I’m a perfectionist. I like to think about things I’ve done and internally debate how to do better next time.
But what if there is no next time? Is there a point to thinking it over and over, finding ways things could (have been) better?
But I do.
I wish I didn’t.
Then: We were holding our breath and praying for no apnea or bradycardia events that would set back a looming discharge date. All three were off oxygen and jammed into one patient room to make space for too many sick babies. Our discharge anniversary is in five days!
Now: All three are […]
Mothers, what wisdom, encouragement or straight-up truth would you tell yourselves during your introduction-to-motherhood phase? Dear New Mom is a new site, founded by Nikki Katz, that answers that question.
Contributors write as if they could send a letter back in time, sharing “The bad. The good. The ugly. The beautiful. The depression. […]
In the beginning, we kept lights on in our house pretty much around the clock.
We were pretty much awake around the clock (they ate every 3 hours, and it took 1.5 hours to feed them, then I pumped for 30 minutes). Keeping the lights on helped keep me from snuggling back down into a […]