Tag Archives: new mom

Worth the waiting: The birth of Maxwell

Anyone who knows me will tell you I am so impatient. It really is one of my worst qualities. I cannot wait patiently for anything. So, after my due date, I just wanted to be induced. I was so ready. The … Continue reading

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Leave us be

Meet other mamas Join a mommy-and-me class, or chat up some fellow moms at the park. These connections could lead to lifelong friendships for both you and your little ones. Plus, having someone who gets what you’re going through is … Continue reading

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New mom support group

I know I’ve talked about it before, but I’m back again to talk about nursing and how very, very hard it is for me. With all four kids I’ve given it my best effort, and all four times I’ve spent … Continue reading

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Week 40: Five ways to keep your identity (and sanity) as a new mom

In August of 2014, I joined an exclusive club. The initiation period was a lengthy nine(ish) months in which I studied, trained and prepared. I counted down to D-day (delivery day). Yes, I was becoming a mother after many years … Continue reading

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Date night on the double

Should we sneak away? No, no—don’t do that. Let’s give kisses and chat merrily as we inch toward the door. You know, a casual approach? Got it. Kisses hit cheeks—one, two and then an extra three from me—and we back … Continue reading

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New year, new adventure

This time last year I was unwrapping gifts of tiny newborn clothes, swaddling blankets, car seats and more at my sweet baby showers. I was waddling around anxiously waiting for baby Graham’s due date, totally and completely unaware of what … Continue reading

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A baby or a kid

“Ummm, sir? He’s a baby.” Max goes starry-eyed whenever a stranger approaches his stroller, and he casts a love spell stronger than Love Potion No. 9 with babbles, coos and wiggling fingers. My bitty boy loves men, women and children … Continue reading

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8 things I learned in my first weeks as a new mom

So, here are a few of the most important things I learned on my own during my first few weeks as a new mom:  Disorientation and confusion are common. So is short-term memory loss. It includes: forgetting to move the … Continue reading

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The mom club

A friend of a friend had a baby last week, and social media being what it is, I was privy to all the details. From going to the hospital to a mid-labor update (“She’s doing great!”) to pictures of the … Continue reading

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Learning the ropes

For months—and then weeks, and then days—on end, I looked eagerly at my due date, circled in bold ink on the kitchen calendar. Especially as that date drew nearer, it began to seem like the X on a treasure map, … Continue reading

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Spit up, spit up everywhere

During my pregnancy, I lived in sweats, tank tops and zip-up hoodies until it was warm enough to ditch the hoodie and trade in the sweats for maxi skirts. I have two, and they got old. Quick. I so looked … Continue reading

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New mom surprises

Bea grows and changes every day. Last week, she found her tongue. This week, she’s using it to blow raspberries. It’s adorable and amazing. When I stop to think about it, I can’t believe everything she has learned (and the … Continue reading

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Double the love: The birth of Kyla and Khloe

After a very scary pregnancy that involved countless doctor appointments, being hospitalized, and lots of bed rest, I was finally in the hospital being induced at 36 weeks with my mo-di (one placenta, two amniotic sacs) twins. My doctor had … Continue reading

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My girl: The birth of Catherine

Long before I got pregnant, I knew that when it came time for me to labor and deliver this hypothetical child, I would be getting an epidural. I didn’t want to have to experience the pain associated with child birth. … Continue reading

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Week 23: My favorite accessory

My newest accessory is a hand magnet and conversation starter. You can’t get it in stores. And my husband and I get excited about it whenever it moves. What else could I be talking about? My baby bump! It popped … Continue reading

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Books before bed

Tonight, at bedtime, I read Isaac a book. I’ve “read” him books before, but this time, I really, actually read it. This time, he sat and looked at the pages instead of trying to rip them from my hands. Granted, … Continue reading

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Hair apparent

Can we talk about the sad state my hair is in? I hesitated to write about this, considering that this is a blog about motherhood. But then again, my hair is like this due to the perfect little person that … Continue reading

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Where’s my baby manual?

I must have left it at the hospital, because I can’t find it anywhere. It’s not in my stack of discharge papers. It’s not in my suitcase. It’s not mixed in with our heap of stolen hospital baby blankets. It’s … Continue reading

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Sleep tight

Sleep. Does anyone ever get enough? I don’t think I’ve ever met a mom who doesn’t feel at least a little bit tired all the time. However, sleep is never more elusive than when you’re the proud parent of a … Continue reading

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