Exactly one year ago, I gave birth. No, not to the little bundle of feces, vomit and joy that I named Lyla, but to the little bundle of feces, vomit and joy that I named The Good, The Bad and The Saggy. Similar to a new baby, this little blog has given me many sleepless nights, much laughter and a few tears. But most similar to a new baby, over the past year this little blog has grown up a lot, and has caused me to grow up as well. But don’t expect me to stop using the F word or laughing at fart jokes just yet. I’m not dead. And farts are funny.
So, to celebrate a year of successful blogging (How do I measure success? Hey, I’m still here, right?!) I will do as many a mildly successful sitcom has done before me and not-so-sneakily repackage old material as a brand new episode and call it a FLASHBACK OF SAGGY’S GREATEST HITS. Hey, after a year of blogging, I deserve to be lazy!
So, without further ado, I now present a compilation of some of my and your favorite posts from the past year. Perhaps some of these you will read for the first time, perhaps you have already read them and wish to reread, perhaps you think I am lazy and don’t give a shit, perhaps you are having an affair with a six-fingered circus clown. Who knows, regardless I don’t judge. Enjoy!!
First, what better place to start than the beginning? This was my very first post about all the things that change when you become a mother. (Please note that I have overused ellipses from my very post, and continue to do so to this day. Who says everything has to change?):
Change Is… Good?
Next is my all-time favorite Random Thought. It is a philosophical question that has been debated since the beginning of time… or at least since the beginning of baby monitors:
Random Thought: On Philosophy
This next post is when I first began to realize that our children teach us as much as we teach them:
What My Daughter Taught Me Today
Breastfeeding is always a hot topic, but it doesn’t have to be. Whatever you can or choose to do, give yourself and other moms a break:
Adventures in Breastfeeding
This post was one of my most personal and the hardest post I’ve written. Reading it now, I can laugh at myself a bit, but I still remember how tough it was for me:
Another valuable lesson my daughter taught me:
Stop and Smell the Diapers
My post on my realization that I am not as cool or as young as I think I am. (still struggling with this one):
Leaving Las Vegas
The guilt, the angst, the awful feeling you can’t shake when you leave your child forever… or at least for a few hours:
This one still gets me all hot and bothered:
My Steamy Fantasy
My post about my first year with my daughter. The TRUTH:
This was my first ever blog post that I wrote and never posted until a year later when I finally started this blog. All about pregnancy:
The Ironies Of Pregnancy
Prepare yourself for having a baby. Read this, then panic:
Ugh. Mean Moms still drive me crazy!:
A horror story (don’t read before bed):
Mothers Don’t Get a Sick Day
Another very personal post. This I ponder still:
To Spawn or Not to Spawn
A reminder that the small things ARE usually the big things:
Never Forget The Small Things
Another toughie for me:
Live Every Day Like It’s Your First
True Story. It’s even better if you watch the video on my Facebook page:
Dance Like a Toddler
The Real F word is far more dangerous than “Fuck”. Saying fuck is fun:
The F Word
I know I just wrote this, but I still love the image of my daughter’s little hand poking through the bars of her crib:
Sleeping Like a Baby
Thanks again everyone for supporting me by reading the blog and with your comments, messages, questions and ideas. That’s what this is all about for me… supporting one another through this crazy journey we call parenthood. And continuing on this crazy journey… NEXT WEEK I WILL BE RELAUNCHING THIS BLOG with a new look, new address and lots of new posts for you to read. Oh, and did I mention there will be wine?! For me of course, but hey, wine is wine. Stay tuned!!