This is Motherhood
What to [really] expect...

It's not as glamorous as I once thought it would be.

It's scary, disgusting, and overwhelming. And some days I wonder why the hell I ever went and got myself knocked up in the first place.

But most days, as I listen to my little boy giggle, or cuddle him close and nuzzle his ear, or gaze at him while he's sleeping, my heart is so completely and utterly full that I don't know how it ever managed to beat before now.

That being said, I've learned that being a parent is the hardest job in the world. It's thankless and exhausting, and every day presents new challenges and opportunities to learn how to be a better Mama.

So some days (instead of showering) I sit down on the couch in my spit up-covered yoga pants and reflect on this incredible journey in an attempt to share some of my wisdom with the world.

Link up with my favorite posts below...

Sometimes I Cry
A Letter to the Dad with the Screaming Toddler
Mommy Guilt
How to Take a Baby to a Professional Sporting Event
Pumping and Working -- My Secrets
Crying Over Spilled Milk
Baby Christmas Wish List
This is my life. I talk about poop.
Returning to Work
Blogging as a Mommy

Knocked Up
My pregnancy journey...

My son, Ryder Steven, was born on May 5, 2014.

I spent the months leading up to his birth writing weekly letters to him, outlining all the nitty-gritty details of growing a tiny human (really more for my own benefit than for his future horrified post-pubescent review).

Click here to read all about my nine months of pregnancy bliss hell.

{The Parenting section of my blog is intended for people who have a sense of humor and an appreciation for sarcasm. You've been warned.}
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