Happy 3 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!

Expectation vs. Reality: An Honest Look at Maternity Leave

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

Happy 2 Month, Frederick C III!

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!

Postpartum Self Care

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

Happy 1 Month, Frederick C III!

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!

Interview with Freddy Jr.

Freddy Jr. (aka “husband” / aka “dad”) has been unanimously voted the family MVP today. The votes were cast after reviewing the past three weeks of family events, culminating with today’s impromptu nap with the kids. This act allowed Freddy’s wife to nap by herself without interruption and ultimately sealed the vote. Let’s hear what…… Continue reading Interview with Freddy Jr.

An Overnight Work Trip and Two Kids

It’s official. I have kids. Plural. I don’t exactly know what I expected but so far having two kids looks like my husband doing all the things. (Thank you, cesarean section for rendering me nearly useless as a partner but keeping me undeniably alive not once but twice.) He manages all the things with minimal…… Continue reading An Overnight Work Trip and Two Kids