Out of all the people in the world, I think moms are the worst at taking care of themselves. It is easy to see why; we spend so much time taking care of others that we don't have time, forget, or can't do some things to take care of ourselves. Usually it is unintentional, at … Continue reading Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others
8:00 p.m. bedtime comes early once in a while to same Mom's sanity. I'm not sure what we'll do when they learn to tell time. Sometimes I fake having to pee just so I can have a minute or two to myself. Sorry kid, most of your Halloween candy was eaten by me. You don't … Continue reading Mom Confessions
Early this morning I glanced at the clock as I carried my sleeping baby from where I had been nursing him in the living room to the bedroom. Thank goodness it is only 1:30 a.m. and I can sleep for a few more hours. I'm so glad it is the weekend. Maybe the kids will … Continue reading Does It Ever Get Easier?
Weekends are always our family's favorite part of the week. They are a time where we get to spend time together, relax, and have fun. Let's face it- life is expensive, having kids is expensive, everything is expensive these days- and our family is growing so we are trying to save money wherever we can. … Continue reading Our Family Weekend Activities
I have been anxious to get baby boy's bedroom decorated and ready for him to come home to, or as my husband said recently, "nesting like crazy." Part of it is because I am excited, part of it is because I want it to be done if he were to be born early. My cousin … Continue reading Getting Ready for my Little Monster: Decorating Baby’s Bedroom
When I was pregnant with Abby lab tests showed that I had low platelets in the last few weeks of my pregnancy. I was warned that if my platelet count fell too low that I would not have the choice to get an epidural, as low platelet count affects the body's ability to clot blood, … Continue reading Delivery Uncertainty
Decisions, decisions. When I asked Abby what her ideas for baby names were, she said Elmo and Coco. Sorry, kid, those aren't going to make th cut. With only ten weeks left before delivery, my husband and I have finally gotten serious about picking out a name for our new baby. Well, maybe. Last week … Continue reading The Name Game