There is a saying I like to put into practice in my marriage; Happy Wife, Happy Life. It may be crude but the spirit behind it is true. As I mentioned in my post a few weeks ago, in a marriage it is the duty of both people to put the needs of the other first. When you have kids this usually involves food or poop… or both. But trust me guys, it is worth it; because when she is happy, she will make you happy… by making waffles! Get your mind out of the gutter, and read these 5 tips on making your Baby Momma happy! (more…)
When my wife and I decided that she would be a stay at home mom I was well aware of the fact that it would be more than a full time job for her. She decided that she wanted taking care of our son to be her career and I wanted to make that happen for her. I thought I understood the challenges and benefits of this decision but it never occurred to me exactly how much like a job it would be. (more…)
Being a new parent has taught me a lot about myself. It is especially difficult when the these lessons expose my shortcomings. It has always been difficult for me to admit to others that I need help or I am unable to follow through with something; however, I can usually admit it to myself. I am not sure why but for the last 5 months I have been trying to convince myself that I can handle all of the commitments I have made to myself. I was bouncing back and forth between projects and something always seemed to suffer. As my stress levels climbed, I began to realize that something was wrong but I still was not being honest with myself. (more…)
Newb Mom here.. again….. Third blog I have done this week.
Ah my sweet little baby… that only took a twenty minute nap and woke up ready to play. Yeah right. I know what’s going on here and NO, you may not get up to play. Why not? Because twenty minutes is NOT a nap and you will be cranky because of it.
This is the conversation I have been having with Little Man the last few days. We are in the throws of the 4 month sleep regression. It can happen as early as 3 months and as late as 5 months. Basically his sleep is all thrown off lately. He has been fighting bedtime and naps, he’s been getting up all hours of the night to eat, and it is nearly impossible to get him to settle back down when he takes these “micro” naps. (more…)
Newb Mom here again.
I am tired. I’m talking zombie tired.
I bet you think I’m writing this at 2am while nursing a hungry baby huh? Nope. Its 8:00 in the morning. A perfectly reasonable hour to be awake. Was I up all night? Nope. Little man got up twice between 8pm and 6am and went right back to sleep each time. So now you are probably thinking that I am just complaining. A 4 month old sleeping 10 hours and only waking twice is amazing! I should feel rested and refreshed, ready to take on the world. (more…)