Celebrate Progress

Eleanor slept until 2pm and then 5:30am last night. We almost got a full night of sleep. We’re moving in the right direction as a family toward sleeping through the night. I’m so excited for progress according to what is age-appropriate for Ellie. My level of excitement cannot be understated. By the middle of lastContinue reading “Celebrate Progress”

Before Baby: Battling Anxiety

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. Not every part of who I was before is something I’m proud of.Continue reading “Before Baby: Battling Anxiety”

Daily Wellness Check

There are milestones and marking points along our journeys that tell us we are on the right path. Doctor’s have told us what activities Ellie should be entertained by or engaged in by the time she reaches week six. The following is what has worked for me, for us, for my family, and how EllieContinue reading “Daily Wellness Check”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”