Real Life confessions? rambles? thoughts?

::: I loved hearing about everyone's grocery bills and meal planning sessions. It's fascinating to me to see how people run the mundane parts of their lives (even though, meal planning and grocery shopping is actually pretty exciting for me). My favorite part of Cribs (remember that show?) was when you could take a peek into the fridge. I like seeing everyone's perfectly done up living room, but I reallllly want to look into your cabinets! 

::: Also, I ended up replying to comments on the actual post thread. I've been finding that a little bit easier than responding via email, but it sort of depends on the day. 

::: Leo is taking a formula bottle and night and I dropped my last pumping session. What does this mean? Well, it means that I only pump once a day now (!!!), and I'm able to actually freeze some of my milk so that I can leave him for more than a few hours a day. Plus, not having to pump at night is incredibly freeing. There have been many nights where I've had to go home to pump, or stop playing a board game with friends because I needed to pump, or hold off on a glass of wine until after I pumped....and now, I don't have to think about it as much. Being the only person to feed your baby is equal parts magnificent and overwhelming, so releasing some of that pressure feels awesome.

::: For the most part - minus a few things here and there - breastfeeding has been an overall very enjoyable experience for both Leo and I and I feel really lucky that I've been able to do so for six months, and hope to continue to do so for another six.

::: We FaceTime my mom and sisters at least three or four times a day. I know Joel thinks I'm crazy, but it honestly makes our days feel so much less isolating when we are home alone all day.

::: I just finished my first non-pregnancy/child-rearing book since January of last year - and ironically enough, it was all about babies. I can't escape it. It's an older book - Babyville by Jane Green - but I really enjoyed it. It's about 3 different women in their early thirties all at different stages of wanting, trying, having, or avoiding babies. I bought it at a library book sale for $2 dollars, but if you're looking for a light read, I would recommend it.

::: I feel like the older I get, the less I like people. Is that a horrible thing to admit? I consider myself fairly outgoing and social, and I truly like to be around people, but lately, I find that I have been actually liking fewer and fewer people. I think I'm starting to figure out qualities I truly enjoy in people, and being pickier with whom I invest in.

Arguments with housemates have literally condemned me to my room for the foreseeable future through fear of running into them and having to repeat the same argument another 50 billion times.:

::: I am obsessed with the Today show. If I'm home, I will watch from 7am-11am and then my TV goes off, but I love everyone on the show. Especially Willie, but that's a whole other topic. But what legitimately keeps me up at night is all of their off camera relationships. My theory this is week is that Natalie Morales really hates Tamron Hall.

::: I took Unisom when I was pregnant and had insomnia, but just a few weeks ago, I took it again after having trouble sleeping for a few nights and HOLY COW. I forgot what a full nights sleep without any interruption feels like. There is nothing more amazing than sleep!

::: I'm leaving next week for Chicago for almost 3 weeks and I haven't even started thinking about packing. I'm not quite sure why I'm not stressed, because I probably should be, but I think I'm just more excited than anything, and just want to throw a bunch of shit in my suitcase and go home! 

::: It helps too that my in-laws are coming into town this weekend. They are staying with us, and I intend to take advantage of their help and get everything done while they are here.

::: Do you know that at about the time Leo turned 4 months old people started asking me when we are going to have another baby? Holy shit, I'm not ready, and don't expect to be for another year or two.  I think 2.5 or 3 years between babes is ideal. I like the idea of having one child in diapers at a time.

::: And honestly, if someone could just hand deliver me a baby at 3 months old, I think I would have at least five or six kids. It's the pregnancy and newborn stuff that ain't so much fun!

::: I have turned into a full blown coffee addict! It started when I was pregnant because a few times a week I would treat myself to a decaf latte in the afternoon. Once I had Leo, that afternoon latte was not longer decaf. Well, now, it's become more than a few times a week, and more like 5 or 6 times a week! It's nice to end our long walks at Coffee Bean and a latte at 11am energizes me for the rest of the day.....and I just don't think its right to sacrifice my productivity

::: I finished Fuller House on Netflix (loved it), and moved on to Girls season 5 on HBOgo. Totally going from A to Z on that one, but I've been really enjoying watching a show on my ipad in the bath or in bed as a way to wind down and just chill out before going to sleep.

::: I'm going to my first Power Yoga class on Friday since B-Leo. I have a hard time spending the $30 for a class, but I'm not ready to reboot my Equinox membership because I just don't feel like I can get there enough just yet.

::: Although......they do have a kids club, so I may need to start seriously thinking about it. I think it'd be good for Leo to have other people watch him a bit during the week, because I'm already seeing a lot of tears when friends or family go to hold him! 

::: Joel has Friday off of work, which means we both have a short work week! I'm going to sneak in my yoga class, then we have Leo's 6 month check up (HOW?), and then we're going to have a liquid lunch to celebrate Leeman's half year birthday! Like the good parents we are ;)


  1. Umm seriously can we be neighbors? I just know how much fun we would have together!!! PS - do you want me to text you my packing list for going to Maryland or to my in laws? I keep it in my notes and use the same one every time.

  2. I hear you on if someone could just hand me a baby at three months! My friend and I were talking yesterday (we both only have one child) and are thinking about the second one. Getting through pregnancy and those first few months are so brutal...I'm just not ready for it yet! And I second Classic Annie's comment!

  3. I remember how freeing it felt to drop that night time pump! Congrats to you for 6 mo of bf-ing! I'm hoping that baby 2 will latch and we will have a better time with it. You are so smart to wait to have another one! I think 2.5-3 years apart is perfect. I don't think we really thought through having 2 babies in diapers and cribs! It's going to be hectic...

  4. The first two months with Cooper were BRUTAL, OMG. I still remember it clearly and he will be twelve in May. :D

    And I loved Cribs, I wish they would bring it back.

  5. Love these type of posts! I thoroughly enjoy hearing random thoughts and ramblings. I LOVE the Today Show too - unfortunately I don't have the luxury yet to watch it daily, but it's my favorite! Kathy Lee & Hoda are the best. I'm glad people haven't flat out asked me about having a baby, yet, at least not that I can recall. I feel like it's somewhat rude. You never know what people may be going through in those situations! XO

  6. I used to be obsessed with Jane Green back in the day and Babyville was one of my favorites! So glad the formula is working out!

  7. I love Jane Green books...thanks for reminding me of her! Also, I'm with ya on the friends piece. At this phase in our life, we have enough obligations and responsibilities that it just doesn't feel worth wasting time with people I don't love, haha!

  8. I hear ya on liking people less and less. I really think it has to do with having kids as your tolerance for other peoples' bs is nonexistent! That's my theory!

  9. I am with you on as I get older, I find the qualities I like more in people and I am super picky about who I want to be friends with.