Lil dude is 5 months

Lil dude is 5 months

Whoa. Five months! It goes fast. He of many names Smoochie has a million nicknames. Cuckoo bird. Doodle. Tiny man. Smoochers. Cuddle bunny. And tiny hienie, to name a few. We hardly ever call him his given name 😉. Likes/dislikes Likes: ergo carrier, parties, bbqs, flirting, live music, bouncing, Arturo, red solo cups, his toes, … Continue reading

We’re doing good!

We’re doing good!

Figured I’d say hello and let ya’ll know we’re doing really good 😀. I realized at about the 3 month mark that our difficulties with sleep and my lack there of was causing post partum depression, but it took another two weeks or so to accept.  On top of that was a surprise case of … Continue reading

A fascinating first

Last night, as I enjoyed a FOUR hour stretch of sleep, a funny thing happened. I had a dream. In the dream, I was back home in NY, on Long Island. I was staying in a split level ranch and I was dying to go to a town called *Mineola. I don’t know why 😉. Smoochie … Continue reading

Sleep and self-talk

Sleep and self-talk

You know when you over sleep and you have that loggy, gross feeling? Well I have it. Yes, me, after weeks on 3-4 hours sleep… I’m overly rested!. Granted, according to my Fitbit I only slept six hours. pre/baby that would have meant some serious ass dragging.  But post baby, six hours is decadent.  It’s … Continue reading

Teething sucks

Teething sucks

Little man is only three months but he’s getting hit hard by teething 😪. In fact, I think that’s why last week went from bad to worse, sleep wise. Because he’s so young, we didn’t know what to think and to be fair, the ‘ramming hands in his throat to the point of choking’ didn’t … Continue reading

Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation

Have you noticed things have been quiet on the expecting front? It’s because I’m super tired. I haven’t been reading, blogging or feeling at all motivated these days. It’s a good thing Smoochers is so cute, otherwise the long days of wading through cloudy, sleepless days would be depressing. I tell myself it’ll pass, because … Continue reading

2 months old!

2 months old!

Little Smoochers is doing great!  He’s a little over 12 lbs – smack dab in the middle of the charts.  He’s been social smiling since 4 weeks. But as time goes on, he’s more ‘awake’. He knows his smiles and coos will have the ladies cooing and smiling right back, so he piles on the … Continue reading

I need to vent

Everything is going great with Smoochie. We have the usual ‘challenges’ you expect with an almost 9 week old, but it’s all just normal stuff we need to experience and sort out with time.  AKA: nap time is so chaotic.  But it’s getting better at night, so I know it’ll get better during the day … Continue reading

Is it worth it?

So I’m coming up on five years since starting this journey and now the little guy is just over six weeks old, I have a better handle on day to day life with a baby.  It makes sense now to look back a bit and ask myself: was it worth it? Short answer: yes. Long … Continue reading