Learn to appreciate the "Sunday Scaries". You know that feeling of dread you get on Sunday night knowing you have to go back to work the next day? The unwelcome reminder of all those responsibilities you hid from for the past two days? It still happens, even when you don't leave your house. I used … Continue reading How to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom
And so I made a little girl How super cool for me I waited 9 long months for this And now my body’s free It’s also very different and I’m getting sick of this I’ll fill you in on how a baby Screws your shit up, sis First and most important Is the sweat and … Continue reading Postpartum Body – A Poem
Probably the hardest part for me about being a new mom has been sleep regressions. No one warned me about these and I definitely was not prepared. I thought that once we were past the newborn phase, things would only get better. Lol Lilly hit her first sleep regression at around 4 months and, I … Continue reading Sleep Regression
So, we have finally started trying to feed Lilly solid foods. Mush. We're feeding her mush. I didn't think that it would be difficult but, Lilly doesn't seem to understand what's happening. She opens her mouth now and lunges for the spoon but, she then get's confused when she feels the puree. I don't think … Continue reading Do me a solid.
Happy new year to everyone reading this! I hope this year brings us all wonderful things 🙂 This year was definitely one to remember for me. I experienced the highest of highs with the birth of Lillian and the lowest of lows with the passing of my grandmother. I miss her every single day. I … Continue reading New Year Thoughts
Lillian's first Christmas was wonderful 🙂 We spent a week with my mom and grandpa in San Antonio and then spent a night in Austin to see Paul's dad, step mom, and some friends. Lillian got SPOILED with presents and we learned that she loves, loves, loves toys. She also got a bunch of cute … Continue reading Christmas Trip
Lilly had her first fever the other day while Paul was at work. It was terrifying. It got up to 102! I had no idea how to make it better; I was completely overwhelmed. My first instinct was to take her to the ER immediately but, Paul had the good sense to have me call … Continue reading Baby’s First Fever
Lillian will be 6 months old soon and I can't seem to wrap my brain around that. I've almost had my little squishy for half a year! She's the best thing that's ever happened to me and it feels like only yesterday my OB was cutting her out of my uterus. As amazing as Lilly … Continue reading Not Ready
Lillian spent her first Thanksgiving in Girard, Ohio. We decided to spend time with my dad's side of the family this year and I'm happy that Lilly got to meet some more family members 🙂 This was also Lillian's first time on an airplane and we took 4 flights total. I have never been so … Continue reading Flying with a Baby
Lilly is 5 months old and she's learning so many new things. It's thrilling and also a little sad. I feel like I'm going to blink and she'll be a teenager; time really needs to slow down. She is now a master roller from back to tummy and she's literally always doing that. It's almost … Continue reading Time flies when you’re learning new things.