As I dip my un-manicured toe back into the blogging waters, I thought it might be smart to cover my rounder-than-ever rear on a few housekeeping items (not real life housekeeping, because lawd knows that isn't happening, but blog housekeeping counts as something, right?).

In case ya'll hadn't noticed, I am not a doctor.
While I did spend a gazillion (um, or 5) days in the hospital on bed rest and then a million more at home gobbling up anti-contraction meds, I have no medical experience or knowledge. Anything that gets reported around these parts is simply my experience, opinion or plain old hear say from a girlfriend. If you think it sounds ridiculous, it probably is, so check with your doctor before you get all nuts and do what I did or didn't do.

opinion: one of you should laugh and the other cry during tough parenting moments

Also, this is my first baby so I clearly have no idea what I'm doing. Not even a little bit. I call my mom about what kind of poop is normal, text pictures of my baby's Purple Crying Face to my girlfriends and rejoice in the moment bath time begins because that's when my husband takes over. I will make tons and tons of mistakes and will happily share them all with you but please keep in mind that I'm an amateur and I need ya'll to be kind while I attempt to earn my pro status.

And just one last thing: I know for sure that I want to keep blogging about my life. While Baby Gray is a humongous part of my life I just can't rock the All Baby, All The Time look. It's not a good look for me. While I have a slightly different perspective on things these days, mostly I still want to talk about decorating my home, my fave beauty products, the best undies to keep your thighs from rubbing together and food. Lots of food.

So that's the new plan for Newlyweds:North - still me with baby/mama recs and stories mixed in with the usual profound and Earth shattering topics.

the new perspective: a selfie in a toothpaste covered bathroom mirror

Holy Hannah, I am so glad that's all been hemmed and hawed over, decided upon, said and out of the way.

P.S. thanks for sticking with me while I figured out my thoughts and feelings on blogging. so many of you reached out to me with great advice, kind words and suggestions on how it can all be done in a way that works for my new life. love you, mean it.
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  1. Glad to hear you'll be back! :) I'm sure you're doing an amazing job with Gray, no one knows what the heck is going on at first! I'm lucky to have doctor and nurse friends and family, and have already warned them they will likely hear from me on the reg.

  2. You're doing great, momma!
    I love to mix it up too! Cheers to being a momma, but let's keep some of the old us, right!?
    Melissa Loren

  3. I mean even though my babies are 3 (almost 4!! Yikes) and 1 - I still have no idea what I am doing. I think we all just get better at faking it until we make it. And when it comes right down to it - your little man is 100% positive that his mama is the bestest most professional mommy out there and that is all that really matters right? Congratulations again and keep up the great work!

  4. You are stunning in that selfie!! And yes - keep it real, I know I for one will be happy to hear how it really is!!

  5. so glad to hear that you are going to continue blogging! i love the idea of mixing things up -- part mama blog, part blogging about the other things you love! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  6. I'm still here! I think mixing it up is perfect. It's all about your life after all!


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