To my child:
The months after you were born were tough ones.
You cried a lot and slept little.
Your assessment of this bright, new world was decidedly unsatisfactory. In between fussing though, you offered just enough syrupy, middle-of-the-night smiles to melt away the challenges and make me want to buy you a pony, or anything else your tiny heart desired.
But for much of your first months, I felt frantic. I scoured the internet, trying to understand what was causing your dissatisfaction. Were you allergic to my breast-milk? Gassy? Overtired?
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