When I was pregnant with Arlo I tried to keep my hopes low for things like magical sleeping schedules or a return to my pre-pregnancy body. But underneath it all I had dreams that some things might just go my way. After all, I had other moms tell me stories of no stretch marks and parents tell me … More prenatal delusions v. post-natal realities
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 recently put together an entire piece of IKEA furniture with a baby. And I don’t mean having a baby sitting next to me handing me tools. I mean the ultimate mom multitasking event of Arlo’s little life. Maybe even my life. The first half of it I put together on the floor with one leg … More pre-baby things i miss
We took baby on his first real outing while Tyler’s parents were in town. We packed him up and visited Grand Central, Shake Shack (because we know he loved it so much a last year), The Met and a candy store. Since his one true love is being held constantly, he did not protest being put into his warm baby … More thank you internet for helping me breastfeed in public
Mason was talking on the phone to his cousins the other day and they asked what we did over the break. Mason looked at me and said, “What did we do?” First thought: We went to the library one day, does that count? Second thought: Did I forget to do something? Final answer: We didn’t really … More a week of pajamas
My mom took the opportunity on their last visit to go through all the boxes I left at her house when I originally moved and bring anything I wanted to keep. It was one of the best uses of FaceTime I’ve ever experienced. I also found that it gives me great pleasure to get rid … More how i feel about christmas ornaments
Last month Tyler’s mom offered to send us a few weeks of Plated, one of those meal delivery services. I was a little skeptical of these places before. It seems like so much waste when I can just go to the grocery store and buy everything. Less cardboard, plastic, deliver person, etc. Also it costs less to do … More magical cardboard boxes
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], Target.com, pediatrician, and then more Amazon orders. On the plus side, I can now … More new mom talents
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