So...I've been a little distracted with this little girl. And there's a teeny tiny part of me that feels a little guilty for neglecting the blog, but there's a HUGE part of me that welcomes the time off.
Today, I find myself with some down time. (She's napping and all the housework is done! Huzzah!) As I look at her quietly laughing in her sleep or smiling because of her dreams, my heart swells and breaks at the same time. I cannot believe she's already nearly a month-and-a-half old. Last night, I had to store most of her newborn-sized clothing and I was a little choked up. It sounds so cliché to say, but they really do grow up so fast. I have a feeling time will just continue to move at lightning speed and there's nothing I can do to slow it down, try as I might.
Motherhood--what a beautiful, intimidating, exciting, and scary time in my life. A friend asked me the other day how it feels being a mom. My answer: oddly natural. Everything is trial-and-error. And you learn really fast how to go about it. I'm obviously no expert; I'm still learning the ropes (which I know I will keep on doing) but what a wonderful experience it's turning out to be. And yes, it's hard. But not so hard that it's impossible. It's challenging and has tested me but I have to say, I'm pretty proud of how both Ryan and I are doing at this whole parenting thing.
I will continue to post on my blog, but it will be irregular for the time being. Thank you to all of you who are still out there reading.