Baby Talk: It Didn’t Work Out

In my opinion, admitting one’s failures is humbling. I think it also shatters the perfect image that’s so easily fronted online. I will never ever claim to be perfect (although I’m plenty arrogant… cue the humbling). Before M was born, I had a plan. Then we brought our fresh baby home and realized plans are…

I Was Scared to Become a MOM

When I found out I was pregnant I had a major identity crisis. I feared becoming a single label: “mom.” It seemed like that mom life would be the only life I’d get to live. I was so upset by that. I didn’t want to lose myself or sacrifice the person I was. I didn’t want…

Baby Talk: Nursery Tour

Yay! It’s finally here! 😊 M’s nursery was not finished before she arrived. Everyone told us it’d be fine because she wouldn’t use it right away. They were right… …but we DID end up moving her in around week 3 or 4. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends moving baby to his/her own room between 6…

Three Months of Madelyn

Tomorrow M will be THREE MONTHS OLD. That’s a quarter of a year! 90 days! Excuse me while I both go cry in a dark closet & also pop open a bottle of champagne. Nicknames: Maddie, Maddie Lou, Mads, Maa-da-lou, Moo Loo, Moo Shoo, Moo, Poodle Stats: Based on rough at home measurements… 13.5 lbs &…

I Can’t Find the Balance

Life has most certainly changed since adding “mom” to my resume. I was stressed and tired before I had a child. I am stressed and tired now that I have a child. Lol. My time is completely monopolized by a small human and when I’m not with her I’m working. I had no intention of…