Jen Warman: New Freakin' Mummy

Aug
27
2012

My Not-So-Secret Fantasies

(This Is My 50 Shades Of Grey)

Most new moms can probably agree that the sex life takes a bit of a hit once you have a baby.

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Aug
16
2012

I'm An Olympic Mom

(WELL...SORT OF)

After spending 2 weeks sitting on my a$$ watching the world's best athletes compete, it got me thinking:

Maybe I should train and become an Olympic athlete? (I always do this, just ask my husband.) Anytime I'm inspired by ANYTHING, I want to be a part of it. 

Two of my best friends are doctors. "Maybe I should go to medical school? I like biology & anatomy."

Husband: "But what about math?"

Me: "Oh yeah. I hate math. Nevermind."

And just like that, I forget about it. 

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Aug
09
2012

On Turning 30 and the Loss of Bladder Control

"IT'S NOT A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION UNTIL SOMEONE PEES THEIR PANTS"

You think you have a good "I peed my pants story." You've got nothing on me. NOTHING. | YummyMummyClub.ca

It's not a birthday celebration until someone pees their pants. That's what I always say. Or at least that's what I say now

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Jul
27
2012

Postpartum Hair Loss & Other Random Musings

"DO YOU REALIZE WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME RIGHT BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES?"

I can't decide if I want to write a blog post about postpartum hair loss, or about how cute and advanced my son is.

The two topics don't go very well together either—so it's not like I could seamlessly go from one idea to the next. It would be like serving lasagna with a side of curry for dinner. They just don't jive.

But I'm really struggling here. 

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Jul
19
2012

The Circumcision Debate

WOULD YOU FOREGO THE FORESKIN?

Let's just dive right into this controversial topic, shall we?

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Jul
12
2012

Today I'm having one of those days where I feel like a shitty ass parent. I just feel so glum (yes, I said glum) and I swear Cole can feel it. I've sung many songs, gone for some walks, and we even had a play in the park: complete with airplane rides. But I just feel like he just knows that today isn't as fun as other days. I once told my husband that I thought Cole slept so much that day because he found me boring. He laughed and reminded me that babies need to sleep. I still think I was boring him...

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Jun
30
2012

Daddy Daycare

IT'S TIME TO GET THE PROSTETIC MAN BOOB READY

I've been writing this blog now for six months and I've yet to write a post about the other half of my son's DNA. Is that selfish and rude or what? There was no immaculate conception here...so I should probably give a shout out to Cole's baby daddy (aka my husband, Tyler). 

Father's Day would have been an appropriate time to write a heart-felt blog. And I did write one. Sort of. And then I never finished it because someone started crying and distracted me (I'm not naming names, but I'm looking at you Cole)

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Jun
26
2012

Dealing With Parenting Rage

Lack of Sleep + Everything Annoying = Mommy Rage

I am normally good at being a chilled-out new mom. But right now, I am filled with a crimson rage. I just had the most annoying morning walk with my dog and I'm ready to snap. I don't know if there is such a thing, but I'm going to call this "mommy rage."

Lack of sleep for four straight f*cking months + everything that is irritating = mommy rage

Let me describe for you what I THOUGHT was going to be a lovely morning stroll.

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Jun
17
2012

Four Steps to Creating the Perfect Mom Date

"I THOUGHT I SHOULD LET YOU ALL KNOW I'VE STARTED DATING AGAIN"

So I thought I should let you all know that I've started dating again. My husband is very supportive & always asks how my dates went. And even though this is unfamiliar territory for me, I've really been enjoying myself and have had some great dates! 

Now before you get your panties in a knot, I should probably clarify that I am talking about MOM DATES. That's right. As a new Mom, you want to meet other new moms, so.... You go on MOM DATES! 

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Jun
14
2012

Socks and Soothers

I HAVE A THEORY THAT THEY'RE SOMEHOW RELATED...

I have a theory that socks and soothers are somehow related: they each go missing, no matter how many you have. Socks, I can somewhat understand because everyone knows about the dryer burglar. But soothers? Is there a soother monster I don't know about?

Thankfully, Playtex just sent me about ten thousand* soothers, because I'm sure in a week I'll end up with only five.

