I’ve sensed momhood has been creeping up for some time now. I remember back in the day (like five years ago) when my slogan for nightlife was: You can always sleep later. Now it’s more like: Let’s watch something short on Netflix so we can get to bed by 11:00. Yesterday I convinced Mason and Milo to enter a … More i fear i’m becoming a mom
I feel my life post-Arlo birth has been like the tortoise: slow and steady. I talked to another mom yesterday who was out of the house within a week! She said she just couldn’t stay inside anymore. I tried to think back about when Arlo was one week. I’m pretty sure my brain was mushy … More guuuyysss, it’s happening. normal life.
You know that time Kristen Bell saw a sloth in real life? I can totally relate to that video because Tyler thinks it’s hilarious to find the cutest animals online and then make me stare at them until I may or may not have tears in my eyes. Do you know that feeling? Or at least have … More ready for back to work?
I have now taken a step into whatever it is I’m calling my maternity leave. One of the perks of working for a very small company is that my boss asked me Wednesday if I want to start working from home every day from now on. One of the not-perks is that I don’t really have a formal maternity … More 1/2 maternity leave
There’s this thing people call nesting, I call it necessary organization before utter chaos and ongoing sleep deprivation ensue. Either way, my brain was pushing it into a holding pattern until we moved. And now we have moved, mostly unpacked, and that restful weekend I looked forward to last week never really happened–because now that we’ve moved my … More nesting in hyperdrive
Last week I thought I had this week under control. Then Sunday I wrote an email to my boss (I’d already scheduled to work from home every day) and told him when I wouldn’t be available at my computer because of appointments, and realized my week was insane. Monday morning I had a meeting for another … More a jumbled mess of thoughts
Last week my favorite cashier at my favorite breakfast sandwich place (because she knows not to give me a plastic bag) asked how long I have left of my pregnancy. Actually it was like this: Girl: 6 weeks to go? Me: Yeah, about a month and a half. Girl: When are you due? Me: The … More let’s just pretend i only have a month left
When I was first pregnant several people told me about apps I could download to track my pregnancy. Such a new concept to me, seeing that smart phones weren’t even a thing when Mason and Milo were babies. Same with toddlers and technology. Whenever I go to restaurants and see small kids staying entertained by a phone or tablet … More being a digital parent
You know that thing on Facebook where they remind you of things you posted years before? You love looking at your own but wish people would stop reposting theirs. Well, mine today turned into an entire blog post! Because, well I felt these memories deserved it. Five years ago today I whittled down our most necessary things to three … More slc to jfk, 5 years today
Since I’ve been pregnant I’ve heard a whole lot of baby suggestions, advice, ways to tell if I’m having a boy or girl without an ultrasound–and the best conversation I had at church by a nice elderly lady: You are how far along now? Your face is starting to show it. I guess I sort of expected … More pregnant comments