new mom talents

Today while paying my credit card bill I scrolled through what’s been purchased lately and it gave a very clear picture of what my days have been like. The list of purchases was something along the lines of Amazon, Amazon, Amazon, Amazon, [Amazon x10],, pediatrician, and then more Amazon orders. On the plus side, I can now … More new mom talents

the dictator

Yesterday I tried to have a conversation with Arlo about sleeping. Mostly how his sleeping needs seem to conflict with his parents sleeping needs. I told him we could meet halfway on this, maybe even 30/70, but he doesn’t seem to be a man of compromise. That’s when I realized that babies are basically dictators. There is just … More the dictator

all baby all day

The other day I thought about how good I’m doing at waking up at night to take care of my favorite tiny human. Then I realized I’ve only been doing it for about two weeks, which means there are so many weeks still to go. Two nights ago I slept for a total of 2 hours … More all baby all day

1/2 maternity leave

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

nesting in hyperdrive

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