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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Entertaining Himself: Ways in Which My 7 Week Old Doesn’t Need Me
Once you have a baby, everyone you've ever met - your mom, your friend's grandma, the lady you see in line at the grocery store every other Friday - thinks they have a right to schedule meetings or visits with your child. These aren't business-type meetings, where money making is … [Read more...] about Having a Baby Means…
We made a Spotify playlist for Clark based on the music he responded best to. His favorite songs include "Word Up" by Cameo and "Da' Butt" by E.U. He's also a huge fan of Eddie Murphy, and Clark would like to "Party All The Time", as he made apparent when he demanded a light show … [Read more...] about Hey, Baby: You’re Doing It Wrong
Clark is wonderful. He's rarely fussy, and he frequently smiles. He's adorable. But I'm exhausted, and I'm having a hard time adjusting to my new role. I felt fine for the first few weeks, but, now, I just feel frustrated with myself. I know it will take time for my body to get … [Read more...] about Happy Baby, Not So Happy Mom