I knew that having a baby would change things. Big time. I knew I wouldn’t have much time for my little hobbies. I knew that sewing, kitchen experiments, and pleasure reading would be pushed aside in favor of laundry, diapers, and picking up messes. I knew that writing would have to be put on hold as well, but I was secretly hoping I’d be a little better at carving out little bits of time here and there so I could indulge in my blog. Mostly because it’s fun. Sort of therapeutic for me, really. That may be an odd reason to blog, but, hey, it’s the truth!
Anyway, just wanted to let you know I’m still alive and kickin’! I’m actually starting to get more sleep… A has just started sleeping through the night at 15 months. Although, last night there was a regression. We’re blaming it on his first set of molars. He’s a terrible teether. And slow at it to boot!
But, I’ve gotta say, even with all the sleeplessness, crying, and flat-out screams, he is so worth it! I have several friends who have just had their first baby or are close to their due date, and it makes me a bit nostalgic. The following expresses what I feel every time I think of our little buddy.
I took this picture a few nights ago during one of his rare quiet moments. He was looking through his books and puzzles. I just gazed at him in wonder and thought about how blessed my friends will be with their own little ones.
Since I’ve had my little guy, I’ve had several friends ask me how I do this or that. How do I make his food? How did I decide about what kind of diapers? What games do you play with him? I figured since my current life leaves my crafting and decorating tendencies in the dust, I would adjust my focus and write about what I’m learning now: How to be mom. Maybe answer a few of the questions I’ve been asked, and voice my opinions. I know I will never learn it all, and I know there are many out there who are better at this game than I am, but I figure maybe I can help one or two other parents out there. And in the mean time, I’ll get in a bit of therapeutic writing!