Yes, I went there. My kid started pulling himself up on things, chewing on everything, crawling around and moaning at nothing. Naturally, the first thing I thought of was zombies. Master of Stealth Any loud noise will undoubtedly wake your sleeping walker. You must take every step cautiously to ensure they are undisturbed or misery… Continue reading How Being a Mom is Like Life With the Walking Dead
First off, I’d like to wish the biggest congratulations from the bottom of my heart to my good friends Adam and Amanda who welcomed their first baby on Feb. 13! The new family of three is the inspiration behind this post. It’s hard to believe that only six months ago we were in the same… Continue reading The Ultimate After Baby Survival Kit (for Mom)
It’s officially over! No more nursing bras, no more flashing family and friends – our boy is formula fed. The emotional side I mentioned in part I is gone but not forgotten. Yes, I’ll miss the bonding time but I am loving not being chained to a baby and stuck on the couch all day! So as… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Breastfeeding Part II
I’ve heard people swear by amber necklaces. We’re in the thick of the teething phase now, wading through puddles of drool and waking at cruel intervals throughout the night to shrieks of agony. It can be maddening some nights. So when I heard about these things, I thought, what the hell? Let’s give it a… Continue reading Amber necklaces: Brilliant or Bull?
The running joke in our house is if Tavish wants siblings, he better start sleeping by himself. Family planning aside, it’s a coin toss whether or not I’ll even sleep beside my husband. He’s been waking up in the middle of the night since early December and will only go back down when he’s next… Continue reading The Sleep Battle
The other day I was asked about my recovery after having a c-section. How traumatic was it? How long did it take to get back on my feet? It made me think of all the crap no one tells you, the little instances of weird and wtf that seem to get swept away in the… Continue reading C-section Realities No One Tells You
One of the things I looked up the most when I was close to my due date was how many diapers I would need. I signed up for all the free samples I could, jumped whenever they came on sale at work but still really didn’t have an idea of how many I would need… Continue reading Diaper Count: 0 – 6 Months