Breast Feeding Class

Took our first breast feeding class last night. Learned a lot about latching and caring for the baby. It was a long class and I get pretty uncomfortable sitting still so, here is the shortened version.

Baby should make a fish face with both upper and lower lip extendedBaby's body should face Mom's bodyIt may take practice and patience Watch videos onlineSometimes it helps to rub the outer breast toward babyIt's a great way to help build baby's immune systemBreast feeding helps mom lose weight I'm not a breastfeeding coach or medical professional. Consult your doctor if you have questions.

7 months

I feel huge. Gremlin kicks a lot. Can’t wait to meet her.

Finally got back to the gym. Love that but get light headed.

Puking our my nose now. That’s not great.

2019 Cybex Priam vs. Nuna Mixx

Nuna Mixx vs Cybex Priam — which would you choose?
What I like about both: •  I love the look. • Reversible seat. • One hand lay down seat. • Easy fold. • Flip flop friendly breaks. • Large wheels that can handle all terrain.  • Bassinet/Carrycot available. • XXL canopy. • Higher end wheels
Cybex Priam: - Easy to drag on two wheels  - ski wheel replacements  - parasol available - carrycot not sleep rated - carrycot has very large mesh vents - large seat - fur liners available 
Nuna Mixx: - not very many accessories - they stopped including rain shield in 2019 ($39) - can’t tell if it comes with a bug net - doesn’t seem like you can buy an adapter for other car seats in 2019? - mesh back for summer - magnetic clasps for everything - extra hidden pocket in bassinet and storage area  - 2018 has a back pocket on seat but this was removed in 2019 for the breathable mesh back - bassinet is sleep rated - 50lb seat - seat looks small  - convenient ways to remove... everything  - can fold wit…

Morning Sickness

Hey kiddo,

I think I'm about 7-8 weeks pregnant. We've been lucky so far. I'm unusually grumpy and annoyed but so far no morning sickness. Take your time doing this, parenthood definitely isn't for the faint of heart. I've told my closest friends about you and we've mostly stopped calling you it. Sorry about that. On some level it sounds better than some of the weird nicknames that your dad and I have come up with.

I'm so tired, all the time. You aren't here yet and everyone says you never sleep again after the baby is born.

I'm just glad that I haven't gotten the typical throw up in the toilet sick. I can smell everything too intensely. Even ice cream. You seem to hate the smell of ice cream. I love it, usually. I think I've done well because I eat plain, healthy, and exercise a lot. I just can't get over how big I already feel.

I constantly feel like I'm carrying around a bowling ball. It's weird because a little extra fat mov…


Dear blob,

Hello! I actually just recently found out about you. On September 6th, I'm not entirely sure why, I took a test that told me I was pregnant. I wrote off a lot of symptoms for various reasons, but I found out. Freaked out a little and snuck the test out of the house. Despite knowing that your dad would probably be insanely happy. I paced around outside with our dog on the phone with a friend on the line.

I've basically thought about writing this to you ever since. I woke up one night thinking about what it would say.

I bet you will have a ton of questions plus I wanted to track my journey. I'm not sure if I ever thought I would be pregnant. I want you, I've always wanted you. I just am not a big fan of the idea of pregnancy. So here we are. On the 7th, I woke up at four in the morning. I've been waking up early a lot lately. Maybe in the future I'll be a morning person, but historically I have not been. I'm not a fan of mornings. Anyway, I downlo…