Family matters – sister stuff

Well, it looks like my sister’s cancer scare is for real this time. It sucks that I have to say ‘this time’, because she’s cried wolf a few times. I’m not feeling guilty about not initially believing her, and I’m also still not 100% convinced.  It’s like walking a tight rope – even after everything I … Continue reading

My sister & her kids

Two posts in one week is a new record for me now that Smoochers is here, but I got news yesterday that has been sending my gut into a tailspin. So a quick recap: I have a sister that is 2 years younger who still lives in NYC with her three kids.  Her husband was/is … Continue reading

A quick hello!

A quick hello!

Smoochie is 6 months on the 29th of September! We’re doing great. Things have gotten to a new level of comfort and confidence that I love. This is such a fun time. My anxiety is down about 90% and I’m trusting my instincts.  It’s funny, but whenever I get conflicting advice or have a moment … Continue reading

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