Author: Mrs. Bottlesoup

It’s Been 6 Weeks Already? Hallelujah.

Weighing in at nearly 16 pounds, the scale makes it easier to believe how quickly Clark is growing. At 6 weeks old, he is a pretty large baby. He’s almost doubled his birth weight in less than two months. And, while my muscles ache from carrying this lug, I feel great. And I felt even […]

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Things I Look Forward to Doing While Clark is Sleeping

Since Clark has been born, I used my KitchenAid once. I made meatballs. While delicious, that adventure in cooking did not satiate my desire to bake. I don’t like cupcakes, at all. I don’t like cake either. In fact, I don’t really like dessert. It’s not my thing. But I really enjoy making cupcakes. And […]

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The Little Things…Like Feeding Yourself

While I’m sure there’s nothing extraordinary about my lack of free time as a new mom, it certainly is unfamiliar to me. When I was a student, and when I held a professional job, I always found a way to make my morning coffee and leisurely breakfast into my routine. Now that I have tiny […]

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The Mayo Clinic Said It’s Okay

This morning, Brian (my husband) had to leave early for class. I must admit, I’ve gotten very comfortable with Brian being home 24/7, but the paternity-leave-fantasy-world I’ve been living in has come to an end. Boo. So, without any pumped milk, in a panic to feed a fussy baby, I grabbed some ready-made formula from […]

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Bitch Wars: Mommy Shaming

I’ll admit it: I have a love-hate relationship with the mommy message boards of the world. At times, these boards can be helpful, empowering, and entertaining. But more often, these boards become a slippery slope where the high and mighty gang up against the lowly “bad moms”. Give me a break. I would avoid the […]

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