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HOW TO NOT LOSE YOUR SHIT AS A FIRST TIME MOM

Welcome to Rants & Whatnot. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit down, and relax!
Congratulations! If you're reading this post, you're probably expecting your first child! I applaud you for trying to read as much as you can before your baby arrives.
I bet you're overwhelmed as absolute hell.
Take a deep breath. I have one thing to tell you that should loom over your head as the big day arrives, and that is: Go with the flow.
Nobody else is going to say it so there you go. That's my biggest tip. The first three months are rough as you adjust to a life revolving around a little human who needs your attention 24/7. You can plan ahead as much as possible and schedule naps and feedings and bedtime. If you do though, you're setting yourself up for frustration.
I don't eat or go to the bed at the same time every single day. I bet you don't either. And trust me, if you force a schedule on your baby, you will want to pull your hair out.
Now don't get me wrong, babi…

Mom Life

I knew being a mom would be hard. I mean it's a given. That's all everyone tells you when you're pregnant. They also tell you it's the best thing in the world. Which is true.

But they don't tell you just how hard it really is.

I means it's beyond rough.




Especially the first twelve weeks. I mean your baby was comfortably in the womb for practically nine months. Then they come into this world. A world we can barely comprehend ourselves. Then we expect them to be fine. To be able to sleep alone. To nap alone. To be alone period. Dear God, is it rough having your newborn scream and cry when you put her down for a second. It's not easy. Sometimes you have to put her down so you can take a sip of water.

It sucks realizing you have literally given up yourself. No more taking that nap you wanted. No more taking long showers and baths every night. Hell I've had to give up my daily cup of hot tea in the morning. I just don't have time.

And for all those peopl…

Growing Up & Regrets

Everytime I leave this blog for a long period of time and open it up, I want to cringe. I look over all my old posts and wonder, why the hell did I post that????And then I remember that I was still growing up. Though aren't we always still growing up. There's never been a moment in my life where I woke up one day and said, hmm now I feel like an adult.The truth is that you never truly do. You just feel more like yourself. When I was a teenager, I always felt so lost. I tried sticking with this blog as hard as possible. But I just couldn't do it. No matter how many times I logged back in and promised I would stick with it, I wouldn't. I had so many things going on in my head. Whether I was stressed out over my job or family and friends. I could never learn to cope with my feelings. I would just disappear from the world and hope it would all go away.But so much has happened as I've grown up. Hell, I just had a baby about six weeks ago. God is she the best thing to ev…