Sleep

Sleep

Last night, Clare slept in her bed from bedtime (or “bednight”, as we affectionately call it) until 6am. It should have been a victory, but I have to admit that I missed her, that I felt her absence, that from about 5am on I laid…

Summer To-Do

Summer To-Do

I love lists. If you know me, you might have an idea of how much I love lists. I love making exhaustive lists. Sometimes I do this as a means of procrastination, but other times it’s because I need to motivate myself, and breaking tasks…

Pump Up the Jam

Pump Up the Jam

Let’s talk about boobs some more, why don’t we? First, I’ll talk about fun stuff, and then leave the nitty-gritty for the end of the post, in case you’re here for straight up data points. I went back to work after a 12-week maternity leave,…

This is what happens, Larry!

This is what happens, Larry!

This is what happens when you’re just starting back at work and haven’t gotten into a groove yet, and accidentally forget your breast pump flange at home so that you can’t drain your boobs! Thankfully, Kevin was able to bring it to me during his…

A Boob Juice Update!

A Boob Juice Update!

Baby C had a pediatrician appointment yesterday, and we were pleased to find out that she’s now up to 10lbs 11oz! That’s over 4lbs gained since she was born, which is actually a little ahead of the curve of gaining a pound a month. She’s…

October Bluum Box

October Bluum Box

I first found out about Bluum boxes while wandering around watching mommy videos (yuck, I know, haha) on YouTube. I love getting my Birchbox every month; it’s like receiving a surprise Christmas present every month! Sometimes I even forget I’m signed up for it, until…

Boob Juice

Boob Juice

I’ll have to admit, of all the things about having a kid I thought would be difficult, I never imagined that breastfeeding would be one of my biggest challenges. Before I gave birth (hell, before I ever became pregnant!), I had made the decision to…

Welcome to the world, Clare Shannon!

Welcome to the world, Clare Shannon!

Clare Rebecca was born at 4:42 PM on Sunday, July 29th, weighing in at 6lbs 9oz and measuring 19.75″ long. She was born after about 12 hours of active labor, and let me tell you how PLEASED I am about that, after hearing about first-time…

Birth Plan

Birth Plan

Now that we’re getting down to the wire, we were encouraged by both our Bradley Method class leader and our midwife team to get to writing a Birth Plan for special requests we wanted to make during our birthing process at the hospital. The BM…

Seriously, weather?

Seriously, weather?

What is this happy horseshit? Was this kind of weather REALLY necessary for the very end of my pregnancy? Obviously, if I’d been a planner, I’d have scheduled my third trimester to happen during the blissful autumn season, instead of sweating like a beast and…