Back when Addie was about a month, at my own chiropractic visit I was describing her digestive issues to my chiropractor Dr. Lamb and he mentioned in passing that it might be the results of a little bit of leaky gut action in me. For whatever reason, likely because I didn’t fully understand what leaky […]
This mom is flying solo tomorrow.
Tomorrow will be the first time in almost 10 weeks that I’ll be without Everly! For the last 10 weeks I haven’t spent more than an hour or two away from her. Tomorrow I’ll be spending 8 whole hours away from her, I am not sure how I feel about this. She’ll be hanging out […]
He said I breastfeed like a hunchback…
Joking insults are flying around the house these days which means, we must me getting back to normal and catching up on sleep or something. The joking insults are a pretty good sign, means we still like each other enough to make an effort and that our humor is returning. Things like “douchebag-deluxe” and “breastfeeding […]
She only wants boob!
We have been trying to get Everly to take a bottle and a pacifier, you know so one day we’ll be able to have a date night or something. Plus, I would prefer to leave her with a sitter sometimes while I am working… Anything to keep her indoors and cool as opposed to the […]
People just don't get it sometimes…
Today I saw a news report about a woman who was homebirthing here in Indiana whose baby didn’t make it. The story portrayed all homebirths as unsafe and crazy. It even incorrectly referred to the birth as unassisted (midwives were present) and did nothing but scare people. While the story did have a tragic outcome […]
Headaches, electrolytes and fussy babes.
Everly is screaming and has been doing so, consistently, since yesterday. I am just sitting down to try writing a blog post and I can’t for the life of me remember what it was I was going to write about now, figures! E shot more poop around this morning while I was changing her. Every […]
Like shooting a nail gun at your head.
Gosh, I don’t know what the damn problem is. It could be the lack of sleep catching up with me or it could be the crappy sleeping positions when I am able to rest. They’ve strained my neck I think. Oh, I guess the ear piercing shrieks that E lets out every 30-45 minutes for […]
Winding down: First 2 weeks of parenting comes to a close.
This weekend has been somewhat enjoyable. Having N home to take some of the pressure off me is nice. Everly seems to be doing better this weekend with her fussiness too. We’ve been doing much experimenting with my diet and other causes of her fussiness and gas. The first thing I did was take dairy […]
Our breastfeeding journey so far… A first time mom learns the ropes.
Immediately following birth Everly and I laid skin to skin for about 20 min. The skin to skin contact is said to improve breastfeeding outcome and facilitate bonding between mother and child. While we waited for the umbilical cord to stop pulsating and the placenta to deliver Everly and I just laid there in all […]
Everly is 1 week old today, last night was a doozie!
Everly has a “witching hour” It is from about midnight to 3am, interestingly enough that was the time of transition and trauma in her life. She was born at 1:16am remember? Anyway, there have only been like 3 nights over the course of the week where she’s been a handful during her witching hour… Last […]
Everly is now 5 days old: A look back on the birth experience.
The last week has been a whirlwind! Everly Charlotte was born on June 23rd 2009 at 1:16am. She weighed 8lbs 12oz and was 21 inches long, her head measured 34 1/2 cm. She was way bigger than we expected her to be but as you’ll see by the photos she is darn good and healthy! […]