I’m tired, frustrated and honestly I feel burnt-out. There are a lot of us out there, I know. Parents trying to do it all because you feel if you ask for help, it comes across as “being a failure”. I get it. I do everything on the home front and have my 8 month old son with me all day, all while trying to get my blog off the ground. Did I mention I’m a photographer too? Yep, I’m a martyr.
But now with Logan’s teeth coming in and feeling a little under the weather myself, I’m just feeling so overwhelmed by it all. For those of you who don’t have experience with teething, let me put it this way – teething should have been the 10th circle of hell.
There’s a stigma around marriages created by hopeless romantics who’ve been binge watching one too many rom-coms. Sorry but these “perfect” marriages are only to be found on the big screen.
Here’s what marriage really looks like:
Marriage is severe bed head and morning breath. It’s being cranky because your spouse hogged all the covers on one of the coldest nights imaginable. It’s having trouble falling asleep and then, just as you near that ever-so-sweet slumber, hearing those first few notes of your partner’s snore-song.
It’s amazing how becoming a parent can change you. From the person you once were – having no actual responsibilities other than making sure you show up to work on time – to becoming this person who is responsible for the SAFETY and WELL-BEING of a whole other person. This is scary right? Or is it just me?
There are a few things I do wish I’d known prior to having Logan because I feel like I could have been better prepared. Oh, who am I kidding? NOTHING can prepare you for motherhood! Be it as it may, here are a few things I’d like to share with you anyway…
The most important thing to know is I am a first time mom and I am sharing my tips and tricks. This post is not an affiliate post and I am giving you my honest, unbiased opinion.
I have about 5 minutes before Logan wakes up from his nap but I thought I’d do a quick post and share with you the products that totally saved my sanity! Read More
To my sweet baby boy, Logan.
I cannot believe 6 months has flown by. It still feels like you were in my tummy yesterday and here you are, celebrating 6 months of living life!
I am overjoyed that I have been chosen to be your mother. Me. Little old Dianne. That I get to wake up to your smiling face every day is absolutely everything. You are such an amazing little boy and you fill our hearts with so much joy. You are the epitome of love. A true reflection. Read More
When we found out I was pregnant, a sea of emotions took over me. As I think back now, all I remember was crying profusely while I watched the Clear Blue Digital Pregnancy Test display “Pregnant” followed by “2-3 weeks”. I was ecstatic. I’d already taken 2 test over a span of 4 weeks prior to this one, just to be told “nope, not pregnant.” And finally here I was… pregnant!
Although my pregnancy was fairly “easy”, I did suffer from severe morning sickness and tiredness for the first 12 weeks. And so we waited for Little Logan. And waited and waited. For a full 42 weeks. Yup you read right, a WHOLE 42 weeks! Now, my hospital bag was packed at around 32 weeks. At 34 weeks I repacked it again and went through my hospital list to make sure I had everything in there. When 38 weeks came along I started looking at ways to induce labor naturally, as my doctor mentioned at my 38 week appointment “in most cases first born babies are known to be lazy and most first time moms go over their due date.”
Isn’t motherhood great? Your body goes from functioning on 8-10 hours of uninterrupted sleep, to less than 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep (if you’re lucky) with a bunch of power naps until night time and you get to go through this whole sleep deprivation thing again.
When I was pregnant, people would tell me “make sure to get enough sleep now while you still can”, which made me want to punch them in the face. None the less I did. (Sleep, not punch them in the face.) But even with the solid 12 hours of sleep a day during the last 4-6 weeks before Logan came, somehow I am now still tired? Eh I must have understood them wrong. I thought the hours would accumulate and when baby is here and I am super tired, I just cash in on like 6 hours and suddenly I have this jolt of energy.
I know that as soon as 30 weeks come along, a photo shoot is the last thing on your mind. With my maternity shoot I was about 32 weeks pregnant with swollen feet, a few extra kilograms accompanying me and sweating all. the. damn. time! Lucky for me our photographer was absolutely amazing and knew exactly how to pose me to make sure I look fabulous!