New Baby, new blog material

It’s taken me 5 weeks to try to think of a way to start out this blog post, but the only thing I could come up with was: what the f— just happened.

Eloquent, no?

Although it doesn’t quite capture the miracle that has happened in my life, it does nicely sum up what the first five weeks of having a new baby have been like. Andrew and I successfully survived the first part of parenthood and it has come and gone pretty well. And the best part is that I finally have some new material to write about!

Speaking of writing- not only did I birth a human in August, but I also found time to finish editing that book I’ve been working on. I don’t know how I did that, but part of what motivates me to do anything with my book is having more things to do. When I was in Bloomington living the life of a freelancer- I barely opened up a word doc. But grad school then a baby and apparently I become Leo Tolstoy. But that’s enough about the book, this is all in chapter 8 so you’ll have to wait until I find a publisher to read more.

Back to that kid that I just had!

My plan was to write a weekly update on being a new mom, and all the crazy adventures we’ll be having the first year. But then Millie (that’s my baby by the way) kept on crying and demanding food, so I wasn’t able to start. But now that I’ve learned the magical powers of the sleep sack (thank you Ellen!) and that she should probably eat more ounces per feeding than she did when she was born (or to quote my mother- “she’s crying because she’s hungry.”) I am now going to attempt to execute my plan. So stay tuned to read all about my exciting new blog content, who as I speak is now starting to make noises that I can hear through the monitor.

I may or may not have had this kid for something to write about…

Step 5 in writing a book: Done!

As I mentioned last week, I wrote the first draft of my book. Part of my awesome 10 step plan to writing/publishing said book is rewarding myself after the first draft is complete with a fancy purse. Now, step 5 is complete, and it’s on to editing.

I went to the Chicago Premium Outlet mall in Aurora because I was meeting my friend Terri nearby for lunch, and also because I heard the Rosemont outlet mall stinks. There, I was conflicted with the most difficult choice in my entire life, do I buy a Coach purse, or a Kate Spade?

I wandered aimlessly through both stores, hoping to find the perfect one. Then, I kid you not, this wallet literally jumped off the shelf and on to the floor in front of me:



I didn’t get it though because it was beige. But it made me realize, I didn’t have to choose- I could get a wallet at one store, and a purse at the other!

So here they are, my fancy first draft purse and my fancy first draft wallet! (Not pictured, my fancy first draft shirts and jewelry I bought at some other stores. YOLO or whatever.)


And now, because they cost as much as my word count, I will never buy a fancy purse or wallet again until I make a movie.