I Get By With A Little Help

I appreciate my friends every day, but sometimes they really knock it out of the park. Like yesterday, when my friends at work surprised me with the baby shower they had planned for the summer before PJ decided to be a spring baby!

It couldn’t have come on a better day as I was up to my ears in vendors who decided I needed some misery in my life. One double-billed me for a shipment that they lost a week ago and won’t replace until it’s been MIA for more than 10 business days – even though they admit they lost it on day 2. And another that apparently employs at least a dozen people who do nothing but come up with more hoops to try to make me jump through for the exalted privilege of paying them buckets of money every month.

So, a surprise baby shower in the middle of all of this was a really great change of pace!

And then today, I got to spend time catching up with my good friend Danielle, who happens to also be my next door neighbor. I’ve been missing our gym dates so it was great to get to chat over tea today – and she helped me do PJ’s first photos with my good camera! I can’t wait to do the editing on them 🙂

Here’s your sneak preview of our session:


That’s Peter Pan in the front there, PJ was chatting away to him!

It’s Waahnesday Already?

I had a happy, peppy post planned for today, but it would be a total lie to post it, so we’re winging it instead.

I am tired. Up every half hour all night tired. Ready for bed but need to keep myself and a tired, crying baby awake for another hour so he sleeps through the night tired. Financial stress from being off work for months tired.
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Work It, Mama

While I was home this summer, I heard two questions over and over again. I’ve already answered the first one here, about how I ended up going out for maternity leave so early. Paul got asked that one too, but not surprisingly he didn’t get asked this one: “Are you going back to work?” I get why people ask this, but I was pretty surprised by how many people seemed to assume that I would say no. Continue reading