Friday, January 24, 2014

My Blog has Moved!

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Thank you for reading, commenting, and inspiring me!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What's your excuse?

This week's confession: 

Motherhood has done something to me I've been striving for my whole life - something I was never able to obtain on my own before having my son. But for some reason, being Liam's mom has done it for me:

Motherhood has made me content with my body. 

I grew a human and lived to tell the tale. Now my body is continuing to provide sustenance to that small human as he grows and learns. I'm a goddamn ninja-warrior-woman. 'Nough said.

Today's post has been inspired and brought to you by fitness blogger, Maria Kang, and her "What's your excuse?" photo circulating Facebook and the internet. I'd link to it here, but I neither want to pollute my blog with it nor credit her for it, because a photo like that, with a question like that, posted publicly to the internet deserves no credit whatsoever. If you haven't seen it, Google it. Then grab the waste basket and prepare to vomit.

Kang claims that with that photo and that question "All I want to do is inspire others" - Really? REALLY? Well, you have a pretty backwards (and bitchy) way of going about that.

I have a ten month old son. I get up at 4am Monday-Friday to pump breast milk for him before heading to the gym to kickbox/lift at 5am, before returning home, getting me and baby ready for the day, and heading to work. I eat healthy (with my fair-share of adult beverages here and there). I'm wearing my pre-baby clothes (size 8-10 depending on the brand, if you must know - which happens to be the same size I've worn since high school), but I'm squishier than I was before. I'm happy with my life and am not going to obsess over society's or someone else's unattainable idea of what I should look like post-baby. And you know what? Ten years ago, majorly pre-baby, I was a college athlete and in the best shape of my life and I STILL didn't look like Kang.

I'd like to ask Kang what her excuse is for using shaming as a motivational method (she claims she meant for her photo and question to be inspirational - she's either a liar or an idiot). As for my excuse: Gentics. Oh, and I just don't care.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

No more eatin' on the floor!

Today, I ordered a high chair for Liam. You heard me right - I ordered my ten month old son a high chair. Most people are all over this essential piece of baby gear either on their baby registry while they are pregnant, or at least when their baby starts eating solid foods. Nope - not me. For the past four months, I've been feeding my son while he happily bounces away in his Baby Einstein Bouncer. I'm awesome.

As you can see, Liam is really excited about lunch. And his Yoda hat. 

For whatever reason that even I do not understand, I researched the crap out of high chairs before choosing one - just now - today. I tend to research the crap out of everything before I make a purchase. One can understand reading reviews and doing comparisons of things like baby monitors (video? no video? web access?) or strollers (style, cup holders, will it fit in my trunk, etc.). But a high chair? Really, Molly? I refused to get one until I had found "the right one." The one I finally chose and ordered is a traditional wood high chair and I really like it, but I still amaze myself that I've been feeding my son in a bouncy play-thing for months due to this huge decision.

Whatever. At least I don't have to sit cross-legged on the floor anymore to feed him. :)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Photos: We are the WORST.

Happy New Year, everyone!

The 2013 holiday season made me realize something: Brady and I are so not on top of things. Although we try.

We received tons of beautiful holiday greetings and photo-cards from our friends and family in the mail. It was Liam's first Christmas.... you'd think we would do something like this...

You would be right. :) We did. :) Just not very well.

On Cyber Monday, I made cute little photo-cards and placed an order for 25, figuring we didn't need to send them to everyone and their dog. Well, of those 25, I probably only put like 18 in the mail... I still have two that are addressed and stamped sitting in my purse, ready to mail, that I simply haven't mailed yet (Heather and Elly, sorry!) - why? Because I'm the WORST with kid pictures. Seriously. The worst.

For my birthday in December, my friend Kelly so sweetly printed photos of my son from my Facebook page and put them in a nice frame for me. She remembered hearing me say I had a million pictures of Liam on my phone and on the computer, and just hadn't ordered any yet.

YUP. Why? Because I'm the WORST.

My Facebook friends' news feeds blew up with pictures since they started having kids  - not just snapshots, professional pictures:

"Johnny's New Born Pictures"
"Ella's 3-month photos"
"Brayden's 6-month... 9-month... 12 month..."  You get the picture (ha, see what I did there?).

Us? Well... we had a "newborn" shoot when Liam was 8 weeks old - not quite so fresh anymore. He was hysterical. He just kept giving everyone the stink-eye. No smiles. No cute sleeping baby pics. And another thing: we did not arrange this photo shoot. We are SO glad it happened, but we didn't arrange it. Brady's mom threw us an after-baby-shower and his cousin, who is a photographer, took photos for us as a gift. They are beautiful photos. And I would share a few with you, but the thing is... we haven't bought any yet. Why?

Because we are the WORST. PARENTS. EVER. :)

One of these days I'm going to place a 2,000 or so photo order of ALLLLL the photos we have ever taken of Liam, and Shutterfly will love me. Stay tuned.