*ten thousand in exaggerated Jen-speak translates to about 20, but that's still pretty awesome.

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Jun
06
2012

Put 'Em Up

COLE IS A SCRAPPY LITTLE DUDE

So I guess this is my "thing" now. This is what I like to do in my spare time. Make video slideshows of my son.

Well, here is video #2. Enjoy!

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May
24
2012

Got Pumped Milk?

ME & MY BREAST-MILK COLLECTION OBSESSION

So I've realized I'm a hoarder. A hoarder of my own breastmilk. It's like a stamp or antique spoon collection. I love to open the freezer and look at the bags of frozen breast milk. I count them. "One, two, three, four..." and then I add up how many ounces I have and fantasize about all of the things I could do with so much frozen milk: I could get a massage! I could go for a pedicure! I could have 4 glasses of wine...in a row! 

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May
18
2012

Confessions Of A Weird Mama

CUZ WEIRD IS THE NEW BLACK.

As I sit here with my baby snuggled up on my chest asleep, I'm stroking his peach fuzzy head with my lips. I feel like a cat grooming her kittens. lt's one of my favourite things to do. I close my eyes and inhale the baby smell as I mould his hair into a mini mohawk with my lips. Strange? Perhaps. But us mothers do tons of strange things. We sing strange songs, we make strange faces, and we have strange "tricks of the trade" to help our babies sleep, eat, feel comforted etc...

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I'm going to start this post off by admitting that I had originally intended to use cloth diapers. I even went so far as to order several pairs online. I am now selling those un-used cloth diapers on kijiji (please reserve judgment. I recycle! I compost! I take public transit...when I'm not driving!)  ;)

Anyway, now that I'm changing 12-15 dirty diapers a day—there is a new love in my life and his name is Diaper Genie.

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May
07
2012

Hip Hip Hooray For Sleep

"The world is a much brighter and happier place"

You know those ads that say "all you need is cheese?" 

Well I beg to differ. 

"All you need is SLEEP!"

Holy f*cking shit balls of fire—I just had 10.5 hours of sleep with only two feeding interruptions. The world is a much brighter and happier place!

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Apr
30
2012

An Ode to Motherhood

A sleepless nighttime rhyme

It’s 2AM and I have puke in my hair
I’ve just changed your diaper and there’s pee everywhere.
Half asleep, I stumble and make my way back to bed.
Hoping you’ll fall asleep once you’re fed.

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Apr
24
2012

Me as a New Mom

Is motherhood how I imagined it?

Last week I met up with Erica and she pointed her finger at me sternly and said "You MUST write a post about what it's like to be a new mom: was it anything like what you expected?" And then she threatened to beat me up if I didn't write it!

So I write you this blog post out of fear and obligation...

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Apr
16
2012

The other day I was sitting on the couch feeding Cole, when all of the sudden my mini-schnauzer (who has little dog syndrome) lost his mind and ran towards the door barking. Oh great. An un-announced visitor, and I haven’t showered or put deodorant on in days. Awesome. I quickly un-latched the baby, and wiped vomit off my shoulder. I ran to the door to discover two large brown parcels. Woo Hoo! Presents! I love presents! The only question was: who were they from?

Once I got them upstairs I realized they were a gift from my first-ever blog sponsor: PLAYTEX!

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Apr
11
2012

I'm That Mom

(An Apology To My Son In Advance)

So, I have totally become that Mom  the one who dresses her child up in cutesy outfits and takes embarrassing photos. Anything with animal ears is a must-have. To date, Cole has been a bear (twice), a bunny, and a baby hippo. Most of these animal hats have been crocheted by my mother-in-law, so I sort of had to dress him up in them. (That’s my excuse anyway. I secretly, or not so secretly now, love it and think it’s hilarious!)

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So, I have come to the realization, two-and-a-half weeks after having my baby, that I am in fact a cow. Literally. I’m not complaining about any extra baby weight. I’m being serious. I spend ninety percent of my day with my boobs hanging out-feeding my baby. I don’t do anything else. Sure, I change him after he shits himself (100 times per day) and sometimes he sleeps, but most of the time I am a feeding machine.

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