One of the side effects of having a baby, and this should come as no surprise to anyone, is that you wake up early. Very early. Waking up early comes with its own set of side effects. For me, perhaps the hardest of these is that I know get hungry a lot earlier in the day. Does anyone want to guess what happens when I eat lunch at 11:30 or noon? That’s right, I want to eat another lunch around four. You don’t even have to guess what all this has done to my belly. Like the baby, it’s only growing in one direction. Yet another side effect that is damaging my health results from my eating at a pace that would make a NASCAR team proud. If the little guy takes his nap around noon I’m all set, it’s like eating at Tavern on the Green with my sandwich morphing into one of Mario Batali’s specialties. However, if LTD doesn’t feel like sleeping and my stomach growls, I am left with no choice. Not only do I eat wicked fast, but I usually make poor food decisions. Trust me, you don’t want to know about my fruit roll up casserole. The moral of the story is that I need to drink a lot more water and pray he sleeps at noon.