Growing a Tiny Human

I bought a journal when I found out I was pregnant. I thought I would be one of those moms who wrote down everything she was experiencing, you know, for posterity. Maybe even put pen to paper in a letter to my son letting him know how excited (and terrified and nervous) I was about…

Flabby Imperfections

I used to have skinny arms. They weren’t super muscular or ripped, but they were nice. The kind of arms that easily go unnoticed. Now my arms, along with various other parts of my body, are carrying a lot of extra fluff. And my former-skinny self has been doing a lot of beating up on…

The End of an Era

Well, that’s it. Friends is over. Ten seasons in the span of my nine week maternity leave. And as I watched the final credits roll in the darkness of 3 am, I let the tears fall. At first I was crying for Joey, who had to say goodbye. And Chandler and Monica for embracing new…

The Truth About Motherhood So Far

There are certain things about being a new mom that no one likes to talk about. Don’t get me wrong, I love my new little nugget to death, but I wasn’t prepared for the aftermath of birth that hit my body like a tidal wave. They tell you about the sleepless nights and the baby…

Fortnight

Yesterday marked Rory’s 2 week birthday. That’s 14 days of baby snuggles, dirty diapers, long nights, and countless tears of joy, fear, love, sleep deprivation, frustration, and an abundance of responsibility. I have found that time slips away from me. Not only the days that turn to weeks, but the hours that turn to days….

Best Laid Plans – Rory’s Birth Story

Do you know what I hate? 5-year plans. I used to get so annoyed when people would ask me what I would be doing in 5 years. My response was always something snarky or super vague and general. Because, guess what, I’m not a fortune teller. There are literally thousands of possibilities and opportunities that…