Toddlerhood

I’m gonna go ahead and say it. Being a parent isn’t always awesome. There are times I feel so overwhelmed and think, I don’t like this phase… Jesus, this is not what I signed up for. Toddlerhood is one of those times. And let me tell you, this has been a rough patch. His temper tantrums …

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eDinners

We wondered when we’d get to that point. We’d see kids at dinners glued to their iPads and we’d wonder, when do you get to that point? We thought, we didn’t want that. We’d want him engaged in conversation with us. He needs to listen and observe the world, not tune it out. And then, …

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Kisses

Ollie went from just waving “bye bye” to saying “bye bye” to blowing you a kiss when you leave. This, I found super adorable already. But then instead of just blowing a kiss when you ask for one, he sometimes comes right over and lands a sloppy one right on our mouths. At first it …

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Truckin’ along

Today was not an easy day. The fatigue and nausea have been strong. But today was the first day that I had to be in the office a full 9 to 5pm in months. Not getting in a nap was hard enough. But feeling the constant need to hurl meant asking myself, how bad would it …

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Only two nights

It was only two nights. I didn’t think it’d be that big of a deal. It’d be my first time away from Ollie for that long (I’d only been gone one night before). But, two nights? C’mon. Easy peasy. And, yes, I was worried, sure. Would he wake up in a good mood? Would he …

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Table surfing

With the almost 100 degree temperature, I tend to be a little slower, which in itself is bad enough. But this afternoon, I turned around and saw this. This can’t be safe, obvi. But how the heck did he get on? And before I knew it, he got off. All without me seeing how he …

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First stomach virus

Ollie has never been a big drooler. And, yes, while he did spit up quite a bit in the early infant months, once that went away, it was not something I thought much about. So when he got the stomach flu this last week, my God, I could not believe the way that vomit spewed out of his mouth. …

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