Lola Milestones at Week Two

– Lost umbilical cord – Had first real bath and LOVED it until she had to get out into the cold air – Rolled over – Can sporadically lift and hold head – First trip to the grocery store – Drinking breast milk like a champ – Is pretty much sleeping 2 – 3 straight hours between feedings at night – Beginning to take daily trips to grandma and grandpas – Recognizes Mom’s voice It’s hard to believe the little munchkin has already been with us for two weeks. Her dad and I are in complete awe of her. Every movement and every sound is monumental as it is all so new to her and to us as well. We are quickly adjusting to being parents as I...
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The Great Pacifier Debate

OK, so Rob and I are first time parents. Every single day is a learning experience. It is what makes this whole parenting thing fun and exciting while it is also what makes it scary as hell. There are daily decisions that need to be made and for the most part, we just don’t know what to do although I’ll be damned if we aren’t trying our hardest. Lola is a boob kind of baby. She loves my ta-tas and who can blame her really? They are pretty fabulous. Let me rephrase that… they were pretty fabulous. While they are big and voluptuous (how they were pre-baby) one moment when the little chica is done with her feeding they shrivel down to the reminisce of what a boob...
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A Week in Motherhood

It is hard to believe that Lola has already been in our lives for almost a week. It feels like she has been here all along and it is difficult remembering what life was like without her physically present in it. I won’t lie… I’m deliriously tired. As I’m typing this and she is asleep, I’m wondering why the hell I’m not sleeping too. But, instincts take over exhaustion and I’d rather spend a thousand sleepless nights with her than one without her. I am in love if you can’t tell. I knew I would be, but I never imagined the magnitude of love that I feel for her. Even as she wails for the second straight hour at 2:00 am there is still no place I’d rather...
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Decisions, Decisions

Penned by Meredith Ask anyone that is close to me… I am terrible at making decisions. I am constantly second-guessing myself and am usually wondering if I should have done things differently. It is, by far, my worst quality (I think anyways) and I would love to fix it, but I’m unsure as to where it comes from. I am a fairly confident person, I’m well-educated, I can always hold my own in the best and the worst of situations yet I struggle with making the most minute decisions. The hardest part to grasp is that I think it’s gotten worse as I’ve aged. When I was in high school, I decided that I didn’t want my Chevy Cavalier anymore and I started the process of leasing a...
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28 Weeks

Penned by Meredith It is hard to believe that in twelve weeks or less we will be parents to a little baby girl. I feel like just yesterday, I was beginning to write about this experience and now it is truly becoming a reality. I won’t lie… I’m scared. We’re scared. What do we know about being parents? Nothing. Our maternal/paternal instincts will just kick in right? I ask myself this question daily yet I still don’t feel like I know the answers. Perhaps it will just take the moment that she physically enters our exterior world that we will know… yes, we do have those instincts. What we do know at this point is that we already love this little being as if she has always been...
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