Weekending

After two weekends in a row spent recuperating from a nasty sinus infection, I was actually able to enjoy this weekend, and enjoy it we did! On Saturday morning, Bobby was kind enough to be my 5:30 am alarm and we both lost our collective cools over the Royal Wedding. I know a lot of people think it’s silly or stupid and mock those who got really into it. But I don’t care. There is not a cynical bone in my body when it comes to this wedding. I got really into it. I was…

10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Breastfeeding

So, my breastfeeding time with Bobby is starting to wind down. I plan on keeping a few nursing feeds a day for a while (mostly because it is a SUPER handy backup plan for if the shit really hits the fan and nothing else will soothe him). But I got to the point where  I just felt super ready to introduce formula and have that as an option for 1-2 feeds a day. Now that he’s taking bottles easily, there’s been a huge mental burden lifted. And I can actually enjoy and savor breastfeeding a…

Monday Musings

Hey friends. I hope you all had marvelous weekends and survivable Mondays. I am still batting this godforsaken sinus infection, and today marked like literally day 15 of this thing (technically the first 5-7 days were a cold virus, then the sinus infection kicked in, but honestly it all just blurs together into a glob of ickiness). I spent Saturday almost entirely in bed with Bobby (thanks to my saint of a mother who watched Ryland at her house all day long), and I’ve spent a lot of time on and off in bed the last 2…

Food Truck Food Courts and Sinus Infections

Well about that “second” cold I was coming down with. Turns out not a second cold but a lovely sinus infection. I thought it was weird to get a second cold so soon but wasn’t feeling awful, until last night and this morning when I got hit by a big old garbage truck: awful sinus pressure, super sore throat, a low fever and just generally feeling like a big old pile of poo. I haven’t practiced as a nurse in a few months, I still remember that it’s usually a bad sign…

Tuesday Tangents

Morning friends 🙂 So I promise I am in a much better mood than I was on Sunday (it’s amazing how four hours of sleep 2 nights in a row can really turn someone into a mean gremlin right?). The last two nights Bobby has only woken up once to eat. Because of this fact, I feel like a new human being. I think the reason Bobby lost his mind and stopped sleeping was not teething (or not only teething) but because he got his second back-to-back cold and was super pissed about that situation. And then…

Sunday Not So Funday (aka Venting about the Terrible Twos)

Disclaimer: This is going to be one of those venting/complaint posts, so if that’s not your jam feel free to skip this one. I sometimes see online bloggers or “influencers” say that they only believe in posting positive things, specifically about parenting, which is fine and dandy and totally their choice. It’s also fine if you are someone who only wants to read the positive stuff. I love reading those types of blogs when I need a little escape or fantasy. They’re great, and it’s those people’s…