Amongst all my friends who are also moms, we laugh that most of us do not get up before our children awake. My kids usually run to their gated door (or crib), and shout from their rooms "Mama WAKE UP!" No hot breakfast is waiting at the breakfast table for them, no sir, it's toaster … Continue reading Good Morning, Good Morning
This week, the week my little dumpling turns nine months old, marks a momentous milestone: she has started sleeping through the night. Nine months. NINE. MONTHS. That's like my entire pregnancy of not sleeping. That's roughly 270 nights where I have not gotten more than a four-hour-stretch of sleep. That's roughly 270 nights where I … Continue reading Sleep, Glorious Sleep
How do they do it? I think the government should do the following: All Mom's should get a lifetime supply of iced mochas from Starbucks upon giving birth / adopting their first child. All full-time Stay-at-home moms should get a stipend from the government, or at least a bigger tax refund. I mean, seriously. There … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
Almost every day, Dan and I say out loud, "Aren't you glad Jasper doesn't scream any more every time Maggie makes a noise?" Now that MJ's been around for SEVEN MONTHS (!!!), life has started to resemble what I was hoping for all along. They love each other, she's starting to sleep through the night, … Continue reading MJ is 7 Months Old!
...my almost-seven-month-old baby FINALLY slept through the night without waking up. Seven pm to 6:45am. I would like to say it was glorious, but I actually woke up multiple times from a toddler with nightmares, and me in discomfort from not having nursed every three hours. It's a start, the sleep training we began last … Continue reading It Happened…
I get carsick. As in, if I look at something so much as a menu while riding in a car, I'll have to spend the rest of the trip with my head pressed against the glass trying not to throw up. Knowing this, why on earth did I not prepare for the fact that my … Continue reading Lessons Learned in Toddlerhood: The Prepared Car