A Month of Mommyhood

A lot can happen in a month! Especially in the life of a baby…

Jolie’s one-month birthday was a week ago, and I still can’t BELIEVE I’ve been a mommy for a whole month.

Where does the time go?!

When J was born, she weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. She was 19.5 inches long.

Now she’s 9 pounds, 7 ounces and 20.75 inches long.

(Why don’t they say ___ inches tall? I guess because babies can’t stand up?)

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Think Outside the Bump: Pregnancy Musings

Retroactive thoughts on pregnancy – you only miss it once it’s gone!

You know how you only appreciateĀ something when it’s gone?

I never really thought pregnancy would be like that.

By the time I reached month 8, here was my thought process:

Get this baby out of me.

I cannot make it another day.

I JUST WANT TO GO 20 MINUTES WITHOUT PEEING.

And yet, here I am almost a month post-pregnancy, and I’ve found myself incredibly nostalgic about the whole ordeal.

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5 Ways to be More Like a Child

Sometimes, kids just know what’s what. Not usually in terms of what-to-eat and what-not-to-eat, though.

Lately, because we are hilarious (and because we watch too much New Girl), my husband and I have begun calling children “youths.”

We hear kids playing in the snow outside:

“Damn youths, always frolicking around.”

We see some teens walking down the street:

“Look at those youths with their saggy pants and their Abercrombie shirts.”

We hear a baby cry in public:

[Exasperated] “YOUTHS.”

But for as much flack as we give them, youths are actually pretty cool. In particular, super-youthy-youths… a.k.a. children.

Since I spend roughly 40 hours of my week with one of these aforementioned youths (I’m a nanny), I’ve been pondering the many ways in which kids have it right (and no, I’m not talking about wearing diapers, although that would be super convenient). Let’s delve, shall we?

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