Watching your baby grow into a toddler is an awesome part of parenthood. Everyone warned me that they grow up so quick, but they forget to mention how awesome it is to witness. Being a part of a human being’s development is both humbling and stressful. You worry all the time about screwing something up. […]Read more "Weaning"
Everyone wants to know: “Is he sleeping through the night yet?” I dread this question. It seems like an innocent thing to ask, but it’s a sore subject for many moms, like me. Some parents are lucky. Their baby sleeps 10-14 hours every night. I don’t hate those moms. I’m happy for them! I hate […]Read more "Sleeping through the night"
Just when I think I know what I’m doing with a baby, my five-month-old goes on a nursing strike. He’s been a great nurser since coming home from the hospital. We had a few road blocks, but with some advice from the hospital’s lactation consultant, he nurses like a pro. We’re talking about starting solids […]Read more "On Strike"
I’ve been back to work for a few weeks now. It feels like I never left. I jumped right back into the busy rhythm of work life. I spend 9-5 typing away at a computer, sitting in meetings, and breaking for lunch with colleagues– same things I did before my maternity leave. Only one thing has dramatically […]Read more "The new me"
We’re lifelong Chicago Cubs fans, so it was a no-brainer that we’d go for a trip to Wrigley Field for our son’s first ballgame. We took a week off work for a “stay-cation” and this was an easy trip to scratch off our summer bucket list. We couldn’t wait to take our three-month-old baby for […]Read more "Go Cubs Go"
Funny story: I’m talking about sports bras that can support a breastfeeding mom with my friends. (Since my baby is three-months-old and I’m back to work, I’ve got time during my lunch breaks to work out at the gym. I luckily work at a college where there is a sports and recreation center I get to use for […]Read more "Looking for support"
I don’t think you could approach parenthood without being told it’s hard to have a baby. From the sleepless nights to cluster feeding, most aspects of being a parent in the first few months are difficult. My little one is a relatively happy baby. His weakness is gas. He gets really fussy when he has to […]Read more "Sweetness to the suffering"
I treasure every minute (well, most minutes) being up with my infant in the middle of the night. Late night feedings are a super special time between mother and child. Breastfeeding is something only a momma can provide. It’s made by the mom’s body just for her baby. If I thought pregnancy was miraculous, breast […]Read more "Late nights"