Chester at 5:30 am on his 3 month birthday!

The Chester Diaries: Celebrating the feast and famine known as new motherhood.

Welcome to my blog! My name is Lara and I gave birth in April, 2010 to a baby boy. I've been calling him "Chester" since he was a little chestnut in my tummy. To commemorate his three month birthday, I wanted to write about the crazy, joyous and exhausting ride I've been having as a first-time mom. If you're interested in reading about the highs and lows of uncharted mommy territory as well as my unhealthy obsession with shopping, (particularly baby gear), reviews, and pop culture observations, then you've come to the right place. Be warned: This cute kid has a mommy who can be a bit of a potty mouth.

Note: This blog is no longer active but please enjoy Chester's journey from 3 months to 2+ years.

Friday, July 30

Happy 3 months! And welcome to my blog!

Happy birthday to my little boy Chester who turns three months old today!  I've been waiting for this blessed day since I got over the hurdle of week six.  Both dates are supposed to be HUGE milestones in a baby's development, marking the beginning of when things get easier. Not sure when the "easy" is supposed to kick in as this photo of the birthday boy was taken at 5:30 am!

To commemorate the event, I thought it was high time I started a blog. I've already missed soooo much in the past 3 months, but honestly? Between the marathon breastfeedings (I clocked 600 minutes one particular day), screaming sessions, constant diaper changes and continuous lack of sleep, there just hasn't been any damn time. I'm crossing my fingers that things are going to get better, and I'm not promising that I can write every day - but I'm certainly going to give it my best effort. Looking forward to sharing this time with you.