Wednesday, March 11, 2015

To My Pregnant Sister...

My sister: I am so happy you are pregnant and going to have a sweet baby soon. But thinking back to when my son was born 4 months ago, I realize that I might have said some things about birth and being a new mom that scared you. So I wanted to clarify them for you now. 

When I said labour was hell...

I meant it. 
The uncertainty was so scary. The contractions were the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. My water breaking was weird and gross and felt like the biggest period of my life gushing every time I stood up... for 18 hours straight. I screamed and cried and yelled just like the movies, but way longer. I told the nurse I couldn't do it, because I really didn't think I could.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Nap Math

Sometimes I feel like my life as a new mom is a complicated math question...

If Eli's nap time is in ten minutes, and you have an appointment in an hour and fifteen minutes and it takes twenty five minutes to drive to that appointment, should you: