We Were Warned

I was so proud of my daughter being a really great baby – like not spitting up and sleeping well and only crying when she was gassy. Ok ok, I still am proud of my daughter because I am still loving every minute of her short one-month life. Upon looking at her sleep routine fromContinue reading “We Were Warned”

The Crying Checklist

It has come to my attention that I have grown as a parent. For the first several days of Eleanor’s life, I wanted to mitigate her crying at all costs. I didn’t even want to wait the couple of seconds to create a bottle while she cried. I’d like to think I’ve grown as aContinue reading “The Crying Checklist”

Metrics of Mommyhood

Tomorrow is Ellie’s one month birthday and I asked myself, what does Ellie do all day long at one month old? The answer was sleep, eat, fart, but she can also do quite a bit on her tummy when we do tummy time. Then it occurred to me “what gets measured gets done, what getsContinue reading “Metrics of Mommyhood”

Baby Spa Day Reviews: Part 1

The favorite gift pre-baby was lots and lots of baby spa gift sets. I understand it because I am a beauty product junkie. I love taking time for myself to care for my skin or hair or nails. Most of our friends and family assumed I would want to spoil my baby the same way.Continue reading “Baby Spa Day Reviews: Part 1”

Before Baby: Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Part of the intention of this blog is to become Eleanor’s mother more fully, but also to remember who I was before. That person is not gone. That person is only made more complete by Eleanor joining our lives and our family. One of Sara’s best pieces of advice for her middle school students isContinue reading “Before Baby: Graduated Magna Cum Laude”

Everything is New and Changes so Fast

Eleanor is three weeks old today, and she has already taught me so many lessons. Today’s lesson is about seeing the world through Eleanor’s eyes and how that changes my whole world. This little girl is something special – that’s for sure. Someday, I am sure, she will blow us all away. I am obsessedContinue reading “Everything is New and Changes so Fast”

First week at Work

Not such an early Monday. I showered before working on Tuesday. Wednesday was a blur, and I was pushing myself too hard already. I was a walking zombie through Thursday and got the sincere feeling this isn’t working well. I sincerely don’t remember much from Friday. I had grand plans of being up early enoughContinue reading “First week at Work”

Before baby: The KonMari Method

Part of the intention of this blog is to become Eleanor’s mother more fully, but also to remember who I was before. That person is not gone. That person is only made more complete by Eleanor joining our lives and our family. My most recent accomplishment was personal and directly related to preparing for Eleanor’sContinue reading “Before baby: The KonMari Method”

A Visit from Gramma & Grampa

Then my parents came. Gramma and Grampa arrived Friday, August 14th in the afternoon donning face masks and bring boxes of baby things they saved from my childhood. My parents save everything, but to their credit, they are attempting to get through the boxes they’ve saved before their children and grandchildren have to do itContinue reading “A Visit from Gramma & Grampa”