Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Inaugural Post - For Not Crunchy

I have a Livejournal with a mix of public and friends only entries, and a couple of other blogs (one public, one private). I've found that through the internet, there has been a rise in "crunchy" "attachment parenting" styles.

If this works for you, fantastic. But, do not under any circumstance assume that someone who doesn't necessarily subscribe to all tenets of attachment parenting is stupid or unenlightened for not doing it the way you are.

The purpose of this blog is to observe, bring to light, and sometimes even snark women (and sometimes men!) who really think its their purpose in life to tell you what a bad parent you are for doing or NOT doing XYZ.

Next post: My background, and why I feel the need to vent.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Backdating - 4/8/08 - Update-y

So much has happened since the last time I posted.

On Christmas, we let the kid know that she had a little sibling on the way. She was excited.

In January, I made the terrible and hard decision to let my nearly 18 year old kitty go. Kidney failure is a bitch, and for cats, there's no coming back from it. I was also given a promotion that I'd been angling for, for over 6 months.

In February, we found out 1) That we're having a girl and 2) She was bigger than we expected, and my new due date is 6/16. I was also given yet another opportunity at work to transition to a team where I'd have a larger scope, and more chances to actually use the MBA I'm still paying for. I took that opportunity, and am now beginning the transition process.

In March, we purchased baby gear. Crib/changer combo and "travel system". Best friends purchased bedding and a breast pump. I also do NOT have Gestational Diabetes but I am slightly anemic. And very sadly, a friend's wife, who was due at the same time as me had their baby, and the baby did not make it. Words can not describe anything about how I feel about it, and I can't even begin to interpret how they feel.

So now its April, and I have yet to get into nesting mode, but my husband gave me a not so subtle reminder that I had a blog that I should update.