Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I've been vegan for a long time. The better part of two years and it's been great, but I'm now going back to being a vegetarian. While being a vegan was wonderful it just doesn't fit in with my lifestyle right now. It's just a little too strict to be worrying about what I'm going to eat when I'm taking care of a newborn. I'll never eat meat again (meat is murder) and I won't drink straight cow's milk or eat eggs (bleh), but I will eat things that are made with those ingredients (cakes, cream sauces, etc) on occasion. More or less only when I'm ordering out or going out to eat. At home it's much easier to prepare vegan meals. Last night I had pizza with cheese for the first time in a long time and I have to say that it was really yummy!
Posted by Melissa G. at 6:52 AM
Saturday, July 25, 2009
So I'm an adrenaline junkie...always have been. I've been skydiving, bungee jumping, jet skiing, quading, scuba diving, and trapezing on the West Side Highway. However, during all of that, I have never been as scared as I am in the 10 seconds after I put Isabella in her basinet. That paralyzing fear that she's going to wake up when I know she needs nothing more then to sleep.
Posted by Melissa G. at 3:28 PM
Thursday, July 23, 2009
So I've been sick. Not "man sick" (you know when your husband has a drippy nose and acts as if he has the bubonic plague), but fever, chills, achey, sore throat sick. So I've had limited contact with Isabella, which was a lot harder then I anticipated it. Especially when I heard her crying and couldn't go to her. Andy's been great, he even took a day off of work to take care of her when my mother couldn't get here (car trouble). He's kept her downstairs at night so I could sleep and get better. So for the past 2 nights I got 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Something that I haven't had in a month. But today I'm feeling much better. No fever. No chills. No acheyness. No sore throat. I'm still taking it easy but I've been able to at least take care of the baby.
Posted by Melissa G. at 1:12 PM
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Posted by Melissa G. at 1:24 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Don't be fooled by the title of this post, I didn't have another public nip slip. I'm talking about being honest about motherhood and the insecurities that come along with it. Now let me get something out first, I'm not writing this post to shit glitter all over mommyhood. Obviously I love my daughter, this is just not a post about how I could spend 2 hours staring at her tiny toes (I've done this), this is just a realistic view about some of the things I personally feel insecure about or things I didn't expect. I feel like there's so much pressure to be the "perfect mom" in the eyes of others and that women are so afraid of being judged by other mother's that they put on a facade and try to act like they have it all together and know it all, when they have their head up their ass like the rest of us.
Posted by Melissa G. at 12:17 PM
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I've always hated my boobs. From 5th-7th grade I hated my boobs because they were non-existent. Then in 8th grade I hated them because they went from -A to D in a few months and all the boys teased me and the girls were mean to me and accused me of "stuffing" (bitches). Then in high school and college I hated them because they attracted a lot of negative attention from immature guys. I can't tell you how many conversations guys have had with my nipples instead of my face. Clothes don't fit right and I get lower back aches.
Posted by Melissa G. at 9:27 AM
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
So this blog has been a little bit puppies and rainbows for a while and I think it's time to ugg it up. So let's talk about the dirty details of LDR (labor, delivery, and recovery).
Posted by Melissa G. at 12:36 PM
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
One of my best friends, Lara, is leaving on July 5th to spend the summer with her boyfriend in Israel. She'll be back in September for 2 weeks and then they're both moving to Australia together for two years. This is amazing for her, but very sad for me and our group of friends who are going to miss her terribly. We couldn't send her off without a proper tribute.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Ok so it's midnight and I just got the baby to sleep so why am I up and blogging? Because this couldn't wait until the morning.
Posted by Melissa G. at 9:00 PM