In parenting, and in life, this is me:
I had a c-section. I pretty much had every pain med imaginable and after the epidural, I told the anesthesiologist that I loved him.
My child wore Fuzzibunz cloth diapers until she was 16 months. Then I stopped because the diapers weren’t absorbent anymore and I hate doing laundry.
I had a good religious upbringing. I bring my daughter to Church, even though she is a terror, and I hope to raise my daughter to have a strong faith in God.
I am bi-lingual and hope to pass more than just Italian swear words on to my daughter (Sorry, God).
I LOVE my mom and hope to be half the mother she was/is to me.
We started a college savings plan for our daughter before we were engaged. This only happened because I’m married to a financial advisor.
I don’t leave the house without eyeliner, blush, and at least 1″ heels.
I love the toddler years more than the infant stage.
I am a breastfeeding mama 🙂
I laugh at my kid a lot!
What I dislike about being a parent is…vomit. I hate it, it creeps me out, but we’ve had to deal with a nasty tummy bug 3 times this year!!!! And many more, I’m sure.
We discovered early on that my baby had a food sensitivity to cowsmilk, soy, and wheat. Since I was breastfeeding, I chose to remove them from my diet, in addition to Mia’s. I became way more conscious of what I ate. This has been life changing – it’s enabled us to transform our diets and eat healthier. I never ate kale until a couple years ago and it is delicious. Kale chips are like candy to me!
Most often, I treat my daughter homeopathically when she is sick. I’ve also used breastmilk to treat pink-eye, ear infections, and bug bites. It really works!
On the flip side, I chose to have my daughter vaccinated, but spaced the doses out.
I love clothes shopping, it is therapeutic for me.
Sometimes, I let my daughter write on the walls with crayon in our family room only.
I have a short temper (I’m Sicilian) and when I yell, my daughter laughs at me because she thinks I’m being funny. It makes me stop in my tracks and reminds me that life is too short to be mad at anything.
I was so stressed out when Mia started solids. We introduced solids through the Baby Lead Weaning approach, so Mia has only eaten table food. At the time, I just couldn’t believe that kids knew how to “gum” food, I thought she’d choke. Many times, I had to leave the room and have my husband watch her eat.
Sometimes, I feel torn about being a working mom. I value my career and having my sanity by being with adults and doing meaningful work during the day, but I just can’t help missing my daughter terribly when I’m away from her.
My daughter’s going through a phase of running around diaper-less at night. I let her roam freely for a little bit since I think this is the early stages of potty training. Needless to say, we’ve had a couple of “accidents” around the house.
I love my sleep, which is why I co-sleep because Mia still wakes to nurse at night. I also do it because I feel a piece of my heart missing when Mia is in her own bed.
I loved being pregnant.
I trust my instincts and let my “gut” guide me in most of my parenting decisions.
My dad always said: “It costs you nothing to be nice.” I try to remember that everyday, especially when I don’t want to be!
“I yuvooo mommy” (translation: I love you mommy) is my favorite sound in the world!