I troll a lot of new mom, new dad, and expecting parents' forums and blogs. Even in my own birth club, I'm constantly finding parents who are expecting entirely too much of their tiny humans. And, truthfully, I get it. We're all excited. Babies are wonderful. We can't wait to make memories. We can't wait to play games. We can't wait until our babies reach that next milestone. … [Read more...] about Three Things New Parents Need to Stop Expecting, Like, Yesterday
So, you know how the formula bottles instruct you to discard within an hour of feeding? Well, one night, after many nights of sleeplessness, I woke up to feed Clark for the 3rd time, and I grabbed a bottle of breast milk from my night stand. Or, I thought it was breast milk until I (for real) woke up in the sort-of morning, and realized I fed Clark a bottle of formula that he … [Read more...] about Vaccines Mean Free Time? Who Complains About That?!
Coffee? Because, today, I caught my 9 week old sipping a cup of espresso. And, no, it wasn't decaf. Surprisingly, he's quite mellow at the moment. But we all know how long that will last (see: not very long at all). Tomorrow, Clark has his 2 month check-up. Essentially, that means vaccines. I've read all these posts about the horrible aftermath of baby's first shots. … [Read more...] about How Young is Too Young For…
Most "experts" would define the Wonder Weeks as a time of great growth during which your child checks off important developmental milestones. I would call those people "liars". The Wonder Weeks (also known as the Wonder Why I Ever Had Children, If I'll Ever Sleep Again, and When The Last Time I Showered Was Weeks) are not for the weak. If you're thinking that, after 6 weeks … [Read more...] about The Wonder [Why I Ever Had Children] Weeks
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