Thesis: Postpartum care in the US is an absolute joke. Supporting arguments: Postpartum in the US = the 6 week checkup. To be fair, I did have two at-home nurse visits after my cesarean. They weren't really for me, they were mainly for my son, but I did answer some stock questions for postpartum depressing … Continue reading Postpartum Care: A post where you will learn entirely too much about me because I think sharing our experiences matters
I’m behind again but your 6 month celebration fell at the beginning of an amazing time in the UP so it felt right to postpone this post! It was your very first family reunion (held every three years) and it was well worth the wait! You were the perfect little traveler through car rides and … Continue reading Happy 6 Month, Frederick C III!
This is getting a little ridiculous, little love. Slow down! You shocked your family and your teachers with a new tooth this past month but to look at the pictures here, no one is surprised that one tooth so quickly became two! You are a constant pool of spit up and drool and we are … Continue reading Happy 5 Month, Frederick C III!
Do you ever catch yourself parenting terribly? Like, you're in a mood and you can hear the seething impatience in your voice? The sound seems to fall on deaf ears but you are hyper aware of how it grates your own while simultaneously deflating your child? No? Yeah... me either. Hear me out though. If … Continue reading Super Mom
I said there'd be more to come on my returning BFF postpartum depression/anxiety (PPD) and then I went dark on writing. It's pretty standard behavior for me. About the time I hit "Publish" on a vulnerable post, I start to sweat and sometimes the room spins and I feel ill. This feeling typically continues for … Continue reading PPD and Me
You little weed! You graduated into size 3 diapers and just started rolling over at the end of this month. You're starting to sit up when we hold you but you show no signs of slowing down the spit up! Doc calls you a "happy spitter." In what started as an attempt to curb the … Continue reading Happy 4 Month, Frederick C III!
Three months flew by so fast I almost missed it altogether! This was a big month of transition, Freddy. You mastered the art of sleeping through the night before you reached your first day at daycare! We have quite the morning checklist these days but you sail through the morning routine with ease. Your teachers … Continue reading Happy 3 Month, Frederick C III!
I watched it a few weeks ago but it has STUCK with me. This show is brilliant. First of all, and this is a bit of an aside, I have concluded that Canada and the UK are better than the US at producing content that matters. Workin' Moms tackling pumping, Postpartum Depression (PPD), going back … Continue reading Currently Watching: Workin’ Moms
It's not often that I write on consecutive days but, as it turns out, yesterday proved to be a very significant day in my life: The start of my 2/5 life crisis. I'm using 2/5 because that's approximately where I am in life using Wikipedia to find the average lifespan in the US. Yes, I … Continue reading Not Quite a Midlife Crisis
In addition to caring for F3 on maternity leave, here is a list of some of the things I expected to accomplish: Get ahead on my goal to read 12 books this yearBegin to wrap up PMP training for certificationRoutinely attend workout classesFinish the Kon-Mari process for my homeSoak up all the vitamin DSetup regular … Continue reading Expectation vs. Reality: An Honest Look at Maternity Leave