On Tuesday, January 19th Elysse turned 1 and on the morning of Wednesday, Janaury 20th I nursed her for the last time. I felt a little sad that day, but the realization and wave of emotions didn’t come until tonight. As I sat in our usual rocking chair and I held her in my arms… Continue reading Weaning and weeping
Since becoming a mommy I often find myself in situations where my brain is very confused and doesn’t know whether the distress signal to the rest of my body should be huddle and cry or stop and laugh your ass off. This weeks challenge while home with my two kids has been getting the… Continue reading Oh my Gremlin!
Is it kind of totally twisted that I found this quote quite funny? But really, how else can you survive some of the crazy parenting moments if not with a good sense of humor? So, yes, there are moments where I have total bliss and harmony with my two girls. When all things are… Continue reading Somewhere between pulling my hair and blissful
Love this! Today I’m celebrating just being alive and having family time with my husband and our girls. We took a family stroll with Biggie this morning and now we are off on a bike riding adventure. It’s when I let go of control and planning that the most beautiful moments happen. What… Continue reading Celebrate!
That’s the name of the color I decided to paint my nails at 2:40am because I can’t sleep. Maybe next time I’ll try the “we are mint to be” color. Nail polish names crack me up. I shouldn’t be writing at this hour and instead soaking in whatever sleep time I can get but… Continue reading Jenna and the giant peach
Last I left off we were in Borrego Springs, the kind of place that is so remote and small that you intentionally have to be going there. It’s not somewhere you happen to stop by on your way to your real destination. And don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful slow moving quiet place, the… Continue reading In search of wildflowers: Don’t blame the Toms
I’m so ready to throw in the towel today, and it’s only 2:45pm. And I haven’t even been able to shower. I’ve got two very congested girls. My theory is our 3 year old got our 8 week old sick. Which means one cranky toddler that wants to believe she’s boss and doesn’t take it… Continue reading Apparently it’s Meltdown Monday today
Nothing good can possibly come of writing at 10:20pm after more than an hour of trying to put my 5 week old to bed and failing miserably. But I think every mom should be allowed a rant, especially at the 5 week mark when sleep has gotten slightly better, but let’s face it, I’m still… Continue reading About a newborn – the 5 week mark rant
Tomorrow is my 40th birthday! I can’t seem to wrap my mind around the fact that I’m greeting this milestone birthday with a 3 year old daughter and a little bitty 4 week old newborn. Wow! For starters, how am I 40?! I don’t even feel like I’m 40 and some people say I certainly… Continue reading About a newborn – hello 40!
I’m so ready to throw in the towel with baby E and just pump and feed her with a bottle. Today she decided she’s going to eat about every 2 hrs and only latching on each side about 5-8 min. In the meantime I want to cry! My nipples are sore again and all I… Continue reading About a newborn – Nursing