Since becoming a mother, one thing I am sure of is my newly developed respect for stay-at-home-moms (from here on out referred to as SAHM). It’s not that I didn’t respect mothers who remained in the home before, it’s just that since I couldn’t empathize I didn’t understand how incredibly difficult a job it is…… Continue reading Trading the Old for the New
Cue Hootie and the Blowfish. But on a more serious note, in addition to battling postpartum depression and my own fear of failure, another struggle I face daily is learning how to let Ellie fuss and cry a bit. I don’t mean letting her get to the Donald Duck Cry point, but you know…whimper a…… Continue reading Let Her Cry.
One of the age old practices of the third trimester is to prepare your hospital bag. As a new mom, I had no idea where the hell to begin. Naturally I decided that Pinterest was the bible in which I would find all the answers. It was a shit show. Go ahead, I dare you.…… Continue reading Hospital Bags: What You Really Need
Life with a newborn is kind of like running underwater. Cumbersome and extremely difficult. Leaving the house is an event that has to be timed just right to avoid chaos and utter destruction. For our first few days alone at home without Matt, I refused to leave my house. The thought of waking a sleeping…… Continue reading Ellie and Mom’s First Day Out: Hilarity Does Not Ensue
When I got pregnant there was no question of how we planned to feed our child. Breast feeding has far too many benefits for mom and baby to not breast feed. Not to mention its far more cost effective. I wasn’t judging formula-feeding mothers either. I just knew I wanted my child to have the…… Continue reading Breast is not best for everyone.
Wait. Don’t shake your head just yet. And don’t judge me off the bat. Hear me out. My whole entire life, I’ve wanted to be a mom. I remember when I was in high-school and even into a college starting a family and having kids would come up in conversations with friends. Some would say,…… Continue reading I Said it. My baby Sucks.