For the first half hour when my 14-month-old is up at 4am, I enjoy the rare cuddle as I try to calm her back to sleep. For the second half hour, I think I could adjust to not having a cuddle if she would just get some sleep. By the end of the third half … Continue reading What would you do for an hour of sleep?
What my daughter needs is not so much a bib at mealtimes but a giant smock that covers every inch of her clothing, especially when she eats blueberries and strawberries. #babymess
There comes a moment as a mother - and it happens when you least expect it - when you look at your little girl and she ceases to be a baby in your eyes but an actual, small, real, mini-adult human being that will one day grow into a full-sized adult. Until this moment, you'd … Continue reading But you’ll always be my baby, baby.
I'm sewing a Halloween costume for my 13-month-old ... and am pretty sure I'm setting a bad precedent as well as dooming myself to sew costumes for her and future children every year hereafter. On the plus side, she'll be the cutest Boo from Monsters Inc - EVER. #mommyfail #tiredmom
Dear daughter, Please let me know what is happening every night at 3am which wakes you up. I'd like to stop it from happening so that you, and therefore I, sleep through the night, like we've been doing for the past 9ish months. This will increase your chances of getting a brother or sister one … Continue reading Writing with one eye closed
I used to have music - adult music - stuck in my head during the day. Now, I have the little jingles from my daughter's musical toys running through my brain nonstop. Dammit, why are Fisher Price's songs so imprintable? Why does my brain like, "I'm a sweet panda, cute and beautiful!" more than, "She … Continue reading I guess those toy makers are successful
People told me I'd hate my life when my daughter started walking. Nope! Love the mobility! She can go where she wants to, sans frustration! I can let her follow me around while I wash her dishes/clean up/get a cup of coffee! I don't have to hold her 24/7!! People also tell me I'll hate my … Continue reading Let ME decide what I like about this whole parenting thing … thanks!
My daughter has apparently just made the connection that those soft fluffy things hanging out of my chest, hidden behind layers of shirt and bra, are indeed the very items which give milk to her at wake-up and bedtime. New favorite game when I wear a tank top or v-neck: digging down mom's shirt for … Continue reading Dual purpose machinery
Whoever coined the term "the terrible twos" either a) never had a kid and had not idea wtf they were talking about, or b) thought that an alliterative term was more catchy than the wordy-yet-truthful phrase "the terrible thirteen months to twenty-four months." #realmomtruths #terribletwos
A certain hilarious episode of Seinfeld is playing in my head.... So, you know how you have to say that every baby is cute, even if it has wings for ears or a pug face? Yeah, those kids. Well, my daughter is actually really, really cute - beautiful, even. I seriously believe people when they … Continue reading Elaine! You’ve GOTTA see the BA-by!