Posts by: Jamy

Worn Down Mamas

On August 15, 2013 By

Babies are difficult.  Not because they mean to be or they enjoy stressing out their parents, but because as little mini-humans their means of communicating with us is very limited.  The only way they know to show how they’re feeling?  Crying.  Or a giggle or smile if you’re lucky.

I’ve been fortunate that I have […]

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Hello World

On August 1, 2013 By

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have officially rejoined the work force after 13 weeks of maternity leave spent loving on and caring for my newborn son.  It’s hard to believe he’s 3 months old and my leave is already over, and while dropping him off in the care of others for nearly […]

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How Far We’ve Come

On July 25, 2013 By

Thirteen weeks of maternity leave is almost up, and as of Monday I’ll be going back to work FULL TIME.  My heart is having a hard time thinking of leaving the most important thing in my life with someone else, although I know the people watching him are good people.  I haven’t been away from […]

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On The Tough Days…

On July 7, 2013 By

On the days when my 2 month old decides he doesn’t want to nap and gets fussy and over-tired, I just remind myself that he won’t be this little forever and that I’m going back to work soon and won’t see him as much.

On the days when I don’t have a minute to myself […]

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Mama Knows Best

On June 6, 2013 By

Funny how a little person can feel like such an overwhelming presence in one’s life.  I knew going into it that a baby was a lot of work, a lot of sacrifice, and a lot of joy.  I assumed like most new moms, I would muddle my way through and write my own “motherhood” story […]

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Baby Anxiety

On May 23, 2013 By

When I found out I was pregnant, I was acutely aware of the phenomenon known as postpartum depression or the “baby blues.”  I worried that I wouldn’t feel connected to my baby when he was born.  I told my husband to be on the lookout for signs that I was struggling when we brought him […]

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To Be A Mom

On May 16, 2013 By

So this is what it means to be a Mom…

No matter how tough of a day we’ve had together, this face makes it all better – all worth it

This was the moment.  My “I’m his Mom – […]

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6 Days

On May 3, 2013 By

My new little man is here, and he’s all of 6 days old.  These 6 days have gone quickly and yet very, very slowly at the same time.  I’m assuming that’s due to lack of sleep, redundant tasks and routine, spending most of my days indoors (and in the same room), etc.

I am beginning […]

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Roller Coaster

On April 25, 2013 By

Today is my due date.


Give me a second… I have to let that sink in.

Sweet Hosanna those “40 weeks” went by fast.

I’ll be honest: It feels a bit like I’ve strapped myself into a roller coaster and they’re hauling the cars up that first giant hill and I’m experiencing that split […]

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Dress Up Days

On April 18, 2013 By

This past weekend was all about getting prepared: cleaning the house, washing multiple loads of laundry, packing (and repacking) the hospital bag, etc.  My due date is April 25th – a mere seven days away.  And I’m not sure I could really believe it if I didn’t look like this: