Here I am, about to write my first blog post for Fairfield County Moms Blog and I’m a little in awe as I’m trying to do this while making sure my three little girls stay calm, cool, and collected.
I am so excited to be chosen as a contributor since a friend gave me a gentle nudge to apply! Part of why I wanted to join this amazing group of women is because I have had a very unique parenting experience over the past five years and I want to share some of that with other moms who can relate.
I grew up in Westchester, went to college outside of Boston (met my husband there), then we moved back to Westchester and finally settled in Wilton. I was working at a software company in New York City before I became a stay-at-home-mom in 2011. We welcomed beautiful baby boy D in 2011 and unfortunately he passed in 2014 (you will most definitely learn a lot more about him). We were also fortunate to welcome H in 2013 and twin girls just this past February, A&M. I feel incredibly grateful for all my children and what they have taught me so far on this journey, and I have to say I’ve learned A LOT !
In our house there has not been a typical day since D arrived, but most days just revolve around feeding little people. I had extremely long feeds with D and he ended up with a G-tube. Currently, I’m trying to feed a toddler and nurse two babies; feeding is exhausting! Oh, and I also have to feed myself, my husband, and our tiny pup Lola Rae. But between all the feedings, I like to make sure H has some sort of activity whether it be pre-school, music, sports, or a play date. The babies are still so new we’re just trying to figure each other out and I’m on the verge of getting a good nap routine down. I also try to make some time for “ME“ (more on “ME” time to come)!
I always try to get some time to myself during the day, even if it’s 15 minutes to the grocery store or grabbing a coffee (I LOVE coffee). I’m just getting back into tennis at a local club, I played in high school and found it very therapeutic after D passed. I also try getting in some reading (not too hard when your nursing so much) for my book club that meets once a month. I do a lot of research on activities in the area for my local moms club which I’ve been involved with for a few years now. I am also a big advocate for congenital heart defect awareness, Ronald McDonald Houses (especially the one we’ve stayed at in Valhalla, NY) and STAR Inc. based in Norwalk. I am a grocery store junky and visit three to four a week! I love to cook and bake so it makes for many trips. I have yet to venture to a store with the three girls though, I’m sure that will be some adventure!
I am looking forward to sharing many of my parenting adventures, successes, and maybe a few failures with you!