I’m sad. I’m sad that COVID-19 has hit America so hard, and has resulted in the death and illness of so many people. I’m sad that I spent my first year as a mother in a pandemic. I’m sad that my friends with small kids are having to deal with distance learning, while many also… Read More COVID-19 and Motherhood
Today on the blog, I’m going to write about the things I needed and loved for having a baby. Disclaimer #1: EVERYONE has such a different list for these things, so these are just the things we loved. Disclaimer #2: We had FOUR baby showers because we are truly surrounded by amazing, wonderful people in… Read More Baby Talk
2020, what the heck is going on. I honestly don’t even know where to start. 2020 has been a hell of a year already, and we’re just 4 months in. Since 2020 began, I returned to work, had a significant VP visit to my site (which went really well), my facility then had a big… Read More Six Months of Ava
What a month! Ava has had amazing new experiences this month as she prepares to turn five (FIVE!!!) months old. How did we ever get here? Earlier this year, I looked at my mom with a sudden start because I realized that we’ve only gone through the very, very, very early part of Ava’s (hopefully,… Read More New Experiences
My sweet Ava is now four months old, which is just WILD. I remember so vividly a year ago, thinking that I would have a four month old baby in January 2020, and how crazy that seemed even then. Now, it seems even stranger. How do I have a four month old? Ava is such… Read More Four Months Out
Ah, a new day, a new month, a new year, a new decade. 2019 was a wonderful year but 2020 is the start of something magical, I can just feel it. I’ve said before that I’m a sucker for a fresh start and a new beginning, and a new year gives me that fresh look.… Read More Goodbye, 2019!
Today is my first day back to work after my maternity leave. I am so lucky to have the team and boss I have, and I was able to check in remotely for the last couple of weeks before coming back to work after the near year, which helped to ease the transition. I’m also… Read More The First Day
I expected to be filled with love for my new little human once she arrived. I expected that my life would change in great and irreversible ways. I expected that I would get less sleep (a LOT less sleep). I expected to be focused on her and her needs for a while as she adapted… Read More Great Expectations
I’ve been on maternity leave for a couple of months now, and I used to wonder what a normal day would be like for a new mom. Now, each month has changed when we talk about “normal”, but this is what our days have settled into now that she’s done cluster feeding for now (which… Read More A Day in the Life – Maternity Leave
After weeks and weeks and weeks (almost 40 to be exact), the long awaited day arrived, and we had our baby daughter. This blog is a wonderful way for us to remember these moments but also to share with all of you. When I was pregnant, I remember constantly worrying if something was “normal”. What… Read More Welcome, Little One!