Most days, I'm lucky if I can finish a cup of coffee. So, honestly, the daily showers I used to enjoy seem to be a thing of the past. And it didn't really bother me at first, because I thought I looked pretty adorable in yoga pants and ponytails. Then, I caught a glance of my tired, sloppy face in the mirror, and I pretended the lights were playing tricks on me. No way was I … [Read more...] about What I Think I Look Like vs. Reality
Brian and I took the night off from being parents. We dropped Clark at my mother-in-law's house, and we planned on coming home so I could nap and Brian could work on a project. However, Brian's project got postponed, and since Clark was already at grandma's, we figured we would take advantage of the night off. We went shopping and spontaneously grabbed sushi at a snazzy little … [Read more...] about How We Spent Our Baby’s First Halloween
One thing first time parents often worry about is if having a baby will change who they are as a person. And, if it does, is it a change for better, or for worse? There are so many ways your life changes after you have a baby. You no longer have the independence to "drop everything" and play hooky or even grab a late bite. When you look at the clock, and it's 2AM, you're not … [Read more...] about Will Having a Baby Make Me a Different Person?
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?!
Yes, you read that right: silence. Silence with a 6 week old. Does such a luxury exist? And accompanied by caffeine and chocolate? What a perfect, blissful morning. Clark is currently snuggling with Brian while I happily navigate the internet and, then, I remember: I SHOULD BE CLEANING. Story of my life. Yesterday, while Brian was in Manhattan, I went to visit my … [Read more...] about Silence and 5 Things I Wish I Knew During Pregnancy