At three months postpartum, people keep commenting on how great I look! While it is very flattering, the first thing that comes out of my mouth is “you should see me naked…it’s all an illusion.” As most new moms know, things shift and your body isn’t quite the same…at least not at three months… Continue reading A Real Weight Loss Plan for New Moms
First, let me apologize for not writing for a while. I am currently in my 11th week of maternity leave, and I have not had much time to do much besides keep baby Callum happy. I cannot believe my maternity leave will soon be coming to an end and I’ll have to go back to… Continue reading A Crazy Start to Maternity Leave
After all of the waiting, stress, and failed attempts at trying to induce myself, our baby boy is finally here! His birth story is a good one, and will probably make every other woman who has had a baby hate me.
When I went to my 39 week appointment and was told I could not be induced, I began to panic even more than I already had been. I was banking on the fact that I would be induced at 39 weeks and have a week to recover before we had to leave on our 11… Continue reading 39 Weeks 3 Days and My Doctors Hate Me
If you’ve been following along over the past few weeks, you may recall that we’ve been having some trouble sleeping in the Cowen Household. Our three year old has been trying every trick in the book to not go to bed, and she’s been coming in to our room pretty much every night. Well, last… Continue reading The Night I Became a Mean Mom
As I enter in my final weeks of pregnancy, I generally like to try and stock up on sleep as much as I can. I start getting pretty tired around 7pm and, with the encouragement of my husband, try to get in bed as soon as the kids are in bed. Seems like a good… Continue reading I Am NEVER Going To Sleep Again!
The following is a story of survival, and how I did it. This is what happens when your other/better half goes out of town for a few days to a Bachelor party (in New Orleans!) while you are at home with two very energetic kids and are 32 weeks pregnant.
A quick note on my day today. I spent the weekend in Michigan hosting my sister’s Bridal Shower. It was a great time and went really well. I had to get to the airport this morning by 6am EST (which is 5am “my time”). I spent the night at my mom’s house in the bedroom… Continue reading When Your Day Doesn’t Go as Planned
Some moms can do it all, and some moms try really hard. I fall in to the second bucket. During the weekends, for everyone’s sanity, I try to get the kids out of the house to do something fun in between breakfast and lunch. Those 4 hours are pretty much the longest hours of the… Continue reading At Least I Try, Right?
I am writing this blog post today to put it out there. I feel like things like this happen to the best of us moms, even though we try our hardest to be the best moms possible and not let anything bad ever happen to our kids. I am writing this so I can get… Continue reading Please Tell Me I Do Not Suck as a Mom