When I was pregnant, one of the best things I did to prepare for our baby was to make a bunch of freezer meals. They really come in handy in the early newborn days, when you are too busy to cook. It’s also so wonderful to give your body comforting, nutritious food as you recover… Continue reading Freezer Meals for New Moms
As a breastfeeding, stay-at-home mom, I’d say my level of attachment to my baby is pretty high. As is hers to me! So far, she does not go to sleep in any other way but nursing, so I am 100% responsible for putting her down at night and for all her naps. In her seven… Continue reading Mommy Self-Talk
It’s easy to be a perfect parent, before you have a kid. Life before children is filled with opportunities to observe other families in action, and come up with a hypothetical list of dos and don’ts. Then along comes your own little munchkin and all those “I’ll never ….” testaments fly out the window. Some… Continue reading When you’re a less than perfect parent
When I was pregnant, there was no doubt in my mind; I wanted to breastfeed my baby. I had heard it could be hard, and I accepted that idea, but in a very vague and abstract way. I had seen women breastfeeding my whole life, what could really be SO difficult? Put baby to boob,… Continue reading Breastfeeding Lesson 1: It’s harder than it looks.
The last time I wrote, I was 18 weeks pregnant. Nearly a year has gone by, and I am now the proud mama of a 5 month old girl! I am still wrapping my head around that fact! I don’t even know where to begin with this blog. I just know I am so very… Continue reading I’m Back!!!
The fact that I am sitting in my 18 week photo is rather appropriate, as I have sluggish this week. The nausea came back; I want to say with a vengeance, but it probably just felt that way because I am so over it now. In truth, I am still feeling a lot better than… Continue reading Week 18
When I look at myself in the mirror now, I see a pregnant mom, and it feels wonderful. I tend to smile at myself a little with a sense of peace and joy – tinged with a little disbelief, and mentally say “hi little girl,” to my daughter growing in my now obvious belly. I… Continue reading Week 17