Becoming Mother: She’s 1!!!

On October 13, 2016, my most precious bundle of joy was born. It feels like just yesterday that I heard the doctor say “Siobhán is out!”. She was so tiny, even her newborn clothes were big. My husband hogged her for the first few weeks. The only thing I would get to do was feed…

Life Update: Where Have I Been?

I know I’ve been MIA lately on the blogs, so the short answer is that I’ve been around. Spending some quality time with the family, balancing the transition from being a mother to a young stationary baby and a rambunctious, overzealous (now walking) toddler whilst managing my freelancing and even a bit of study. I…

Becoming Mother: 6 Months Update

I had my daughter 6 months go today. WOW! Just… wow! Already I have found myself several times over looking at pics from the day (night) she was born. She changed, grown so much. Will it always be this fast? My heart might not be able to take this.  I love this kid so much! It’s…

New Mom Guide: 6 Must Haves

When I had my baby, I was starting from ground zero on the knowledge of comfort scale. Most of the women I had giving me advice hadn’t had a baby in at least 10 years, so I kind of had to figure it out on my own as far as small comforts were concerned. So…

Becoming Mother: 3 Months Update

So much has happened in the land of new motherhood since my last blog post, it’s very hard to believe its only been 14 weeks (or 101 days). My life before giving birth has actually started to blur already. (Whadya know?) Siobhán‘s hit  a few milestones already and has me feeling like I’ll blink and she’ll be…

Becoming Mother: The First Month

My baby is so tiny and stinking cute! Of course, I’m aware this is more than a little bit influenced by my exponentially biased ‘mom glasses’. But who cares, cya tell me notn. Mi baby a tek life! Lol Breastfeeding  On a more serious note though, she is such a beautiful blessing and even so…

Becoming Mother: Postpartum Body, Mentally Acclimating

It’s been a month since I had my little Pepperseed and it seems the time has gone up in smoke. That’s easy enough to feel when it comes to the baby. My body, not so much. This part feels like its been forever. Forever and a day. When will the never ending changes just stop?…

Pregnancy to Becoming Mother 

Now that First Pregnancy Series is over, I am taking on the next chapter, Becoming Mother. I stare at her a lot. Cuddle her, kiss her, sniff her. I’m so proud. The little voice that squeals  “I made her inside me!” has not yet gone away.  Production at Shan’s Uterus R Us is up and live!…

First Pregnancy Series: Labour (Or a lack thereof) & Delivery

After months of fretting about what labour would be like and my ability to handle the pain, needless to say I had resigned myself to letting it happen. I’m pretty sure whimpier women have done it, right? (Feel free to jump in and back me up anytime here). Losing much of my mobility and  excruciating…

First Pregnancy Series: Third Trimester Update 

The third semester was daunting as a last stretch. In the beginning, it went by kind of fast, but by the time I had 2 months or so to go, it was as though time became a sloth. A cruel pace. It seemed everyone I knew who was pregnant had their baby and mine was…

5 Interesting Things That Happened To Me During Pregnancy

1. My feet grew As much as I would like to tell you this isn’t something that bothers me, it most definitely does. My feet grew. They hang off all my sandals and my closed up shoes feel like I borrowed them and they’re so tight, even my lungs rebel.  (Young gal wear yuh size!)….

First Pregnancy Series: A Husband’s Perspective

I haven’t made a blog in quite some time. I’m inclined to make some comment about football and write a long ass post about it. Nope…this is not one such post. So if that’s what you were expecting please leave now. If you’re interested in what I have to say these next couple words please…