Before Baby: Software design

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”

Abrupt Halt for Ellie-hood

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”

Pattern Interrupt Perfection

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”

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”

I have Lied to you

I called this Abrupt Halt, but that was a lie. I have not halted for motherhood. I have attempted to keep everything the same but just throw a baby in the mix. That is not possible. Many Moms already knew this and were reading me for weeks like an impending car crash. I refused toContinue reading “I have Lied to you”

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”

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”

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”