Tapping Into Me

The first year of motherhood was…amazing, beautiful…but consuming.  Being a mother to an infant consumed EVERY part of me physically and emotionally!  I thought about Bean in everything that I did.  I don’t want to say that I was obsessive about him because of the negative connotation, but I kept him in mind in ALL…

Stage 5 Clinger

Around 10 months, Bean began showing signs of separation anxiety aka stranger danger to the extent that we hit Stage 5 Clinger levels!  Sure, it felt good to have him snuggle and hold on to me, but of course the downside is I can’t be with him ALL the time.  Whether it was putting him…

Spring Cleaning…

  Well well well, I guess Spring finally decided to show up…although this weather feels more like summer.  While most people are knee deep in spring cleaning their home, I’ve been cleaning up my diet.  Why? I’ve been pretty transparent about my struggle with my skin since my pregnancy, especially with eczema.  When I saw…

9 months…already

Where did the time go…Bean has been here for 9 months (9.5 actually)! I can barely remember what life was like without him…except that I got more sleep! Who needs sleep when I get to witness him grow each and every day?!  So what’s new with our 9 month-old? Well, he’s has 4 teeth and…

What are you feeding that baby?!

Nursing was one of my mommy goals from the time I started thinking about life with Bean…around the second trimester.  I read about a lot of mom’s experiences and talked to friends that decided for or against breastfeeding.  It didn’t become a reality for me until I began seeing milk expressed while I was in…

Month 1: Bean’s Update

It’s been 5 weeks…almost 6 now since Bean has touched our lives.  He is growing and changing so quickly!  When I look at the hospital pictures, I can’t believe it’s the same person that I’m sitting next to now. Bean is now 9lbs…yep, my heavyweight is packing on the pounds.   He was 5lb 11oz…

Month 1: Mommy Update

I can’t believe it’s been a month (well 5 weeks) since Bean made his debut.  Life will never be the same (I wouldn’t change a thing).  I’m so in love with this little human!  I’ll tell you more about changes with Bean in another post.  This post is about changes with me! First, healing…this will…