Blame this recent New York Times article for what you’re about to read. Let’s talk baby weight. Gaining it, losing it, and how celebrities on covers of magazines make the rest of us feel bad. Correction: How they make *some people* feel bad.
A version of thefollowing was originally posted on Jill Simonian’sTheFabMom.com. JillSimonian is a TV & Digital personality seen frequenlty on HLN, Hallmark Channel and parenting blogs across the web. We’ve all hit that metaphorical brick wall. You know, that thing we slam into every now and then when weve spun around in circles enough times to lose our orientation.BAM!There’ve been way too many times I’ve …
Guess what y’all? I’ve got a baby in my belly again…. and he/she has been there for almost 7 months.
I think C-sections have gotten a bad rap. It’s not the real way to have a baby. The recovery sucks. You’ll always have a scar. True. True. True. But I don’t care. Didn’t the first time (a year and a half ago), don’t this time (2 weeks away).
After having my second baby just a few weeks ago, I’ve now decided that my name officially sucks. How did this happen? I loooooooooved my name. I still love my name. But it just doesn’t have the same magic anymore.
I am RIGHT in it people. Princesses, princesses everywhere. My newly-minted 3 year old is obsessed, and my 19-month old is following suit. (I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… I literally thought I was Snow White when I was five. And Lord help you if you disputed me.)
Let’s not pretend to be something we’re not. Most all clever moms lie to their children (especially to toddlers) at some point or another just to get things done. I do. Not ashamed to admit it. This chocolate isn’t what you think it is, it’s really mommy’s medicine and tastes really yucky. I’m going to take my nap right now too.
Since I started my adventure in motherhood back in 2010, I’ve always had a goal to keep things “strong” — physically, emotionally and mentally. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my share of mommy-meltdowns, but I remember admiring how strong my own mom was raising my sister and me.
How old is too old to have a baby? Is there such a thing as being past our female prime in our progressive age of egg-freezing technology and scientific possibilities of surrogacy? Some say yes, some say no. The options for carrying and birthing a baby past the age of 35 teeters on controversial to some. Others don’t understand the controversy at all.
Who has time to clean their house? (Crickets.) Does anyone clean their own home anymore? (Bigger and more obnoxiously-loud crickets now, at least with a lot of my busy friends.) Looks like I’m the only sucker.