1. Taking a morning stroll with my baby. Every day, I wake up with the grand idea that today will be the day I take a crisp, morning walk while pushing my sleeping baby in a stroller. The problem? I have no idea where my sneakers are, and the DKNY sneaker-flats, while cute, are totally not appropriate for walking.2. Charge my iPhone. If you've tried to get in touch with my … [Read more...] about 5 Things I Want to Do Everyday but Never Get Around to Doing
Yes, you read that correctly. I am spending yet another day using and abusing the service of grandparents. I think I've eaten more in the past three days than I have since I came home from the hospital. And you know what? I don't hate it. Tonight, I get to do exciting things, like take the subway! I never thought I would enjoy taking the gross, metal tube beneath Manhattan. … [Read more...] about Another Relatively Babyless Day
Although I'm sure I've already hit a nerve in some of you, allow me to explain my title. Women seek advice from other women, mostly on the mommy message boards of the Internet. Most of the time, the suggestions, advice, and support is wonderful. But when it comes to feeding your baby, the help is not.KellyMom is passed around as an authority on breastfeeding. The KellyMom … [Read more...] about Why KellyMom, Lactation Consultants, and the Mommy Boards are Not Valid Resources
Furthering my campaign for "Worst Mom of the Year", I had a meltdown yesterday which included the shocking request of "please-get-this-baby-away-from-me-before-I-lose-it". Surprisingly, my husband had more difficulty handing over the reins than I did. Last night, we had our first real "outing" that wasn't baby centered. By outing, I mean shopping trip. And by not "baby … [Read more...] about Life Without the Baby: Anxiety Attack or an Extended Weekend of Bliss?
In the past week, I've been waking up to a very smiley baby. He looks into my eyes, coos, and giggles. I thought we were bonding. I thought he was happy to see me. I thought wrong.This morning, as I was boiling water, making coffee, and cleaning the kitchen (yes, at the same time. It's possible), I heard a faint chuckle echo from across our living room. Had my husband snuck … [Read more...] about Entertaining Himself: Ways in Which My 7 Week Old Doesn’t Need Me