I figured out one of the primary reasons why women shouldn’t be ALLOWED to go to back to work too early after giving birth. Not only are we exhausted, but our brains are not working well beyond the care of our child. Case en point. I decide to go to Costco on my way to … More A true mom moment
Do you ever have those days? The ones where your kid just gets under your skin, and you can’t pinpoint exactly why? I had one of those. They wouldn’t. Stop. Moving. The new thing that entertains both of my kids is making tents and forts out of blankets and their small couches. It does keep … More My kid was so bleeping annoying today.
I never thought I’d dread something as much as I dread these. Okay, maybe I don’t dread them that much, especially if there is alcohol there (not sure who was the first one to think of having alcohol for adults at a kid’s party, but God bless them). I even dread my own kids parties. … More The minefield that is kid’s birthday parties
So I have been struggling with the fact that I go back in less than two weeks to work. I don’t want this time to end. I am afraid of missing something, and knowing that this is my last baby makes it even harder. Ok, I didn’t ask for more time from my OB. I … More Too little, too late
Everything. After going to my six-week check-up, my doctor didn’t offer me any more time. And even before I had the baby, she informed me that by medical standards, they can’t guarantee any more than six weeks for regular delivery and eight weeks for a c-section. Seriously?? That is enough time to recuperate physically AND … More What is wrong with maternity leave in America?
This was a text I received from a friend this morning. It was in response to me letting her know I began the weaning process. And she is 110% correct. I am not that far into breastfeeding – my infant turns 7 weeks soon. My other two kids were closer to 4 months or more, … More Breastfeeding is no joke.
We have it figured out. After breastfeeding for six weeks and several poop samples later, my youngest has been diagnosed with a milk and/or soy allergy. They had a 50/50 shot at having it, and we knew it. Our other two kiddos had it, and both my husband and I had milk allergies as babies. We … More Finally, an answer
So I am reaching what I believe to be the halfway point of my maternity leave. And I am falling deeper into a depression about it. I thought I’d be bored or annoyed by crying and or feeling like I am not getting anything done, but instead, I am loving it. This is vastly different … More Halfway point
So the newest addition is a little over two weeks old at this point. I was thinking that she might have the milk/soy allergy like my other two did. We already had her poo tested and it came back negative, but the doc is being VERY supportive considering our history with the other two. “We … More It’s not the breastfeeding that gets me
What is it about having a newborn that everyone tells you that they hope you are “getting some rest”? I have heard it a few times today already, and that was just today. While I appreciate the sentiment (ok, maybe I honestly don’t), it’s actually something that stresses me out even more than having a … More Rest is for the weary, not the new mom.