Every time I express exhaustion or frustration, I get told that I should find time or make time for myself. Sometimes, I don't even express my state of mind. My tired, bloodshot eyes do the talking, and some "helpful" individual suggests this time-for-yourself theory. And, really, it's a great idea. It's a nice suggestion. Except that when you suggest this to me, I want to … [Read more...] about Backhanded Mom Tip #1: “Find Time For Yourself”
It happens when you least expect it. After the giggles, the coos, and the I-love-yous. Tip-toing at the heels of a fuss-free night, and yelling "surprise" at the sound of a iPhone camera click. Captured in time. Caught in the act. It's "the face". And every parent shudders at its appearance. Child-free individuals see "the face" and think, "What a cute baby!" And those … [Read more...] about Avoiding “The Face”
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?
Weighing in at nearly 16 pounds, the scale makes it easier to believe how quickly Clark is growing. At 6 weeks old, he is a pretty large baby. He's almost doubled his birth weight in less than two months. And, while my muscles ache from carrying this lug, I feel great. And I felt even better after my 6 week follow up appointment. "No evidence," said my doctor. "You can't … [Read more...] about It’s Been 6 Weeks Already? Hallelujah.
Since Clark has been born, I used my KitchenAid once. I made meatballs. While delicious, that adventure in cooking did not satiate my desire to bake. I don't like cupcakes, at all. I don't like cake either. In fact, I don't really like dessert. It's not my thing. But I really enjoy making cupcakes. And I think I enjoy it because I'm really good at making baked goods look, well, … [Read more...] about Things I Look Forward to Doing While Clark is Sleeping