Saturday, December 3, 2011

better at blogging

well I sure did wait a long time after the pilot to do the next episode, I guess this is what happens sometimes, they say you have to do something 30 times to form a habit, so I guess I'll be blogging a lot before it becomes habit for me to blog about things!
now that we are in the holiday season I suppose its natural to look around at your house and think about the upcoming christmas activities, except instead I looked around my house and heard a big wuah my head of course. Seriously where did we acquire so much stuff and how did it pile itself up so quickly?!? I picture my house being like a house on pinterest, everything perfectly placed, pretty colors and labels with a home for everything so nothing is out of place...cue the wuah wuah noise again. Instead I have a home for nothing and everything sits in piles everywhere, we are only 2 people and a baby and we have way to much stuff. So in this holiday season I'm thinking why people don't do more homemade gifts anymore, can we not take the time, is it faster/easier to go to the store and buy things for people? I'm guilty of this as much as the next person as I am not a maker or things, but maybe I should be? After all we have a lot of stuff, and I could not begin to tell you who gave us what, but the special things, the things that were made for us...I can definitely tell you who gave them to us. So am I going to go out and make all my christmas presents this year? I wish, but I do think maybe I will start looking at stuff in a different way, and maybe its time for an overhaul of this home...but thats a topic for the next blog.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Well here it is, the pilot of my new blog.  So much has been happening I decided to chronicle it, even if I'm the only one that reads it!
2 months ago (almost) we were blessed with our baby daughter Anaya and nothing really has gone the way I thought since. She is everything I could hope for and nothing like what I expected. Its funny because I remember saying that by 2 months she would be in her own room since I would be going back to work...shows how naiive I really am. She is currently sleeping in my bed, wont even sleep in a bassinet right beside us let alone a crib in a different room!!
That experience with many others has taught me my first parenting lesson, and probably the most important one...go with the flow and do what your baby needs. I have a houseful of baby paraphenalia and all I really need is my boppy, baby wrap and an exercise ball.  However that said I will be going back to work next week and our life as we know it will all change. Anaya will take a bottle and I will pump while I'm away from her, I have faith in who we chose to take care of her but my heart breaks to know that someone else will bounce her, wrap her and sing "winnie the pooh" to her (the only song I have found that calms her)
I will ache in my absence from her and I hope that she will continue to want to nurse when I'm with her because I know I'll need it, for now it is my connection to her and the thing that I can do for her that nobody else can.
That said I am writing this while she falls asleep favorite thing, hopefully it will stay her favorite thing too.