Dogs cannot complain if you compromise their privacy, so you will see many dog photos.
Children, on the other hand, do grow up with expectations of privacy, so you will not see an image of my daughter or my wife.
You will, however, read great posts about life with a dog, with a daughter, and with a wife.
I hope that is satisfactory.
It’s week 13 tomorrow and 3 months on Wednesday. Ellie’s sleeping through the night for now. She’s sensitive about her naps – all of a sudden – where she’ll wake up because she heard something downstairs, or Mama started music in the den, or Coda walked into her room. She gets cranky when she doesn’tContinue reading “Keeping Ellie’s House”
Coda’s behavior has been a little strange lately and our family had assumed it was just the new baby. However, when we received a postcard from our vet saying it was time for her annual exam, we thought it would be a good time to ask the vet about some of the funny things weContinue reading “Coda went to the vet today”
On November 1st, our country recognized its annual observance of “Fall Back” or adding an extra hour back to our day known as Returning to Standard Time. Eleanor was eleven weeks old transitioning to twelve weeks, which is a precarious time for sleep schedules. She had slept through the night four out of the lastContinue reading “A Mother’s reinterpretation of Daylight Saving Time”
It’s time to seriously get back into job searching. I was dabbling in looking for additional career opportunities before Ellie. However, my current work environment is not a healthy place for its employees – let alone women – let alone a new mother. I have known this for years, and I have been casual aboutContinue reading “Before Baby: Software design”
As I’m writing this, the fire is 5% contained and burning 12,000 acres of land. No structures have been destroyed, but 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. Our home has not been affected because, although we live along the same canyon, we are farther south from the blaze. We have not even beenContinue reading “The Irvine Fires”
It has happened. Sara had her Motherhood moment that all mothers go through. Sara realized that she was going to lose her cool, and Ellie would not understand, so she removed Ellie from the situation and asked for my help. That photo above? That’s the aftermath of a bottle and the remaining powdered formula knockedContinue reading “Abrupt Halt for Ellie-hood”
How fortunate my family is to have a great community of friends and family who contributed to my mental health in the last weeks when I posted I Have Lied to You. I received phone calls, comments, and texts to share that I was not alone, that these feelings were common for every mom, andContinue reading “Community in Mommy-hood”
I have a bad habit when it comes to my anxiety. When I start to feel out of control, I imagine my perfect day – what is the routine, what am I wearing, who am I with, where do I spend this perfect day? I have labeled this “perfect day” exercise a form of GoalContinue reading “Pattern Interrupt Perfection”
Creating a family around a baby is the most basic function of anyone’s lifetime. Every other animal in Earth’s animal kingdom lives each day with the desire to procreate and propagate the Earth with their species. This doesn’t mean that parenthood is for everyone or that it should be the goal of every human. AfterContinue reading “Warning! Danger! Baby!”
It’s been eight weeks since Ellie was born, and I have not been able to help myself. Although I have not finished the previous lotions and potions from the last review, I cracked open a few more bottles from the baby spa gift sets. It also occurred to me that I missed mentioning the DiaperContinue reading “Baby Spa Day Reviews: Part 2”
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