A year ago today, Brooks was twenty-eight days old. I was twenty-eight days into motherhood. Twenty-eight days into the biggest change of my life. Twenty-eight days into a life of unpredictability, heart-wrenching emotion and exuberant joy. Twenty-eight days. Brooks was so little. Everything was so new. I was so lost. Postpartum depression, sleep deprivation … Continue reading A year of parenthood. A year of grace. Lots and lots of grace.
I was tossing and turning, staring at the clock wondering how much sleep I’d get if I fell asleep NOW. Or NOW. Okay, NOW. It was one of those nights… It was a Sunday evening and Adam and I just had the whole week off for a little “staycation.” We had a great week of … Continue reading Joy and Sorrow. Sorrow and Joy.
Almost an hour had passed and I managed three bites of food out of my son. I tried everything. Toys. Distractions. Puffs. Oh the puffs! Nothing was getting him to eat what I had prepared for him. He was fussy. I was fussy. The day needed to end. It was 7:30 in the morning. My … Continue reading Whether you win or lose, you wine.
There are two photos in our family room from a wonderful vacation we took in the Bahamas recently. You could say they are those perfect family photos, the ones you share on all of your social media accounts. The ones, you know, you put in cute frames and display proudly in your family room. They … Continue reading We totally failed, and it was the best.
Locked in my office, pumping out breastmilk for the third time one day, I grabbed my phone to do my daily check in and texted my mother-in-law who was on baby duty that day. After asking the general, "How's it going?” my next question was one I had become all too familiar with. "Any poops?" … Continue reading I’m always thinking about poop… and 9 other things I’ve learned as a new mom.
A few weeks ago Adam and I were five minutes into a new show called Chicago Med when a doctor rushes in a teenage girl bleeding out only to realize she had just given birth somewhere on the street. Frantic, the doctor runs a couple blocks away to where the young girl was found to track her steps … Continue reading And just like that, I’m a mom.
Welcome back readers, if there are any left. Yes it's true I haven't written in my blog since December, thank you for reminding me of that. I'm not very good at this whole consistency thing. It's May... I've been a little busy over the last few months. If we're Facebook friends or just friends in … Continue reading You’ve probably heard the news by now…
When you awoke this morning, eyes blurred and arms stretched out, was your first thought for the day, "it is well?" Sadly I'd say for many of us, it indeed was not. It is not well. I am not okay. This is not the way life was supposed to be. For many it's just another … Continue reading It is well.
I'm sitting here in my pajamas, with sweatpants on with holes in the bottom. My shirt is way too big. My hair looks like I may have been electrocuted in the middle of the night. My breath stinks because I haven't brushed my teeth yet. This is me. On a Saturday morning. In all my glory. I … Continue reading Put the fancy dress away.
A couple of weeks ago while driving my normal route to work, in an area I don't spend too much time in except to cut through to the highway, a detour was placed on the exact roads I needed to take to get to that highway. Furthermore, this detour was taking place in an already congested area, … Continue reading Does everything really happen for a reason?