It’s a funny thing, see – babies don’t understand time zones. They just don’t get it. And, May has one super power above all others. The power to sleep in any situation, in any position – even when held completely upright or upside down. She developed this power specifically for […]

Family Helps

August 23, 2010 at 18:38

Mama Lewis


Four days left in the Land of Free and Home of the Brave. Sob. Since May’s birth, I’ve searched high and low for information on helping raise a brain-damaged baby, and the amount, or lack of, literature has been shocking. The most formative months of her life, and what help do I get from medical […]

This week I’m… playing with toys.

August 13, 2010 at 04:40

Mama Lewis


The following is a Brain-Damaged Baby: Genius Moment. Playing with toys is not something May has ever shown interested in. A therapist once said to me, “Some children are toy people and some are social people. May is social.” That is the kind of reassurance that lasts a few weeks, but then a year later, […]

The Next Blogs

August 10, 2010 at 21:56

Mama Lewis


New posts! New blogs! Some of my blog entries appear as well on the web site The Next Family. It’s an online community that publishes writing from all kinds of families; modern families like single parent households, gay parents, multi-racial – all kinds – and, as of a week ago, (drum roll!) families like ours. […]

Lots of firsts this week!

August 9, 2010 at 03:55

Mama Lewis


America has had all kinds of positive influences over May. Today, she rolled on to her front five times. May can roll side to side, but rarely all the way over to her front. Despite getting stuck in this position, this is a sign that she is stronger. She is also reaching up to touch my mouth all the time […]