Postpartum Surprises Wrapped in Change

Things never go the way you expect them to. That's both the joy and frustration in life. I'm finding as I get older that I don't mind, though. It's the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don't see coming ~ Michael Stuhlbarg Doesn't this boy look all kinds of surprised? I think…

Dear Fellow Novice Mum: It Gets Better

“Sometimes life gets weird. Hang in there, it gets better.” ~ Tanner Patrick I often freely state that my first 3 months postpartum were a traumatic haze of pain, sleep deprivation and a baby who screamed seemingly incessantly. It was hard. I was absolutely convinced that Nate would be my one and only baby. After all,…

The Poop Diaries

"Why do otherwise sane, competent, strong men, men who can wrestle bears or raid corporations, shrink away in horror at the thought of ... changing a diaper?" ~ Frank Pittman We interrupt regular programming to inform you of one of the things I was ill-prepared for on this journey and to answer Frank Pittman's question.…

Business, Babies and Being

"And so she decided to live the life she'd imagined..." She said yes to living consciously. She said yes to challenging herself. She said yes to laughing at herself... and just laughing. She said yes to smiling at nothing. She said yes to to leaving comfortzones behind. She said yes to the tears when they…

I dub thee…

From the day the 2nd line appeared on the very first pee-stick, I have been working on reconciling myself with the fact that a whole other being is establishing itself in my body...a separate entity. Soon enough, I found myself talking to the entity in my head and writing about it which raised a interesting…

First Prenatal Visit

"To pee or not to pee. That is never the question. Pee!" Dr Who. See what I did there? #chuckles We went to our very first pre-natal doctor's visit today. Aside from the fact that I lied about why I had to leave the office, I did ask politely if I could leave. So getting…