I have a nurse that I started seeing not long after I found out I was pregnant. She's the coolest woman ever. Her name is Jeanina and she was a bunch of other moms she visits at home...for free! Today she asked how I was doing. she told me PPD creeps back up again around… Continue reading PPD / 5.5 Months Later
In order to take care of your baby, you need to take care of yourself. Here are the things that were most useful to me during those first few weeks. I'll list the basics first, then suggest some things for breastfeeding as well as formula feeding. Netflix/Hulu. You're going to be on bed rest for… Continue reading First Week Mom Must Haves!
I do a lot. I make mistakes. I've been consistently exhausted for 4.5 months, but I'm dealing with it. I do a lot. being considerate in an inconsiderate world is hard, frustrating and disheartening. sometimes reassurance is all I need, but I never get it.
I feel like I'm not moving. I feel like I'm in quicksand. I feel lost. I feel crowded. I feel like a puzzle with only the outside filled in. I feel like a burden. I feel ignored. I feel like I'm not doing enough. I feel like I'm doing everything wrong. I feel like a… Continue reading PPD & Me
I actually didn't even realize he was crying at first. He had just gotten home from work and walked into the room where he saw me playing with Christopher. Chris was on the bed and I was leaning over him making noises while he giggled and squealed. I stepped to the side and got back… Continue reading My Husband Cried Yesterday…
Apparently next Tuesday the 11th makes 4 months since I had Christopher. If I didn't already know that I would think you're lying. I can't believe how time is flying by. They always say it will, but you don't realize it until it's happening. The number 1 unwanted thing that comes with having a baby… Continue reading Four Months??! (& Pet Peeves)
one of the many reasons to keep it pushing: support.
Congrats to you moms out there that loved being pregnant. You mom that were glowing and working out, running and doing yoga, eating kale and sleeping a decent amount. Moms that loved every second of being pregnant and get baby fever just to enjoy being pregnant again. Congratulations. I applaud you. I am jealous of… Continue reading Being Pregnant…SUCKED.
You'll probably cry all the time. You won't sleep. You'll hate everything (and most likely everyone). You'll probably even hate yourself sometimes. You'll feel bad about all of the hating above. You'll cry more. Our first week home was tough for reasons that we assumed it would be and reasons that it shouldn't have been. … Continue reading First Week Facts.
I have a lot of other things I want to write about, but these last 24 hours have been a hell of a feat for my baby boy. My best friend from high school finally married her boyfriend and they decided to get hitched in Vegas. After a long ass day and bout of whether… Continue reading Vegaaaas!