A Second Chance at Breastfeeding

I stood in a tiny dressing room today, and took off my bra. “You’re going to want a nursing bra that leaves some room for growing” the kind woman yelled through the curtain.  “You can assume that your breasts will be at their largest size about two weeks after baby is born”. I could assume…

The Time Between

“I love you Mommy” he says, pressing his flushed cheek to my enormous belly.  “And I love baby brother, too”.  My sweet son kisses my belly, his (almost) 4 year old frame wrapped around my leg.  I bend slowly to lift him up, settle him on top of where his baby brother is kicking furiously…

5 Lies Of New Motherhood

I’m over at HuffPost Parents today, telling the truth about bringing home baby.  If your first few weeks with a newborn were a whirlwind of 3 minute showers, sweaty nursing tanks, and old yoga pants….come join our conversation! ************ I’ll admit it. At 30 weeks pregnant, I have a little chip on my shoulder. I’m…

Good, Bad and In Between

I’m finally sitting down. I have a cup of coffee next to me, and it contains way more creamer than necessary. Our amazing Nanny just got here early to rescue Max from the Disney Jr marathon that he’s been plugged into all morning (don’t judge, they’re un-asbestos-ing our house today, so Sofia the First was…

Little One

I’m 16 weeks pregnant now, but I’ve been writing to this baby for a while.  Here’s a little step back in time, from when I first found out that our family was actually growing: Dear Little One, You’re here.  You’re quietly tucked away, nestled in softly, smaller than a pumpkin seed. You are my secret.  …