Rollin’ on Dubs And training wheels! Liam learned to ride his bike and raced in a triathlon! I meant to lead with how this past summer was filled overflowing with growth and development. That pain in the ass motor skill he couldn’t master becomes an achievement and he’s a bit more independent than the moment just […]
Livin' on the edge of chaos + exhaustion.
Although I was grateful for the doctors’ urgency and eager for answers, my mind was torn off its tracks. Despite Taking Notes for years and knowing Liam was different; every single idea, hope, dream, fantasy, and preconceived notion I had about this boy and his future was derailing. There wasn’t shit I could do to […]
Consistently taking notes did two things: Made me hyper aware Revealed much more than I could handle. (You’re probably thinking, No! Look at you handling all your shit! I don’t know if barely constitutes as handling). It sounds a bit unbelievable when I say obsessing about a stressor relieves my stress. I can’t explain how this […]
Despite the ridiculousness of child birth and the relentless anxiety of motherhood described in the previous post, Stick to The Plan, I was enjoying being a mom. His mom anyway. I thought of him as an easy baby. I never felt overwhelmed by him or my new role. For someone who swore off babies, I […]
Like I mentioned in this series’ first post, Origins, I read every book and article. I was ubber prepared (said the chick with zero experience). Every mom and author advised to have a birth plan. I came up with one and I was insistent on sticking to it. The Birth Plan NO DRUGS NO EPIDURAL […]
Something I failed to mention in my About Me introduction is I consider myself a present shaker. What I really mean by this is I hate surprises. I hate the anticipation of a surprise. I hate the surprise of the unknown. And a “good surprise” isn’t actually good if it causes anxiety and allows my […]