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!
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
Two months old! How time does fly! Thank you for answering the challenge of earning back your birth weight! You've now moved past size 1 diapers and are pushing into 6 month clothes. You're as big as some of your friends who were born months earlier but not nearly as strong when it comes to … Continue reading Happy 2 Month, Frederick C III!
Today I was able to button my pre-pregnancy jeans! Also today: Walgreens employee stopping herself mid-sentence while recommending cold medicines: "Unless..." she trails off, staring at my stomach. "What?" I snap. "Oh nothing," she replies, prying her eyes up from my midsection. "Unless you wanted to ask the pharmacist or something." 😑 ___________________________________ Today's outfit … Continue reading If you were wondering about my self-confidence…
The conversations started well before I became pregnant with my son. They came up when people asked me how I felt about pregnancy and about the 4th trimester and about the first year. They came up when one of my friends announced she was pregnant and again when her beautiful baby was born. I was … Continue reading Postpartum Self Care
Baby Freddy, how are you 1 month old already? You are the sweetest little boy, content to sleep or silently take in your surroundings when your basic needs are met. In fact, your go-with-the-flow attitude had us fooled into thinking you were getting enough to eat when the scale proved otherwise! Let's get you back … Continue reading Happy 1 Month, Frederick C III!
I have officially entered the phase of postpartum where I spend equal parts trying to find where I set that thing down and trying to remember what that thing is. Also, I baked today just in case you needed a more direct cry for help. It should also be noted that while searching for ingredients, … Continue reading 3+ Weeks Postpartum