Stunned, with stick in hand and teary eyes, I looked into his wrinkly, brown mug and whispered, “I’m pregnant.” My nine-month-old baby girl crawled around the floor as my anxiety gurgled up into a strangled laugh.
With my first, I had read a book and tracked my ovulation, my fertile days, and the trajectory of the moon. Well, not really, but it felt like the stars and planets needed to be aligned to get pregnant. All I had to do with the second one was stop nursing. Little did I know that you are most fertile the first year after giving birth.
That was one of many new revelations of parenthood and, wanting to get other new mamas up to speed, I began Mommy Crib Notes nearly three years ago. Mommy Crib Notes is the place to find my tips and tricks – a parenting cheat sheet of sorts – as well as commiserate about living in the topsy-turvy world of tykes.
If you’re new here, you’ll find that I love chatting about life after motherhood, sharing my latest finds and learning that something I wrote helped someone – like the mom who was glad to hear what the barking cough of croup sounded like or the brand new mom who felt like she wasn’t alone after reading “What Life as a New Mom is Really Like.”
These days, my life is filled with potty training exploits, the work-life juggling act, and coming to terms with my postpartum body (because, face it, it’s been two years and certain…ahem…things aren’t going away, ever). Oh, and contemplating having a third.
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