Early Truths about Sleep

Nothing gives this new mama more baby stress than “sleep when the baby sleeps” and “my kids slept through the night at 8 weeks” and “oh yeah, well my kids didn’t sleep through the night for over two years”. I have received more input on sleep (both mine and my baby’s) than any other topicContinue reading “Early Truths about Sleep”

Friday before Returning to Work

It’s Friday. I return to work on Monday next. Eleanor was born 10 days ago. Something is very broken in our country that I am a new mother of a 10-day-old and yet I am going back to work next Monday. I suppose here’s a recap of my first 10 days with Eleanor. Eleanor wasContinue reading “Friday before Returning to Work”

Formula Reviews

A review of the formulas we’ve tried from the free samples we received: Similac Pro-Sensitive & Pro-Advance 2 floz Premixed Bottles with One-time use Nipples Many parents may recognize these 2-oz-wonders you receive from the hospital They are preportioned and come with a corresponding nipple; therefore, it’s as easy to feed as 1) Shake 2)Continue reading “Formula Reviews”

Our Birth Story

“Every child mythologizes [their birth],” is close to the line in _The Thirteenth Tale_ by Diane Setterfield. It is one of my favorite novels because it is the origin of so many quotes. I am sure many more will arise because they are so timely for what it is truly like growing up in aContinue reading “Our Birth Story”

When I became a mother

Again, this can be very confusing because “Mothers become mothers when they find out they’re pregnant, but fathers become fathers when they hold their baby the first time.” When did I become a mother? I didn’t become a mother by becoming pregnant. I have never been pregnant. I have tried to become pregnant – soContinue reading “When I became a mother”

Day Eight

Numbers are confusing, but it’s day 8 of Eleanor’s life and day 1 of the Abrupt halt for Motherhood blog. Mommy blogs are everywhere, so I don’t write for fame and fortune. I write for the wide-ranging versions of mothers out there who look for someone like them – or nothing like them. Eleanor wasContinue reading “Day Eight”