After bringing Clark home from the hospital, there were a lot of "Why didn't anyone tell me?" questions. Despite diligently scouring the Internet for baby info, reading almost every baby book, and soliciting the advice of been there done that (BTDT, FYI) moms, I found myself wondering (on almost an hourly basis) why everyone neglected to tell me X, Y, and Z. Why didn't … [Read more...] about Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me? I’ll Tell You.
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
It's a question so frequently asked on the mommy boards that everyone is sick of reading it, but, every day, it's posted: "When is it okay to start my baby on solid food?" While a lot of users grow frustrated with the question, the guidelines for infants and solids have changed so many times that if we're being honest, it's understandable that some moms would be confused. The … [Read more...] about The Great Solid Debate: How The Guidelines for Feeding Babies Real Food Have Changed
1. Your friends invite you out, and instead of thinking "YAY! Girls night!" you start doing a cost-benefit analysis that looks something like this: Time getting ready + X hours of enjoyment ÷ drinks consumed = not enough fun to make the hangover worth it. 2. Photos of people without children having "fun" don't make you jealous; they make you tired. 3. Before you put … [Read more...] about 10 Ways You Know You’re a Total “Mom”
Last night, Clark puked on my vagina. Yes, you read that correctly. My 12 week old baby was sitting up (with support) on my lap, when he decided to vomit all over my yoga pants, and the liquid seeped through my underwear and was touching my lady parts. Needless to say, this is something I definitely did not expect when I was pregnant. I thought What to Expect When You're … [Read more...] about What You Didn’t Expect When You Were Expecting