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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Motherhood 101

Week two of our new routine has begun and I am learning more strategies as to how to stay organized so that Cam and I can make it out the door on time each morning. First - get almost everything ready the night before. That means all bags have to be packed, bottles and lunch made and shower taken. Second - my teammate has to be on board. Husband has own duties in the morning, from making me my to-go cup of tea and taking the dog out. Last week wasn't too bad although as the week wore on I did NOT want to get out of bed. Hopefully this week the shock will have worn off and I will start to feel comfortable in our new "normal." Any other helpful tips out there for keeping mornings smooth?

In other news, I watched the season finale of Bethenny Getting Married? and laughed out loud quite a few times. That girl is funny -- vulgar and blunt --but funny. I enjoy her and I especially enjoyed seeing Jason (her husband) react to the things she said on last weeks episode. The episode chronicled the first family trip to the Hamptons and the whole gang was there -- Bethenny, Jason, baby Bryn, Gina the baby nurse, Julie (asst. #1) and Max (#2) (also- I can't decide what I think about Max - clueless? charming? weird?). Check out Max's bio pic to the right...what is up with that hair?
On the way to Montauk, Bethenny and Jason realize they forgot a bassinet or pack & play for Bryn and Bethenny's Brest Friend. Yep, you read that right -- her Brest Friend, which is a nursing pillow. http://www.mybrestfriend.com/ When she realized that she left the Brest Friend behind, she had a moment of panic which I could totally relate to!

When I was new to nursing, I had such a set-up for each nursing session. In the hospital, where I was for about a week, I used a total of 5 pillows to nurse Cameron and people had to help me strategically place them for optimal latch and positioning. It was nuts and I worried about where I was going to find that many pillows at home. At home, I started using the Boppy nursing pillow along with two small couch pillows and it worked pretty well. Now, over three months in, I go to Cam's daycare and feed him MacGyver style with no pillows and only my sheer arm muscle to hold him. Last week when I fed him at daycare, the two rockers in his daycare room were being used by the caregivers so I had to sit on this miniature chair. No seriously, my knees were as high as my breasts -- it was the kind of chair that preschoolers sit on to eat snack. I could hear Tim Gunn in my head saying "Make it work." So, I did.

As all moms know, there are certain moments during motherhood where your dignity and modesty comes second to the well-being of your child. Sitting on that teeny tiny chair with my shirt pulled up trying to feed my son in the middle of 20 infants and four caregivers was one of those moments for me. Anyone have any "no dignity" moments to share? Don't worry, I never seem to run out of them...

Also, I want to wish two of my favorite comedians Congratulations! Amy Poehler and Will Arnett welcomed their second son, Abel James into the world last Friday. Very exciting!!! One of my favorite movies is Baby Mama with Amy and then I just watched When In Rome this weekend which features Will. I can just imagine what kind of parenting commentary these two have together -- I'm sure it is hilarious!

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