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
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
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
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.
She rode her bicycle while Freddy, Winston, and I walked. She pedaled hard. She almost made the turn from road to sidewalk this time. She only needed a little push. Halfway through the ride, she stopped. "I need to climb this wall," she said. She hopped off her little bike and scaled the retainer wall … Continue reading A Mile A Day: Day 22
"Can you help me so I don't go too fast?" My daughter and I took today's mile with her on her bicycle and me on foot. Each decent, she asked me to slow her down if her bike started to move too quickly. She didn't panic. One time she even braked on her own without … Continue reading A Mile A Day: Day 21
Tonight I arrived home from a two-day work trip in Massachusetts after this sweet baby had already gone to bed. I'm exhausted but I find myself craving her sleepy dead weight on my chest. So much so that I will tiptoe into her room, slide around the creaky spots in the floor, and peer over … Continue reading #TBT
I know how it must seem... I'm your mom and here I am leaning into my career and picking up travel days. I know your days at daycare aren't perfect, as made evident by today's bite mark on your cheek (although you could've fooled me with those smiling eyes when you ran to greet me - you're so … Continue reading Dear Emma,
15 months of age is awesome. I mean food scarfing, pitter-pattering, uncontrollable giggling matched with hiccuping awesome. Exhibit A: Today, Emma and I engaged in an epic battle of plastic serving spoon vs. pancake flipper. We chased each other around the house, taking turns smashing the utensils together and playing the offensive. I was slightly worried, … Continue reading 15 Months: The Age of Awesome and a Perfect Day