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Second Time’s The Charm


Mother's Day Brunch 2013Greyson is already 11 weeks and it’s been a while since I’ve posted. By the time my oldest was this age I was dealing with, and had written about so many challenges -- complications from an emergency c-section, a baby with colic, breastfeeding problems, postpartum depression, etc. I had a lot to write about because it was so H.A.R.D. In my case for not writing much lately - no news is good news!

I’m relieved and ecstatic to share that the the past 11 weeks have been amazing and so easy (comparatively speaking...because let’s face it. Raising kids is hard no matter what).

First off, my planned c-section went smoothly and my recovery was fast! I was walking comfortably within a couple weeks and feeling pretty good after a few weeks. And this time around I've had no issues with my milk supply. Phew.  

Now for the fun part. Greyson is a doll! He’s a mild-mannered sweet and happy little guy  - assuming he’s rested and fed. He loves his sleep. I’ll just put it out there... having an “easy” baby is so much fun! I remember longing for this experience. My husband and I keep asking ourselves, “Is Greyson really that easy, or is he just easy to us since we had such a hard time the first time?” Who cares, we’ll take it!!

Not so say we don’t have new challenges...

The challenges that we’re facing are not around a new baby but with helping my 3 year old daughter transition into a world where she has to share “mommy.” She’s the sweetest big sis to her little brother, however she’s expressing her frustrations and need for attention by acting out towards me... It’s mentally and physically exhausting. Every day we work on it.  Anyway, this will make a nice little post of it’s own.

For now, I wanted to share that overall, things are going well. So to all of you who assured me that the second time around wouldn’t be as hard, thank you!!




Podcast #51: The Log

On this week's episode: The media's portrayal of attachment parenting, making sure your Mother's Day is awesome, picking a sunscreen and what not to say to a pregnant woman. This week's Little Victory has to do with a log, and not the kind that comes from trees.

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Mother's Day Gadgets


My husband Clayton did a segment this morning on Fox & Friends about some great Mother's Day gadgets. I'll admit, I helped him choose a few of these. That red Michael Kors iPhone case is top of my list this year!!

Stay tuned to MommyBeta for more Mother's Day wish lists! 



'Twas the Night Before Mother’s Day

Nic and I on our second Mother's Day.

‘Twas the night before Mother’s Day and all through the house, all of the creatures were stirring, because the baby wouldn’t sleep.  I haven’t wanted to jinx it, so I haven’t told you all that Nic has been sleeping through the night.  It only took us 13 months, but we had finally gotten there.  But with our annual trip to Tahoe for Mother’s Day weekend, I knew it couldn’t last.  He’s always been an awful sleeper when we travel, and this time was no different.

Well, there was a difference.  It was me.  I didn’t mind so much that he was up just a few hours after being put down, and I especially didn’t mind that for the first time ever, he wanted to snuggle in bed with us.  Maybe I was feeling all mushy gushy because it was Mother’s Day, but I just laid him on my chest, pointed out to my husband how teeny tiny he seemed in that moment, and enjoyed my little snuggle bear.

I even told him that if I get to snuggle him on Mother’s Day Eve for the rest of my life, that I will be a very lucky lady.  My husband said that it would be kind of creepy to snuggle an adult man, but I disagree. J


Happy Mother’s Day to You!

MommyBetas and our babies.Everyday we feel honored to have the opportunity to share our experiences of motherhood with you -- our community of new moms, experienced moms, expectant moms, and of all of our daddies out there too! While we love sharing with you, we also love hearing your tips, advice, wisdom and overall feedback.

On behalf of all of us here at MommyBeta, Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you’re enjoying the day because we all know you sure deserve it!

Natali, Jennifer and I are celebrating our very first Mother’s Day and Nathalee is celebrating Mother’s Day No. 2. I'm looking forward to hearing about their day. Tazzy and I will be having brunch with my Mom and celebrating with Josh next weekend when he returns home.

How are you celebrating? We’d love to hear from you!